January 23, 2019
Demonstrating that he had no problem with picking on children, CNN’s raging Chris Cuomo ended Tuesday’s Prime Time by taking shots at the Covington Kids by suggesting they were “victims of their own choices.” While chiding the students for wearing MAGA hats, Cuomo also proved his willingness to disregard the truth and peddled the lies of agitator Nathan Phillips. Cuomo aided in pushing provably false claims Phillips was trying to defuse the situation.
Despite claiming he wanted to give the Covington Kids “a little leeway” because they were young, Cuomo claimed Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann escalated the confrontation “into a standoff.” “That was not a good choice. Was it legal? Sure,” he condescendingly added.
He oozed that discontent for Sandmann while claiming “the man, Nathan Phillips, apparently wanted to diffuse the tension and walked up to do exactly that.” That is a LIE. What the video of the incident showed was that Phillips went to the kids, not the Black Hebrew Israelites who were shouting racist slurs, and targeted Sandmann for harassment. On top of that, Phillips’s account of what happened has shifted constantly (and still is) and was not at all corroborated by the video.
Cuomo chided “the left and the right” for “almost instantly [having] equal and opposite reactions.” But included in his gripe was the right saying “the man with the drum” was “lying and provoking.” That wasn’t a kneejerk reaction. That was a provable fact that Cuomo refused to acknowledge.
The closest Cuomo came to being critical of the real instigators and racists was when he mildly suggested the Black Hebrew Israelites were “being unduly provocative.” That’s one heck of a way to spin “incest babies” and the other vile things that were said.
Seemingly trying to shame the Covington parents, Cuomo began spouting off about how he would have handled the situation:
Here’s mine. If that were my son, who happens to go to a great Catholic school, what I like what he did? If I were there, would I have allowed the kids to be in that situation? No and no. There was a disrespect at play that doesn’t work for me in these circumstances. I don’t blame the kids.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:41 am