Ever because the 2020 election, CNN Prime Time host Chris Cuomo had been utilizing an increasing number of hate-filled and generally violent rhetoric to whip up his viewers in opposition to the Republican Occasion on almost each main difficulty. However on Monday, the Antifa terrorist-backing host claimed the GOP was waging a “holy struggle” in opposition to america to convey again Jim Crow legal guidelines. He additionally appeared to make up polling numbers to smear the celebration he despises.
Definitively declaring it’s “what I feel” throughout his opening tirade, Cuomo smeared the GOP with lies. “My argument is, that is changing into some type of perverse holy struggle for you guys. Hopefully, as soon as once more, Democrats will discover a option to struggle off the apparent 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 time) in the event that they have been raiding the Capitol. And in lashing out on the Senator, he neglected the Antifa half and asserted the proper 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 convey again probably the most odious legal guidelines suppressing the black vote, nearly by design, since Jim Crow?
“You desire 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 Occasion 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 explicit laws, didn’t spotlight any explicit 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 needed to speak concerning the “higher Johnson” and praised former President Lyndon B. Johnson. However although President Johnson did signal the Civil Rights Act into regulation, he was a widely known racist who spoke concerning 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 need to take the vaccine. It’s staggeringly excessive,” he proclaimed. However that’s not what the on-screen graphic mentioned.
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 information (February 26 to March 1). However a sturdy search of the Axios and Ipsos web sites turned up no such polling information. 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 on the market to them.” However they have been citing NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist data, which had a margin of error of three.4 (so not the most effective MOE).
So, did CNN and Cuomo fabricate a ballot from one other outlet to smear Republicans?
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The transcript is beneath, click on “broaden” 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. Trump’s foremost base of help. Why? No quantity, I promise you it is there. We’re doing an entire phase on it tonight. Okay? They’ve over 40 p.c, throughout the quantity, of Republican males. 41 p.c do not need 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 entire recreation was the vaccine when it got here to preventing the pandemic. Keep in mind? The magic capsule, that is it, Operation Warp Velocity. In the event 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 in addition, Trump will not inform them any in another way. 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 convey again probably the most odious legal guidelines suppressing the black vote, nearly by design, since Jim Crow?
You desire 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 celebration who’re for these legal guidelines are welcome to return on the present. Clarify how these are about maintaining the election secure, and that’s what it’s a must to do restrict entry to the polls. Inform me how that makes it secure. 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 feel. I by no means heard you employ the satan’s work factor about ObamaCare. Why about this? My argument is, that is changing into some type of perverse holy struggle for you guys. Hopefully, as soon as once more, Democrats will discover a option to struggle off the apparent 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 particular person must be stored from voting due to his race or his colour. [Transition] It’s improper, lethal improper, to disclaim any of your fellow People the proper to vote on this nation. [Transition] All People will need to have the privileges of citizenship no matter race.
CUOMO: You recognize, I used to listen to that and be like, “Yeah, no kidding. Boy, we’ve come a good distance.” Have we? Have we?