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CNN’s John Avlon Lies, Repeatedly, in ‘Reality Check’ About Trump and White Nationalism

By WillPowers following x   2019 Mar 18, 4:07pm 212 views   7 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Avlon began by mischaracterizing the president’s response to a question in the Oval Office Friday about whether Trump thought white nationalism was a growing phenomenon. He played a small snippet of Trump’s remarks: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. I guess…”.

“Not exactly a full-throated denunciation from the bully pulpit,” Avlon said, leaving out the part where Trump called it “terrible.

Avalon then went on to list several other supposed examples of Trump indulging white nationalists.

“We all remember the Charlottesville white nationalist marches,” Avlon said, as footage of neo-Nazis marching in a torchlight procession played on a screen behind him. “And we all remember President Trump’s response,” Avlon continued.

The screen behind him cut to Trump’s Aug. 15, 2017, press conference, showing Trump saying, “very fine people on both sides.”

Avlon did not mention that Trump was referring to protesters and counter-protesters over the issue of the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee — as even CNN noted at the time — and that Trump had specifically excluded the neo-Nazis from ‘very fine people.” Avlon also failed to tell CNN’s audience that Trump had denounced the neo-Nazis the day before in a speech against bigotry from the White House.

He then played footage of Trump’s February 2016 interview on CNN, where Trump claimed he didn’t know enough about David Duke. (Trump later said he could not hear the question properly).

Avlon neglected to mention that Trump had, in fact, condemned David Duke during the campaign six months before that interview, and even the day before the interview. He did so again the day after. The claim that Trump would not condemn Duke is a flat-out lie.

Avlon went on to cite statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), indicating that white extremists had committed the majority of extremist-related murders in 2018. He failed to report that the ADL report also noted political ideology was not the motive in the majority of killings, and that the proportion of ideologically-motivated killings by extremists actually declined in 2018. That suggests white nationalism might be falling, not rising.

Avlon went on to complain that white Trump has “no problem” denouncing radical Islamic terrorists, he is “muted at best” in denouncing white nationalists.

But Trump has done so repeatedly. He began his first address to Congress by condemning antisemitism. And in his speech from the White House after Charlottesville, he said: “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

SOURCE: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/03/18/john-avlon-cnn-fact-check-repeats-charlottesville-lie-with-deceptive-edit-link-to-new-zealand/
1   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2019 Mar 18, 5:08pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I don’t watch cnn, it’s not news, just fucking TDS all the way.
2   willywonka   ignore (2)   2019 Mar 18, 5:34pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CNN is a sad parody of a news station. It is actually amusing to watch the talking heads attempt credibility.
3   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 18, 5:44pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

willywonka says
CNN is a sad parody of a news station. It is actually amusing to watch the talking heads attempt credibility.


Yup, the sweat soaking pancake, the uncomfortable twitching in the chair, the mandatory botox injections to keep the 'falsehood tells' from flashing in Hi-Def across their faces.
4   HEYYOU   ignore (25)   2019 Mar 18, 6:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Don't worry about CNN.
Worry about what Mueller & the States' AGs know.
5   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 18, 6:08pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Lol, it's been more than two years of nonstop TDS in the media.

If Mueller had anything other than pure TDS too, we would all have heard about it already.
6   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2019 Mar 18, 8:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Lol, it's been more than two years of nonstop TDS in the media.

If Mueller had anything other than pure TDS too, we would all have heard about it already.


It's like a carrot on a stick, keeps left very occupied, but nothing to come of it.
7   WillPowers   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 22, 9:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HEYYOU says
Worry about what Mueller & the States' AGs know.


Looks like Trump has got nothing to worry about from Mueller, as Alan Dershowitz predicted at the beginning of this travesty investigation. You should be worried that this shit is happening in our country instead of cheering it on like politics was a team sport.

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