Just when you think there are no sharks left to jump, CNN clears their throat to say “Hold my Zima.” Guest panelist Julia Ioffe on Jake Tapper’s CNN show actually said Donald Trump has radicalized more people than ISIS. Here:
CNN panel blows up after guest says Donald Trump has “radicalized more people than Isis” pic.twitter.com/Sy7lZEBZXK
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) October 29, 2018
Julia Ioffe is a journalist. Donald Trump has made his stance against “fake news” and unflattering media well known. So loathe though I am to assign motive, methinks maybe Julia Ioffe has a beef with Trump. Hey, it’s a free country. She can dislike Trump as much as Trump dislikes journalists who call him Hitler. Tit for tat.
But MAGA sexuals are, by and large, mostly harmless people, if not a little too free with the lame wordplay. What would the libtards in Hollyweird know about that? Gotta get this country free of Killary and Obummer.
Suggesting Trump has radicalized more people than ISIS is a problem for two reasons:
- It’s not true. The pipe-bomb-mailer (for lack of a better name) is an insane person. I’m not going to saddle all MAGA-followers with the sins of one crazy Floridian soccer fan with a van.
- It diminishes and trivializes the real harm ISIS has done. Namely radicalizing people not into wearing red hats or waving the Gadsden flag. But putting blades to the necks of infidels. Shooting up Ariana Grande concerts. Shooting up San Bernardino. You know, generally killing innocent people for no other reason than to kill innocent people.
A Trump rally, no matter how eye-winky someone on the left thinks it is, compares not at all to ISIS caging people and burning them alive.
But radical is how the media sees many people on the right. If you’re not a liberal, if you’re not marching to the beat of the leftist drum, singing songs to Ocasio Cortez, eating your Bernie Sanders Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, you’re a radical.
Trump will respond to this kind of sentiment by doubling down, by calling this kind of thinking “fake news” or “lies.” However he frames it, media feeds right into it by making these irresponsible claims.