With a fringe element white nationalist conference taking place over the weekend in Washington, D.C., the media contorted itself in all manners to link the event to President-elect Donald Trump.
…though CNN’s Jake Tapper was not too pleased with the actions of his network.
Not that National Policy Institute conference didn’t do its part in calling attention to Trump, as seen in the video below:
This weekend, Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer (who coined the term “alt-right”) led the crowd at his conference in DC in a “Heil Trump” chant. pic.twitter.com/X1qX0l3uKI
— Yashar (@yashar) November 21, 2016
To make it clear where his administration stands, Trump’s transition team released a definitive statement denouncing racism:
Trump transition statement on alt right conference where neo nazis and white nationalists were praising Trump’s election pic.twitter.com/XZCxVSS6Jt
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 21, 2016
But that only added more fuel to the fire for media arsonists only too happy to focus on the actions of a handful of folks on the fringe to further fuel a racially divisive narrative in America, which includes CNN.
As seen in the photo below, the network was not only content with promoting the so-called “alt-right,” but went so far as to include a shocking chyron:
when u finally look down and see what the chyron says pic.twitter.com/SIcOMRWeFB
— Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) November 21, 2016
So egregious was the stunt that even a vacationing Tapper had to say something after a social media user pointed out that it occurred on HIS show — the observation was in response to Tapper critiquing the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the white nationalist conference.
“Yes, I’m off this week and I’m furious about that chyron and my staff has heard from me. Unacceptable,” Tapper responded:
Journalists in the 60s realized racism/discrimination were empirically evil and reported accordingly. This OTOH… https://t.co/1peT9AfPIg
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 21, 2016
@jsthorpe2 yes, I’m off this week and I’m furious about that chyron and my staff has heard from me. Unacceptable.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 22, 2016
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