Thursday, November 1, 2018

Is CNN Now Producing Campaign Videos for the Democrats?

For all intents and purposes, CNN is now producing campaign videos for the Democrat Party. Someone schooled on campaign finance laws might be able to make a case that this amounts to an in-kind contribution the Democrats, seeing cost of production and the airtime CNN gave them for free and all.

“Trump shocks with racist new ad days before midterms” shouts the title of the CNN video that was run numerous times yesterday. Obviously pointed at the casual young Low-Info viewer, done with a black female voice-over with popular millennial voice fry. The video itself can’t be embedded but can be seen here, and the original Trump ad referred to in the vid can be seen here. This from the CNN video:
"The new web video, tweeted by the President five days before the midterm elections, is the most extreme step yet in the most inflammatory closing argument of any campaign in recent memory. 
The Trump campaign ad is the latest example of the President’s willingness to lie and fear-monger in order to tear at racial and societal divides; to embrace demagoguery to bolster his own political power and the cause of the Republican midterm campaign. The web video — produced for the Trump campaign — features Luis Bracamontes, a Mexican man who had previously been deported but returned to the United States and was convicted in February in the slaying of two California deputies. 
The ad recalls the notorious “Willie Horton” campaign ad financed by supporters of the George H.W. Bush campaign in the 1988 presidential election. Horton was a convicted murderer who committed rape while furloughed under a program in Massachusetts....."
Who is it that’s lying here, CNN? By what measure does the new ad featuring Bracamontes “recall” the “notorious” Willie Horton ad? It’s CNN that’s recalling the Horton ad by bringing it up to tie the two together. The media playbook on this is pretty clear: Any suggestion from a Republican that unfettered immigration could be a problem is racist by definition, because all immigrants are non-Americans by definition, and as such it really means Republicans want you to hate all foreigners.

And if the suggestion involves violent crime by a non-American, that’s the epitome of racism and “dividing us” because to suggest any non-white person could be a violent murdering criminal – even one who actually is a violent murdering criminal – is the same thing as implying this about all non-white persons. Lost in all this, of course, is the fact that because immigration laws were not enforced, a police officer lost his life. That would seem to be more important than anything else being talked about here, but it’s not, because . . . this is CNN.

(Western Journal)

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