(Tea Party 247) – If you needed further proof that respectful discourse and the principles of solid rhetoric were dead, look no further than CNN.
This is where Western intellectual principles that once made up the foundation of our free press have gone to die.
Whether it’s for ratings, political gain, ignorance, or actual insanity, one never can tell why CNN hosts and pundits go so far out of their way to spin so much hysterical propaganda.
It certainly can’t be working too well for the network, as their ratings are plunging. Would they improve if they stopped acting like crazy people? Or do they actually rely on viewers who listen to these crazy people to boost their otherwise failing ratings?
It’s hard to say.
This week, analyst Angela Rye appeared to try her best to carry on CNN’s tradition of sheer insanity and boy, did she succeed.
Summit News reports:
GOP campaign strategist Patrick Griffin argued that the so called “Squad” of Democrats, including Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has “hijacked” the Democratic Party.
“It’s so interesting that you use the term — the only two Muslim women in Congress, the term you chose to use, sir, is ‘hijacking,’” Rye, the former Congressional Black Caucus executive director, ridiculously responded.
“It has nothing to do with whether they’re Muslim or not,” Griffin hit back, “Nothing to do with that… They’ve hijacked from their own principles.”
“That’s a real interesting word choice, and you understand why,” Rye continued, insisting that Griffin used the term to connect the Democrats to terrorists.
“You can talk over me all you want to but the bottom line is the greatest terrorist threat in this country is white men, white men who think like you. That is the greatest terrorist threat in this country.” Rye blurted.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Griffin, rightfully, dismissed Rye’s comments as “silly rhetoric.”
“No, it’s not!” Rye haughtily responses.
“You know what’s silly? The fact that you’re on here knowing how dangerous times are right now defending this nonsense.” she added.
“I know you are but what am I” is not a very useful debate tactic, but it sure works for stoking those fires of hysterical emotionalism.