Meet Brian Williams’ Replacement: The Worst of Stephanie Ruhle

It was announced officially on Thursday MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle will take over the timeslot previously occupied by “Lying” Brian Williams. While Ruhle doesn’t share the reputation of telling tall tales that her predecessor has, she does share one trait with him — a tireless zeal to attack conservatives and promote a leftist agenda. 

Ruhle, who was first hired by MSNBC 2016 in 2016, began to denigrate Donald Trump and his followers while simultaneously defending Democrats’ ultra-progressive policies. Recently, Ruhle has done her best for President Joe Biden by spinning at NBC News as a Senior Business Analyst. The new 11pm host downplayed the rising inflation and encouraged her viewers to use it as a platform. “perspective.” Ruhle also gushed over Biden’s so-called “Build Back Better” spending bill: “It is the Barbie DreamHouse of improvements to the human condition.”

The following is just a sampling of some of the Worst of Stephanie Ruhle’s work at MSNBC via the MRC’s archives: 


Time to Put Inflation in “Perspective” 



“The dirty little secret here….while nobody likes to pay more, on average we have the money to do so. Over the pandemic, household savings reached a new record. We didn’t have anywhere to go out and spend….So, we need to put all of this in perspective.”
— MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on NBC’sSunday todayDecember 14, 2021. 


Eager to Live in “Barbie Dream House” of Socialism



“This is the kind of spending bill that could break records. The bill has the child credit, pre-K is free, expanded Medicare benefits and clean energy. It’s the Barbie DreamHouse that improves the human condition. We all want to live in that Barbie DreamHouse, but how are we going to pay for it?”
— Host Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC LiveThe 15th of July 2021.


Is It “Unfair” to Be Tough on Biden?



“Are we holding President Biden to an unfair standard? Saying, ‘I thought you were going to go unity,’ when we are not saying that to any Republican who was asking for unity after Democrats called for an impeachment hearing and certainly didn’t ask the President [Trump] to even represent any form of unity in governing the whole country?”
— Host Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC LiveThe date is February 3, 2021.


Exhausted and Out of Control



“Why on Earth does this President [Donald Trump]Poll well about the economy and criminal justice? We are in a crisis!”
— Host Stephanie Ruhle to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on MSNBC Live: Stephanie RuhleThis article was published on August 17, 2020.


The “Real Story” of “Peace and Community” of Violent CHOP Seattle Protesters 



Correspondent Vaughn Hillyard “You had very peaceful week here on these streets….I think it’s important to note, Stephanie, this is not some hostile takeover….It’s a lot of folks doing their part to put out a set of demands they want to see….Not just on criminal justice issues but also education, health care, economic issues here….What you saw here over the weekend were thousands coming in to spread that message. Stephanie?”
Host Stephanie Ruhle: “That message of peace and community. Vaughn, I am so grateful. It’s so important to have you there showing us the real story.”
MSNBC Live: Stephanie Ruhle, June 15, 2020. In the end, the CHOP area was established after three weeks of shootings that resulted in two deaths and five more. taken downSeattle authorities July 1, 2020


Capitalism Crapping



“We know we live in a free-market capitalist society. Individuals have amassed billions in wealth in free-market capitalist societies. Do we need to revisit capitalism, seeing that the disparity between the rich and the poor has become so exaggerated?”
— Host Stephanie Ruhle’s question to Melinda Gates on MSNBC Live: Stephanie RuhleApril 24, 2019, 0:44


Porn Star’s Lawyer May Save the Republic



“I am intrigued, I’m excited, I’m scared, I’m a little grossed out. You know what’s even worse? Michael Avenatti, I am sorry. For the last few weeks, I’ve been saying, ‘Enough, already, Michael, I’ve seen you everywhere. What do you have left to say?’ I was wrong, brother. There is so much you can say. You could be a model for the Democrats. You are messing with Trump a lot more than they are.”
— Host Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC LiveRetrieved May 9, 2018,


Dems Justified In “Playing Dirty” In Brett Kavanaugh Nomination



“[American Conservative Union chair] Matt Schlapp, last night, I noticed on Twitter saying Republicans don’t do this to Democrats. Absolutely. You can think back to Merrick Gand. He clearly wasn’t given a fair shot. Do Democrats play dirty? And if they are, is it justified, since Mitch McConnell set the dirty table and won?”
— Host Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC LiveSeptember 24, 2018


Those Stupid Socialist-Hating Rubes Don’t Know What’s Good For Them



Host Stephanie Ruhle: “You’re talking about a nuanced powerful argument. But lots of people don’t get into the argument. They just go, ‘Oh my gosh, socialist? I can’t have that! It’s going to take all my money!” 
CNBC contributor Ron Insana: “And I will tell you if the entire Democratic Party gets branded as socialists successfully going into the midterms or the 2020 presidential, they lose.”
Ruhle: “Even if those are winning policies? It’s such a difficult term.”
MSNBC LiveThe 3rd of August 2018,


“Sleazy” and “Evil” McConnell Got His Way



Host Stephanie Ruhle: “What Mitch McConnell did may have been sleazy, may have been unethical. He played the – ”
Mark Thompson, SiriusXM Progress host: “Evil.”
Ruhle: “May have been evil. But he played the game and he won the game and now Trump’s got two Supreme Court justices in place.”
MSNBC Live: Stephanie RuhleJuly 11, 2018


Pitting Donald’s Policies Against Melania’s Programs



“The First Lady’s plans to help children, they don’t gel with her husband’s policies. These policies will impact all children in the country. Within an hour of her announcement Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared a zero tolerance approach to illegal immigration. He is threatening to separate parents from their children at the border….If you’re smuggling a child, chances are we’re talking about an infant. It’s a baby. Abducting babies from mothers who are willing to risk their lives for a better lifestyle. How exactly is that being best?”
— Co-host Stephanie Ruhle mocking Melania Trump’s “Be Best” program, on MSNBC’s Enjoy life with Velshi & Ruhle8 May 2018, p.


Democracy Is “Crumbling” Under Trump

“If darkness is where democracy dies, and that’s where we are, are we not on the brink of our democracy possibly crumbling?”
— Co-host Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC LiveRetrieved February 5, 2018, at 12:59.


We Don’t Know If It’s True, But We’re Going to Broadcast It Anyway

“I’ve spoken to people inside the White House in the last 24 hours who have said, ‘Even if not all of it is true, the spirit of the book [Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff] is and it’s troublesome.’” 
— Host Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC Live
Retrieved January 4, 2018,


If an Adored Democrat Is Involved, We Must Avoid “Slippery Slope”

“How slippery a slope is it? I mean, again, I’m just speaking as somebody who spent 15 years of her life working on Wall Street. But if we’re gonna start to go after everyone in every power industry for something like a butt slap, I’m worried that there’s going to be no one left running anything.”
— Host Stephanie Ruhle discussing a picture of former Democratic Senator Al Franken groping former Fox Sports Network host Leann Tweeden on a 2006 USO tour as aired on MSNBC LiveNovember 20, 2005.


Blaming Las Vegas Shooting on Nevada’s “Relaxed Gun Laws” 



Host Stephanie Ruhle: “Nevada has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the country. It does not require licenses for firearm owners. This state doesn’t require the registration of firearms. There is no limit to the number and type of firearms that an individual may own. People were asking about the 10 guns in the gunman’s room. The possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, assault weapons and 50 caliber rifles is not prohibited in this state. We need to call commissioner Bratton in before we move on. This is Nevada’s very relaxed gun law. How do the police protect against this?”
Commissioner Bill Bratton: “They don’t. In terms of what you just described, is, in some respects, a reflection of insanity, but that’s the reality.”        
“One more time. The description of insanity.”
Bratton: “Description of insanity in terms of what the police are up against…There is a bill to allow silencers that would muffle the sound of a gunshot to be sold openly. Right now they are very restricted.”
Ruhle: “What is the rationale?…Could even a gun lover, a gun enthusiast, what is the rationale behind need, wanting a silencer if not to muffle or hide what you’re doing?…Protect the ears of the hunters. How about the lives of the innocents?”
MSNBC LiveOctober 2, 2017


What can you do to defend Trump before your children?

“You’re a mother. You’re a woman. Are you more offended by the phrase ‘average Americans’ or ‘grabbing a woman’s genitals?’….You’ve got to look at your kids when you go home at night….I’m not going to let my kids watch the debate tonight. I don’t let my kids watch Donald Trump in the fear that he will say to a woman in the audience, ‘You’re fat.’ In fear, that he’ll make fun of someone with special needs. I don’t ever want my kids to say that.”
— Host Stephanie Ruhle to Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on MSNBC LiveOctober 19, 2016

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