Leader in cable news cooks up amazing euphemism to describe anti-Trump thugs

Leader in cable news cooks up amazing euphemism to describe anti-Trump thugs
Mexican flag-waving anti-Trump protesters outside the Trump rally in Costa Mesa, CA on 28 April. (Image: Screen grab of video from Patriotic Populist via YouTube)

As reported late last week, CNN has supplanted Fox News Channel as the number one source of cable news for the first time in 14 years. It’s hard to say what led to this reordering of viewer priorities, though it certainly isn’t a reflection of a search for more bias-free media.

As if to affirm CNN’s dedication to putting a liberal spin on every news story, consider a panel discussion that followed last Thursday’s violent clash in Costa Mesa, Calif. between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters at a rally for the Republican front-runner.

The protesters threw rocks, smashed windows of police cars, and even bloodied one Trump supporter. Their behavior was so over-the-top that commentator Matt Lewis felt impelled to characterize them as “leftist agitators.”

Host Chris Cuomo bristled at the suggestion. Accusing Lewis ironically of “politicizing” the protest, Cuomo suggested that a more accurate term for the angry crowd the was … well, watch the video:

Dissatisfied citizens? Dissatisfied citizens are people who write to their Congress members when they have a complaint. What descended on California last week was a mob.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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