Ever for the reason that 2020 election, CNN Prime Time host Chris Cuomo had been utilizing increasingly more hate-filled and generally violent rhetoric to whip up his viewers in opposition to the Republican Social gathering on almost each main concern. However on Monday, the Antifa terrorist-backing host claimed the GOP was waging a “holy warfare” in opposition to america to deliver again Jim Crow legal guidelines. He additionally appeared to make up polling numbers to smear the get together he despises.
Definitively declaring it’s “what I believe” throughout his opening tirade, Cuomo smeared the GOP with lies. “My argument is, that is changing into some form of perverse holy warfare for you guys. Hopefully, as soon as once more, Democrats will discover a method to struggle off the plain intentions of individuals like Senator [Ron] Johnson [R-WI],” he sneered.
This got here after Cuomo spent a number of minutes claiming Johnson was a racist for saying he can be afraid if Antifa and Black Lives Matter (the 2 teams who rioted and tore cities aside final summer season) in the event that they have been raiding the Capitol. And in lashing out on the Senator, he unnoticed the Antifa half and asserted the correct solely noticed race:
“This has nothing to do with race.” Why distinguish between rioters by race? “Has nothing to do with race.” Why say the locations the place the election was rigged — which it was not — are predominantly minority areas? Why do you deliver again probably the most odious legal guidelines suppressing the black vote, virtually by design, since Jim Crow?
“You need a good exercise,” he rhetorically requested his viewers. “Google ‘Jim Crow Legal guidelines’ in states the place they existed and examine them to the language, phrasing, and the intention of what’s offered in over 40 states proper now, some 250 plus payments. Have a look and be shocked on the similarity.”
However regardless of Cuomo’s agency assurances that the Republican Social gathering was making an attempt to resurrect Jim Crow legal guidelines and demanded they arrive on his present to reply for his or her racism, Cuomo didn’t cite any specific laws, didn’t spotlight any specific language, nor did he present what the stunning similarities have been.
Then once more, “Google it” was the argument of those that have been making claims they couldn’t again up.
At one level in his rant, Cuomo wished to speak in regards to the “higher Johnson” and praised former President Lyndon B. Johnson. However despite the fact that President Johnson did signal the Civil Rights Act into legislation, he was a well known racist who spoke in regards to the black neighborhood utilizing repugnant terms (See, Chris? We linked to a supply).
However pushing false claims of racism wasn’t the one ridiculous factor about Cuomo’s rant.
In a weird begin to his monologue, Cuomo tried to bash Republican males for supposedly being in opposition to getting the vaccine; claiming it was an indication of “poisonous opposition.” “They’ve over 40 p.c, throughout the quantity, of Republican males. 41 p.c do not wish to take the vaccine. It’s staggeringly excessive,” he proclaimed. However that’s not what the on-screen graphic stated.
In response to the graphic, that 41 p.c was Republican males who “have gotten or will get COVID-19 vaccine ASAP.” That’s the other of what he was saying. Doing our due diligence, NewsBusters got down to attempt to discover the ballot Cuomo was citing in an try and make sense of the claims.
The graphic claimed the quantity got here from Axios/Ipsos polling knowledge (February 26 to March 1). However a strong search of the Axios and Ipsos web sites turned up no such polling knowledge. We did discover a similar number on Axios claiming “Almost half of Republican males — 49% — say they will not select to be vaccinated if a vaccine is obtainable to them.” However they have been citing NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist data, which had a margin of error of three.4 (so not the very best MOE).
So, did CNN and Cuomo fabricate a ballot from one other outlet to smear Republicans?
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The transcript is under, click on “develop” to learn:
CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time
March 15, 2021
9:00:30 p.m. Japanese
CHRIS CUOMO: Poisonous opposition. Look who doesn’t need the vaccine. Take a look at the quantity in your display screen. Trump’s important base of assist. Why? No quantity, I promise you it is there. We’re doing a complete phase on it tonight. Okay? They’ve over 40 p.c, throughout the quantity, of Republican males. 41 p.c do not wish to take the vaccine. It’s staggeringly excessive.
Why do not they need it, these white males who by and huge have been Trumpers? Trump’s complete sport was the vaccine when it got here to combating the pandemic. Bear in mind? The magic tablet, that is it, Operation Warp Velocity. Should you take a look at it extra carefully, Trump has all the time pushed his base, and that is what that demographic is, to consider solely him. And now, for a few of them, taking the vaccine is oddly compliance, give up, a nod to Biden being president. And likewise, Trump will not inform them any otherwise. He will not inform them to take it.
9:07:49 p.m. Japanese
CUOMO: “This has nothing to do with race.” Why distinguish between rioters by race? “Has nothing to do with race.” Why say the locations the place the election was rigged — which it was not — are predominantly minoritys areas? Why do you deliver again probably the most odious legal guidelines suppressing the black vote, virtually by design, since Jim Crow?
You need a good exercise? Google “Jim Crow Legal guidelines” in states the place they existed and examine them to the language, phrasing, and the intention of what’s offered in over 40 states proper now, some 250 plus payments. Have a look and be shocked on the similarity.
Look, he [Sen. Ron Johnson] and anybody in that get together who’re for these legal guidelines are welcome to come back on the present. Clarify how these are about protecting the election protected, and that’s what you must do restrict entry to the polls. Inform me how that makes it protected. Inform me why you name HR1 the satan’s work. As a result of it’s the solely single act that may cease this wave of laws.
And right here’s what I believe. I by no means heard you utilize the satan’s work factor about ObamaCare. Why about this? My argument is, that is changing into some form of perverse holy warfare for you guys. Hopefully, as soon as once more, Democrats will discover a method to struggle off the plain intentions of individuals like Senator Johnson. They did it again within the day with a greater Johnson. And right here have been his phrases about what they tried within the ’60s.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON: The Structure says no individual ought to be saved from voting due to his race or his shade. [Transition] It’s incorrect, lethal incorrect, to disclaim any of your fellow People the correct to vote on this nation. [Transition] All People should have the privileges of citizenship no matter race.
CUOMO: You understand, I used to listen to that and be like, “Yeah, no kidding. Boy, we’ve come a great distance.” Have we? Have we?