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A little over 24 hours after Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s death was announced, CNN ran a piece highlighting the late British royal family member’s allegedly “racist” legacy.
In the piece, “journalist” Rob Picheta bemoaned that Philip’s “unscripted, off-the-cuff and sometimes wildly inappropriate comments” — also known as cheeky jokes — were sometimes “occasionally racist” and thus “complicate his legacy.”
To prove his point, the CNN “journalist” solicited a quote from Kehinde Andrews, a left-wing radical and Birmingham City University professor of black studies.
“He was a throwback to old-school racism. Painting him as a benign, cuddly uncle of the nation is simply untrue,” Andrews said to him.
Andrews is an extremely divisive far-left figure who earlier this year called William Churchill a “white supremacist.” As a reminder, Churchill was a British wartime hero who’d been instrumental in defeating Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
BREAKING NEWS: Winston Churchill, who believed in the superiority the Aryan “race”, was a White supremacist, and the British Empire that enslaved, murdered and brutally colonised millions of Black and Brown people for centuries was NOT a force for good in the world pic.twitter.com/Vq1CLmccfG
— Kehinde Andrews (@kehinde_andrews) February 12, 2021
Philip too had played a role in defeating Nazism.
“The prince, who died Friday morning at the age of 99, served heroically in the Royal Navy during World War II and was devoted to military causes all his life,” according to Page Six.
Andrews, the man who apparently thinks these two heroes are the true bad guys, also once referred to the entire white race as a “psychosis.”
— Kehinde Andrews (@kehinde_andrews) February 3, 2020
Despite this man’s radicalism, CNN saw him worthy of being quoted.
The piece in general from CNN provoked a furious response that led to the tweet below being ruthlessly ratioed:
It’s Prince Philip’s comments about other nationalities — often inappropriate, occasionally racist and sometimes made on visits hosted by the nations who were the subject of them — that most complicate his legacy. https://t.co/IXLFYTF3oZ
— CNN (@CNN) April 10, 2021
One of your hosts threatened to throw a person down a flight of stairs, the other shoved their crotch rubbed fingers under another man’s nose, and a third grabbed a microphone from a woman at a White House press briefing.
The dictionary entry under inappropriate is the CNN logo. https://t.co/GSDLSwZwPV
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) April 11, 2021
Once credible news outlet now click baits racism about one of greatest men of the 20th century while ignoring that the current @POTUS of the United States @JoeBiden has a history of racist comments & couldn’t hold the jock strap of Phillip. https://t.co/lykoDbNiz4
— Geoff Caldwell (@geoffcaldwell) April 11, 2021
CNN is literal garbage at this point. Good grief how pathetic… https://t.co/EuoELOaMAD
— suzannegeo 🇺🇸 (@suzannegeorge19) April 11, 2021
— Cry me a river (@PhillyToMaine) April 11, 2021
Y’all couldn’t wait a week to go there huh
— Colin Pender (@cjpender49) April 10, 2021
Come on, the dude’s barely cold.
Get a grip.
— ❌ark (@73rdXark) April 11, 2021
You get absolutely NOTHING about him, his service or what he stood for. The selflessness, the service, the unflinching duty through thick and thin. Humans are complicated but he was inherently wonderful and his legacy is extremely clear. So stop trying to tarnish him.
— Natasha K (@TashaAlexa1) April 11, 2021
I don’t think so. If anything, those gaffes make him human. His unflinching support to the Queen and life of dedication to UK, the Commonwealth, his 800 charities and the way he supported and loved the Queen for 70 years make his legacy unforgettable.We are grateful for his work.
— Clarae! 🌈👩🏽🎨💟 (@clar_idadE) April 10, 2021
Judging by his Twitter profile, the young “journalist” who wrote it is an avid fan of Meghan Markle, the “woke princess” who recently accused the royal family of being racist without providing any evidence.
Three years ago, Harry and Meghan represented the future of the royal family.
Their fairytale story gave Buckingham Palace a once-in-a-generation opportunity to modernise, diversify and win over a new generation of young people.
(Spoiler alert: they passed.) pic.twitter.com/Qc5wSnntd7
— Rob Picheta (@robpicheta) March 8, 2021
It also appears he was nominated for an award earlier this year by GLAAD, a gay rights group that’s currently embroiled in a scandal for smearing Jesse Singal, a high-profile non-establishment journalist who’s written in-depth exposés about transgender ideology:
— Rob Picheta (@robpicheta) January 29, 2021
1/ More on this soon, but GLAAD has added me to an “accountability list” of anti-LGBT figures. They took misleading Twitter scuttlebutt and treated it as true. They also used a professional headshot even I’m only allowed to use in certain contexts.https://t.co/tWEQIsEZhL
— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) March 22, 2021
While most of the criticism has been directed at CNN, some critics did aim their anger directly at Picheta.
Oh for a minute there I thought that was a real journalist breaking a story. Should’ve known it was someone that has a problem with the RF. I think H&M have enough journalist that are cheerleaders. 🤡 pic.twitter.com/Wtoas5hsOm
— Sabirah Lohn RIP Duke of Edinburgh!💔 (@SabirahLohn) April 10, 2021
I think that you might benefit from an education. https://t.co/W2xfBKvTIy
— Colette Parsons (@ColetteParson17) April 11, 2021
You’re an asshole. That’s it. That’s the tweet.
— Lori Letner (@lori_letner) April 11, 2021
— Neanderthal Barby. (@OneFineBarby) April 11, 2021
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