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CNN panel mocks Trump supporters as uneducated, ignorant hillbillies

CNN panel mocks Trump supporters as uneducated, ignorant hillbillies

“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.”

Can we all just agree, Trump Derangement Syndrome has turned CNN into a total trash network? Like the proverbial broken clock, a couple of times a day they do actual journalism, but the rest of the time it is a broken network hemorrhaging viewers while devolving into self-parody.

There is no better example of how bankrupt CNN has become than a panel led by CNN star Don Lemon. One of his guests was NeverTrump “Republican” Rick Wilson, a failed political consultant who found new life by becoming the NeverTrump Republican cable news loves and who is cashing in by writing books with titles like “Everything Trump Touches Dies.” The other guest was New York Times op-ed writer and CNN consultant Wajahat Ali, who also is a “keynote” speaker on topics like multiculturalism.

Listen to it. It encapsulates the smug derogatory anti-Trump media attitude better than anything I have seen. This was no error or gaffe — it is who they really are. The fact that one of the most high-profile CNN hosts led the panel and laughed uncontrollably also tells you how CNN really thinks about Trump supporters.

Steve Krakauer summed it up nicely:

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.

The Daily Caller has some of the quotes:

Wilson got the party rolling by saying that “Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter ‘U’ and a picture of an actual, physical crane next to it,” which sent Lemon into a hysterical fit of laughter. They were just getting started.

Wilson went on to sneer at “the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump, the ones that think that” — and here he broke out into a Southern accent — “Donald Trump’s the smart one, and there all y’all, y’all elitists are duuuumb.” Lemon laughed even harder.

Ali chimed in: “You elitists, with your geography and your maps and your spelling.” At this point, Lemon was laughing so hard that he pulled out a handkerchief to wipe his tear-filled eyes.

Wilson, still in a faux Southern accent, added: “Your math and your readin!’”

“Yeah, your readin’, your geography, knowing other countries, sipping your latte,” said Ali.

“All those liiines on the map,” said Wilson, continuing to use the fake accent.

“Only them elitists know where Ukraine is,” Ali shot back, before seeming to half-realize that the panel had gone too far. “Sorry, I apologize,” he said with a smile.

Hillary calling Trump supporters “deplorables” seems downright quaint by comparison.

Ali is playing victim after blowback:


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Morning Sunshine | January 28, 2020 at 9:35 am

And yet, it is us hicks who are at the forefront of giving our kids a real education by homeschooling them. I would put my 15-yo up against you in the geography department any day of the week. They just don’t get it. This is why Trump won.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Morning Sunshine. | January 28, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Plus the overwhelming majority of “uneducated” “hillbillies” (originally used in the East Coast, New England states two centuries ago) are in today’s Universities and “old school” organizations and businesses.

    Does the phrase “educated fool” ring any bells?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Morning Sunshine. | January 28, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Morning, you will not be surprised to hear that hundreds of million$ of taxpayer dollar$ are being given in free college tuition to illiterate high school graduates each year now.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Morning Sunshine. | January 28, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Speaking of the Racist Cracker CNN Hillbilly News Readers, here’s another one.

    David Hogg: The “Gun Violence Prevention Movement” Was Started “Centuries Ago” by “Almost Entirely Black, Brown, and Indigenous LGBTQ Women and Non Binary People That Never Got On the News or In Most History Books”
    —Ace of Spades

They can laugh, they only keep digging that hole deeper.

Keep on digging boys, make it deep, so that we never see you guys again.

I thought that Don LeMon only showed up for work drunk on New Year’s Eve!

This was simply the most spectacular example of real racism I have ever seen on TV.

They’re hysterical because they know they’re going to be utterly crushed and they’re out of ideas for dealing with it. A common, albeit ineffectual, way to deal with perceived impending doom.

a cruel vulgarian who debases everyone.

It’s astonishing that even these twits imagine that this has anything to do with qualification for the office of President. This is like complaining that Patton was a lousy general because the noise kept you up nights.

    tlcomm2 in reply to tom_swift. | January 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Patton’s “noise” barely bothered any single village for a day before he was off to liberate another of the Euro cities that now seem to despise and denigrate us. Trump, on the other hand, is banging around in the leftists heads 24/7 for what will be 8 very prosperous years 😉

*When* Donald Trump is reelected …


I want to start a successful business that totally alienates 50% + of a potential market just to see if, in the future, they will believe me when I say sorry.

Only somewhat disheartening is the idea that millions of people agree with these fools/tools. Enough to keep CNN in business. This is why Dems/Progs will get 10s of millions of votes for socialist candidates. NEVER give up the Electoral College!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Romey. | January 28, 2020 at 10:37 am

    What keeps CNN in business is airport screens inflating viewing numbers, even if those at the airports have their faces buried in a book, a reading machine, or a cell phone.

    Another thing: if cable companies ever allow a la carte channel selection, most of the cable news networks will die rapidly.

      I recently had a bazar series of flights across the US, in fact all the way from east to west coast (Alaska). And one thing that I found was that many of the terminals did not have TVs, they had been removed. The one in Alaska had a series of TVs but they were tuned to FOX.

Apparently, “not insulting the jury” is a concept lost not only on the House Democrats but the entire left. They are acting like this November will never happen.

It used to be that going political guaranteed losing half of your audience. Having succeeded with that, the new goal seems to be to lose everyone.

Corrupt Establishment Business Plan:

1. Lie, cheat, steal and insult absolutely everyone.
2. ?????????????????????????????
3. Collect profits

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Pasadena Phil. | January 28, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    RE: “Apparently, “not insulting the jury” is a concept lost not only on the House Democrats but the entire left.”

    Methinks that’s because they have Rigged and Stolen Elections for Decades Now……

This little incident was orchestrated after an NPR reporter couldn’t find Ukraine on a map.

The notion that Trump supporters are only uneducated, old, white men has been thoroughly debunked by the only poll that counts: an election.

In a moment of truthful reflection the day after the election, the San Diego Union-Tribune observed that DJT won by persuading a lot of Democrats to vote for him.

This is no way to win them back.

    elle in reply to Valerie. | January 28, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Oh wow! You are right. It is funny how the one and ONLY tactic they use when caught is to accuse their accusers of the same thing. It is how you know when they are truly guilty of an offense.

    Perpetual adolescents and proud of it.
    “You are stinky!”
    “No, YOU are stinky!!”
    “Biden held up aid to Ukraine!”
    “No, TRUMP held up aid to Ukraine!!”

    It still seems to work for their followers, so I guess it makes sense for them to keep doing it.

Nice circle jerk you’ve got going on, CNN.

Wasn’t this the guy speculating that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 had been pulled into a ‘black hole’ over the Pacific?

The Friendly Grizzly | January 28, 2020 at 10:25 am

Somehow, I can’t bring myself to care what two quota-fillers and a castrato white think about any subject at all.

Jeff Zucker’s finest. But give CNN credit, they did dump the woman who used miniature tampons as earrings. The class of Comcast.

How is it these knuckle draggers think they have anything to add to the conversation?? I have been higher IQs at the primate house a the zoo. The Silverback’s IQ is too high to work for the Clinton News Net but he has been on national TV.

I wondered why this video was making the rounds…. So Trump tweeted it….

I don’t believe these folks believe what they say. Because I don’t think they’re complete idiots…. the proof of the intelligence of the average Trump supporter is all around them….. It’s why so much of the world wants to come here…..

People who aren’t sharp, useless people (media types, academics (except Prof. Jacobson of course!)) have taken the country their parents gave them and continued to make it the envy of the world…

We intelligently apply the rule of law – that so many 3rd world ****holes don’t have — to our every day lives, to carry on successfully the free exchange of goods and services — goods and services that every foreigner trying to get here, wants to get in on….

So, no, they don’t believe what they’re saying. They just want to demoralize us, so that we give in to their ever-escalating demands that we don’t take our own side in a fight — any fight.

As far as intelligence and usefulness, when I think of this crowd, I think of many people and books that have been wrong, but the most recent illuminating and hilarious example, was Paul Krugman stating right after the election, that the economy would tank permanently due to Trump’s election.

Yepper, that was some good insight….. /sarc

    Most of the so-called professors are not even American citizens. They came to teach here on a temp basis, but managed to finagle a cushy tenure spot so they could stay here and indoctornate young skulls full of mush into believing the United States was a racist hellhole.

      Milhouse in reply to Stan25. | January 28, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      Most of the so-called professors are not even American citizens.

      That’s an extraordinary claim, and very difficult to believe. Have you got any basis for it, or did you just make it up on the spot?

I will also say, it’s unwise of them to do this, unless they want real violence.

Americans are patient tolerant people…. but you can only push us so far. And when we turn, we turn.

They should be more cautious about taking a match to that rag in the gas can.

Can we all just agree, Trump Derangement Syndrome has turned CNN into a total trash network?

Turned? Have you forgotten when we used to call it the Clinton News Network?

theduchessofkitty | January 28, 2020 at 10:49 am

All Trump needs to do is to play this clip in every rally from now until November. Make them CNN types hang by their own noose.

This will be the lead on Tucker tonight.

This is not just TDS. The left has been calling the right names for as long as I can remember (and I’m not young). That snide superiority is one of the things leftists love most about themselves.

Two things about this wonderful event. One, imagine the fun if this was a conservative site talking about obama’s voters, and two, the RNC could not have afforded to buy this ad, yet they will run it over and over this voting season for FREE! Thank you cnn!

Liberalism offers up a utopian vision of the world and then invites its practitioners to feel good about themselves for embracing it. Not only does this beautiful fantasy world never come to pass, liberalism fails to address the root causes of the problems it sets out to solve while creating whole new disasters in the process. In other words, it’s a never ending circle. There’s a problem, liberalism is offered up as the solution, it doesn’t work and creates more problems, for which liberalism is offered up as the solution, etc., etc., etc. until you’re starving, bankrupt, or your society is tearing itself apart at the seams.

iq repeatably measured well into triple digits yet…I am stupid or something.
I was reading James Fenimore Cooper and Thoreau in 6th grade and doing reports on them yet…I lack comprehension.
in 6th grade teachers put me on senior high school and freshman college reading course.
yet me no unnerstan….

This is one of the most racist things I have seen. What is CNN going to do about it. For that matter, attorneys should be lining up to sue the show.

Diversity breeds adversity.

Personally, I’d consider the source and just shrug it off as militant stupidity – but apparently it’s touched a nerve in some circles. Limbaugh has been obsessing over it for almost 2 hours.

    healthguyfsu in reply to txvet2. | January 28, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I think the point is to not let the hypocrisy go unchallenged.

    If this were comedy central, then no one would care. The fact that this was supposed to be a nightly news program on a 24 hour news network is where the hypocrisy is worthy of challenge. Don’t be mad when you lose your credentials (and all of the puffed up self-righteous importance attached to those credentials) if you fail to uphold the standards of those credentials.

“couple of times a day they do actual journalism”

No, they don’t.

…inclusion to fight forces of hate and division

Yeah. Though to be fair, he is the one of the three who did apologize at the end of the clip.

The most telling thing about the Don Lemon segment is no one commented on it when it aired. No one watched it.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 28, 2020

I see that Wajahat falls back on the old fear for his life canard after being on the receiving end of a Trump zinger. He brought this on himself. His southern accent needs a little work as well.

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to Glenn Jordan. | January 29, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    That is so true, Glenn. I attended a “ethics complaint hearing” in Gwinnett County, Georgia that arose out of a panel discussion on the 287(g) program to deport criminal illegal aliens, and of course, the foreigners who work with the illegals, repeatedly claimed they didn’t feel “safe” by someone who advocates enforcement of the law.

    “He takes pictures of people at the Capitol. It makes us feel unsafe.” What?! Conniving manipulative foreigners.

All six of CNN’s remaining viewers laughed as well.

Let them underestimate us, and then watch their heads explode again.