CNN: Riots Must Stop – But Only Because They’re Hurting Biden in Polls
Three were shot and two were killed during the not-at-all peaceful protests in Kenosha Wisconsin, and CNN has finally decided that this violence must end… because the poor optics of Democrats doing nothing as the cities they run descend into anarchy is helping Republicans.
As The Hill reports:
CNN’s Don Lemon said Tuesday night that Democrats “ignoring” riots in some U.S. cities represents a “blind spot” for the party, and called on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to address the problem because it is “sticking” in polling and focus groups.
“It’s showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing right now that is sticking,” Lemon said ahead of “CNN Tonight” on Tuesday. “The riots and the protests have become indistinguishable.”
“I think this is a blind spot for Democrats. I think Democrats are ignoring this problem or hoping that it will go away, and it’s not going to go away,” he added before arguing the violence needs to be addressed by Biden before the election.
“The problem is not going to be fixed by [Election Day],” said Lemon. “But what they can do, and I think maybe Joe Biden may be afraid to do it … he’s got to address it. He’s got to come out and talk about it.”
Their “concerns” are similar to those of Chris Hayes, who, like many leftists, took issue with Black Lives Matter protesters harassing diners into raising black power fists because it was bad optics – not because it was morally wrong (and also insane).
imho this is not a good tactic https://t.co/ZE1tys75SD
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 25, 2020
Had those videos not gone viral and sparked outrage, they would’ve been A-OK with it.