Nearly a year ago CNN anchor and media expert Brian Stelter blasted a popular feminist, activist, and author who has been warning of the increase in authoritarianism under Trump.
In June of 2018 Stelter fervently challenged a tweet from Amy Siskind that warned, "We are a few steps from The Handmaids Tale."
Stelter disagreed, and called her concerns "fear-mongering."
We are not "a few steps from The Handmaids Tale." I don't think this kind of fear-mongering helps anybody. https://t.co/EmxDNNeeML— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1530034496.0
Fast forward about 11 months.
Alabama becomes the latest state to pass an extremist anti-abortion law, in this case outlawing all abortion from the point of conception, imposing penalties of up to 99 years in jail for doctors who perform abortions, except in the case of extreme harm to the mother's health. There is not even any exception for rape or incest.
Steleter is getting roundly scorched and scolded for dismissing Siskind's warning.
Brian, how about now? 🤔 https://t.co/VJ0bCh8Quk— sarah (@sarah)1557928215.0
It hasn’t even been a year, and people are talking about the overturn of Roe vs. Wade as if it is inevitable. Now w… https://t.co/dXTnmY3cb3— Rachel Kolb - Dream Big, Fight Hard 🦷🩸 (@Rachel Kolb - Dream Big, Fight Hard 🦷🩸)1557923961.0
Perfect example of how some in MSM failed us and allowed this Authoritarian to rise. They have been normalizing so… https://t.co/cbTUKJDUjP— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman)1557895507.0
Nearly a year later, where are you on this on the night the Alabama Senate passed the most extreme abortion ban in… https://t.co/RMFe4U6xlP— Ashton Pittman (@Ashton Pittman)1557889967.0
How about now? Now? How about now? https://t.co/uOzWfSMDsX— Dr. The Frog (@Dr. The Frog)1557888210.0
how many steps away are we now, Brian? https://t.co/8IlOnk65ws— Dr. Lora Burnett (@Dr. Lora Burnett)1557889087.0
Brian was dead wrong. https://t.co/KSZWz5dosP— Michael Irpino (@Michael Irpino)1557931909.0
This tweet did not age well. We are in The Handmaid’s Tale and the mainstream media is STILL normalizing Trump and… https://t.co/l7b9p8QyRo— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@Ryan Knight 🌹)1557900024.0
I'm really tired of the MSM telling us to calm down. https://t.co/HxUKv9YcHp— John de Guzmán (@John de Guzmán)1557923630.0
We love being told to relax. https://t.co/X0khvlLKJJ— Sarah Archer (@Sarah Archer)1557922987.0
This didn't age well. Most tweets dismissing legitimate fears and concerns as "fear-mongering" from rational, intel… https://t.co/iufC3HSmFU— Grandma Got Run Over By An AJ (@Grandma Got Run Over By An AJ)1557895438.0
We'll never forget shit like this. https://t.co/9hkK3EBcql— marisa kabas (@marisa kabas)1557893589.0