Journalists are racing to target President Trump and blame the Florida shooting on guns and the NRA. So, it might be a good time to look back. President Ronald Reagan wrote an essay in the spring of 1983. He was talking about exactly what was not on display in Parkland, Florida in the heart and soul of shooter Nikolas Cruz- the value of, and the respect for, human life. And in the aftermath of the school shooting that left seventeen dead? The nation’s media was also determined - one might say determined to the point of obsession to place blame.
After CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo claimed on Thursday that Republicans were “hiding” in the “safe haven” of Fox News in the wake of the Florida school shooting and “afraid” to appear on his network, on Friday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz called out CNN for refusing to air a 15-minute exclusive interview he gave them that same day.
During Thursday’s edition of New Day, gun control advocate and part-time journalist Chris Cuomo seemed perplexed that gun control did not make it into the priority list of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda.
CNN’s New Day spent the majority of their show Thursday morning discussing the tragic school shooting in south Florida that has left 17 dead and injured more than a dozen others. As usual, the co-anchors repeatedly crossed the line back and forth between activism and journalism; a practice that has become quite common in 21st century media.
It should not have taken a crystal ball to predict that the media would use the tragic school shooting in Florida as an opportunity to push for gun control. Not surprisingly, the anchors of CNN’s New Day spent a sizable portion of its Thursday morning broadcast acting as advocates for gun control.
Never letting a tragedy go to waste, many liberals in the media immediately took to Twitter to blame Republicans for the Parkland High School shooting that took place Thursday afternoon. Several journalists from CNN, MSNBC, ABC and more blasted Republicans who had received donations from the NRA as being responsible for a sick kid’s murderous rampage.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo closed an interview with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) by dismissing his doubts about the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation as a “false equivalency” designed to “offset the Russia probe.”
CNN's Chris Cuomo seemed perplexed that evangelicals support President Trump, arguing that they only support him because "he's right on abortion."
During an interview with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Tuesday morning, New Day co-host Chris Cuomo editorialized that Democrats should push for a “clean DACA” bill without “adding billions for a wall that isn’t necessary.”
Brought on to discuss the controversy surrounding White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly's handling of spousal abuse allegations against White House aide Rob Porter, a guest on CNN’s New Day Thursday used the opportunity to smear General Kelly as a racist.
During an interview with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), New Day co-host Chris Cuomo said that “if we didn’t rely on leaks, we would allow so much B.S. to get directly to the American people.” Cuomo made this comments after Jordan brought up the fact that the FBI terminated its relationship with anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele. Cuomo responded by saying “That doesn’t make his material bad” and later argued that “We need leaks! We can’t trust you guys to tell the truth all the time.”
CNN’s New Day engaged in a bit of hyperbole on Wednesday morning over the prospect of a military parade in the nation's capital. The Washington Post has reported that the President has requested the Department of Defense look into planning a military parade to be held at some point this year. Potential dates include Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans’ Day, which has special significance this year; marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.