CNN’s vaudeville version of the news was on fire Monday night as Don Lemon and his guests discussed the feud between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and an NPR reporter he humiliated after she went on the air with a slew of lies and half-truths. Among the things Pompeo hilarious pointed out in his thorough roasting of the reporter: That he handed her a blank map of the world and asked her to point out Ukraine. The reporter claimed that she did so successfully; Pompeo said she actually pointed to Bangladesh.
Who’s lying? Who’s right?
Well, Lemon and his guests – NY Times columnist Wajahat Ali and Republican strategist-turned-NeverTrumper Rick Wilson – weren’t all that interested in figuring out the details. Instead, they decided to use this story as an excuse to attack supporters of President Donald Trump.
“[Pompeo] also knows deep within his heart 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,” Wilson said. “He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world. And so that’s partly him playing to the base and playing to their audience. You know, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump.”
Apparently, this was really hilarious to Lemon, who laughed so hard that tears started streaming down his face.
“‘Donald Trump’s the smart one- any y’all elitists are dumb!'” Wilson said, mimicking his idea of a hillbilly Trump voter.
“‘You elitists with your geography and your maps- and your spelling!'” Ali interjected, wanting in on the comedy.
“‘Your math and your reading!'” Wilson continued. “‘All those lines on the map!'”
Lemon finally regained his composure, wiping his face with a tissue. “That was good,” he said. “That was a good one. I needed that.”
Even for CNN, this display of clueless arrogance was a bit much. Don’t get us wrong; we’re not angry. In fact, we openly celebrate every time the elitist Democrats in the media take their masks off and show us who they really are. Every time they do so, it shrinks the bubble they live inside. Every time, it causes another handful of Democrat voters to take a step back and say to themselves, “Hmm, are these really the kind of people I want to associate myself with?” We don’t doubt there’s a small audience that gets a kick out of watching CNN hosts invent strawman versions of Trump supporters to knock down, but for every #Resistance clown who laughs, there are two Democrat/independent voters who shut off the TV in disgust.
So please, keep it up.