Likely seen by only a tiny audience, Sunday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom featured law enforcement analyst and former Jim Comey flack Josh Campbell decrying the lack of gun control in the state of Texas, suggesting that more mass shootings like the one in the Midland and Odessa area will continue to happen due to Governor Greg Abbott ( R)’s views about the Second Amendment.
Is this an apple, or a banana? The usual self-confident and self-appointed defenders of truth at CNN aren't sure because the controversy at hand is not one that involves President Trump, but rather former Vice President Joe Biden and a story Biden has been telling about the war in Afghanistan.
CNN's Brian Stelter has a very elastic definition of the Trump-Fox News relationship. When President Trump says something nice about Fox News, that is proof that Fox is something akin to state-run TV. When President Trump voices his displeasure with Fox it is proof that Trump wants it to be "an organ of the White House." That's what Stelter told At This Hour guest host Fredricka Whitfield on Wednesday as Trump tweeted his displeasure with the network.
Appearing on CNN Newsroom With Fredricka Whitfield Sunday, CNN Political Commentator Van Jones reacted to President Trump’s tweets targeting Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings; describing his Baltimore-based district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” Jones compared President Trump to a kindergartener and not surprisingly, alleged that the President’s tweets directed at the African-American Cummings and his majority African-American district were motivated by racial animus.
Over the weekend, CNN allowed three different Georgia Democratic officials to appear as guests on air to attack the newly passed heartbeat bill that Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp plans to sign into law, outlawing abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Arguments in favor of the ban were totally absent as no right-leaning guests were included to argue their point of view.
CNN still has yet to report on the now week-old lawsuit filed against them by lawyers for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann. The suit, which accuses the cable network of “falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying” the teenager, has not received a single second of airtime during any CNN broadcast, nor has it been mentioned in any article on their website as of 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 20.
CNN analyst Brian Karem is the White House correspondent for Playboy -- which is not exactly best known as an intellectual journal. But on Saturday, Karem mocked conservative columnist Ann Coulter as "the intellectual equivalent of an empty wasp vessel," and then asserted that conservative opposition to illegal immigration is actually a "racist" argument against "brown people" coming to the U.S. and voting for Democrats.
On Tuesday, CNN’s New Day hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota brandished a decision by a California judge that temporarily halted President Trump’s recent executive action on asylum. Yet back in 2012 when it was former President Obama’s DACA order on the chopping block, hosts on CNN rushed to defend the President’s ability to enact immigration policy without Congressional approval.
On Saturday afternoon, CNN Newsroom gave attention to a Johns Hopkins Hospital trauma surgeon who has been criticizing the NRA, but the liberal news network, even while interviewing him, did not divulge that he is a board member of the anti-gun Brady Campaign.
On Sunday afternoon, as Doris Kearns Goodwin appeared on both CNN and MSNBC to promote her new book, the longtime NBC presidential historian fretted that after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the U.S. Supreme Court will go to the right on abortion, voting rights, and other issues, and on CNN called the possibilities "worrisome."
On Sunday afternoon, after word broke that a mass shooting had occurred at a Jacksonville, Florida, gaming tournament, it didn't long for CNN host Fredricka Whitfield to talk up the alleged need for more gun laws in Florida -- in fact, it took just a little over 50 minutes. And it feels like only yesterday that the same CNN host was fretting over Republicans "politicizing" the murder of Mollie Tibbetts to call for greater actions against illegal immigration. Oh, that's right. It literally was yesterday that Whitfield devoted an entire segment to complaining about President Donald Trump and Republicans promoting greater border security in response to the Tibbetts killing.
On Saturday afternoon, during live coverage of liberal demonstrators protesting the enforcement of immigration laws, CNN weekend host Fredricka Whitfield gave liberal New York Times contributor Michael Eric Dyson and former NAACP president Cornell Brooks a forum to hyperbolically claim the Trump administration is "dehumanizing" illegal immigrants. At one point, Dyson even suggested that the detention of immigrants who crossed the border illegally was not only similar to slavery and Japanese internment, but even "more atrocious."