April Ryan

FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, April Ryan, a veteran White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, appears at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Ryan has been hired as a political contributor for CNN. Her CNN hiring was announced on Monday, April 3, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

In July, Kimberly Klacik, a Baltimore County Republican official, appeared on Fox and detailed the problems of rats and garbage in West Baltimore and called for something to be done to address the problem.

Her report got a lot of press and drew the attention of President Donald Trump and late Rep. Elijah Cummings, whose district included the part of Baltimore in question. Trump and Cummings exchanged words in media over the issue.

But the attention inspired multiple clean-up efforts in the city, some of which Klacik had participated in.

Now Klacik is running for the seat that opened when Cummings died of cancer on October 17.

From Baltimore Sun:

“I am throwing my hat in the race for the 7th Congressional District,” Klacik said in an interview. “I’ve seen firsthand what a lot of people are going through. Our violent crime is up 52% in Baltimore County and it’s rising in Baltimore City, too. I don’t think it’s a coincidence.” [….]

“Talking to residents about rats and infrastructure and vacant homes, there’s so much that can be done,” Klacik said.

But CNN’s April Ryan had a terrible reaction to the story about Klacik’s announcement.

The woman who “created the controversy?” Did she plant the garbage in the district that has plagued the residents forever? Is she really blaming Klacik for actually pointing out the problem?

Not only that. “Cummings never got over the attack on him and the city. It is all because of her.” This is just so wrong. Cummings had cancer, suggesting somehow that his death is related to Klacik pointing out the problem is just vile.

And it wasn’t only April Ryan, her CNN colleague, Brian Stelter, also chimed in.

So the problem is Fox dared cover a news story? Or they dared cover a news story that might be implicitly critical of Democrats who hadn’t addressed the trash and rat problem?

Is CNN suggesting that no one should ever cover a story that might reflect badly on Democrats?

Come to think of it, that is pretty much the position they are always taking as the media arm of the Democratic Party. This is just making it more obvious and disgusting.