CNN guest oh-so-delicately introduces ‘false flag’ theory on pipe bombs after Fox, Trump condemnation

The liberal media as seemed extremely afraid of even floating the idea that an anti-Trump Democrat could, maybe, possibly be behind the wide-spread bomb scare sweeping the news.

While CNN is quick to use chyron’s that place the ‘blame’ on Trump, many network staffers are quick to slam Fox News for stoking violence, and “irresponsible” reporting.

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum fired back at criticism from hypocritical CNN and others that she allowed a guest to bring up the “false flag” theory on widespread bomb scares.

A theory that would later pop up on CNN despite posturing by its reporters.

CNN’s Oliver Darcy blasted MacCallum for not pushing back against an on-air guest who suggested that the spate of mail bombs could be a false flag – an attempt by Democrats to make President Donald Trump look bad by targeting liberals like former President Obama, the Clintons, George Soros, former Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Maxine Waters, actor Robert De Niro as well as CNN.

Darcy apparently did not catch the irony of his own criticism.

The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross pointed out the CNN host’s distorted take on the segment.

Veteran talk-show host Montel Williams appeared to echo Darcy’s sentiments in condemning MacCallum’s “inexcusably bad behavior” in a since deleted tweet. Williams, who recently was hospitalized for a cerebellar hemorrhagic stroke, also characterized MacCallum’s audience as “intellectually deficient.”

But MacCallum was not flustered by the critics, tweeting out her own rebuttal to Williams.

If Williams didn’t get the message from MacCallum, others were loud and clear.

Williams appeared to handle that well.  “Here you go again getting hysterical. I stand by what I said, I watched the entire segment live,” Williams wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

Following the “hysterical” social media reaction, however, CNN offered an eyebrow-raising segment on Thursday as the network’s national security analyst argued that the “false flag” theory should actually not be ruled out.

“What people need to know is the theory of the case is not known yet. So it is possible that this was a black flag- or a hoax operation by someone with political sentiments that align with anti-Trump sentiments. That’s possible,”  Juliette Kayyem told host Don Lemon.

She was careful to make sure that she wasn’t promoting the theory, just offering it up (much like MacCallum’s bomb-expert guest).

“Do I think that’s probable at this stage? No,” she continued.

“I’m looking at the rest of the evidence and to me, as someone who knows something about these cases, I’m looking at this saying it is more probable than not that this is someone who has anti-democratic animus,” Kayyem said.  “But we shouldn’t just dismiss the black flag theory only because we don’t want investigators to dismiss it.”

“In other words, good investigators right now are looking at the totality of the information. They should keep an open mind. If all the information leads in one direction, follow it,” she added. “So it’s just a question of probability versus possibility.”


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