CNN Continues To Downplay Democrat Ties To Farrakhan And Anti-Semitic, Anti-White Remarks
ST. LOUIS —
While major national mainstream news outlets like ABC, CBC, and the Washington Post have started covering ties between Democratic politicians and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who continues to make anti-Semetic, anti-white, and anti-U.S. statements, CNN has largely omitted any mention of the link.
At least eight prominent national Democrats and activists have met with Farrakhan, including the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison.
A photographer recently admitted to suppressing a photo of Farrakhan with a smiling then-Senator Barrack Obama that was taken in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting. The photographer, Askia Muhammad says members of the caucus immediately asked him not to publish the photo.
Democratic Illinois Representative Danny Davis actually defended Farrakhan as an “outstanding human being” and admitted to having a personal relationship with him in several interviews.
Davis reversed his position after backlash, denouncing Farrakhan's "views and remarks". However, at least four of eight Democrats with ties to Farrakhan have refused to denounce him.
Progressive activists have also sung Farrakhan's praises. Several leaders of the Women's March have openly supported Farrakhan, most notably Linda Sarsour and Women's March Co-President Tamika Mallory who says Farrakhan is right to call Jews "enemies", even comparing him to Jesus.
CNN published only one article, which noted Farrakhan's speech containing anti-Semitic rhetoric, but failed to acknowledge that there has been growing evidence of Democratic politicians and their ties to Farrakhan. CNN’s on-air coverage has so far been a one-minute segment on Jake Tapper’s “State of the Union,” and one question that Wolf Blitzer asked Rep. Ellison in February.
Aside from those two brief instances, the Farrakhan scandal has been entirely missing from CNN’s on-air coverage.