Michael Kinsley’s definition of a gaffe is when a politician inadvertently speaks the truth. The same holds true for Washington-dependent anchormen as well:
On “CNN Newsroom” on April 28, Sanchez interviewed Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., about the departure of Sen. Arlen Specter, Pa., from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party. He asked the senator from South Carolina if Specter was correct in his analysis that the conservative wing of the Republican Party was squeezing out a segment of the electorate.
“You’re shrinking the electorate to an extreme – to a point where a regular Republican can’t win,” Sanchez said, paraphrasing Specter. “What do you make of that argument?”
DeMint explained it was which ideology was best suited to give Americans the freedom to choose in their daily lives that propagated a more prosperous society – both economically and culturally.
“That’s quite the opposite,” DeMint said. “We’re seeing across the country right now that the biggest tent of all is the tent of freedom and what we need to do as Republicans is convince Americans that freedom can work in all areas of their life – for every American, whether it’s education, or health care or creating jobs.”
However, with that response, Sanchez had his Jim Mora moment – when Mora, the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts went into his “playoffs” rant after a 40-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 25, 2001.
“What the hell does that mean?” Sanchez said. “I mean, the biggest tent is freedom? Freedom? I mean you got to do better than that!”
Which crystallizes the transnational CNN mindset absolutely perfectly.