As a panel on Sunday's CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow discussed the announcement that Donald Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon would be appointed as a high-ranking strategist in the White House, conservative CNN political commentator and former GOP Congressman Jack Kingston was outnumbered by liberals four to one as the group repeatedly pushed charges of "racism" against Bannon. Accusations of "anti-Semitism" and of being a "white supremacist" were recycled, and CNN's Brian Stelter asserted that some find him "frightening" enough to view his presence in the White House as a "national emergency." And at one point, Kingston was even scolded by host Poppy Harlow when he suggested that "journalists" are often equivalent to "Democrats" recalling findings that more than 90 percent of campaign donations given by journalists go to Democrats. Harlow: "That's really -- you know what, Congressman. I take issue with that. That's really unfair."
Respected economist turned New York Times Democratic hack columnist Paul Krugman bizarrely went after his media colleagues again for being too hard on Hillary Clinton, in his Monday column “Trump’s Fellow Travelers.” He also warned anti-Trump conservatives that unless they actively support Hillary Clinton, they are "profiles in cowardice" and that "you need to vote for Mrs. Clinton." Columnist Charles Blow chimed in with a pathetic defense of Hillary's smearing of her husband's victims.
Appearing as a guest on Monday's CNN Tonight, liberal CNN political commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow charged that Republicans as a party are trying to "suppress" and take away the rights of America's black population as he argued against an African-American guest who suggested blacks should consider voting for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Blow: "These are not the same kinds of parties. These are just not -- trying to pretend that they are, and to pretend to pretend that 'the Democrats have failed you and therefore you need to turn away from that,' it takes away from the fact that the Republicans are actively engaged in trying to take away your rights, actively engaged in trying to suppress you right now."
The liberal commentator also repeated the tired charge that efforts from the right to restrict welfare are rooted in racism, as he acknowledged that more whites than blacks receive welfare, because most of the conservative base allegedly believe incorrectly that more blacks receive welfare.
CNN on Monday displayed the latest example of the double standard that, while liberals are known for recounting social problems that disproportionately hit America's black population like poverty or shootings when they can promote liberal policy prescriptions like government spending or gun control, when conservatives raise these same issues with the promise of a conservative-based prescription, liberals react by finding nefarious motives or even deny that such substantial problems even exist.
On At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan, liberal CNN commentator Angela Rye spoke as if she were in denial of the economic and crime problems faced by much of the black population as she declared that "I'm not impoverished," and oddly boasted that "several" of her friends are middle class and "doing well in this country." She also declared that, referring to slavery, "we were barefoot on plantations building this country for free."
On CNN’s New Day Friday morning, Chris Cuomo interviewed two black guests from opposing parties about Donald Trump’s outreach to minorities. The anti-Trump guest, New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow grew visibly irritated with Cuomo and the pro-Trump guest, GOP commentator Paris Dennard, when Dennard said things Blow didn’t agree with. After a heated back and forth discussion, Blow finally exploded at Cuomo, saying CNN was committing “media malpractice” for letting Dennard come on the show.
Appearing as a panel member on Wednesday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow ranted about Donald Trump's recent appeals to black voters as being "the most horrible type of bigotry," as he hyperbolically asserted that "It is the kind of bigotry that says, 'I will knock you down while I pretend to pick you up.' It says that 'I am not talking to you, I'm talking to the guy behind you or over your shoulder.' It is the kind of bigotry that says, 'I am urinating on you and telling you to dance in the rain.'"
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow, CNN political commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow became the latest example of liberals accusing Republicans of racism when they talk about helping black Americans solve problems that they are disproportionately affected by, as he asserted that recent efforts by the Donald Trump campaign at "outreach" to blacks are just an excuse for the GOP candidate to speak negatively about blacks in front of white audiences.
After declaring that "This is just a backhanded way of criticizing black people in front of white people," leading host Harlow to bring up a clip of CNN political commentator Ryan Lizza suggesting that the Trump campaign was just trying to convince college-educated white Republicans that he is not racist, Blow reiterated his charge as he responded: "There may be something to that. I think it's worse than that, though. I do think that it is a backhanded way of criticizing black people in front of white people."
Monday’s New York Times highlighted Democratic “discord” on the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as outrage about the contents of a massive email leak from the Democratic National Committee, showing the DNC colluding to scuttle the insurgent campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton. But a “White House Letter” from Julie Hirschfeld Davis was more congenial to Democratic feelings: “Obama: A Character Witness and a Prominent Clinton Convert.” Meanwhile, the Times can’t decide if Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine is a liberal or a centrist (sometimes he’s both within two sentences).
On Friday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of former Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh's appearance earlier in the show to discuss his recent tweet attacking President Barack Obama's criticisms of police activity, liberal CNN political commentator Van Jones incorrectly claimed that Walsh had shouted, "You lie!" as President Obama spoke to Congress in September 2009. Host Don Lemon even contributed to the misinformation by injecting, "You lie," before Jones even finished reciting his mistaken recollection.
But, in reality, it was a different Republican "Joe" -- South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson -- who shouted, "You lie!" as President Obama spoke to Congress, as Rep. Walsh was not even elected to Congress until November 2010. Fellow panel members and CNN personalities Charles Blow and W. Kamau Bell both failed to pick up on Jones's error as Bell even nodded in agreement.
In a moment that rivals noteworthy CNN panels that devolved into verbal chaos (examples here and here), Friday’s AC360 saw another inductee as CNN political commentator and former Congressional Black Caucus staffer Angela Rye irresponsibly, hypocritically, and recklessly declared that she’s never said a thing that’s anti-police but seconds later screamed that “rogue cops” go out so they can “shoot black people for sport.”
During Friday morning's special coverage of the Dallas police shootings on CNN's New Day, CNN political commentator Charles Blow flew off the handle after a fellow guest involved with a police union complained that "two years of non-stop hate speech against law enforcement" had led to the deadly attack, and accused Blow of having a double standard of not wanting to be political in the aftermath of police officers being killed while doing so after instances of traffic stops that ended up devolving into violence.
Blow, who notably got political Thursday night by questioning open carry laws in Texas, got emotional Friday morning as he repeatedly exclaimed, "I don't even know this man," and declared that he would not "engage in" a political argument.
While the cable networks were surprisingly guarded in touting gun control late Thursday night and early Friday morning on the heinous murders of at least four Dallas, Texas police officers (as of this writing), CNN’s assembled team eventually couldn’t hold off any longer in the 1:00 a.m. hour and unleashed their gun control diatribes.