CNN’s Cuomo Bitterly Demands Kavanaugh Not Be Presumed Innocent

You know, for all the times CNN host Chris Cuomo has reminded us that he was a lawyer at one time, he sure does like throwing out the rule of law to administer his own form of wicked justice. Just last August, he rationalized the leftist violence of Antifa, arguing that they had “morality” on their side and were fighting an “evil” regime. During Tuesday’s PrimeTime, the raging CNN host argued that we should throw out the presumption of innocence for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Despite conceding that the presumption of innocence was “one of the most sacred principles of our criminal justice system” and “a valued, valued construct in a court of law”, he was adamant that it should not apply to Kavanaugh.

We were not in a court of law,” he declared. “This was a kangaroo court. You know, politicians fighting over a position on the Supreme Court.” Good to know he finally realized how much of a shame it was because he played his part in it. He then lashed out at the President for saying Kavanaugh was found innocent:

So “proven innocent,” the president said. This is a perfect time for Mark Twain's quote, “lies, damn lies, and then you have statistics.” It is a lie to say that the presumption applied here because like I just said here, we're not in a court. And Trump knew this would be a political measure so it's a lie. It's a damned lie to say he was found innocent. We certainly don't know to any certainly that Kavanaugh was blameless on all fronts.

 

 

Cuomo’s right though, Kavanaugh wasn’t in a court of law. But, what Cuomo, the liberal media, and the left wanted was to exact a punishment on Kavanaugh. If they had their way, it would be punishment carried out using non-existent evidence and claims so shaky they could not stand in an actual court of law. And seeing as the liberal media were touting how others were coming out with their stories of sexual assault, it would be a cruel justice to punish Kavanaugh for the crimes of their attackers.

But that truth be damned because Cuomo and fellow CNN host Don Lemon would chastise President Trump for his apparent double standard for doling out innocence. “But the President, he keeps citing stop and frisk, insisting that it works. This is a man who said the central park five were guilty. And in both instances, he relied on anecdotes over evidence,” Cuomo declared unironically.

“How does Trump's call for the presumption of innocence make any sense? Simple. He hands out innocence if it seems to be politically useful,” Cuomo added. Lemon agreed: “You're not wrong anywhere.…Again, as you said, Central Park Five, lock her up, what about due process when it comes to that? Never happened.”

While Cuomo and Lemon were decrying Trump’s double standard, they seemed almost blissfully ignorant of their own. They didn’t want people to be stopped and frisked, and decried Trump’s attitude against the Central Park Five because they were to be presumed innocent.

Their double standard was the exact opposite of Trump’s. They didn’t want those others to be punished based on the evidence, but they wanted Kavanaugh to be despite the lack any.

This is the nature of the liberal media. This is CNN.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

CNN's Cuomo Prime Time
October 9, 2018
9:46 p.m. Eastern

CHRIS CUOMO: Innocent until proven guilty. It is one of the most sacred principles of our criminal justice system, of course. And when President Trump's Supreme Court nominee was credibly accused of sexual assault, it was a regular refrain right up until his confirmation from the President. Listen.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Our country, a man or a woman, must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty and with that, I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny were proven innocent.

CUOMO: Now look, I don't know who wrote it but the presumption of innocence is a valued, valued construct in a court of law. We were not in a court of law. This was a kangaroo court. You know, politicians fighting over a position on the Supreme Court.So “proven innocent,” the president said. This is a perfect time for Mark Twain's quote, “lies, damn lies, and then you have statistics.” It is a lie to say that the presumption applied here because like I just said here, we're not in a court. And Trump knew this would be a political measure so it's a lie. It's a damned lie to say he was found innocent. We certainly don't know to any certainly that Kavanaugh was blameless on all fronts. And then there are statistics which take us to Trump's latest statement about crime in Chicago.

TRUMP: Stop and frisk, it works and it was meant for problems like Chicago. It was meant for it. Stop and frisk.

CUOMO: Again, I don't know who wrote it but stop and frisk runs counter to innocent until proven guilty.

(…)

CUOMO: But the President, he keeps citing stop and frisk, insisting that it works. This is a man who said the Central Park Five were guilty. And in both instances, he relied on anecdotes over evidence. Notwithstanding that New York City's murder and overall crime rate have continued to drop since the policy all but stopped.

(…)

CUOMO: How does Trump's call for the presumption of innocence make any sense? Simple. He hands out innocence if it seems to be politically useful. Let's bring in Don Lemon for his take. Where am I wrong, Don?

DON LEMON: You're not wrong anywhere.

(…)

LEMON: Again, as you said, central park five, lock her up, what about due process when it comes to that? Never happened.


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