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March 28, 2018

CNN Clownass Don Lemon: You're a "Bad Guy" if You Criticize The Parkland Spokesmoppets, Even Regarding David "Camera" Hogg's Incendiary Rhetoric

Would Don Lemon say the same about someone whose mom had considered aborting her, but who became the darling of Cable TV in advocating the pro-life position?

Trick Question, of course: Cable TV wouldn't permit such a person to become a darling advocate.

Meanwhile, Brian Stelter -- dubbed "Tater" by Kurt Schlichter -- admits that he permitted David "Camera" Hogg to claim obvious untruths on the air but didn't want to correct him, nor even correct the record post-interview.

Being interviewed by S.E. Cupp, Tater admitted he let Hogg to lie-crazy without correcting him:

And with no sort of trickery from Cupp, Stelter just blurted out that he let the gun control advocate get away with lying to CNN's viewers. "A disservice is a strong word, but when I was interviewing David Hogg only ten days after the massacre, there were a few times I wanted to jump in and say let's correct that fact," he said.

Cupp immediately wanted to know if Stelter ever corrected the record. According to Stelter, he let most of the lies stand as truth and just tried to make excuses. "And at one of the times I did and other times I did not. There's always that balance, how many times you’re going to interrupt," he argued. A blatant double standard that would not fly if Hogg was from the right or someone on Fox News.

No snarky chyrons for this young hero, of course.

The only time Stelter could recall correcting the raging anti-gunner was when he claimed NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch was the CEO of the organization. The instance was such low hanging fruit, he was really just picking it up off the ground under the tree....

This is akin to the New York Times making a big deal out of correcting a misstatement of someone's age: they make a big deal out of such trivial corrections to suggest, falsely, they're otherwise vigorous about corrections. In fact, the New York Times and many other outlets are less likely to correct serious misstatements.

Stelter then tried to defend Hogg's misinformation by speaking positively for his passion for the issue, but in the process spewed his own lies about gun violence. "I think we have to recognize where David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez are coming from. There has been an increase in the lethality of mass shootings in recent years in this country. The so-called top ten list of horrors is very, very ugly and very recent," he asserted. "I do think they are trying to raise awareness of that."

But CNN's own reporting proves that to be false.


Via AllahPundit, who observes this regarding the spokesmoppets:

A Twitter pal told me today that the media's treatment of the Parkland kids reminds him in a way of the "clown nose off, clown nose on" game played by politically minded comics like Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel. When Stewart and Kimmel are opining, the clown nose comes off. They’re making trenchant points about the right-wing enemy and their arguments should be taken seriously by voters. When the right takes them seriously and counterattacks, the clown nose goes back on: They're just comedians, man. Lighten up. You’re embarrassing yourself by trying to joust with a court jester.

The Parkland students also have a dual identity that can be switched out as political circumstances require. When they're attacking, they're the inspiring young leaders of a policy push that’s going to succeed where so many adult-led efforts have failed. Don't dismiss them because of their age. They know what they're talking about and they deserve to be heard. Then, when they're heard and criticized for their arguments or their rhetoric, they're the apolitical child victims of a horrendous tragedy. You want to bicker about policy with … a kid? Whose friends were just murdered? What is wrong with you?

You're a bad guy, as Don Lemon would, and did, say.

Also worth reading from AllahPundit is this post on the liberal CNN Gun Control Advocacy Media trotting out its old talking points that literally no one is talking about repealing the 2nd Amendment, despite the fact that a former Supreme Court Justice just literally talked about repealing the 2nd Amendment in a big editorial in the New York Times literally the day before.

Maybe this thick-skulled imbecile didn't watch his own network all day yesterday.



Also in that post: Lindsey Graham wants every single Democrat asked about this question.

I'm sure the media, heavily invested in the No One Wants To Take Your Guns Away storyline (as they meanwhile agitate to take your guns away), will get right on that.


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