CNN has had a bad few months.
They have become a laughing stock following the election of Donald Trump.
And there is one video that is so embarrassing, CNN doesn’t want you to see it.
When CNN pulled together a panel of six Trump supporters, they were hoping to make fools of them and the President.
The panel was about the recent violent protest in Charlottesville and President Trump’s response.
The panel featured three woman and three men, all with diverse races and ages.
CNN host Alisyn Camerota started off by asking for a show of hands on how many were troubled with the President’s response to Charlottesville.
Much to her surprise, nobody raised their hand.
And the answers to later questions only shocked CNN even more.
Panelist Bob Viera stated that President Trump addressed the problem, and that both sides were troublesome.
He compared picking a side in the Charlottesville riot to choosing between Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin.
When Camerota began questioning the only black panelist, Daphne Goggins, trying to prod her into agreeing that everyone on the “right” at the event were neo-Nazis, she stood her ground.
Goggins pointed out that not everyone at the rally was a neo-Nazi and that when she tried to share videos on Facebook proving so, she was censored by the social media website.
Another panelist, Robert McCarthy, put the blame on media bias, stating that instead of covering the event fairly, the media chose to make all Trump supporters out to be neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
Panelist Jimmy Dozier seconded that statement, pointing out that only a few hundred people were involved in the Charlottesville incident, but over 60 million people voted for Trump.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“CNN featured a panel of six Trump supporters (three men, three women) Wednesday morning and despite host Alisyn Camerota’s surprise, they all defended the president and expressed their distrust of the media.
Camerota asked how many panelists were troubled by President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville, and not a single panelist raised their hand.
“I didn’t see anything wrong with it. I mean he addressed the problem. Let’s face reality, there are problems on both sides,” panelist Bob Viera said.
“I think it’s ridiculous to have me choose between Hitler and Stalin which is what I consider what both groups are,” he added. “If you’re willing to set fires and burn places to the ground, that doesn’t seem like a very peaceful group to me.”
One panelist, Daphne Goggins, said she is going to reserve judgement until the matter is fully investigated. Goggins said she is also convinced that not everyone at the rally was a neo-Nazi based on videos she saw on Facebook. When she tried to share those videos, she claims she was censored by the social media site.
After Camerota played a clip of angry white supremacists protesters chanting racial slurs against Jewish people, Goggins defended their right to free speech.
“Those crazy, I don’t know what else to call them. I probably can’t say it on TV. But they still have the right to say those crazy things,” she said.”
The only thing CNN got out of this exchange was embarrassment.
It is clear to most Americans that the racists in Charlottesville don’t reflect the views of the vast majority of Trump supporters.
But the question is, will CNN ever learn? Or will they continue to spread fake news?
See the video for yourself: