CNN Promotes Defunding the Police One Day, Calls Them on James O'Keefe the Next

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CNN is a bad joke and the punchline is the people who take the network seriously. Its hypocrisy knows no limits and it doesn’t even try to hide it much anymore.

Take, for instance, this latest development with CNN and its board. James O’Keefe and Project Veritas have been listening in on CNN’s calls for two months. O’Keefe said he’d be releasing these calls over the course of the month and he’s already begun making good on his promise.

This caused CNN to react by publicly threatening legal action and “notifying authorities” about O’Keefe’s exploits, threats that O’Keefe is apparently laughing off.

The funny thing about this is that CNN is the same network that decided it wanted to make the extreme-left in its call to defund the police. It published various articles attempting to pass the idea off as a good one.

Teeing up the narrative, CNN was attempting to pass off calling the police as something only privileged people get to do.

In one article, they carry the water of Black Lives Matter founder and noted Marxist, Patrice Cullors on what they could do if the police were defunded:

Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, said defunding the police means reallocating those funds to support people and services in marginalized communities.

Defunding law enforcement “means that we are reducing the ability for law enforcement to have resources that harm our communities,” Cullors said in an interview with, Boston’s public radio station. “It’s about reinvesting those dollars into black communities, communities that have been deeply divested from.”

Those dollars can be put back into social services for mental health, domestic violence and homelessness, among others. Police are often the first responders to all three, she said.

Those dollars can be used to fund schools, hospitals, housing and food in those communities, too — “all of the things we know increase safety,” McHarris said.

In another article, CNN gives three scenarios where police either make the situation worse or don’t help at all. These three scenarios include domestic abuse and traffic stops where apparently police make things worse, and school shootings where they claim police are pretty ineffective.

Never mind that CNN already reported previously about an Illinois officer that stopped a school shooting before anyone got hurt.

Regardless, CNN seems to be speaking out of both sides of its mouth. On one hand, they want to effectively promote the latest talking point and work toward the latest desires of the hard-left in America. On the other hand, they want police to answer their calls when they’re in danger.

If it weren’t for the police, this situation could have been a lot worse for CNN.

The hypocrisy coming from the left is in the wide open.