Thomas Gallatin / January 20, 2017

The Left’s Sick Assassination Day Dream

CNN story on presidential succession based on desire to see a Democrat as president.

If CNN desires to re-establish any semblance of credibility as a news organization after last week’s fiasco on that fictitious dossier on Donald Trump, its recent report on the question of presidential succession doesn’t help. CNN ran a story where it introduced the question, “What if an incoming president and his immediate successors were wiped out on day one?” CNN went way beyond the role of high school civics teacher with this despicable clap trap.

Even during its report, CNN seemingly recognized the poor taste of the question, and attempted to justify the inquiry into the presidential succession process by stating that the government’s plan is so unclear that it could lead to uncertainty and create “the potential for chaos.” But if that’s so, then CNN contradicted its own justification for airing the piece as it proceeded to delineate the exact plan the government has established should this worst-case scenario occur.

First, in the history of the nation, there is no historical precedent for even raising this question beyond academic concerns or Hollywood movies. It’s simply not a relevant question. Second, imagine if a major news media organization had raised this same question in 2009 upon the inauguration of Barack Obama. The narrative would have been that those racist conservatives were calling for the assassination of the newly elected president because he was black.

So what’s CNN’s angle here? It may be best to classify this story as CNN voicing its own leftist daydream of “how many Republicans would need to be knocked off before a Democrat would end up as president?” But those are some seriously sour grapes from the Leftmedia.

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