CNN whines about Trump tweet, said little to nothing about threats against president, supporters

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The propagandists at CNN are losing their collective minds about a tweet sent out by President Trump that shows him body-slamming someone with the CNN logo superimposed on his face.  According to CNN, this tweet will cause people to start shooting journalists across the country.  But a quick search of Google found that the network, which is seen by many as the least-trusted name in cable news, has said very little to nothing about the thousands of threats leveled against Trump and/or his supporters.

As Breitbart observed:

While some journalists and commentators laughed off the tweet, other journalists went off the deep end and accused Trump of threatening journalists.

In this overreach, CNN led the way, saying Trump “encourages violence against reporters.”

The report went on to say:

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press — a non-profit that works to protect the First Amendment’s freedom of the press — chose to join those in the press engaging in hysterics and overreaction, releasing a statement saying Trump “glorified violence against members of the press.”

“We condemn the president’s threat of physical violence against journalists. This tweet is beneath the office of the presidency. Sadly, it is not beneath this president,” Executive Director Bruce Brown said in a statement.

“No one should be threatened with physical harm for doing their jobs. Journalists are your neighbors, they’re your friends. Journalists perform a critical function in our society, one the Founding Fathers felt was so necessary that they enshrined it first in the Bill of Rights.”

Brown then decided to go one step further and declare that by tweeting a harmless meme, Trump “attacks the people.”

But, Breitbart said back in May, a CNN panel had no problem whatsoever with Kathy Griffin’s despicable ISIS-like photo in which she held up a facsimile of Trump’s bloody severed head.

CNN contributor David Urban, for example, opined: “I think we’ve got much bigger issues to focus on than Kathy Griffin.”

Immediately after November’s election, we broke the news that a series of GoFundMe accounts were actively raising money to fund Trump’s assassination.  Where was CNN?  Naturally, a Google search did not provide any results.  A search at CNN.com found only one story that referenced Trump and GoFundMe, but it was not about pages on the crowdfunding site set up to finance the president’s murder.

Likewise, a Google search of “site:cnn.com “death threat” +Trump supporters” returned no results.  Neither did a Google search of “site:cnn.com “death threat” +Trump.”

This despite the numerous threats leveled at Trump from the unhinged left — egged on in no small measure by CNN.  No lectures from Brian Stelter, no clucking of the tongue by any of the talking heads, nothing.  That’s not to say nothing was ever said or mentioned.  Maybe someone mentioned it in passing during a panel discussion or briefly mentioned it in an article, but we were unable to find anything.  If CNN actually did a featured story, we’d like to see it and welcome a link to the article.

The network did mention the recent statement by Johnny Depp and mentioned a few of the more provocative statements made by Hollywood leftists.  The article, however, closed with statements made against Hillary Clinton by Trump adviser Al Baldasaro:

Trump himself has been criticized for making comments that have appeared to advocate violence against others, including those on the other side of the political aisle. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump appeared to encourage gun owners to take some form of action if Hillary Clinton was elected and appointed judges who do not support gun rights.

He also declined to rebuke an adviser for suggesting that his 2016 opponent should be “shot for treason,” a suggestion made by Al Baldasaro, who informally advised Trump on veterans issues.

“This whole thing disgusts me — Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason,” Baldasaro said referring to Clinton’s actions during the attack on the US mission in Benghazi.

Asked about Baldasaro, who coincidentally was at the White House on Friday for a bill signing, Spicer did not appear to remember the comments.

“I don’t believe — and the President has said this as well — anybody who goes out and tries to highlight those kinds of actions should not be welcome,” Spicer told reporters in the off-camera briefing. “I’m not aware of the comments he made. I don’t think that we should be resorting to that language with respect to anyone in our country.”

Whether the President will take his press secretary’s response to heart remains unclear.

Did CNN justify comments made by Depp and others?  It appears that’s the case.

Writing at the Daily Wire, John Nolte explained that by its own logic, CNN wants Trump dead:

Time and again and again and again, CNN has told us that they believe symbols, images, and rhetoric provoke violence. More specifically, CNN has told us that symbols, images, and rhetoric provoke murder. Even more specifically, CNN has told us that symbol, images, and rhetoric provoke political assassinations.

If your stated belief is that symbols, images, and rhetoric provoke violence, murder, and political assassinations, then we all know why you are funding a stage play performed in the most famous public park in America that depicts the bloody assassination of President Trump.

We know why because you have told us why. For going on a decade and in no uncertain terms, you have told us that you believe specific actions will result in a specific outcome. Therefore, when you engage in those specific actions, without any uncertainty we know the outcome you desire.

Nolte even provided specific examples to prove his point:

Just like we all know why CNN points what looks like a sniper scope directly at the Oval Office.

Just like we all know why CNN’s “conscience” describes Trump as “un-American,” and a dangerous man who might be crazy.

Just like we all know why CNN regularly compares Trump and his supporters to the Ku Klux Klan (by the way, this includes Rep. Steve Scalise, who was gravely wounded in Wednesday’s  #Resistance shooting).

Just like we all know why CNN compares Trump and his supporters to Nazis.

“CNN’s intent is absolutely clear,” Nolte said, adding that the network’s “intent has always been absolutely clear.”

In another article, Nolte detailed the many ways CNN has demonized Trump, egging liberals into a hateful frenzy and said that “in pursuit of its left-wing political goals, CNN regularly takes to the streets to openly encourage political violence.”

Now, CNN hypocritically lectures Trump and the rest of us about civility.  Perhaps they should stop harping at us and start looking in the mirror…

Yes, this IS CNN.

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