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CNN: Trump Likes Gettysburg For Its Ties To… The Confederacy?

Not just a Hot Take. A Steaming Pile!

Jeremy Diamond is a Media Buffoon
Jeremy Diamond, August 10, 2020 - CNN

CNN’s White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond had a buffoonish “hot take” analyzing news that President Donald Trump has “narrowed down” the choice of venue for his Aug. 27 remarks to the RNC at “The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.”

Diamond suggested that Trump’s choice of Gettysburg is based on his apparent admiration for the Confederacy – to which CNN anchor Pamela Brown remarked, “That’s a fair point to make.”

I mean, just yesterday we called out CNN for living in an alternate universe… maybe it is actually true!

For those unfamiliar with American history, the Battle of Gettysburg occurred on July 1–3, 1863 in the American Civil War. The battle had the largest number of casualties of the entire war, and many historians describe it as the war’s turning point in favor of the Union. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Maj. Gen. George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, halting Lee’s invasion of the North.

Never mind the fact that President Trump would be walking in the footsteps of the first ever Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, who gave a pretty notable speech here. How anyone claiming to be a journalist could mistake that sacred battleground as a symbol of the Confederacy is astoundingly buffoonish. For Diamond to make such a ridiculous claim – without proof – of President Trump’s alleged affinity for the Confederacy is equally shocking.

Diamond even repeated his absurd analysis, but everyone can see towards the end of this second clip that he seemingly regrets going out on this particular limb.

When NewsBusters’s Curtis Houck called out Diamond on Twitter for his hot mess of a take, Diamond took exception:

That’s right folks – another case of “what I said is not what you heard!” What Diamond said on video – twice – is “not even close to what [he] said”… even those we see his lips moving, and heard the exact quotes coming out of his mouth.

Diamond’s only cover is a common tactic in media – stringng some words together without tying up a conclusion. Because that will lead his audience down a garden path to come to the conclusion he wants. In this case, that conclusion about Trump’s alleged love the Confederacy. If this conclusion wasn’t Diamond’s intent, then why talk about a battlefield where the Confederacy lost as Trump’s way to honor… the Confederacy?

Either way, Jeremy Diamond comes off like just another media buffoon.


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