CNN marked the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday week with a one-hour special called "State of Hate: The Explosion of White Supremacy." These people pledge allegiance to "Facts First" in their marketing, but on what factual basis is there an "explosion of white supremacy" in America?
CNN will deny it, of course, but it doesn't see much difference between white supremacists and Trump Nation. CNN spent an hour promoting fringe racist figures like Richard Spencer and David Duke, who promised he was going to "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump." But this was outdated, since Spencer tweeted last November, "The Trump moment is over, and it's time for us to move on."
In the CNN special, racists were interspersed with footage of people saying, "Make America Great Again" and footage of people protesting illegal immigration, with an obvious smear implied. Oppose illegal immigration? You must be a Klansman. Or a neo-Nazi. This "explosion of white supremacy" is apparently so dangerous that CNN felt the need to expose it during an hour of prime-time programming. [more...]
Brent Bozell, the founder of the Media Research Center, has a new bestselling book: Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump