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CNN morning anchor breaks down after Trump’s racist tweet re: Rep. Cummings and Baltimore

Razorrin

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Nov 7, 2017
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That’s heart wrenching! Good on that anchor and those working on this segment for calling out this blatant and disgusting phrasing. I hope it can continue, this is not the first time Trump made an anchor cry for their family and country, and if we hope to keep people invested in his defeat, it cannot be the last.
 

Noodle

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Aug 22, 2018
1,246
Lord, what did he tweet now?
"Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA......

....As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place

Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!"


Projection of bullying and cleanliness criticism. Threats of politicised investigations. False claims of most dangerous. Smearing with out of the blue stolen funds allegations. People who live there aren't human.

Always reserves the worst for minority critics.
 

Watchtower

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Oct 27, 2017
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It needs to be emphasized that Trump didn't create this dogwhistle, and quite frankly isn't creative enough to do so. This use of "infestation" has existed for decades, perpetuated over and over again by racists, Republicans, Fox News, and alt-righters.

Trump is a byproduct of this society, not an anomaly.
 

_Karooo

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Oct 25, 2017
3,352
Why not just impeach him. Surely this behaviour is not suitable for the office he holds. Sick of this motherfucker.
 

DrROBschiz

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Oct 25, 2017
9,041
Its been this way blatantly since before 2016 election

before that when he attacked Obama with birtherism or accusing him of being a Muslim... which... is gross in and off itself. As if somehow being a Muslim president in America (he wasnt) is somehow a problem?

Even before that with the racist attacks in New York and inserting himself there

We all fucking knew who this piece of shit was but they voted him in anyway and will continue to support him till the bitter end
 

Kirblar

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Oct 25, 2017
25,543
Once again, this is Trump watching Fox and getting angry and tweeting about it:


I don't want to give CNN the benefit of the doubt anymore
What the hell does an individual anchor have to do with CNN's institutional problems as a news outlet? This anchor's reaction wasn't something conjured up by executives.
 

rjinaz

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Oct 25, 2017
9,953
Trump isn't happy with parts of America? Maybe he should leave?!

Bringing that "shit hole countries" to America cities I see. The comment was fake news though right Trumpers?

Sometimes I feel like crying after watching our president dehumanize millions of Americans too.
 

_Karooo

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Oct 25, 2017
3,352
Someone take over fox and friends and talk about Medicare for all and climate change.
 

BWoog

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Oct 27, 2017
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Imagine if there was a left version of Fox News that shit all over Alabama and their continuous meth problems.
 

Alavard

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Oct 25, 2017
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I hope this anchor was this emotional when his own network brought on Richard Spencer.

Edit - I've reconsidered my point slightly, and instead would like to say the following about this anchor:

I'm glad he has the passion and backbone to stand up to trumps horrific statements while so much of CNN doesn't, or worse, while they normalize it.

It's clear this had affected him greatly, and he deserves all kudos for speaking out.
 
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Brinbe

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Oct 25, 2017
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Terana
what a piece of racist garbage.

that shit was tough to watch and got me in tears now too. imagine being in baltimore and hearing/seeing/reading that shit coming from the fucking president? and it's clear as day ever since the birther bullshit, yet many of these supposed allies in the media as well as in Washington, who are a part of those institutions, are still deathly afraid of calling things for what they are.

and the very idea that the president is a clear racist/bigot should be enough on its own to disqualify him from that office. shit is pitiful. fuck them all.
 
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Temascos

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Oct 27, 2017
1,495
Someone really needs to hammer that Trump takes his orders from Fox News, really get it into his skull and ego if nothing else.

President Rupert Murdoch fits the bill quite nicely. His PR spokesperson is this weird tanned guy who's so damn blunt, I'm surprised he hasn't been fired yet. Appreantly this dude ran a lot of businesses but they kept going bankrupt, so I'm not sure what President Murdoch is doing having this guy trying to take credit for everything. President Murdoch's not even a good politician in the traditional sense either, he's having to bail out farmers directly because of a policy he put in place to help them.
 

Rolodzeo

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Nov 10, 2017
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Trump is a racist psychopath, we all knew that looooooooooooong before this, so, although I understand this man's anger and frustration, this is sadly nothing new.
 

Alavard

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Oct 25, 2017
904
Whataboutism? Really? Good job.
Call it whatever you want, but CNN has literally helped normalize the racism and white supremacy of Trump's campaign and presidency. The time for these emotions from CNN was long ago.

Trump's racism and white supremacist comments are awful and horrible, and are absolutely rage inducing for anyone with a shred of humanity, but CNN helped get him here.
 

Torizo

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Apr 18, 2019
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That was hard to watch, I’m not American but I definitely feel a rise of this kind of stupid shit coming to Canada too, Trump and his ilk empower racists. Fuck him.
 

V_Arnold

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Oct 26, 2017
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Call it whatever you want, but CNN has literally helped normalize the racism and white supremacy of Trump's campaign and presidency. The time for these emotions from CNN was long ago.

Trump's racism and white supremacist comments are awful and horrible, and are absolutely rage inducing for anyone with a shred of humanity, but CNN helped get him here.
So just to make sure we are on the same page: no one can call out racism on CNN from this point forward, right?
 

Wilsongt

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Oct 25, 2017
11,692
Once again, this is Trump watching Fox and getting angry and tweeting about it:



What the hell does an individual anchor have to do with CNN's institutional problems as a news outlet? This anchor's reaction wasn't something conjured up by executives.
So basically Trump watches a Fox and Friends segment then yells at Scavino to make a disgusting tweet about it.
 

Kirblar

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Oct 25, 2017
25,543
Call it whatever you want, but CNN has literally helped normalize the racism and white supremacy of Trump's campaign and presidency. The time for these emotions from CNN was long ago.

Trump's racism and white supremacist comments are awful and horrible, and are absolutely rage inducing for anyone with a shred of humanity, but CNN helped get him here.
*CNN Employee has strong emotional reaction to Trump's extreme racism targeted at people like himself*

"But actually, what's really important is that he didn't criticize Jake Tapper publicly for having Richard Spencer on."

This is horrific.
 

RDreamer

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Oct 25, 2017
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Someone in twitter pointed this out but the reason Trump isn’t seen as David Duke is because his racist shit is literally Fox News segments. The country has become numb to that. The Overton window is that far off because of them.
 

BigWinnie1

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Feb 19, 2018
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B-more resident here , so fuck the president and all her Ilk. Some of B-more got problems but its safe as shit to be a random dude in B-more for the most part as long as your somewhat aware of where you are. Also those run down buildings that they keep showing on TV are Old ass condemned buildings scheduled for the most part to be torn down and rebuilt. Its been slow but blocks and blocks of them have been torn down and rebuilt into actual homes for people that are safe for human occupancy.
 

Slayven

You probably post about me on another board.
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Oct 25, 2017
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Someone in twitter pointed this out but the reason Trump isn’t seen as David Duke is because his racist shit is literally Fox News segments. The country has become numb to that. The Overton window is that far off because of them.
Country haas has always been this racist.
 

Alavard

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
904
*CNN Employee has strong emotional reaction to Trump's extreme racism targeted at people like himself*

"But actually, what's really important is that he didn't criticize Jake Tapper publicly for having Richard Spencer on."

This is horrific.
You realize that making these statements as an anchor, CNN is profiting off them, right?

I just don't like that CNN is in the position of having contributed heavily to this situation, to make a profit, and again, is profiting off the outrage of the very thing they contributed to.

I understand this is a specific anchor, and that CNN is a large corporation. I also understand that not everyone can just pick up and move to another company in their field, but if the company I worked at was promoting white supremacy, I would have to think very hard about my work there, even just as a tiny cog in the larger machine.

Again, I understand that this anchor is just himself, but as he is still a representative of CNN, it angers me watching CNN normalize white supremacy, profit off its normalization, and then complain about it, to generate more profit.
 

crazyfunster

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Oct 27, 2017
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It needs to be emphasized that Trump didn't create this dogwhistle, and quite frankly isn't creative enough to do so. This use of "infestation" has existed for decades, perpetuated over and over again by racists, Republicans, Fox News, and alt-righters.

Trump is a byproduct of this society, not an anomaly.
This is why all of our effort has to go into making sure the people on the fence in America, they need to see Trump as beyond the pale. We need to keep calling the fascists fascists as long as it takes.
 

bear force one

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Oct 26, 2017
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You realize that making these statements as an anchor, CNN is profiting off them, right?

I just don't like that CNN is in the position of having contributed heavily to this situation, to make a profit, and again, is profiting off the outrage of the very thing they contributed to.

I understand this is a specific anchor, and that CNN is a large corporation. I also understand that not everyone can just pick up and move to another company in their field, but if the company I worked at was promoting white supremacy, I would have to think very hard about my work there, even just as a tiny cog in the larger machine.

Again, I understand that this anchor is just himself, but as he is still a representative of CNN, it angers me watching CNN normalize white supremacy, profit off its normalization, and then complain about it, to generate more profit.
Wow news industry makes money. Intriguing.
 

Ecotic

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Oct 27, 2017
750
The lack of basic middle school civics here is incredible. Elijah Cummings is the congressional representative of Baltimore, he's not the mayor nor does he sit on the city council. Of course, Trump probably does grasp that at some level but that can't get in the way of a good insult.
 

fade

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
1,069
You realize that making these statements as an anchor, CNN is profiting off them, right?

I just don't like that CNN is in the position of having contributed heavily to this situation, to make a profit, and again, is profiting off the outrage of the very thing they contributed to.

I understand this is a specific anchor, and that CNN is a large corporation. I also understand that not everyone can just pick up and move to another company in their field, but if the company I worked at was promoting white supremacy, I would have to think very hard about my work there, even just as a tiny cog in the larger machine.

Again, I understand that this anchor is just himself, but as he is still a representative of CNN, it angers me watching CNN normalize white supremacy, profit off its normalization, and then complain about it, to generate more profit.
Yes, this is the thing to attack rather than the President profiting off inciting the outrage in the first place.