Racist Christians? … Talk about tone-deafness. On the day close to two billion Western Christians around the world were celebrating the holiest day of the year, NBC News decided to publish this “hot take” “think” piece. In the piece, titled “On Easter Sunday, Christians must remember how easily and often our faith is used to defend white supremacy,” the author tries to link Easter to horrible events in the nation’s past.
But is it really surprising? … Is it really surprising that NBC News would choose to publish and market such a piece on Easter Sunday, when its high-profile talent, in this case Chuck Todd, is tweeting out drivel such as this on Good Friday?
I’m a bit hokey when it comes to “Good Friday.” I don’t mean disrespect to the religious aspect of the day, but I love the idea of reminding folks that any day can become “good,” all it takes is a little selflessness on our own part. Works EVERY time.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 30, 2018
Imagine now that Todd had tweeted out something about one of the Islamic holy days with such utter disregard for the meaning of the day. Wait. He wouldn’t do that.
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Losing its way … In an opinion piece in The Hill, DePauw University communications professor Jeffrey McCall argues that CNN’s search for ratings through titillation and biased reporting has caused the network to lose its way. The argument is that CNN once strove hard to be an objective journalism outlet and that is no longer the case. It’s well worth a read and crystalizes the points that conservatives have been making about the network.
Wait for it … In a move that would make TV’s Barney Stinson proud, over the weekend CNN described former President Kennedy’s sex life as — wait for it — “legendary.” That’s right: The network that fixated on porn star Stormy Daniels’ claim that she had a one-night stand with Donald Trump in 2006 is hyping the Kennedy clan’s exploitation of women. Why? To sell viewers on watching its upcoming Kennedy special.
CNN contributor attacks Parkland survivor … Last week, Laura Ingraham lost advertisers after she mocked the fact that Parkland survivor and anti-constitutional rights activist David Hogg didn’t get into the college he wanted. Over the weekend, another Parkland survivor was mocked by someone in the media. But this time the person being attacked was the pro-constitutional rights activist Kyle Kashuv. After liking a series of tweets targeting Kashuv, Joan Walsh, the national affairs correspondent for The Nation and a CNN political contributor, tweeted at Kashuv, “good luck handling your stress.” But you see, it was a conservative who was mocked, not a sacred cow like Hogg. So it’s all right? The Daily Wire has the full story.
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Robert Eno is the editor of the WTF MSM!? newsletter and director of retention for Blaze Media.