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!?
CNN just another reason we can not trust a thing from the M.S. Media and more reasons to boycott the dirty rats and their sponsors
President Trump was much more clear than that when it came to the statues getting torn down by revisionists of history in Southern city parks.
But he was misquoted, taken out of context and derided as if the Left’s interpretation of his words were the fact instead of what he actually said.
The Left will bend over backwards for Chris Cuomo tho.
Whoa, wait a minute. Wasn’t that basically what Trump said about Charlottesville?
Yet, when Chrissie Cuomo says that it is OK?
What spoiled brat Cuomo doesn’t acknowledge is that with rights come responsibilities. If you want the right to “peaceable” marches, you have a responsibility to point out the bad people and get them away from your march. There has been a couple of videos out where the marchers pointed out the bad guys to the police. But not enough.
Frankly, this has gone on too long and all the sympathy I had in the beginning has now dissipated. The marches have turned violent. Stop it, honor the curfews and go home leaving Antifa/BLM to either act alone or go home as well.
When the good people outnumber the bad
@kitt: What are these antifa people trying to prove?
@Nathan Blue: The are there strictly to prevent any pro america progress, they used to show up at any freedom of speech rally or pro constitution rally just to create violence, then the proudboys began to give security and protect the marchers. Antifas allies targeted the Proud boys prosecuting them as harshly as possible. They are mostly fascist anachists that serve only to terrorize, thus the President has designated them as a terrorist org.
Barr has already announced he will release communications exposing those in power that assist these lowlife agitators. They are mostly to dumb to see the endgame, world communism. Toilet paper and scraps for them, nothing for us and vast wealth and power for the puppet masters.
Nathan, they’re anarchists as well as Communists, like our resident Communist, Comrade Greggie. They want to abolish ALL government, police departments, prisons, etc. And they have been active in the U.S. for a decade but no one ever tried to take them on. They are funded by the Soros 501(c)3s.
maybe, just maybe these domestic terrorist should show up on one of their door steps. maybe cooper, of fecal barin don or air head cuome invite them all in and have brunch or dinner. none of these AH terrorist will have any scarps . recall that in Hitler’s rise to power he employed low life, thugs, rapist, murders, all that survived the purge in 1930, were to become the Gestapo. once the trash had done the basic slaughter and bringing the population under control they wee all eliminated. the timing is going to be in exposing the leadership of anti-f**k, and other terrorist groups. infiltration of these group has been underway for years. so where is comrade greggy- poo?
First and foremost, almost totally ignored throughout, what is the racial trigger here? What was the component that triggered a national (hell, GLOBAL) response to “racism”? No one has an answer; many don’t even want to think about it. It was simply the default conclusion for the left to jump to. To be honest, that was MY first reaction as well; not blaming racism but anticipating that racism would be exploited. And, just like clockwork…
So Cuomo and other race baiters get to go on national television and assume this is a race-motivated killing in order to incite MORE violence. But, remember… Trump is divisive and inflammatory.
@retire05: What he and the entire rest of the left also don’t realize is that the innocent, peaceful, law abiding business man and woman have some rights, too. One of those is for the government to do the FIRST thing they are charged with being responsible for; the safety of them and their property. However, they view their obligation to crybabies as prioritized before the law abiding citizen.
@Nathan Blue: Just trying to earn that $15 an hour and get a good reference from Papa Soros.