A CNN anchor dusted off the age old argument that it is okay to “punch a Nazi” yesterday – on cable news.
“People who show up to fight against bigots are not to be judged the same as the bigots even if they do resort to the same kinds of petty violence,” said Chris Cuomo, anchor of “CNN Primetime.”
Cuomo painted radical leftist Antifa members as victims of right-wing hatred, but he did not list a single case of physical violence on that might cause Antifa to have to fight back. Instead, he said that the right’s perceived “bigotry” was enough to warrant a violent response, and that such a response was morally justified because the left is fighting against this perceived “bigotry.”
The left has long believed that words are violence, and thus physical violence is morally justified in response to words that offend them. But this is a whole new level of insanity.
Now, according to Cuomo, offensive, bigoted language itself is not the bar for the left to commit acts of violence, but rather perceived bigotry as a whole justifies violence. Considering that the political left truly believes that everyone who voted for President Donald J. Trump is a bigot, by Cuomo’s logic it is morally acceptable to commit acts violence against any Trump supporter.
This is insanity. Cuomo and CNN are enemies of the American people, like Trump has been saying all along.
Media Lied: President Trump Did Not Claim Operation Desert Storm Occurred During the Vietnam War
The corporate media has been peddling an edited clip.
The mainstream media falsely reported that President Donald Trump confused the setting of ‘Operation Desert Storm,’ a military name for the 1990 Gulf War, during a July 4th speech on the White House lawn on Sunday. The media accused President Trump of falsely stating that Desert Storm was a military operation that took place during the Vietnam War.
Liberals associated with political organizations such as the Lincoln Project and media groups such as PoliticusUSA displayed edited video clips and made dishonest claims that the President had conflated Operation Desert Storm and the Vietnam war, hoping to score a partisan political point.
Trump just said we fought Operation Desert Storm in the jungles of Vietnam, but please tell us again which Presidential candidate lacks cognitive functions.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 5, 2020
In contrast to the claims of partisan liberals, President Trump clearly drew a distinction between combat operations in Vietnam and in Kuwait in 1990, having referred to the events in successive fashion.
Try posting the full clip instead of clipping it out of context. pic.twitter.com/tnBRP0E5dj
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 5, 2020
Other mainstream media pundits and journalists shared claims that Trump had made the mistake, going on to delete their false claims after the erroneous nature of the claim became apparent on social media. Twitter ultimately ended up labeling the claims that the President conflated the two as “manipulated media,” possibly hoping to score credibility with conservatives by executing the bare minimum of content moderation as the platform rampantly censors the free speech of President Trump, conservatives, and right-wingers.
A reporter from MSNBC is yet to delete her tweet falsely accusing the President of confusing Desert Storm and Vietnam, even after the clip she originally retweeted has been delete in acknowledgment of its dishonesty.
Operation Desert Storm…in the jungles of…Vietnam. https://t.co/QEr698vhJ4
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) July 4, 2020
These are some very dishonest people, folks.
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