#RetardedCNN thought they had scored bigly, because they tracked down a nobody who launched a silly Internet meme – a funny gif of Trump beating down CNN’s company logo. And because they were able to terrorize the nobody into begging CNN’s forgiveness.
Hey CNN, how about getting back to real life? Try this one on:
On the fifth anniversary of [a controversy], I appeared on stage with five other people. Of those five… [and for having spoken about the controversy,] one was shot at point-blank range. The other had his event shot-up and two people were killed. Another was forced out of public life entirely. And the fourth had her family’s restaurant fire-bombed. Those are real threats against media figures that go on… right now.
Can you guess
- The specific controversy?
- The larger theme – who did it? Who does those kinds of attack on public media figures, in real life?
The first answer might not be obvious, but the second should be super obvious. Hint: It wasn’t Trump supporters, or conservatives of any stripe.
The speaker “I” is Mark Steyn. The controversy was the “Danish cartoons”, also known as “Drawing Mohammed”. And the people making the physical assaults and threats on journalists were, of course, radical Muslims. (Which is to say, semi-ordinary Muslims.)
I don’t remember CNN covering any of these attacks on journalists. I can’t say for sure that they didn’t; I would love to be surprised. But anyway, the above is what threats to the safety of journalists look like in real life.
CNN is about to find itself in what Jack Posobiec calls “World War Meme”. Not from me, mind you; I’m not that creative. If I see a specially funny one though, I’ll pass it along (like yesterday). Also, feel free to post them in the comments.
Steve Scalise update: Sadly, he’s back in the ICU. A bad infection.