I’ve been taking it easy today, but I’m going to be putting stuff out all evening, so bear with me. Last night’s stream was a ton of fun, by the way. I’ll probably chop it up into segments for the LIVE channel if I have time. You can watch the full version here, if you’d like. But we can talk about that later. What I really came to discuss was the shameful behavior of CNN earlier this afternoon. As it turns out, rushing the stage to attack a candidate is all cool…as long as that candidate’s name is Donald J. Trump.
Look, I know that many of you don’t support Trump. That is fine and totally understandable. I’ve had people in my orbit tell me I was crazy for backing him, although that has died down a bit recently. I’ve outlined my reasons for supporting his candidacy in the past, but I can certainly see why that wouldn’t be enough to win some people’s support. Trump himself has said some incendiary things, true. I think in context, they aren’t as bad as the media portrays, though. I was at one of his rallies and the amount of interruptions was insane. If I had to put up with that daily, I’m pretty sure I might make a couple comments myself.
One of the main reasons that all these protesters get it in their head that they are on some glorious mission is the media coverage they receive after their disruptions. Today, that has reached a new level of recklessness due to CNN. The guy who rushed Trump (@Younglionking7) while he was on stage yesterday was treated to a sit-down interview with one of their correspondents.
#EXCLUSIVE @CNN speaks to Ohio stage-rusher at #Trump rally on Saturday https://t.co/NOToZVjAej
— Haley Draznin (@haleydraz) March 13, 2016
Glorifying violence against a presidential candidate, no matter how odious you may think that candidate to be, is reprehensible. The more coverage that thugs like this receive, the more violence that will be attempted against Trump. It’s a pretty simple formulation. At this point, I would not be surprised if eventually a thug truly tries to harm The Donald with some sort of weapon. Yes, you have to go through metal detectors in order to get into any of his events, but those are not 100% foolproof.
You would think the media might not want to contribute to the danger here, but then again, the only thing that matters to them are ratings. Will they at least express remorse if something happens to Trump? I wouldn’t count on it.