CNN anchor Brianna Keilar gave her audience a segment yesterday, in which she unequivocally called out Democratic mayors , governors and other officials by name and party for their stunning pattern of hypocrisy regarding Wuhan virus restrictions that somehow never seemed to apply to them.
“A number of Democratic leaders, apologizing or reversing course, after multiple occurrences of “do as I say, not as I do, she began. “They have been caught, not following their own coronavirus guidelines.”
Keillar then documented with video and narration the arrogant conduct and subsequent apologies of some (but not all) of the leaders she referred to: San Francisco, Mayor London Breed, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, San Jose, California, Mayor Sam Liccardo, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock . She omitted, presumably for time considerations, D.C. Mayor Bowser, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, Austin Mayor Steve Austin, Speaker of the House Nancy Peloisi, and others. There was another one caught today, as Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards confirmed the authenticity of a photograph taken of him socializing maskless and in close contact with others at the Baton Rouge Country Club in mid-November just before enacting stricter pandemic lockdowns for the state.
Keillar continued stating the obvious:
The past few weeks brought into relief a pattern of leaders failing to lead by example, asking Americans to make sacrifices that they, themselves, are unwilling to make, and appearing sorry only when they’re caught.
Trust is built slowly but it evaporates faster than reservations at a fancy restaurant.A lot of these leaders, they are looking across the aisle to blame Republicans who aren’t taking mask wearing seriously. But maybe, it’s time they also look in the mirror and ask themselves if that was really worth it.
I considered designating Keillor an Ethics Hero for this rare criticism of Democrats from its CNN allies, but doing what would be routine for an ethical journalist—Remember them?_—should not make an unethical one praiseworthy. (I’ve made that mistake before.) Conservative pundit Ed Morrissey gave the reliable CNN hack “kudos”for informing her audience of the undeniable truth, ignoring the fact that the segment was sandwiched between two routine CNN Trump-bashing segments. I will give kudos to journalists when they report all of the news straight and fairly. As I noted earlier, the mainstream media’s four years of politically motivated distortions to undermine the Trump Presidency and to support the many Democratic soft coup attempts and Big Lies are what really stole this election from Trump.
Morrissey did further illuminate Keillor’s point by adding,
Even when they do get caught and are forced to respond, they’re not terribly sorry for anything other than having to explain themselves. For instance, here’s Austin mayor Steve Adler apologizing for lecturing his constituents about unnecessary travel and gatherings while he partied in Cabo San Lucas. It’s an apology, but for causing “confusion,” couched in laments about how much his family had already sacrificed in the pandemic..Adler thinks the rules that he sets only apply to the hoi polloi and not to their enlightened progressive autocrats, er, leaders..
Morrissey’s piece is titled, “CNN anchor: What is it with Democrat leaders and COVID-19 hypocrisy?” Actually, Keillor never asks that question, and Morrissey’s answer is still too polite. Sometimes only vulgarity will do, and this is such a time. These people are assholes, in a party that has suddenly become over-run by assholes, truly terrible human beings who are not fit to lead and who corrupt our values, our manners, our government and our culture with their sheer, odious ambition, ruthlessness, dishonesty and hatefulness. Maybe some of the officials called out by Keillor would have behaved this way on their own; maybe all of them, but I have to believe that the disgusting behavior modeled over the past four years and more by Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, John Lewis, Maxine Waters and others turned the Democrats into a Party of Assholes.
And that, tragically, is the nation’s present curse.