January 16, 2018
Honestly, I didn’t realize you were allowed to say “shit” on TV. You were not allowed to do that when I was a kid (I haven’t had a TV in my home since I was a kid). I knew you were allowed to say it late at night now, I think that changed ten or so years ago, but I didn’t think you could just say it all day long on CNN.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that yes, you can do that.
In the contest for Most Offended News Network after President Trump reportedly referred to African nations as “s***hole” countries, CNN wins hands down. NewsBusters staff combed through CNN transcripts on Nexis for the S-hole word in the 24 hours of January 12 – the first full day after The Washington Post reported the controversy – and found CNN staffers and CNN guests uncorked the profanity 195 times in one day.
That doesn’t count Saturday, Sunday or Monday. They could be headed for 1,000 by now. It also doesn’t count the amount of time they put the S-word on screen (sometimes twice, as you can see on Cuomo’s temporary prime time show.)
Compare that to Fox News Channel. Their curse count was zero. FNC told staff and guests not to say it.
ABC, CBS, and the PBS NewsHour were also zero, and the NBC Nightly News uncorked one on January 11. FCC obscenity regulations apply only to broadcast TV stations between 6 am and 10 pm, so cable networks can let it fly without any fear of fines.
Funnily enough, this comes at the 20 year anniversary of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, when the whole world was talking about blowjobs.
I think it was definitely negative to have the whole world talking about blowjobs. That was bad for the kids. It ended up normalizing blowjobs in high school in a way that even the boomers failed to do.
Talking about how Haiti is a shithole though – very good for the kids. You know that this is the funniest thing ever if you are 8-13 years old.
I mean, I feel like a hyperventilating child laughing at these compilation videos of them saying this word over and over.
All Part of the Plan
Trump obviously did use the word “shithole” and obviously said it in a way whereas he knew it would be reported. You now have the entire immigration discussion shifted from talk of “the innocent little children who were brought here against their will and made a life for themselves and don’t deserve to have that taken from them” (DACA) to the actual issue at hand, which is the difference between Haiti and Norway. And the incendiary language makes it a meme that is being run into the ground by the Jewish media using their “wow just wow” methodology.
Now we’re having a real discussion:
- is Haiti a shithole?
- Is Haiti somehow exactly the same as Norway?
- Is it possible that the population of a country has zero bearing on the nature of that country?
- If the population does have a bearing on the nature of a country, then why would people who move from a shithole not create a shithole wherever they move?
- Do we want America to become a shithole because we are bringing in a bunch of people from shitholes?
All of this addresses the core issue of immigration, which is about changing the fundamental nature of our country.
They wanted to keep the discussion in the emotional realm, instead of the realm of hard reality, and that is over now. Once again, Trump got the media to do his work for him.
This whole thing harms the cucks as much as it harms the Democrats.
So the President would prefer we allow Norwegian socialists with no special love of America into the country, but not the Ghanan who will work his ass off with a grand appreciation for our free market system and raise his kids to be proud Americans.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 11, 2018
No one wanted the narrative to shift like this – and yet they did it, at Trump’s behest, because they couldn’t resist walking right into it.
Furthermore, DACA is buried completely.
Btw, still waiting for apologies from people who said I was wrong about DACA.