CNN’s crusade to silence conservative speech took a startling turn.
The network targeted Fox News host Laura Ingraham with a disgusting smear campaign to get her kicked off the network.
And then all hell broke loose.
CNN Targets Ingraham
CNN and other liberal outlets attacked Lauran Ingraham for her monologue about securing the border.
Ingraham blasted open border politicians for pushing mass migration policies that the American people do not support.
The Fox News host stated, “In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore.”
“Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they’re changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed,” Ingraham concluded.
The left kicked the fake outrage machine into high gear.
Even though Laura Ingraham specifically said her remarks had nothing to do with race, CNN accused her of promoting “white anxiety.”
CNN’s attack on Ingraham comes on the heels of leading a successful censorship campaign against pro-Trump host Alex Jones.
CNN pressured tech companies to remove Jones and they complied.
Apple, Google, Facebook, and now Twitter all banned Jones for “hate speech.”
CNN’s critics believe they targeted Jones as a test case to begin censoring other pro-Trump hosts before the election.
When CNN began smearing Ingraham’s comment as racist, it sent the signal that she was next on their hit list.
Critics are accusing CNN of engaging in ideological censorship by trying to suppress political speech their liberal “journalists” disagree with.
Ingraham fired back at her critics the following night.
“The point of last night’s Angle was that the rule of law – something that used to bind our country together,” Ingraham began.
Ingraham continued, “And despite what some may be contending; I made explicitly clear that my commentary had nothing to do with race or ethnicity, but a shared goal of keeping America safe, and her citizens safe and prosperous.”
If CNN was hoping Ingraham would lose her audience – which would make her vulnerable to an advertiser boycott, their plan backfired.
Ingraham won her timeslot and bested both CNN and MSNBC.
Fox News drew nearly 2.4 million viewers during Ingraham’s 10 PM time slot.
By comparison, MSNBC attracted just fewer than 2.1 million viewers, while CNN drew a little more than 1.1 million viewers.
However, CNN has succeeded in targeting other Fox News host advertisers before.
Last year the network hounded Bill O’Reilly’s sponsors until enough had dropped him.
When O’Reilly lost his advertisers, Fox News then jettisoned him in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.
It looked like CNN was running a repeat of this strategy with Ingraham.
If CNN could succeed in rendering Ingraham commercially toxic, sponsors would flee at the first hint of pressure.
Gun-grabbing activist David Hogg nearly succeeded with a similar tactic last spring.
But Fox News spared Ingraham and announced they would not give into ideological bullies.
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