CNN’s Baldwin Plays Publicist for Women’s March; Promises She’ll ‘Check Back In’

Three days after the far-left Women’s March on Washington, CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin played the role of publicist, relaying new interviews she conducted there and promised them that she’ll “check[ing] back in every ten days” in lockstep with their Ten Actions in 100 Days plan.

“More than a million women, the first mass demonstration that reached all seven continents, the Women's March on Washington became the Women’s March Around the World, but the question how lingering after possibly the largest protest in U.S. history, what's next,” Baldwin wondered as she introduced celebrity interviews from Saturday.

Whether she meant to or not, she exposed the true colors of the march as a sign from actress Jackie Cruz declared in Spanish that: “We’re not saints. We’re not sluts. We’re just women.”

After lobbing a softball question of “what do you want from this” to march co-organizer Bob Bland, Baldwin wondered to actress America Ferrera: “What's the one issue where you would think, okay, I don't necessarily have to show up for another Women's March in Washington in a year because this happened?”

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Baldwin also gave free airtime to actresses Patricia Arquette, Sophia Bush, and Edie Falco, Baldwin fretted to Bland:

BALDWIN: What are you most afraid of?

BLAND: I'm afraid to have bigotry, the misogyny, the racism that we experienced during the election cycle being normalized in our society. We cannot allow our democracy to be distorted in that way. 

A celebrity fawning wouldn’t be complete without a word from Cher, so Baldwin wanted to know from her:

BALDWIN: What hope do you feel moving forward? 

CHER: I feel if we stay united, there's many groups that you can join. There's many ways you can keep making them hear your voice and I — all I pray for is that women stay united. 

Back live, Baldwin told senior Washington correspondent Brianna Keilar that the question going forward is if Saturday marked “just a moment or will it turn into a movement” (like David Gergen predicted).

“The first thing they’re doing is to galvanize people through social media, doing this thing called Ten Actions for the First 100 Days. So, every ten days, they unveil something new. The first action they're doing has to do with sen out postcards that they’re urging people to either make but have also made their own for the organization that people can use and send to senators,” Keilar responded.

Like the media did with the Iraq War protesters, Baldwin concluded just like a dedicated supporter of this pro-abortion event:

And move it forward. The Ten Things, you can just go to their website. I went on it over the weekend, just for follow up. And you're right. They have the postcards for you, just to send in to your member of the Congress and we’ll check back in every ten days to see where this thing goes.

Here’s the relevant portion of the transcript from January 24's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin:

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin
January 24, 2017
3:37 p.m. Eastern

BROOKE BALDWIN: More than a million women, the first mass demonstration that reached all seven continents, the Women's March on Washington became the Women’s March Around World, but the question how lingering after possibly the largest protest in U.S. history, what's next? I was in Washington. I spoke to some of the organizers, musicians, actors backstage. They told me why they wanted to be there and what comes next. [TO JACKIE CRUZ’s SPANISH SIGN] What does it mean
                        
JACKIE CRUZ: We’re not saints. We’re not sluts. We’re just women.

BALDWIN: What do you want from this? 

BOB BLAND: Well, we want for our elected officials here and in our states and at home to know that we will not allow our rights to be rolled back. We will not be silenced and the voice of the woman is powerful. 

BALDWIN: What's the one issue where you would think, okay, I don't necessarily have to show up for another Women's March in Washington in a year because this happened? 

AMERICA FERRERA: It's dignity. My issue and my cause is human dignity.

PATRICIA ARQUETTE: We are 60 percent of the population now in the United States so it's important to address our needs now. 

SOPHIA BUSH: All of these people who’ve showed up here today are committed to doing better and being better and if the President doesn't take notice of that, we will elect someone better. Their — their — their voting restrictions and their trickery, like we see behind the veil. It doesn’t last forever.

EDIE FALCO: The stuff that has come out of that man's mouth in the last year is not — it’s okay for the President of the United States. I want someone in White House who can help me find my higher self and live from there.

BALDWIN: Okay, but he is our President for the next four years.

FALCO: I am — I am struggling with that. 

BUSH: You’re outnumbered man. Support us. Be our leader. Don't do favors for your billionaire friends. 

BALDWIN: What are you most afraid of?

BLAND: I'm afraid to have bigotry, the misogyny, the racism that we experienced during the election cycle being normalized in our society. We cannot allow our democracy to be distorted in that way. 

(....) 

BALDWIN: What hope do you feel moving forward? 

CHER: I feel if we stay united, there's many groups that you can join. There's many ways you can keep making them hear your voice and I — all I pray for is that women stay united. 

BALDWIN: So you heard all those voices from the different women there. Was that just a moment or will it turn into a movement? Organizers say they are already planning their next move, one possibility you could run for office. Our senior Washington correspondent Brianna Keilar has more on you know, these March organizers and I talked to a couple of them over the weekend. You know, how do they push this forward? What do they have in mind?

BRIANNA KEILAR: Yeah. You talked to two of the four co-chairs of the march there, Brooke. And actually, they met today. They had a meeting today. They're being pretty tight-lipped about it but what they were doing was looking back, doing a debrief about what happened on Saturday. Certainly from their point of view this was a huge success and they’re trying to build on this and one of the things they said this was a historic day and they also said that they're going to continue to review new information as the cochairs and national organizers continue to develop next steps for this movement. 

The first thing they’re doing is to galvanize people through social media, doing this thing called Ten Actions for the First 100 Days. So, every ten days, they unveil something new. The first action they're doing has to do with sen out postcards that they’re urging people to either make but have also made their own for the organization that people can use and send to senators. The question of course is that enough? Is that going to allow these organizers to do something that isn't just a moment where we saw so many people represented across the country and across the globe but are they going to be able to channel people into those things you were talking about? They want people to run for office and they want people to get involved with causes. There were a number of them who partnered with the march, everything from Planned Parenthood to Natural Resources Defense Council, but these are professional, social activists. These are women who have organized on behalf of other things and hope they can take that and they can take this grassroots interest and channel people in that direction. 

BALDWIN: And move it forward. The Ten Things, you can just go to their website. I went on it over the weekend, just for follow up. And you're right. They have the postcards for you, just to send in to your member of the Congress and we’ll check back in every ten days to see where this thing goes.

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