CNN “journalists” love themselves some Cory Booker, a man whose “very unique qualities” — including the fact he’s an “unmarried vegan” — they seem to believe are enough to help his purported “message of love break through” the “harsh, divisive” climate allegedly fostered by President Donald Trump.
Shortly after the New Jersey senator announced his candidacy for president Friday morning, one CNN “journalist” in particular, Rebecca Buck, seemed entirely smitten by the Democrat legislator and, in particular, his message of “love, unity, bringing the country together.”
“It tells us so much about the campaign he is going to run and the candidate he wants to be. It started with that video, as you just saw, showing Cory Booker walking around Newark, New Jersey, the city we are in today that launched his political career as mayor of Newark,” she said, beaming with joy.
The senator launched his bid for the presidency by publishing this melodramatic video Friday morning:
“But after that video launch, he has been doing some very interesting interviews,” Buck enthusiastically continued. “He went on an African-American radio station. He also went on Univision and gave a Spanish language interview.”
She then played a snippet from one of the interviews to highlight Booker’s “message … of basically love, unity, bringing the country together.”
“We are not going to win this race by showing the worst of who we are, but by the best,” the senator said in the clip. “And I only know one way, as we were all taught by some of our best ancestors, that you can’t drive out darkness with darkness. You got to bring the light.”
“You can’t drive out hate with hate, you got to bring the love. I just think it’s time for a more radical empathy for each other in this country.”
What a groovy guy …
Watch CNN’s full “I Love Cory Booker” spectacle below:
“Some people might be wondering, how does a message of love break through in this political moment when Trump has risen to the presidency with harsh, divisive rhetoric?” Buck continued, inadvertently showcasing her clear-cut anti-Trump, pro-Democrat bias.
“I actually asked Cory Booker about this in Iowa a few months ago before he had announced. He said he is not sure if it will be a winning political message, but it’s the message he believes, so it will be the message of this campaign.”
“There are a couple other things that set him apart from this Democratic field,” she added.
Do tell …
“It’s obviously very crowded, one of the most diverse presidential fields in history. He is the youngest senator that is going to be running. In his video, he also mentioned he is the only senator that lives in the inner city and he is an unmarried vegan.”
Sure. It’s just the Founding Fathers never said, “Nothing qualifies someone for the highest office of the land like being an unmarried vegan” …
The president disagrees.
During a sit-down interview with CBS News’ Margaret Brennan set to air in full on Sunday, he said Booker’s “got no chance.” When asked why, he replied, “Because I know him. I don’t think he has a chance.” Yeah, but CNN thinks he does, and CNN always get everything right …
Keep in mind that since Booker just announced his candidacy, there hasn’t been enough time yet for his many scandals to emerge into the spotlight.
Last year a gay man accused the senator of having sexually assaulted him back in 2014. His tenure as the mayor of Newark was rocked by endless scandals. And as a 23-year-old college student in 1992, he penned an op-ed for The Stanford Daily in which he admitted that he’d once “hated gays.”
Of course, Buck mentioned none of these scandals. Nor will she or anyone else at CNN anytime soon. Because as some social media users suggested, CNN appears to only be interested in “selling his lifestyle” versus analyzing whether he’d actually make a good president.
Personal qualities are the personal characteristics of an individual, i.e., honesty, integrity, etc…
Being an “inner-city, young, unmarried vegan” is a life choice.
In typical CNN fashion: You’re selling his lifestyle and not what makes him an admirable candidate.
— Bill.Simmon01 (@BSimmon01) February 1, 2019
rather than focus on any defining policy positions and legislation passed. /headdesk
— Angry Moderate 2020 (@PaulWartenberg) February 1, 2019
CNN reporter was talking about Booker and while mentioning what unique qualities he brings she ended with “and he’s an unmarried vegan”
I’m dead 😂😂
— Krystian (@KrysTheBlank_) February 1, 2019
Thanks to CNN for bringing this to my attention. As a married vegetarian, I just can’t support the radical extremism of being an unmarried vegan! https://t.co/lPlIsAf1Yy
— Unlimited Rice Pudding: bad at teh itnernets (@UnltdRicePuddin) February 1, 2019
But according to cnn he’s an unmarried vegan so there’s that. https://t.co/wez93cQ4RU
— joe (@jrczyk1) February 1, 2019
@PoppyHarlowCNN we don’t care what Cory Booker will eat at Iowa State Fair as a Vegan. Tell the Country what the Candidate stands for! DO BETTER than 2016 & Bernie Sanders is NOT a Democrat & so far he is not running. We still 💜 Hillary! @MSNBC @CNN @mitchellreports @KatyTur
— Carol (@SailingCarol) February 1, 2019
You were so giddy in newscast today when reporting this story. Excited for Booker or any Dem who stands a shot against the Rep Party? You’re simply the best CNN newscaster in my opinion but please just report. Single vegan.? Who gives one damn!
— Doug ♡’s USA✌🇺🇸 (@DdC89014) February 1, 2019
This faux pas occurred the same day that CNN “accidentally” mislabeled a potentially racist Democrat as a Republican. This is CNN.
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