Michaela Angela Davis
Most of the people who appear on CNN are, unsurprisingly, liberals. However, every so often, a guest veers so far to the left that even the hosts are surprised by what that person says. That was the case on Wednesday morning, when Michaela Angela Davis responded to a question posed during the New Day program by co-host John Berman.
After Keith Lamont Scott, an armed black man, was fatally shot by police officers in North Carolina on Tuesday, Black Lives Matter protesters and rioters blocked a highway and attacked police officers, injuring at least 12. Culture critic and BLM sympathizer Michaela Angela Davis was invited on CNN Newsroom, where she spent the time bemoaning white “brutality” and defending violent protesters as “burning down the plantation.”
As it seems to be a pattern for CNN guests and pundits this week, the Dallas shootings by a man claiming to be influenced by the Black Lives Matter movement has put the liberal media through a tailspin, in their efforts to disassociate the group with the violence. From CNN’s legal analyst Sunny Hostin’s pandering on The View, to longtime contributor Marc Lamont Hill complaining on CNN’s Newsroom and New Day, CNN clearly has an agenda to set on the recent shootings and it has nothing to do with facts.
The New York Times's Charles Blow faced off with conservative Dan Bongino on CNN's AC360 on Wednesday over whether an inherent racial "bias" against blacks in American society fed into the controversial case of a NYPD officer choking Eric Garner to death during an arrest. Blow claimed that "society...acculturates us to fear, and...that is how the whole justice system becomes corrupted and biased....we are not always even aware that we have the bias." Bongino, ripped the liberal writer's claims as "utterly absurd."
Suffer me to begin with a suggestion: if you ever have the chance to hear the Rev. William Dailey of Notre Dame law school speak, jump on it. Dailey is a stunningly brilliant advocate, among the best I have ever encountered on any issue.
Dailey appeared on today's Up With Chris Hayes on MSNBC, where he masterfully made the case against the Obama administration's order forcing Catholic institutions to provide services that violate their moral principles. Predictably, the panel resorted to an ad hominem argument against him. Panelist Michaela Angela David implicitly, and Hayes himself explicitly, argued that celibate Catholic priests lack the moral authority to make arguments on the issues at hand. Dailey deftly turned the tables. Video after the jump.