Marjorie Taylor Greene bombs on the national stage
For about a week, the media has been hyping up an interview between Lesley Stahl and Marjorie Taylor Greene. It created a lot of rage on social media about normalizing the fascism that has become the face of the GOP. While it was embarrassing and made a farce of a once reputable program to give the demented congresswoman from a rural district in Georgia a large platform to spread her lies, the interview largely turned out to be a nothingburger. Greene screamed a lot of her ridiculous conspiracies and Stahl made some effort here and there to point out that it was blatantly made up nonsense. It’s one thing if this is going to persuade anyone outside of the people who hold up MTG as some kind of martyr – or outside of those that already hate her – and the interview didn’t really do that.
In fact, the interview was a ratings bomb – with ratings down by one-third since last week’s episode. You’ll probably hear a few conservatives argue that the format of 60 Minutes isn’t conducive to the way people view things now – or some nonsense about how the media deliberately sabotaged MTG – but the fact is that with numbers being that far off, it’s clear that MTG’s insanity is not only terrible for the modern GOP and their desperate rush to avoid coming off as crazy to the average voter – but their politics are awful for businesses as well.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making