CNN: “Anderson Cooper: That’s the response of a 12-year-old” | The Recreational Writer | RecreationalWriter.com

Friday , 10, August 2018 Leave a comment

I decided today that I would take a look at CNN.com. I came across a video in which Anderson Cooper was “interviewing” a guest (an American conservative man, Mr. Paris Dennard) about the “tweet” that was made about Don Lemon and Lebron James. At one point in the video, shortly after matter-of-factly-declaring that the response on “Twitter” was, “That’s the response of a 12-year-old”, Cooper not-so-under-his-breath and very condescendingly tells Mr. Dennard, that “apparently he can’t break publicly from him, or you will get in trouble I guess …” Seriously CNN? You pretend, and keep peddling that you are not biased? That you employ non-biased journalists? This video completey and utterly destroys that narrative. Watch the video.

Anderson Cooper completely destroys CNN's "unbiased" narrative.

I, and I think that the American people whom you attempt to brainwash, would like to know, CNN, where the unbiased is? Accusing someone that you do not agree with of them “getting in trouble I guess” when deciding whether or not to break with any particular politician, is, well, less than unbiased.

In case CNN and Anderson Cooper do not, or cannot, comprehend the meaning of “unbiased”, here is a dictionary definition (please let me know if you need it translated.)

Here is the definition from Merriam-Webster:

Definition of unbiased
1 : free from bias; especially : free from all prejudice and favoritism : eminently fair

2 : having an expected value equal to a population parameter being estimated

It would seem to me that in demeaning someone with a conservative view, Cooper exemplifies not unbiased, but the extreme bias of CNN

…writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation…

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/journalismhttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/journalism

As with the majority of American viewers, I do not care what someone’s personal belief is when it comes to getting updated on local, national and world news. However, CNN makes it obvious that they cannot take an unbiased approach.

Another example of this, is that as of this writing, on August 7, 2018, there is no mention of the terrorist organization “Antifa” assaulting conservatives Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk. What would have been CNN’s response if a liberal “activist” was treated this way?

Further, CNN employs Don Lemon. Not exactly the most unbiased person in the world. Here, he calls a sitting U.S. President a racist without offering any evidence to support his unbiased, non-journalistic view. To further prove his bias, he (Don Lemon) declared, ““You know what John Fredericks, John, until that last comment — Yeah I’m going to cut you off. Can we please cut him off? Can we take him off the screen? Can we get rid of John Fredericks? Thank you” Lemon said.” (http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/12/cnn-censors-conservative-commentator-after-host-don-lemon-felt-insulted-video/) On another topic that matters to Americans, and the disrespect of American Military Personnel and the Flag, he says that it’s “bullshit” that people are making it about the Military, and the flag. Obviously Mr. Lemon is ignorant to what the National Anthem is, and what it represents.

Mr. Lemon and Mr. Cooper are not the outliers in at CNN. Remember, they employed f-list (or below) Kathy Griffin, who famously posted the photo (which I refuse to link to on ethical and patriotic grounds.) CNN did “fire” her, but, she is not the only one in the CNN camp that allows their bias to show through. At least with her, she was not a supposed “journalist.” Neither are Mr. Lemon or Mr. Cooper, in my opinion. But they remain employed with CNN, which formerly was known as Cable News Network, but since 2008, has really been the Clinton News Network.

I do not use that term lightly, and over the years, I was a staunch viewer of CNN. However, the addition of radical left-wing biased “journalists” has left something less than appeal with me, and hopefully the majority of Americans.

Merriam-Webster says this of journalism, “writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation” (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/journalism) I ask CNN, where is the direct presentation of facts when you decry “That’s the response of a 12 year old” about a sitting United States President. Where is the direct presentation of facts when Cooper decries further, “”apparently he can’t break publicly from him, or you will get in trouble I guess …” No Mr. Cooper, that is called having free will (that you would have taken away),  and having your own beliefs, and not allowing CNN to influence based off of lies, misstatements, editorial opinions “fake news.”

And CNN, how about Don Lemon’s decry of [what he believes as fact] that President Trump is a racist, which he has touted as fact, when he has offered no evidence or documents or historical context of racism.

Going back to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (I understand “millennials” have more than likely never seen, or heard of, a dictionary) as it is my source for definitions of words that those such as Mr. Cooper and Mr. Lemon casually lob about, it defines racism in three different points.

1. a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

CNN, and Mr. Lemon, are you asserting that there is documented evidence of the belief of an inherent superiority? I have not seen any.

2. a : a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles
    b : a political or social system founded on racism

This one has two parts, try and keep up. To the first point, if the number 1 above answer is no, then CNN or Mr. Lemon have documented historical evidence that Mr. Trump has a “doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism’? Or that he has found a political or social system founded on it? Again, I have not seen it.

3. racial prejudice or discrimination

This is probably the most overused of the three definitions, but what most people think of when they refer to “racism.” Mr. Lemon, have you evidence that the President has been prejudice towards, or discriminated against a race? This article describes how the President has done more for black Americans in less than two years than Mr. Obama’s failed policies did in eight. But what about banning Muslims? I am certain Mr. Lemon would ask. Well first, Mr. Lemon, if you believe that Muslim is a race, you need to return to grade school. Muslim is “an adherent of Islam” (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Muslim and “adherent” means, “one who adheres to something: such as a : a follower of a leader, party, or profession Freud’s adherents; b : a believer in or advocate especially of a particular idea or church; adherents of Christianity, adherents of socialism.” Islam is a religion. It is not a race.

As this article points out, Presidents over many generations have banned immigrants that were, or could potentially be, threats to the United States or her allies. This precedent is actually law, as the article points out. “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.” (Immigration and Nationality Act) The temporary restrictions (to clarify, that is not a ban, but a ninety day stay) on Visa’s from countries that house, and in some cases aid and abed, enemies to Western Society (such as ISIS), was in response to the possibility of ISIS and other operatives entering the United States. There were legitimate concerns.

So, if it is not because of prohibiting a small portion of a religion to enter the United States, what is the “racism” he is guilty of? Building a wall to try and stop illegal immigrants, sex slave trafficking, drug trafficking, etc.? To attempt and keep violent gangs out of the United States? Let us, again, look at precedence for a secure border. Mr. Lemon, in 1995, President Bill Clinton said in his State of the Union Address this: “All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it. (https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4631739/bill-clinton-illegal-immigration) Do you argue that a wall would not stop it? Perhaps a little more recently, when your queen and savior Hillary Clinton said that we need to “secure our borders … physical barriers if necessary.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S1uc47j1Q4) Or, even more recently, your very own deity, Barack Obama said, “But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it. Families who enter our country the right way and play by the rules watch others flout the rules. … First, we’ll build on our progress at the border with additional resources for our law enforcement personnel so that they can stem the flow of illegal crossings and speed the return of those who do cross over. ” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/transcript-obamas-immigration-speech/2014/11/20/14ba8042-7117-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html?utm_term=.6dc11c4e1382) So Mr. Lemon, if Mr. Trump is guilty of racism because of his stance on immigration, then so is Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. 

There is no doubt, and the evidence is damning, that CNN does not just “report the news.” They apply a bias, and hard left bias, and then defame and demean anyone that does not believe their rhetoric. They are not journalists, they are editorialists. Much life the Huffington Post, MSNBC and Vox.com. They are certainly not in the same ranks as our Military Personnel that actually die to protect our freedom. Mr. Cooper and Mr. Lemon are just the leading examples at CNN that CNN is not an impartial news organization.

They are the liberal media arm of the DNC and Hillary Clinton. I think that their ratings are evidence of that as well.

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