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CNN Shows Obama Bias… Again

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Chris Cuomo is the brother of New York’s uber-liberal Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the liberal family bias shows up in most of Chris Cuomo’s reporting.

He recently admitted to doing his best to support Hillary Clinton, and now he’s working overtime to lay all of the blame for the Iraq mess at the feet of Republicans. Watch as he shamelessly defends President Obama while attacking President Bush.

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Chris Cuomo: As I was just saying there, we’re doing it again, the pointing fingers, the left and the right, “Whose fault is this?” The Republicans are spending a lot of time blaming the current administration for the situation. Most notably Speaker Boehner says President Obama is taking a nap as Mosul falls because he pulled us out of there and it’s a mistake. Now, isn’t it fair, Mr. Wolfowitz, that if the President were taking a nap, it would be on the SOFA, the Status of Arms Agreement, you know, that’s the acronym for it, the SOFA that the Bush administration put in place there of taking troops out?

CUOMO: But, Mr. Wolfowitz, you’re right, but you have to start with allies in your own government, and it is irresponsible to allow the fingerpointing to go on because it’s frustrating dealing with the urgency. You can’t have the Republicans who were part of the decision to put us there, who were part of the decision-

WOLFOWITZ: What you need is leadership-

CUOMO: Just give me one second. Because leadership is about accountability also.

WOLFOWITZ: You’ve had quite a few seconds.

CUOMO: Because you’re not answering the question. Speaker Boehner can’t say this administration is the cause of the current problems in Iraq, is that a fair statement?

WOLFOWITZ: Chris, every time one of these things happens, if it’s the Republicans in power, the Democrats blame. If it’s Democrats in power, the Republicans blame. What we really need now from the President is a clear statement of American interests, of American action, and rallying people to move forward and then these blamers on either side will be irrelevant. That’s what’s needed right now. What, you and I are going to sit here and tell Speaker Boehner to shut up?

CUOMO: Yes.

WOLFOWITZ: You can say whether it’s useful or not useful, but what is most needed is for the support of the United States to take a strong position-

CNNCUOMO: But it is hard for him to be strong-

WOLFOWITZ: -and, unfortunately he hasn’t done that.

CUOMO: It’s hard for him to be strong when he’s getting attacked by his own. How can the United States present a unified front-

CUOMO: Where is the contrition, you know, if you want to use that word, where is the Bush administration saying we got it wrong? There’s a bunch of defenders coming out saying we had to go in, Saddam Hussein was horrible, we did the right thing, this administration screwed it up? I think that’s not only misleading, but it’s counterproductive because you can’t put forward a unified front.

CUOMO: And that seems to be in the offing by the administration, all that is on the table. They’re trying to come up with a plan, but they’re also trying to defend themselves from these political attacks, and I’m trying to get you to provide some wisdom on seeing how you understand how we got here. I don’t know why you’re reluctant to do that and why you want to ignore it. The reason we can’t help the Iraqi army is because you disbanded it. The reason you have all these Sunnis available to fight with ISIS and to be discontented is because you kicked them out of the army

WOLFOWITZ: Chris, let’s just start with, you just said something that’s completely wrong.

CUOMO: What?

WOLFOWITZ: The Iraqi army was Saddam’s army, was a useless army. It was infiltrated by the very people who are running the insurgency. We took much too long in my view, one mistake, we took much too long to build an Iraqi army that was capable of counterinsurgency operations. But we built it. That was one of Petraeus’s major achievements in Iraq. And, at that time, Maliki was ready to take on the Iranian stooge, Moqtada al-Sadr, with some American help. That’s the army that is now falling apart. It wasn’t really ready to stand on its own feet, that’s true, but it was capable of doing significant successful operations with Americans at its back.

WOLFOWITZ: You seem insistent on this blame game. There’s a lot of mistakes and-

CUOMO: Because it’s being played, Mr. Wolfowitz. I would like to do nothing more than ignore the past and deal with the present because of its urgency. Many of us will wind up over there covering it. You know, what I’m saying is, I just wanted your wisdom and your perspective. I’m sorry to cut you off. I just, I wanted your wisdom and your perspective to correct the record. That’s why I’m pressing you on it, not because I want to point fingers.

WOLFOWITZ: Well, if you want my wisdom and perspective, such as it is, I think we could have kept a substantial, not a huge American presence, not a combat presence, but the kind of support that would have kept Maliki better under control that would have given the Iraqi army a better ability to function. I don’t think it was set up well for Obama when he came in, but I don’t think he operated off of that base very effectively.

Look, Dwight Eisenhower became President in 1953 having campaigned to end the war in Korea, which he did immediately. He did not remove American troops from Korea. If he had done so, Korea wasn’t ready to stand on its own feet for another 10 or 20 years, and even then not very well, but today it’s a miracle story.

Look, I think this situation can be recovered. The best way to end the so-called blame game is for the President to pull the chestnuts out of the fire here and say, “Go blame all you like, I have succeeded.” What people say in the end about this is not going to be about what happened five years ago or 10 years ago or 20 years ago. It’s going to be about how this situation comes out, and it is an emergency for the United States. It is al-Qaeda. It’s not just Sunni and Shiia, and we need to do everything we can within reason, and that puts some limits on what we can do.
 

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Leftist Journalist Slams Paralyzed GOP Candidate Standing To Recite Pledge Of Allegiance At RNC

So now it’s ok to kneel but it’s not ok to stand?

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Leftist Journalist Slams Young Paralyzed GOP Candidate Standing To Recite Pledge Of Allegiance At RNC

Madison Cawthorn standing to recite the Pledge was enough cause for PBS journalist Yamiche Alcindor to slam him on Twitter, writing: “Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans to (sic) should stand during the pledge of allegiance & national anthem. It was a direct rebuke of actions by ppl — including black athletes who are currently sitting out games — protesting police brutality.”

TDW:

Madison Cawthorn, 25, the young GOP candidate for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, spoke Wednesday at the Republican National Convention from his wheelchair, as he has been paralyzed since the age of 18 from a car accident. At the end of his speech, Cawthorn, with the help of two men on either side of him, slowly rose to his feet to recite a brief portion of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Cawthorn began by mentioning the terrible car accident that robbed him of the use of his legs, saying, “Instantly, my hopes and dreams were seemingly destroyed. I was given a 1% chance of surviving. But thanks to the power of prayer, a very loving community, and many skilled doctors, I made it.”

“My accident has given me new eyes to see and new ears to hear; God protected my mind and my ability to speak, so I say to people who feel forgotten, ignored and invisible: I see you. I hear you,” Cawthorn stated.

He continued, “In times of peril, young people have stepped up and saved this country, abroad and at home. We held the line, scaled the cliffs, crossed oceans, liberated camps, and cracked codes. Yet today, political forces want to usher in the digital dark ages. A time of information without wisdom and tribalism without truth. National leaders on the Left have normalized emotion-based voting and a radicalized identity politics that rejects Martin Luther King’s dream. MLK’s dream is our dream: for all Americans to be judged solely on their character.” More

Social media erupts:

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CNN’s Stelter Says They May Cut Away From The RNC If There’s ‘Disinformation’

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CNN’s Stelter Says They May Cut Away From The RNC If There’s ‘Disinformation’

CNN’s Brian Stelter says the network will do live ‘fact-checks’ of the Republican convention, then gets blasted for not doing the same with Democrats.

“Television nets are going to have interesting choices to make…about whether to cut away if there’s this stream of disinformation happening live.” Promises CNN will cut in with “fact” checks.

Twitter weighs in:

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Trump Dunks On Reporter Over Not Wearing Masks: It’s A ‘Peaceful Protest’

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Trump Dunks On Reporter Over Not Wearing Masks: It’s A ‘Peaceful Protest’

President Donald Trump shoots down a reporter’s claim that NJ club members violating coronavirus guidelines: ‘It’s a peaceful protest.’

“No, this is a political activity,” Trump responded as the crowd booed the reporter. “You’re wrong on that because it’s a political activity. They have exceptions … and it’s also a peaceful protest.”

Twitter EXPLODES:

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MSNBC Ends Interview After Pro-Trump Dem Lawmaker BLASTS Him For Suggesting That He’s Getting Paid To Support Trump

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MSNBC Ends Interview After Pro-Trump Dem Lawmaker BLASTS Him For Suggesting That He’s Getting Paid To Support Trump

Democratic Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones told MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin that he is “paid to shape a liberal narrative” during a heated interview in which the lawmaker took exception to a question about whether or not he’s compensated to support President Trump.

OUCH: MSNBC Host Gets BLASTED After Suggesting Dem Lawmaker Is Paid To Support Trump

OUCH: MSNBC Host ENDS Interview after pro-Trump Democratic lawmaker BLASTS him for suggesting that he’s getting paid to support Trump

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Vernon Jones, who is a member of Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board, was asked by MSNBC host Craig Melvin if he is paid to support Trump as a Democrat.

“Are you a paid campaign surrogate? Are you being compensated?” Craig Melvin bluntly questioned.

“Let me be clear. You get paid to shape a liberal narrative. You get paid to attack this president,” Vernon Jones shot back. “I don’t get a dime for this president. I don’t get a dime from the campaign. Everything I’ve done has been me and based on my principles.”

Jones then started to discuss how African Americans are expected to oppose Trump but Melvin cut him off. “Sir, I did not raise your race,” Melvin said as bickering intensified.

“Let me finish now. Let me finish,” Vernon Jones said.

“No, no, wait. Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re not going to imply that I asked that question because you’re Black,” Craig Melvin responded.

“So don’t ask me that. You only ask me that because I don’t fit your narrative. I don’t want anything from this president. It’s what I can do for my country and you need to accept that many other African Americans and others support this president because of his policies. And to insult me to say am I getting paid, that is disgraceful,” Vernon Jones said

“That’s representative of MSNBC and their narrative to keep Blacks silent who happen to support this president,” Vernon Jones added. “Why can’t I be like White liberals or other Whites, nobody questions if they’re getting paid, so do you ask Democrats [if] are they getting paid? Are you getting paid by Joe Biden?”

Craig Melvin then quickly ended the interview.

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ABC Gets Mocked For Their “Peaceful Demonstration Intensifies” Claim

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ABC Gets Mocked For Their "Peaceful Demonstration Intensifies" Claim

ABC got mocked after they tweeted “peaceful demonstration intensifies” about a violent incident that happened in California.

The protest in Oakland turned violent when demonstrators set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers.

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Fox Soul Cancels Farrakhan Broadcast After Outrage On Social Media

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Fox Soul Cancels Farrakhan Broadcast After Outrage On Social Media

Fox Soul network won’t air the upcoming Louis Farrakhan speech after a lot of outcry on social media.

Fox Soul, which bills itself as “a live and interactive streaming channel dedicated to the African American viewer that premiered in January 2020,” announced on Monday that it will not broadcast the speech after facing backlash.

TDW:

Fox Soul, Fox TV’s streaming service targeted to black viewers, has canceled a Fourth of July program that was set to feature Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

The new network had planned to air a “Message to America” from Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan, who has been widely criticized for anti-Semitic and racist statements. Farrakhan was scheduled to deliver his remarks — dubbed “The Criterion: An Announcement to the World” — at 11 a.m. EDT on America’s birthday.

Among other widely reported comments, Farrakhan compared Jews to termites and defended the use of the phrase “death to America” on a visit to Iran in 2018.

Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat and founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, called on Fox Soul to cancel the program.

“@AmericansAA calls upon @FOXTV to immediately cancel the planned JULY 4 broadcast of Dishonorable Minister of Hate @LouisFarrakhan on @[email protected] considers the Nation of Islam to be an extremist hate group. So why amplify this hateful voice?!#CancelFarrakhanNow!” he wrote.

Others also blasted the network for giving Farrakhan a platform. More

I’m normally against the cancel culture, but I won’t shed a tear that Louis Farrakhan got canceled. He truly deserves it!

 

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CNN Reporter and Crew Freed After Being Arrested by Minneapolis Police While Covering Protests

While CNN may not be the most balanced news outlet out there, the Constitution guarantees them certain rights that we must all defend….no matter how we feel about their programming.

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As if things couldn’t get any more dystopian around here these days, we now have concerns that the First Amendment is under attack in Minneapolis.

First there was the global pandemic, followed swiftly by a cultural flood of angst after the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police.  During their attempt to cover the protests that have erupted surrounding the case, a CNN reporter and his crew were arrested.

A CNN crew was arrested while giving a live television report Friday morning in Minneapolis — and then released about an hour later — as the crew covered ongoing protests over the death in police custody of George Floyd.

State police detained CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, his producer and his photojournalist shortly after 5 a.m. CT (6 a.m. ET) as Jimenez was reporting live from a street south of downtown, near where a police precinct building was earlier set ablaze.

Jimenez could be seen holding his CNN badge while reporting, identifying himself as a reporter, and telling the officers the crew would move wherever officers needed them to. An officer gripped his arm as Jimenez talked, then put him in handcuffs.

“We can move back to where you like. We are live on the air here. … Put us back where you want us. We are getting out of your way — wherever you want us (we’ll) get out of your way,” Jimenez said to police before he was led away.

Jimenez and his associates were eventually freed without charges, after it was made very clear that arresting members of the press is not something that we do here in America…even if it is CNN.

The journalist said that police treated them justly during their brief detention.

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