It was like the gates of hell had opened, and the American people had accidentally wandered in. On Wednesday night, 5/10/2023, at 8:00 PM, the American people watched with disbelief and repugnance as a television network permanently gave up any iota of credibility they had and a traitor showed he was not only still a traitor but somehow even a worse traitor than anyone thought.
The CNN town hall was a disgrace. I think I speak for almost everybody in saying it was a complete failure, a pathetic attempt at garnering ratings and showing the American people the worst side of the media.
The “town hall” began with a horrifying start as donald trump called the American people stupid — or rather all the people who don’t believe the 2020 election was stolen — which means almost everybody.
Trump showing insanity is alive and well within him, babbled on incoherently about cameras, ballot stuffing, and people voting with 7 ballots apiece. At times he sounded like an escaped mental patient, as his word vomit often made no sense and was tinged with eye-popping rage and disdain.
Calling January 6 a “beautiful day,” Trump said he had few regrets about it and that people were there with “love in their hearts.” He also blamed Nancy Pelosi for the terrorist attack.
Trump insisted Mike Pence had been in no danger (I guess he doesn’t know what gallows are used for) and said the day was Pence’s fault anyway because he refused to break the law and override the election results.
Trump proceeded to call a black police officer (a hero who had saved countless lives) a “thug” for killing Ashli Babbitt. Trump went on to defame E. Jean Carroll, asking the audience what kind of woman she was. He also attacked the host, Kaitlin Collins, calling her “nasty.”
Trump also called for Republicans to crash the economy by refusing to raise the debt ceiling. On and on, he went, like a robot that someone had programmed and now couldn’t stop. He lied. He manipulated. He talked and talked and talked, saying little and insulting almost everyone he possibly could.
It was a miserable, dismal, horrifying, pathetic, disgusting event. Even CNN staff were reportedly horrified at the way things went. Numerous articles quoted various CNN employees talking about how awful the night was. CNN should be ashamed of itself. As for ratings?
They might have gotten them. But it’s a huge price to pay for losing one’s soul. CNN will never ever get its reputation back unless or until Chris Licht is fired or resigns. It has now become an American joke, no longer a news network, and the fact that Licht hasn’t already resigned tells one all they need to know.