CNN goes there, links Trump wrestling meme to racism, anti-Semitism

Just when you think the liberal anti-Trump media can’t get any more ridiculous, it proves you wrong.  On Monday, CNN, the network seen by a number of people as the least-trusted name in cable news, actually said the wresting video posted by President Trump raised “questions” about “racism, bigotry, and violence … [and] antisemitism,” Breitbart.com reported.


According to Breitbart’s Joel B. Pollack:

Appearing on The Lead, CNN correspondent Tom Foreman cited the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) — a left-wing organization often critical of the Trump administration — and its finding that the Reddit user who claimed to have created the wrestling video had posted offensive content in the past.

Foreman noted that the White House had not revealed where it found the video, except to say that it was not on Reddit. (This author remembers seeing the video on Twitter before Trump tweeted it.)

The ADL released a statement on Monday, stating that it had studied the posts by the Reddit user in question, HanAssholeSolo (the ADL declined to provide the full name), concluding that he or she “is like many other online bigots who use platforms like Reddit to anonymously share their hateful words and images.”

The ADL further said:

For more than a year, this Reddit user has violated the platform’s terms of service by posting the type of hate against Muslims, African-Americans, Jews and others that has become all too common both online and offline, according to ADL’s analysis, available here. In fact, the individual posted an image collage of CNN journalists and employees labeling them with a Star of David and writing, “Something strange about CNN…can’t quite put my finger on it…” [original link]

“We have been analyzing the online activities of this individual and found a consistent record of racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry for more than a year on Reddit,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “This individual traffics in online hatred and at times violent rhetoric, has created an image labeling CNN journalists with Stars of David and has written about stabbing Muslims among other violent rhetoric.

“When those on the fringes of society feel their messaging is getting mainstream attention, that should raise alarms for all Americans across the political spectrum that reject hatred and bigotry,” Greenblatt added. “We must condemn these extremists and keep them on the margins of our society.”

So let’s see if we can connect the dots.  The ADL makes a compelling case that an unnamed Reddit user may very well be a bigot, but provides no evidence proving that Trump sourced the video from the user or, Pollack said, “that he even knew the source, or the source’s posting history.”

Moreover, there’s absolutely nothing in the video that is racist or bigoted in any way — unless, that is, one is willing to make the insane case that CNN is a race.

But CNN — in its apparent ongoing effort to foment hate and violence against the president — wants to make the case the video is somehow racist and/or anti-Semitic.

With “reporting” like this, it’s no wonder CNN is seen as the least-trusted name in network news and the modern-day incarnation of the old Soviet Pravda.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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