Fox News contributor and comedian Greg Gutfeld has some sage advice for CNN: Grow up!
Speaking Wednesday afternoon on FNC’s “The Five” about CNN’s telling response to President Donald Trump’s official 2020 campaign launch, Gutfeld slammed the network for cutting away from the president’s rally and then crying about the president’s words like emotional children.
“Once CNN was criticized, they turned it off,” he said. “You are a news network. You are not allowed to turn it off. We can change the channel, but you are a cable news network!”
Ostensibly, yes, though even some high-powered Democrats have admitted that CNN effectively functions as nothing more than an arm of the Democrat Party.
Listen to Gutfeld below:
As reported previously, when Trump began criticizing CNN and its peers during his rally Tuesday evening, the far-left network quickly cut away to talk trash.
“[I]s Donald Trump going to seize this moment to frame his argument to the American people as to why they should renew his contract for another four years, or is he just going to present us the Trump show, you know, and air his grievances and start the bashing of the free press,” CNN political director Davis Chalian kvetched.
CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger concurred with this perspective.
“He should say, ‘I’ve changed the country for the better.’ But he can’t keep himself from talking about his grievances,” she whined. “And I’m sure later in his speech he’ll get to his grievances with the Democratic candidates when he wonders off, but his first grievance as always was against the press.”
Others in the media followed a similar playbook. The morning after the rally, for instance, the folks at MSNBC described Trump as a “Fat Elvis” caricature “in Graceland, in front of like the six televisions, with a big, huge bottle of Quaaludes, and a bottle of vodka, and the shotgun.”
Gutfeld didn’t appreciate this immature response.
“Meanwhile, you have a lot of emotional responses from ‘Morning Joe,’ calling him Fat Elvis,” he continued Wednesday afternoon. “And they’re all trying to read Trump’s mind.”
“The thing is they react emotionally to this because the deeds favor Trump, if you look at the economy, the military, trade, jobs and prison reform. All that’s left that you can go after is personality and micro-flaws and tweets.”
Waters concurred, saying, “Everybody was responding with snark, and they weren’t even discussing how [Trump] was framing issue, kind of the rhetorical flourishes he was using, how he was going to map out different items he was going to play to in the campaign.”
“They don’t take it seriously. It’s all sarcastic!”
Exactly. Keep in mind that far more Americans attended Trump’s rally Tuesday than have attended any one of leading Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s awkward events:
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) June 19, 2019
Moreover, the president raised almost $25 million during the first official day of his 2020 campaign. That’s over $5 million more than the top three Democrat presidential candidates combined raised during their first 24 hours on the campaign trail:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2019
But none of this seemed to concern the media as much as their contention that the president’s first major rally was “boring,” as “The Five” co-host Juan Williams, a Democrat, put it.
“It seems to me that my experience of it was so disappointing, it was boring,” he complained Wednesday. “I heard from all of you that Trump’s big advantage is he is such a great entertainer and so different. People are saying, ‘Hey, this is like a rerun. Like a summer rerun.’ I have seen this act before. There was little new in terms of agenda. I didn’t see anything new.”
Wrong, Juan …
It’s not “people” saying that — it’s left-wing media contributors whose glaring disdain for the president and the “toothless rubes” who love him is more discernible than yellow teeth.
And sorry, but these media contributors are not representative of the American people. These are, after all, the same allegedly esteemed people who think the president is Hitler’s reincarnation.
“[T]hink about the despicable people we’ve had in history. OK? Now I’m going to use an extreme example. Think about Hitler. Think about any of those people. Would you say that that person is allowed — or let’s put it this way?” CNN “journalist” Don Lemon said after Trump’s rally Tuesday.
“If you could look back on history, would you say, well, I’m so glad that person was allowed a platform so that they could spread their hate and propaganda and lies? Or would you say it probably wasn’t the right thing to do to spread that?”
The insinuation was that Trump is the modern-day version of deceased Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
Speaking on “The Five” about this remark Wednesday, Gutfeld wondered how the hell this clear-cut commentary and fear-mongering counts as “news” …
“Here’s a tip, CNN. When an anchor says, ‘I’m about to use an extreme example,’ cut to a commercial, because something idiotic is about to be said. And a warning doesn’t excuse the idiot. But if CNN cut to commercial before every stupid thing, all they’d have is commercials. Picture it: all commercials, no news,” he said.
“Is this ‘crap news’ or is commentary? Even they don’t know. I do. It’s emotion masked as thoughtfulness. Hyperbole pretending to be thought.”
Long story short, #ThisIsCNN.
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