STEPHEN MORRIS // An MSNBC political analyst is advising a GOP candidate with ties to white supremacists

An MSNBC political analyst is advising a GOP candidate with ties to white supremacists // [mediamatters.org]

Tyler, who is working as a “McDaniel strategist,” defended the candidate’s promotion of a pro-secession white nationalist group. According to a CNN report, the radio show McDaniel hosted for several years promoted the League of the South, a self-described “Southern nationalist” group, as a “favorite” website. Tyler, identified in the piece as a “McDaniel strategist,” attempted to distance McDaniel from the League of the South, claiming he had “never endorsed” the organization and instead highlighting his opponent Wicker’s ties to a different white nationalist group. [CNN, 3/6/18]

Tyler is an MSNBC political analyst. MSNBC hired Tyler as a contributor mere days after he was fired as communications director for Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign for spreading a fake news story about Marco Rubio. Tyler has had at least 20 guest appearances on MSNBC in 2018, including a couple of appearances following the news of his involvement in McDaniel’s campaign. [The New York Times, 2/22/16; Twitter, 2/26/16; Media Matters, 3/1/18]

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