Because there aren't already enough liberals in the media . . .
Tucker Carlson and Rep. Ilhan Omar got into a dust-up yesterday, and CNN analyst Errol Louis took advantage to make a pitch for training more liberal journalists and using them to "do away" with conservative media. On his Fox News show on Tuesday night, Carlson said that Omar "hates this country more than ever," and that Omar "is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country."
Omar tweeted a response, calling Tucker a "racist fool," taunting that "they will just have to get used to calling me Congresswoman!"
Co-host John Berman, after claiming that "many" found Carlson's comments on Omar to have been "flat-out racist," invited CNN analyst Errol Louis to comment. Louis proceeded to call for a new cadre of young liberal journalists to be trained, with the express purpose being to "do away" with that "racist garbage" like Carlson's show. Here was Louis:
"We need to train young people, get them into the media, get them into broadcasting, and do away with that stuff [the "racist garbage" of Tucker and "talk radio"], so it will just be a bad memory."
So Louis wants to "train" [translation: indoctrinate] young people, and get them into "the media" and "broadcasting." And as is typical of the left, which brooks no dissent and has no interest in diversity of thought, the goal is not to engage with people on the right. No, the objective is to "do away" with the conservative media.
"Train young people" to become liberal media drones? As if every journalism school in the country isn't already doing that? As if virtually every college isn't dominated by left-wing faculty that seeks to indoctrinate students every day in combating racist/sexist right-wingers? What more could Louis hope for?
Co-hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota loved Louis's call to create a new cadre of left-wing journalists, Berman saying it was a "glass half-full anaysis" and Camerota calling it "the silver lining."
Here's the transcript.
6:25 am EDT
JOHN BERMAN: You know, there's a lot of an attempt here to create intellectual depth to what too many is just a racist comment. A flat out racist comment or offensive comment, suggesting that people shouldn’t be allowed in the country. Errol?
ERROL LOUIS: It’s interesting. Because to go back for a minute to something we talked about before, we know that there are lots of young girls who were watching the women’s soccer team, and they’re being inspired and they’re going to sort of change the world.
There are a lot of people — I happen to have been one of them as a kid — who saw all kinds of racist garbage coming out over the airwaves. People like Tucker Carlson. And it was one of the things that inspired me to get into this business, to try to drive the vestiges of that garbage. On talk radio, in particular, you heard it for years and years and years—just spewing this kind of garbage. It’s stuff like that.
And things like what he said last night are going to be said all over the airwaves, all day today and tomorrow and the next day, and it’s a wakeup call. It is an alarm to the rest of us, that we need to train young people, get them into the media, get them into broadcasting, and do away with that stuff so it’ll just be a bad memory.
BERMAN: I like that: glass half-full analysis of that.
ALISYN CAMEROTA: The silver lining.