The left-leaning mainstream media is doing its best to craft a narrative around antisemitic hate preacher Louis Farrakhan that would convince people that the Nation of Islam leader is right-leaning.
As Joe Cunningham previously covered, Farrkhan was labeled a member of the alt-right by the Washington Post. While no one but the alt-right is out to defend the alt-right, the media oftentimes uses the term to paint anyone to the right of Ocasio-Cortez as “alt-right.”
Most importantly, however, Farrakhan is a died in the wool leftist as mentioned by Newsbusters:
Farrakhan is most known for his anti-Semitic views as well as being a popular ally to high-profile Democrats. He was most recently seated between black Democrat leaders Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. Farrakhan famously met and took photos with then-Senator Obama in 2005. The right, unlike the left, has always condemned Farrakhan, but he’s been embraced by Democrat politicians numerous times over the years as well as Democrat celebrities, who even as recent as today spoke out against Farrakhan being banned from social media.
The Washington Post wisely walked it back and issued a correction.
Despite all that controversy, however, CNN was apparently not paying attention, and instead of remembering the definition of “insanity,” they embraced the old maxim of “if at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
New Day host Alisyn Camerota decided On Friday to try her hand in painting Farrkhan as an alt-right figure, as pointed out by Newsbusters.
“So Facebook is banning several far-right extremists from its services because it considers them dangerous,” reported Camerota. “This includes the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Also banned, Paul Nehlen, an anti-Semite who ran unsuccessfully for Congress, along with fringe personalities, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, and Paul Joseph Watson.”
This is why CNN continues to lag behind other news organizations, and its viewers are outnumbered by witches and people who own chickens.
Yes, you’re more likely to run into a witch than a CNN viewer. That is not hyperbole.