As LU’s Howard Portnoy noted yesterday, the first of what are likely to be a rash of stories in which “a person of color claims that he was told by a person of pallor to go back where he came from” occurred over the weekend. The alleged victim, who has since walked back her accusation, is a black Georgia state lawmaker named Erica Thomas, whose title instantly catapulted the story to national news status. The alleged perpetrator is a white man who was standing behind her in a grocery checkout line.
Enter CNN, which is never slow to jump on liberal bandwagons. The network posted an “open casting call” to its Facebook page asking “immigrants” who have been victimized by Donald Trump or his policies to come forward and share their stories. The air quotes placed around the word immigrants are there to emphasize the distinction between actual immigrants (those who emigrate to the U.S. from other countries) and illegal aliens (those who sneak across the border), which is what CNN really has in mind.
Here’s the notice:
As with the network’s failed attempt to get a panel of Republican women to agree that the president is racist, the responses to the Facebook request were other than what CNN was hoping for. Here are a few:
As of this writing, the Facebook post has 5,100 comments, the vast majority similar to the ones above. It also has 5,400 likes.
Meanwhile, CNN’s viewership continues to crater as trust in the cable news pioneer diminishes. It look as though the network is determined to die a slow and painful death.
(h/t Conservative Firing Line)