About the nastiest thing President Trump has publicly stated of the overwhelmingly liberal media (WaPo, NYT, CNN, MSNBC, etc.) is that they are “fake news” who purposefully lie to the American people so they can push their own leftist agenda.
As well as pretty much carrying the water for every Democrat and Trump-hating loon seeking their 15 minutes of fame (Green Party, Democratic Socialists, Communist Party USA, etc.)
Nonetheless, CNN has given cellar-dweller Democrat candidate for president Robert Francis O’Rourke (AKA: “Beta O’Rourke”, “Beta O’Dork”, “Mr Coffee”, the opportunity to pen his own op-ed piece. Now it’s a reasonable expectation that young Robert would focus on his immediate political challenge. Specifically, winning the Democrat nomination.
But in a rather queer strategic move, the West Texan instead chose to level his political firepower (that is, what little he has left) at slamming what he calls the “right-wing” media.
If Candidate O’Rourke simply wanted to slam three specific news organizations (Fox News, Breitbart, and Sinclair Media) as being bias, that would be a reasonable exercise of his rights under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Sadly, that’s not what happened.
Instead, the ex-congressman essentially accused the three news organs as being complicit in spreading terrorist rhetoric and being nothing more than terrorist organizations.
As reported by Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Examiner (emphasis mine);
In a piece for CNN, the former congressman and El Paso native wrote that the “white terrorist” who allegedly sought to kill Hispanics at a local Walmart and gunned down 22 people last weekend “followed a path of vile inspiration that reaches from the darkest chapters of our history and runs directly to the White House today.”
“The seeds of terror we saw that August day are transmitted day and night on Fox News, the most watched cable news channel in the country,” Mr. O’Rourke claimed. “They are amplified by right-wing websites like Breitbart, and in messages forced onto local news broadcasts by Sinclair Media. They metastasize on Facebook. And they filter up from grotesque online havens for white supremacists who preach intolerance and worship violence.
“Every media outlet that covers Trump’s rallies uncritically is serving dangerous ends. This language of fear and intimidation is not, as some would have it, simply political theater; it actually changes our behavior,” the former congressman continued.