Here’s the thing that baffles. Suddenly this week, as analysis of the Kavanaugh turmoil came to a head, my old CNN colleague Matt Lewis boldly suggested he obvious: that the mobs chasing Senator Ted Cruz and wife Heidi out of a Washington restaurant, not to mention those pounding - literally - on the doors of the Supreme Court and storming the Senate until arrested were, well, mobs.
Mere moments after showing a video clip of the meeting between Kanye West and President Trump on Thursday, MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle responded by bashing the event as “bonkers,” “crazy" and “an assault on the White House.” The hosts of Velshi and Ruhle --which is described by the liberal cable channel as “a business show that's different from typical business shows,” couldn't resist the chance to slam the unlikely duo of a rapper and the GOP occupant of the White House.
Following an embarrassing segment Tuesday on his show CNN Tonight that deemed Kanye West to be a mentally ill “attention whore” representing “what happens when negroes don’t read,” Don Lemon appeared on Thursday’s The Situation Room and again showed an insensitivity to mental illness, diagnosing West a disturbed captive putting on “a minstrel show him in front of all these white people” at the White House.
During Wednesday’s The Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham pointed out how the media strenuously objects to the use of the word “mob” to describe left-wing protesters but did not seem to mind using the word “mob” at all when describing tea party protesters back in 2009.
On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, while discussing Kanye West's recent alliance with Republican President Donald Trump, CNN host Don Lemon twice claimed without citing any evidence that Trump supporters in the past had "called him the N-word" when he criticized singer Taylor Swift and President George W. Bush. Additionally, CNN contributors Bakari Sellers and Tara Setmayer inserted racially tinged comments into the discussion as Setmayer called West a "token negro," and Sellers derided him as "what happens when negroes don't read."
Following the Senate’s confirmation vote to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to an associate justice of the Supreme Court, a radical pack of leftist protesters descended on the highest court in the land. Together, some scaled the statues while others clawed and banged on the historic building's massive bronze doors. By all reasonable accounts, it was a raging mob but the liberal media despised that term. During Wednesday’s edition of his show, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson chastised the media for their nonsense.
Liberal cable news outlets were outraged over the weekend when Republicans condemned the thuggish behavior of leftwing protesters and political groups repeatedly attempting to disrupt the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh. CNN and MSNBC hosts urgently rushed to defend the throngs of activists, in a melodramatic panic over the newest addition to the GOP leadership’s lexicon: “mob.”
In a lengthy segment on CNN Tonight Tuesday evening, anchor Don Lemon had a panel of both right and left-leaning analysts on to discuss President Trump’s comments condemning the left wing mobs that are and have been harrassing Republicans, particularly after Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court.
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.
It has become painfully clear in recent days that the liberal media have absolutely no shame for the antics they pull. Case in point: during Monday’s CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon began the program by railing against President Trump for calling the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh a “hoax”. The expert he brought on to discuss it? Porn star Stormy Daniels. And of course, there was no mention of the ridiculous “gang rape parties” accusation her lawyer leveled against Kavanaugh.
During Thursday’s edition of CNN Tonight With Don Lemon, the eponymous host asked his panel to weigh in on Senator Orrin Hatch waving his hand at angry left-wing protesters and telling them to “grow up.” It did not take long for the panel to make the entire debate about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the source of anger for the protesters who confronted Senator Hatch, all about race and gender.
During the past three weeks, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has received a deluge of news coverage accusing him of vile crimes, including attempted rape and even organizing gang rapes. While these charges did not originate with the news media, the lack of satisfactory corroborating evidence should have caused ethical reporters to refrain from gratuitously repeating allegations that painted Kavanaugh in a monstrous light. But this is not what happened.