CNN’s Jake Tapper and Sanjay Gupta express alarm at news that the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) admits 40% of people in the hospital WITH Covid are not in the hospital BECAUSE of Covid.
Forget it, Jake.
.@fotoole fears that talk of a burgeoning civil war in America risks becoming a “self-fulfilling prophecy. I lived through this period in Ireland… It gives the excuse [for extremists] to say, ‘We better start moving first, we better take the violent action before they get us.’” pic.twitter.com/VU4eXYLQr9
— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) January 4, 2022
“I lived through this period in Ireland when there was fear of an island-wide civil war – which never actually happened – at the start of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the fear of civil war didn’t stop people from stepping back..[and saying] ‘oh we’d better be careful here (laughs) and not go there’. It went in the other direction, which is that for people inclined to violence…it gives the excuse then to say that we’d better start moving first. We better take the violent action before they get us and you get this kind of horrific circular logic where people who are in fact aggressors can see themselves as defenders. They can say that ‘we’re just taking action now to prevent the annihilation that’s coming from the other side’.
“We need to be very careful about talking about civil war and I think for America we need to be talking about what’s happening right now which is the issue of impunity. If you want to tackle the threats…you really have to start with the fact that there’s been an attempted coup, that there are a lot of court cases, a lot of minor people perhaps being prosecuted but so far no real sense that it’s being called out for what it is, being seen as a crisis, an insurrection, which demands a response which actually criminalises that behaviour.”
Fintan O’Toole on the US January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill riot.
Previously: We Don’t Know Ourselves
CNN has fired 3 employees for coming to work unvaccinated, a violation of company policy. “Let me be clear — we have a zero tolerance policy on this,’ network chief Jeff Zucker said in a staff memo.https://t.co/2w4DYSLn00
— NPR (@NPR) August 6, 2021
Jeff Zucker adds in his memo to CNN staff: “In the past week, we have been made aware of three employees who were coming to the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated. Let me be clear — we have a zero-tolerance policy on this.”
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 5, 2021
Last night/this morning.
Three CNN employees were fired for going to a company office without being vaccinated.
The memo was obtained by The Associated Press after its contents were first tweeted by CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy. CNN offered no details on the firings, or where the employees were based.
Firm but fair.
— CNN (@CNN) January 7, 2021
Via the Irish Times:
Responding to the outpouring on social media, O’Sullivan said on Twitter that he was “overwhelmed by all the love from Ireland tonight”.
When asked about his experience on RTÉ’s Today programme on Thursday, O’Sullivan said it had been “surreal beyond belief”.
“Imagine rioters swinging from the chandelier in Dáil Éireann,” he said.
The Cahirciveen man said he was fortunate not to have encountered any aggression from the protesters, but he knew of some colleagues who had been in “difficult situations” during the unrest.
Earlier: ‘Orderly Transition’
Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!). https://t.co/iQXCc7lvCt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020
The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents.
If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened. pic.twitter.com/8kQ6zN9AZV
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 28, 2020
The latest Wikileaks email release reveals reporters, editors and contributors not just advocating for Hillary Clinton but apparently colluding with the campaign.
Emails show Univision Chairman Haim Saban urging the Clinton campaign to hit Donald Trump harder over immigration, the New York Times giving the campaign veto power over which interview quotes could be used in a profile of the candidate, the Boston Globe trying to time a Clinton opinion piece to do the most good in New Hampshire and CNBC’s John Harwood urging Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta to watch out for then-GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson.
The documents also show Democratic National Committee official and CNN contributor Donna Brazile tipping off the Clinton campaign to a potentially difficult CNN town-hall question on capital punishment during the Democratic Party primary season.
Mainstream media outlets are often accused of siding with Democratic Party candidates and policies, but evidence of active collaboration takes the concern to a new level.
There you go now.
How Clinton ‘friends’ cashed in on Haiti earthquake https://t.co/ANULjndaFP
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 12, 2016
More as they leak it.