The Baltimore rioters really didn’t think last night through, did they? “CNN Won’t Cut Away from White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Reassures Viewers They’ll ‘Find Out All of What Happened in the Streets of Baltimore by This Time Tomorrow’,” Jesse Walker writes at Reason on the prototypical “mostly peaceful” march yesterday in Baltimore, where, as Walker notes, at least 12 people were arrested for putting the “mostly” into “mostly peaceful:”
But you needn’t have bothered checking CNN. Here (via Richard Wojcicki) is Errol Louis acknowledging the events taking place less than an hour north of DC…and explaining why his network wasn’t interrupting its White House Correspondents’ Dinner coverage to show viewers what was happening:
“You can find a live feed if you actually want to watch what’s going on,” Louis says, then gives a very brief sketch of “what I’m seeing on Twitter.” His conclusion: “You can find out what you want to find out. And, you know, something else is going on—the most powerful man in the world is gonna tell some jokes….
“We don’t control a lot of this stuff. We sort of make our best choices, and we’ll—we’ll catch up. People will be informed….They’ll find out all of what happened in the streets of Baltimore by this time tomorrow.”
So apparently that’s what they mean by “24-hour news channel.”
Here’s one of the men making the decisions on what the channel will cover:
— John Groves (@jfgroves) April 26, 2015
Chalian was fired from Yahoo for making that statement at the 2012 Republican Convention in the midst of Hurricane Isaac. As Warner Todd Huston noted last year at Big Journalism, “CNN Promotes David Chalian — Who Was Fired by Yahoo For Racist Comments” — to its “political director.” Though hey, to be fair, as one wag noted on twitter last night, it’s not like anybody drowned in Baltimore while the media was worshiping Obama yesterday, right?
“Any organization,” as Tom Brokaw of all people said in 2013 regarding the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, “has to have a kind of self-policing instinct and what we’re doing with that dinner, as it has been constituted for the past several years, is saying, ‘We’re Versailles. The rest of you eat cake.’”
You’d think the leftwing mob would have understood that the establishment left media would never cut away to report on the French Revolution while they’re busy confirming the aroma of the throne in Versailles.
At the beginning of the month, Politico’s Dylan Byers claimed that Roger Ailes was “trolling” CNN when he told the Hollywood Reporter, “I don’t watch much CNN, they got out of the news business in primetime. But I look to see if they have a good documentary or movie. If they do, I’ll watch that.”
Trolling? It was entirely factual statement, and it was nice of one of their correspondents to confirm that CNN is indeed out of the news business on the air last night.
Related: With the east coast “having a Bonfire of the Vanities type moment” last night, welcome to “The World Barack Obama and Eric Holder Have Made: Baltimore, 2015.” As Michael Walsh writes at the PJ Tatler, “You voted for it, America. And now you’re going to get it, good and hard.”
Update: Sonny Bunch of the Washington Free Beacon explains how the above video is Exhibit A in understanding why the rest of the country hates DC and its sycophant media.