CNN has quickly emerged over the last week as quite literally the riot apologist “news” network as anchors and “journalists” from Don Lemon, to Anderson Cooper, to Sara Sidner have actually expressed solidarity with violent “protesters” who are looting and setting fires to businesses, and assaulting people all in the name of “Justice for George Floyd.”
The latest example of this comes from “Prime Time” host and admitted Antifa supporter Chris Cuomo, who last night lit one match after the other in support of non-peaceful protesters in a gaslight-filled rant that would be a shoo-in for the Journalism Hall of Shame if such a hall actually existed.
I’m going to post the insane transcript of what he said last night below and add bold emphasis to the parts I think are worth highlighting. Commentary to follow:
It is a sad day when we need curfews in our cities. America’s major cities are filled with people demanding this country become more fair, more just and ironically, more united.
Now, too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets, persistent, and poisonous, inequities and injustice. And please, show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Because, I can show you outraged citizens are the ones who have made America what she is and led to any major milestones.
Be honest, this is not a tranquil time. They’re not here to make power or you or me comfortable? They’re here to yell, criticize, blame and shame. You don’t have to like it. But why not focus on remembering the reason for the pain that fuels their purpose?
Police are the ones who are required to be peaceful, to de-escalate, to remain calm. They are, in fact, trained to do exactly that. So, when one kneels on someone’s neck for a long time and other police don’t stop obvious deadliness, that’s the problem.
We can’t be in a place where cops can act human and be forgiven but citizens can have the same flawed responses and be justifiably killed, or told to hold their tongues. Citizens have no duty to check their outrage or ignore a curfew to keep doing that. They may get arrested because it’s illegal. That’s their right as well.
Looting, arson, violence. Now, that’s something else. Don’t confuse that with protests or the people doing it with protesters. There are bad people mixed in with good people in these situations. That’s the truth. We’re learning it in every city. And we’re watching New York City tonight especially closely, where orders went into effect an hour ago to stay off the streets after one of the wildest most destructive nights in recent memory.
Notice how just about everything he said there was a contradiction? He started off by saying how “sad” it was that curfews were in place as if they shouldn’t be, but then later noted that they were in place “after one of the wildest destructive nights” in New York City history. That makes no sense. Either he believes curfews should be in place to quell the violence or he believes rioters should be allowed to unleash hell unrestrained.
Secondly, there is not one person in this country – not Trump, not anyone, who is demanding any protester “hold their tongues.” They are demanding that the rioters and looters and arsonists who are burning cities to the ground be stopped before they destroy entire communities. Big difference.
Also note that Cuomo differentiates between peaceful protesters and looters and rioters towards the end of his rant as if to insinuate that he doesn’t condone the latter, but he doesn’t give the people who are complaining about the protesters the same courtesy of understanding how to differentiate between the two. Again, the complaints about the protests have nothing to do with the fact that people are simply marching. The complaints have to do with the violence that often comes along with the marches in big cities like NY, L.A., and Minneapolis.
Let them march. But stop the riots! It’s actually a common-sense position to take, but common sense doesn’t get clicks and RTs, which doesn’t work in Chri$ Cuomo’s world.
Anarchy has no place whatsoever in a civilized society. Civil unrest is one thing, burning entire communities and destroying people’s livelihoods is something altogether different. You’ve gone beyond merely expressing your first amendment rights when you’re doing that. Way beyond it.
And yet Chris Cuomo tells you protesters “have no duty to check their outrage”? That’s as good as lighting a match. Don Lemon actually compared the rioting to the Boston Tea Party in a recent diatribe against Trump’s call for law and order.
How dare Trump have the nerve to call for law and order at a time when violent protesters across America are turning thriving American cities into apocalyptic war scenes, something that has nothing to do whatsoever with getting justice for George Floyd!?
As I said earlier, CNN has become the riot apologist news network, lighting matches while cops were being assaulted and run over in the streets, and while businesses were looted and set on fire in the name of “justice.”
I’m beginning to think the only way that Cuomo, Lemon, Cooper and all the rest will understand how dangerous what they’re doing actually is is when an Antifa thug or another rioter pushes them out of their cushy makeup chairs and steals their Perrier waters.
What they’re doing is disgusting. There is simply no excuse for it. None. That goes for the rioters and CNN alike.