CNN Slimes Republicans: ‘Warfare on Voting,’ ‘Pandemic of Apartheid’

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On CNN’s New Day Saturday, the present ran a section pushing a “conflict on voting” mantra in opposition to Republicans which even included a liberal visitor accusing the GOP of pushing a “pandemic of apartheid” in new voting reforms.

As co-anchor Victor Blackwell — who will quickly be getting promoted to a weekday afternoon slot on the liberal information community — launched three visitors all coming from a left-leaning perspective to debate the difficulty of voting legal guidelines, the phrases “conflict on voting” have been displayed on display screen the place they remained consistently for greater than 9 minutes for the remainder of the section.

In his first query, Blackwell misleadingly recalled complaints about Georgia barring folks from utilizing water supply as a loophole to strategy voters in line as he introduced up a proposal to seek for voting irregularities in Texas:

 

 

One of many components of the Georgia that folks discovered most egregious was the criminalization of giving water and meals to folks. Proponents of the invoice stated that it might eradicate voter intimidation. However, in Texas, the proposals which might be Home Invoice 66 — Senate Invoice 7 — simply parallel coming by the legislature that may enable partisan ballot watchers to take recording units into polling locations and report voters who’re getting assist in the event that they consider one thing is illegitimate. I imply, that looks like it might be ripe for voter intimidation.

Pastor Frederick Douglass Haynes III of Friendship-Greatest Baptist Church in Dallas instantly launched into hyperbole as he invoked South Africa’s racist apartheid system:

Oh, yeah, properly, it looks like there is a pandemic of of apartheid that’s spreading from Georgia to Texas. And probably the most horrible strains we see all through the nation are in Georgia and Texas, and Texas has determined to choose up on and even remix what’s being performed in Georgia. And, once more, it is voter intimidation — it is voter criminalization — and it is a reflection of a willpower on the a part of these in energy — the Republicans — to suppress the vote.

As he adopted up, Blackwell had a Freudian slip in calling accusations of “voter suppression” a “massive lie” earlier than then claiming as an alternative that voter fraud is a “massive lie.”

Though the phrases “conflict on voting” have been simply proven on display screen for this section, there have been anchors, together with Wolf Blitzer and Pamela Brown, who’ve really verbally accused Republicans of participating in a “conflict on voting” in latest weeks.

This episode of CNN’s New Day Saturday was sponsored partially by Kubota. Their contact data is linked.

Transcript follows. Click on “broaden” to learn extra. 

CNN

New Day Saturday

April 10, 2021

8:24 a.m. Japanese

VICTOR BLACKWELL: One of many components of the Georgia that folks discovered most egregious was the criminalization of giving water and meals to folks. Proponents of the invoice stated that it might eradicate voter intimidation. However, in Texas, the proposals which might be Home Invoice 66 — Senate Invoice 7 — simply parallel coming by the legislature that may enable partisan ballot watchers to take recording units into polling locations and report voters who’re getting assist in the event that they consider one thing is illegitimate. I imply, that looks like it might be ripe for voter intimidation.

PASTOR FREDERICK DOUGLAS HAYNES III, FRIENDSHIP-BEST BAPTIST CHURCH DALLAS: Oh, yeah, properly, it looks like there is a pandemic of of apartheid that’s spreading from Georgia to Texas. And probably the most horrible strains we see all through the nation are in Georgia and Texas, and Texas has determined to choose up on and even remix what’s being performed in Georgia. And, once more, it is voter intimidation — it is voter criminalization — and it is a reflection of a willpower on the a part of these in energy — the Republicans — to suppress the vote.

Irrespective of the way you take a look at it — you’ll be able to costume it up in a tuxedo with a bowtie, it’s voter suppression. It’s voter intimidation. It’s criminalizing these they deem in any other case. I’ve a member of my church — Crystal Mason — lots of you have got heard of her — Crystal Mason forged a provisional poll, and that provisional poll didn’t rely, and but, due to the criminalizing that’s performed within the title of voter suppression on this nation, Crystal Mason discovered herself sentenced to 5 years in jail.

So the underside line is, we’re in a state that doesn’t need everybody to vote. They’re decided that those that vote are older, whiter, and wealthier. And they also have to have interaction in voter suppression techniques as an alternative of fixing actual issues on this nation. This is what they’ve performed. They’re responsible of making issues within the title of making options which might be fixing an issue that doesn’t exist.

BLACKWELL: Yeah, the massive lie of broad voter suppression — of voter fraud.

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