Self-described liberal and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley spoke out on Twitter to call out fake news CNN for selectively editing a clip so it would appear favorable to Joe Biden. CNN anchor John King claimed people are making a big deal over Biden’s “you’re not black” comment and then played the edited clip that excluded the next line that has been refuted by the NAACP (see the NAACP statement below):
“CNN’s John King just began a question on how ‘some are trying to make a big deal over’ Biden’s ‘you’re not black’ comment,” “CNN then played the clip ending with ‘I extended the Voting Rights Act 25 years. I have a record that is second to none.’”
“However, the quote was edited to exclude the next line: ‘The NAACP has endorsed me every time I’ve run. Come on, take a look at my record.’ That is a false statement that the NAACP has publicly rebutted… It never endorsed Biden or anyone else.”
…to exclude the next line: "The NAACP has endorsed me every time I’ve run. Come on, take a look at my record.” That is a false statement that the NAACP has publicly rebutted. https://t.co/dHkZ4nPJUj It never endorsed Biden or anyone else…
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 24, 2020
CNN is twisting itself into a pretzel to help Joe Biden win the election, while political hack anchors like John King are being exposed for their unethical reporting. CNN played the clip that was selectively edited again later in the day and Professor Turley called them out on it:
“CNN just replayed the same edited clip in another interview, preceded by a derisive comment about those “trying to make hay about this.” In a story where Biden is proclaiming his support among black voters, CNN omitted the line where he falsely claims multiple NAACP endorsements.”
Our previous report on the NAACP statement refuting Biden’ comment:
The NAACP released a statement last week denying Joe Biden’s claim that they endorsed him every time he’s run for office:
“Take a look at my record. I extended the Voting Rights Act for 25 years. I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run.” – Joe Biden
This won’t be the first time Joe Biden has “misremembered” something.
The NAACP released a statement after Biden’s interview saying that the organization doesn’t endorse political candidates.
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson: “We want to clarify that the NAACP is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse candidates for political office at any level.”
Johnson continued: “Persons affiliated with the NAACP at the national, state, and local levels are free to make candidate endorsements in a personal capacity, but they do not reflect support by the NAACP as an organization.”
Joe Biden was interviewed yesterday by The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne when he got into hot water for claiming “you ain’t black” if you can’t pick between Trump and him:
Joe Biden: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
@cthagod: “It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community.”
So you “ain’t” black if you vote for Trump? That’s embarrassing and a slap in the face to any black voter.
.@JoeBiden: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." @cthagod: "It don't have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community." @breakfastclubam pic.twitter.com/endvWnOIV2
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) May 22, 2020
The entire interview has Biden bending over to pander to the black community with a little bit of black lingo that’s embarrassing and cringe-worthy:
Notice how Biden says “c’mon man” several times and yells throughout the interview. He also dances around a topic he doesn’t want to answer directly. His pandering to the black community continues throughout the interview with Biden bragging about how many things he’s done throughout his life for the black community. He mentions his time as a lifeguard but doesn’t mention “Corn Pop” this time. Biden’s rambling answers are hard to listen to but give more insight into his inability to complete his thoughts. He’s all over the map.
Biden has a history of racism going back decades. Here is a quote from 1977 of Biden discussing busing:
“Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a JUNGLE, the JUNGLE being a RACIAL JUNGLE with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point,”–Joe Biden 1977