No one ever, as far as I can tell, accused CNN’s Chris Cillizza of being particularly bright or astute. But just as in the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king, in the land of Jim Sciutto, Jim Acosta, Brian Stelter and Asha Rangappa, a nitwit provides the intellectual content.
Yesterday, Cillizza sent out this tweet:
Here we have CNN’s Chris Cillizza posting an image of crosshairs around the president of the United States of America.
This is CNN. pic.twitter.com/Q0gdAbkgLw
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 15, 2018
Not all that long ago, we were lectured by our moral superiors about the danger of hurty-pants metaphors. Shortly after Gabby Giffords was shot, Sarah Palin’s PAC was attacked for its violent imagery that contributed to the shooting. They had placed crosshairs on congressional districts to be targeted. And CNN was one of the outlets sniveling about violent imagery.
Keep in mind, the image that got CNN and its counterparts so exercised didn’t even include a person’s face. We all know what happened to the rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask. Can you imagine what would have happened if Fox News had superimposed crosshairs over Obama?
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