After spending the last four years attacking Donald Trump for being a “racist,” and saying racists and white nationalist do not deserve to be heard in public, CNN invited admitted white nationalist Richard Spencer on the air. Why? To bash Trump, of course.
Seriously, get all the hypocrisy here. CNN has spent years, now, telling its viewers that anything a white nationalist or racist has to say is simply not worth wasting time on. All white nationalists are beyond polite society, you see.
Indeed, leftist lunatic CNN yacker Oliver Darcy was only a few days ago attacking Trump for having “white nationalists” at his social media summit. Darcy was all upset about “Trump inviting right-wing extremists/trolls to the White House” that was “boosting those people.” He is a liar, of course. Trump didn’t invite any white nationalists to his social media summit…. but it’s Oliver Darcy. We can’t expect truth and facts from him.
Trump inviting right-wing extremists/trolls to the White House is maybe the clearest example of him seeking to validate fringe political allies. He's also boosting those people, of course, while working simultaneously to tear down legitimate news orgs. It's alarming & dangerous. pic.twitter.com/ADwvQ5rZh0
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 11, 2019
But today, since they wanted someone to bash President Trump, they actually invited onto their airwaves, activist Richard Spencer, one of the top White Nationalist representatives in the country.
Spencer appeared on the air with Jake Tapper to tell CNN exactly what it wanted to hear… that Trump is dog-whistling racism to the haters out there.
First of all, what do they expect Richard Spencer to say? He wants to further the cause of white nationalism. So, naturally, he will use any situation — whether there’s truth in it or not — to push his notions. So, of course, he was going to tell CNN that Trump is working for the white nationalist movement.
But that is even beside the point. With CNN spending four years excoriating everyone they claim in their fevered wet dreams is a white nationalist and saying those monsters don’t deserve to be heard, yet here they are giving air time to an actual white nationalist just because he helps them bash Trump.
This is the worst rank hypocrisy.
As Steve Krakauer noted:
CNN has on-air debates among hosts over the journalism ethics of interviewing Kellyanne Conway and other members of the Trump administration, but apparently putting Richard Spencer on the air is a no-brainer.
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) July 16, 2019
Others also piled on CNN:
CNN's Jake Tapper gave white nationalist Richard Spencer airtime today pic.twitter.com/3PYhehtkNM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 16, 2019
When you are so desperate to constantly attack Trump that you'll bring on Richard Spencer to tell you what you want to hear.
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) July 16, 2019
NBD CNN's 'The Lead' giving a platform to Richard Spencer to paint Trump supporters as white supremacists
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 16, 2019
because they want to inflate this guy and his message to incite more hate and tribalism
the MEDIA HATES US@CNN is a toxic cancer than needs to be cut out of our lives
— 🐇Bad Rabbit🐇 (@MyBadRabbit) July 16, 2019
So CNN’s slogan is “White nationalists don’t deserve attention… unless we can use them to attack Trump.”
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