CNN Segment Mocks Trump Supporters as Ignorant, Illiterate, and Stupid…

| January 28, 2020

Insulting Trump supporters for their support for the president would just solidify their support for the president, and motivate them to get others to come to the voting locations to vote for President Trump. (r/The_Donald).

What would happen if a Fox News segment marked a certain demographic, that constantly supports Democrats, with a stereotype? Not just with this specific stereotype, but using derogatory terms used to describe this demographic?

There’s a good chance that CNN and other liberal outlets would be “calling for the pitchfork brigade”. Conservatives would also be condemning the action.

Over the weekend, Don Lemon’s show had Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali as guests. In a portion of that segment, Trump supporters were portrayed as baby boomer Southerners with southern accents, “who just didn’t know any better”.

In contrast, they painted themselves as being knowledgeable and more educated… Then parodied themselves being talked about while using phony southern accents. They were portraying the speaker, those that they were insulting, as people who “didn’t know any better”.

Here is a transcript of the exchange, if playing the video is not practical:

Rick Wilson: He also knows deep in his heart that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on the map if you have the letter “U” and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it. He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world, and so, that’s partly him playing to their base and playing to their audience of, you know, the, the, credulous Boomer rube demo (demographics) that backs Donald Trump. Um, that wants to think that, that, Donald Trump is the smart one and you all elitists are dumb.

Wajahat Ali: You elitists with your geography and your maps and your spelling, even though my

Rick Wilson: Your [inaudible] your reading…

Wajahat Ali: Yeah, your reading, you know, your geography, knowing other countries, sipping your Latte…

Rick Wilson: All those lines on the map,

Wajahat Ali: Only them elitists know where Ukraine is

Rick Wilson, Wajahat Ali, and Don Lemon: Laughter, Don Lemon (center) laughs throughout the conversations…

Wajahat Ali: Sorry, I apologize,

Rick Wilson, Wajahat Ali, and Don Lemon: Simultaneous commentary…

Don Lemon: Oh my God…

Wajahat Ali: But you, (laughs), but it was Rick’s fault, I blame Rick…

Don Lemon: Pounds desk, laughing…

Rick Wilson and Don Lemon: laughing…

Wajahat Ali: But in all honesty

Wilson, Ali, and Lemon: Laughter and simultaneous conversation…

Don Lemon: Sorry, hold on, wait, wait,

Wajahat Ali: Guys…

Don Lemon: Give me a second… Sorry [laughs] that was good, sorry, Rick, that was a good one, I needed that. Okay so listen. Let’s get back to business…

Wajahat Ali: … What NPR should do, NPR, NPR should take a black sharpie, circle it all around the whole sub-continent, around [inaudiable] and Ukraine and be like there, there’s Ukraine right in the middle.

Don Lemon: Alright so…

Wajahat Ali: Just in honor of Donald Trump

The video of the conversation:

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  1. SSG Kane says:

    This worked out so well last time for the MSM didn’t it?

    • thebesig says:

      They, and many among their audience, actually believe that our side of the argument is “uneducated”. I had somebody, on the left, express surprise that I was “well spoken”. When we demonstrate how we actually do things, it tends to take them by surprise as they see their assumptions about us get proven wrong.

  2. Poetrooper says:

    Speaking of geography, how many of Obama’s 57 states did Hillary win?

    • Skippy says:

      They definitely tried to steal as many votes as possible
      Look at what happened in Michigan

    • thebesig says:

      Many on the left are clueless about history and about current events. They don’t do much better in the geography category than what the above CNN people assume about our geography knowledge.

  3. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    According to the sniveling snotgoblins in the MSM, the only living and thinking people are in huge urban areas, especially LA and NYC, everyplace else is flyover country that they look down and sneer at and they wonder why their ratings and viewership continue their descent down the proverbial sewer pipes!

    • thebesig says:

      Many of the people on the left think that they “set the standard” on what is “civilized”. I actually came across a leftist, “in the field”, who thinks that we are “simple”.

  4. Cameron Kingsley says:

    They still don’t have any idea do they?

    • thebesig says:

      They are too narcissistic to see that they are wrong about us… And wrong with regards to their own arguments. These are the same folks who will point to “progressive” and “leftist” “news” as doing “real” journalism. They see their opinions as “gospel,” and the facts that we argue as “BS”. They think that we’re “brainwashed” and are a “part of a cult”.

  5. Hate_me says:

    Bit of a non sequitur – I’ve never thought of it before their parody concerning geography…

    When it comes to LANDNAV, in my experience, the first soldiers to drop the map and reach for their PLUGR/DAGR/Garmin/cell tend to be the ones who are most outspoken for the “progressive” agenda.

    YMMV

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Spot on.

    • Mason says:

      If they’re confused about which genitalia make one a boy or a girl, why should we expect them to be able to read a map?

    • rgr769 says:

      Interesting, as this is beyond my military experience range (Vietnam Times plus seven years), but I still rely on paper maps as a back-up. Too many times has that clever lady who repeatedly says “re-calculating” tried to send me in the wrong direction. I have even had the Apple Iphone nav function get me all screwed up when in the boondocks. I imagine that based upon our current state of education in this country, many under 40 couldn’t find Kansas on a map of the U.S. with no labels, let alone read a topo map.

      • Thunderstixx says:

        I sell compasses at the gun shows.
        No youngster under 30 has any clue about what it is and how they work.
        I’m telling you, the entire Zero Generation is the spitting image in thought, word and deed as the much maligned 2LT with a map…

  6. Aysel says:

    Don Lemon, worst journalist of the year, Don Lemon. By the way, look up John Ward on YouTube and watch his Don Lemon commentary, I think y’all would appreciate it.

  7. Cameron Kingsley says:

    The Daily Wire has some good responses from Twitter for the clowns at CNN. Trump should have included “Thanks for the free ad material!” in his response. But he was still spot on in his response. https://www.dailywire.com/news/arrogance-cnn-ripped-over-don-lemon-segment-trashing-trump-supporters-as-illiterate-ignorant-rubes

    • thebesig says:

      The leftist elite do things like the above, then complain about how nothing they say appears to be putting a dent in Republican support for the president.

      They never stopped to ask themselves, “Self, how frequently have I changed my mind about my position after someone insulted me for holding my position?” And, if the answer is “No,” if they bothered to make the connection between that and what they’re actually doing.

  8. Skippy says:

    FU€£ CNN
    It’s not even news
    You’re a idiot if you watch this propaganda channel
    And believe anything you see and hear on it

    • thebesig says:

      But to those watching it, it’s “honest, trustworthy, etc.,” journalism. They think that conservative media is the “propaganda”. They define “honesty, truth, etc.,” based on the standard of what their feelings and opinions and not based on what is actually right.

  9. Skippy says:

    I forgot I unfortunately own 250 shares of ATT
    The stock has been in the shitter thanks to buying time warner
    They are the only reason why CNN is able to pull this crap off
    A lot of unhappy shareholders like me that are fed up with this crap

  10. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Brought to you by the same guys who knew they were gonna beat Trump in 2016….talk about three clueless assholes displaying just how clueless they actually are about all things America.

    These would not be the first, nor the last three to assume because someone disagrees with them they are somehow of lesser intellect.

    Politics is not calculus, it’s more poker and these guys aren’t very good at either from what I’m seeing here. Funny how the polls in 2016 indicated the Trump loss would be the biggest in history, and yet….here we are.

    Don Lemon is a half drunk asshole and always has been, I’ve never liked his show his questions are idiotic in many instances and his lack of ability to think quickly on his feet is displayed nightly.

    CNN is losing viewers by the day, perhaps this is their way of making sure 2020 is the last you see of CNN.

    • thebesig says:

      Originally posted by Veritas Omnia Vincit:

      These would not be the first, nor the last three to assume because someone disagrees with them they are somehow of lesser intellect.

      Many on the left also interpret such disagreement as “not understanding” them, as “refusing to see the facts,” of “being disrespectful”, etc.

      • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

        Don’t forget the ever popular, “wrong side of history” meme…I’ve been guilty of that myself from time to time..in both being on the wrong side of history and using the phrase to emphasize a point…something I try to avoid of late.

        • thebesig says:

          I’ve seen that in use, “wrong side of history”, with the assumption that the left’s version of where the United States should be as “where our future will be.” Those of us that disagree with them “would be seen”, by future generations, the same way we see people who used to believe that the sun “orbited” the earth. 🙄

  11. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    If I was in the Trump campaign, I run that segment in loop from now to election day titled “How the Liberal Elite view Middle America”

    Personally, I don’t care what a camel jockey, a butt pirate, and a RINO think of anybody that voted for Trump. If they want to help Trump win a second term, then by all means bleet away you Leftist sheep.

    • thebesig says:

      As part of President Trump’s defense in the Senate, video segments of Democrats, some of whom were involved with getting these articles of impeachment into being and into the Senate, arguing against impeachment, was ran.

      Their own arguments against impeaching then-President Clinton used against them in this impeachment trial. If they were sincere back then, it suggests the real reason to why they’re doing this.

  12. QMC says:

    Tens of people watched this live on the CNN national audience.

  13. SFC D says:

    I’m happy to see I’m still occupying a space in the “basket of deplorables”. The company is better there.

    • Hack Stone says:

      “I’m Deplorable, And My Vote Counts” would make a great bumper sticker.

      • SFC D says:

        Sounds like a job for Hack Stone publishing…

      • timactual says:

        When I first heard that “Deploable” comment I went out and had a T-shirt made with “Deplorable” on the front. Looks like it’s time to make another T-shirt.

        Say it loud, I’m deplorable and proud!

        (that’s my cultural appropriation for today)

  14. 5th/77th FA says:

    “…baby boomer Southerners with southern accents, “”who just didn’t know any better.”

    Well hells bells and Christmas Tales, Welcome South y’all. Odd how I notice folks on this site are from all over the countryside. Did not pick up on your accents. You sounded a little taller on the keyboard. Was not aware that y’all are just as ignorant as us followers of SEC sports. Praise the Lawd, hab Mercy, and pass the biscuits and red eyed gravy. Guess brother Tox can add to his screen name some more.

    That mofo damyankee can kiss my grits. Lots of dickwads have been jealous of Southern accents since they found out that a male Southern drawl is real panty dropping stuff. And the joyful lilt of a Southern Belle Georgia Peach is the Viagra of the audio senses. And both can cook. And just for good measure an intelligent conversation coming from an NPR host is as rare as a Northern College winning a National Championship.

    Eff you Cocksucker. Bring you Liberal Arts Ass down here and we’ll have us a debate on the finer ways that prove you are an idiot. Don’t make me sic my hound dog on you, after I run over your sorry ass with my pickup truck while you pick the buckshot out of it. Anybody want a chug off the mason jar full of stump water?

    • The Other Whitey says:

      “And the joyful lilt of a Southern Belle Georgia Peach is the Viagra of the audio senses.”

      In my mid-20s, some years before I met my wife, I was in Lake Tahoe and chanced to meet a very attractive Asian chick with a Southern Belle accent, born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. The closest I’ve ever been to the South is West Texas and northern Virginia, so I was caught off guard in innocent ignorance. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe there’s Asians in Georgia, I just hadn’t given it any thought at all. My attitude was “I wasn’t expecting that, but it makes sense.”

      Long story short, sexual activities ensued over the next few days. The funny part was where I made a joke referencing Sherman’s March to the Sea, which pissed her *right* off. I was puzzled, and said, “Uh, there’s no way in hell your family was there for that.” Her reply: “Doesn’t matter! Ahm from Jarja, boy!” At which point I discovered she was into angry sex.

    • Poetrooper says:

      They think because we talk slow that we must think the same way. When this ol’ southern boy was hired by a New York-based subsidiary of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, I was told I’d scored higher on their employment tests than any previous applicant. Yet, for my ensuing two decades with that company, I continually had to deal with snide condescension from the Ivy League types, even while knowing I had IQ points on most of them.

      We southerners used it as a form of mental and cultural jiu-jitsu, often outwitting them by turning their own arrogance and superiority against them to figuratively dump them on their smug asses. One of the men who worked for me was a very shrewd South Alabama boy who also happened to be a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserves as an intelligence officer.

      This fellow reveled in the idea of letting these corporate elitists think they were intellectually superior while we were constantly running circles around them, calling the process “Out-dumbing ’em,” a term which perfectly describes what we po’ ol’ slow-talkin’ “Deplorables” are continually doing to these smug lefty Democrats and their pompous media cronies.

      • timactual says:

        I have found that using that slow Southron drawl gives me more time to think about what I am saying. It’s a good way to avoid stepping on your ding-dong. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to be able to speak like that all the time.

        I have also found that writing slowly has the same effect. Unfortunately…

    • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

      I’m a New England boy who was taught at an early age the stupidest thing anyone can do is to underestimate other people simply based on their accent, their looks, or their fashion sense.

      It’s a lesson not everyone here in the PRoM has learned. Too many checkers players thinking they know all about chess.

    • timactual says:

      “Eff you Cocksucker.”

      Very thoughtful of you to avoid using the F word so as not to offend the delicate sensibilities of us more civilized Yankees.

      Oh, irony by the way.

  15. The Other Whitey says:

    I’m pretty sure I know more about the geography, history, language, culture, and demographics of Ukraine than all three of these dickheads combined. Would they care to engage this dumb redneck in a discussion of the historical significance of the Kievan Rus?

    • thebesig says:

      Chances are that they would find themselves out of argument, and in retreat. Many of the folks that I debate against on Facebook and face to face run out of argument quickly and are unable to sustain their part of the argument.

  16. Hack Stone says:

    Hack Stone has been scratching his head over this idea that anyone who voted for Trump is borderline or below mentally deficient. Quite often on Facebook he sees a meme pointing out that some survey says that Hillary Clinton supporters were highly educated while Donald Trump supporters were barely high school graduates. Never saw a link to the actual survey, but that is what they believe, and if they believe it, it must be true. Now you have this, which is just another example of the Main Stream Media and “The Enlightened”, which Hack is well aware is redundant, that they know what is best for us, and we are not intelligent enough to make an informed decision. Now, granted Hack Stone never went to Yale Law School like Hillary Clinton did, but with his public education and Marine Corps training, he can read portion markings on classified documents. Bottom line is it sure does sound like they (Democrats and their sycophants in the media) want to establish some type of mental test before allowing someone to cast their vote. Sounds a lot like what the Democrats used to do in the south to disenfranchise African Americans.

    • Poetrooper says:

      “Bottom line is it sure does sound like they (Democrats and their sycophants in the media) want to establish some type of mental test before allowing someone to cast their vote. Sounds a lot like what the Democrats used to do in the south to disenfranchise African Americans.”

      Very good point, Hack, and a ready comeback to use on any snide liberal who demeans the voting intellect of us Deplorables.

      • Hack Stone says:

        As long as they are commenting on the intelligence of Trump supporters, why not take a crack at the intellectual giant Hank Johnson, the genius who thought that Guam would tip over?

        • SFC D says:

          Guam is safe. It has an incredibly deep keel, so although it may roll to the heavy side, it will always return to normal. Much like a weeble.

          • Slow Joe says:

            That’s it. I am never ever again clicking on your links.

            I lost two hours of my life down that rabbit hole.

        • thebesig says:

          Prior to commercially widespread internet, the media got away with emphasizing Republican gaffs but ignoring Democrat gaffs… Emphasizing Republicans f(beep) ups while “cloaking” or hiding Democrats f(beep) ups. They successfully convinced many a viewer that Republicans were prone to committing gaffs and corruption while getting them to think that the Democrats were “smarter” and “not” corrupt.

          They still do this today. I’ve seen articles where they describe a “Democrat lead House” in the same article where “Republican controlled Senate” is mentioned. The words “lead” and “controlled” are intended to convey the meaning that the Democrats are “open and inclusive” and the Republicans are “my way or the highway” and “closed minded”.

    • timactual says:

      It has amused me for dome years now that all those “elite” university grads and their friends have been running the country for a long time now and yet they never cease whining about how bad things are.

      ” test before allowing someone to cast their vote.”

      Actually, I am in favor of a literacy test for voting. In English only. Always have been. There is no reason a standardized test cannot be developed and administered fairly.

      • thebesig says:

        Perhaps including government/civics related questions. In November 2008, many thought that Republicans had both houses of Congress when in fact the Democrats had both houses. They couldn’t answer basic government/civics related questions… But they knew the answer on who wore the expensive dress.

      • David says:

        “There is no reason a standardized test cannot be developed and administered fairly.”

        Like the SATs.

  17. Fox’s outnumbered show was showing the Pres and Israels President making a big peace deal including the Palestines, so I switched over real fast to lsmft and cnn and all they were talking about was john bolten”s book and how it was going to get the Pres out of office and nothing about the US, Israeli peace deal including the Palestinians. Amazing.

    • timactual says:

      If Bolton has such a big bombshell, cleared by the NSC, to deliver publicly in his book isn’t it still covered by Executive privilege? If not, why didn’t he disclose it already when asked by Congress? Could it be BS, “much ado about nothing”?

      • Mason says:

        How many of these leaks and “sources” have been proven wrong the last few years? There’s no more journalistic integrity, especially when it comes to the Orange Man.

        • timactual says:

          s” no more journalistic integrity”

          Hah! There never was any. It’s all crap invented by, of course, journalists to try to convince us peasants that we should believe them instead of our lying eyes.

          Look up the term “Yellow journalism”, for example. It refers to the type of sleazy journalism practiced by two saints of the journalistic priesthood, Hearst and Pulitzer in the late 19th century.

          Benjamin Franklin started off an article on journalistic ethics with this sentence;
          “In the conduct of my newspaper I carefully excluded all libeling and personal abuse, which is of late years become so disgraceful to our country….”

          Not much has changed in the ensuing 200+ years, except that those pestiferous pundits and scribes have multiplied like locusts.

          https://afterall.net/quotes/benjamin-franklin-on-journalistic-ethics/

    • thebesig says:

      I remember turning Fox News on, early 2001, to catch the end of a news segment showing a joint military exercise between the Russians and the Chinese. Having missed it, I turned to CNN and MSNBC. Nothing but nonsense.

  18. Roh-Dog says:

    CNN is the:
    -Face you make when you accidentally shart
    -the goo around a wax toilet base seal
    -the feeling you get when you realize the hot chick you’re drunkenly making out with in fact DOES look familiar, its your cousin
    -the only channel in hell
    -a vacuous hole in which lives soulless beings that pray to a bald god named Jeff Zucker

    • timactual says:

      ” …its your cousin”

      You make that sound like a bad thing. Hey, a billion and a half Muslims can’t be wrong.

  19. Commissar says:

    CNN is run by corporate hacks and establishment shills.

    Still more honest than Fox News.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      “ CNN is run by corporate hacks and establishment shills.”

      Just like your party, Lars. And Bernie’s campaign, too, but I know you do t want to talk about that.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Really?
      Where’s CNN’s Tucker?

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Still more useful than you.

    • Poetrooper says:

      If that is a measure of the breadth and depth of your perception and judgment, Lars, then I would caution you against responding to emails from Nigeria…

    • Mason says:

      “Still more honest than Fox News.”

      Even you can’t actually believe that. CNN has been caught lying so many times, they are almost a parody of a news channel.

      • rgr769 says:

        They make Babylon Bee not fake news; and the Bee intends all their stories to be fake. Squidward never misses an opportunity to prove he has the brain and communication skills of a parrot.

    • SgtM says:

      Fox did not have to pay an innocent teenager a lot more money than you will ever see. Shithead.

      • Hack Stone says:

        The economy under the Trump Administration is good that even high school students are making millions more than they did when Obama was President.

        • thebesig says:

          I’ve noticed more adults, 18, 19, early 20s, doing entry level jobs now than I did during the Obama years. President Trump’s economy has opened up so many work positions that jobs normally done by young people are being done by young people… Not by older people as what ended up happening under the Obama economy.

    • SFC D says:

      Correct on line one.

      Swing and a miss on line two.

      Still, it’s an improvement.

    • timactual says:

      That’s all those liberal “guests” Fox always has on and actually lets speak.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Lars,

      Are you STILL in college at UC Berzerkely?
      To this day, have you ever had a job in the private sector other than your stint making fries and mopping floors at McGunk?

      IMHO you have a job waiting for you in a cubicle in some Government job, you’ll never make it in the private sector.
      “Still more honest than Fox News.” – Yeah, only a brainwashed liberal minion like you would say that and before you talk your trash about my Military Career, just know that I made it to Retirement, something you didn’t!

      • thebesig says:

        Be careful how you address him. He might put yellow eggs in your Egg McMuffin instead of the egg white that you’d normally find in it.

    • Skippy says:

      Meth Kills
      Get off the glass dick

    • OldManchu says:

      Yeah you wish CNN (and all media) were run by the government you socialist communist pig!

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Shit like that from you even further convinces me that you would be more worthless than tire chains on an Ice Cream Truck in a private sector job!

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Lars, are you preparing to announce that you’re going BALLS DEEP FOR BERNIE again?

      BTW – stop drinking the bong water… CNN is the modern day equivalent of Pravda.

  20. Hack Stone says:

    Hack Stone would like an intelligence test administered to the constituents of Hank Johnson, Sheila Jackson Lee and Maxine Waters. There has to be a lot of lead paint chips in their diets if those are the best and brightest that they send to represent them.

    • timactual says:

      It is true that intelligence has a normal (bell curve) distribution in the population, but the geographical distribution may indeed be clustered. “Birds of a feather” and all.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      One look at what they say makes one wonder if they didn’t play in a Nuclear Waste Dump when they were kids.

      • timactual says:

        Kind of gives a different meaning to “Oh, he is such a bright boy”, eh? Not such a glowing testimonial anymore.

  21. gitarcarver says:

    I always remember the show “The Beverly Hillbillies” when comments like this are made.

    The so called “sophisticated” socialites / city inhabitants just could never get their head around the idea that someone who had a strange accent and only made it through 5th grade at Oxford were actually decent, honest people whose expertise and knowledge was in another area.

    I always felt that those who make an opinion on an accent or where one lives are making much more of a negative statement about their experiences, their intellect and the sin of hubris than on the people they were trying to insult.

    (More simply put; consider the source.)

    As for me, I’ll take Jed Clampett over a self absorbed “snowbird” any day of the week.

  22. Ocean12 says:

    I remember when Lynn Russell was at CNN and they reported the news and were not off the tracks like they are now.

    • Mustang Major says:

      Ahh…Lynne Russell.

      Got to give Ted Turner kudos for hiring women that were both smart and easy on the eyes.

    • thebesig says:

      I remember those days. Turn to CNN and get mostly news repeated every half hour. They’re the reason to why I stopped watching network news. This was back in the 1980s.

      Today? They’ve fallen so bad that local network news puts them to shame.

  23. OWB says:

    Well, aren’t these guys just soooooo special.

    Not.

  24. Bubblehead Ray says:

    I’ll take “Things these assholes would never have the balls to say to my face” for a thousand Alec

    • thebesig says:

      You wouldn’t even need to resort to physical violence with them. They’re in the comfort of their studios, surrounded by like minded people, and insulated from having their arguments challenged.

      When face to face with you, outside the protective bubble of their echo chamber, without the advanced questions, you’d have a good chance of destroying them in a face to face debate.

  25. MK75Gunner says:

    Ahh the bubble of the self aggrandizing leftist. Apparently Don Lemon, the dumbest man on CNN, et al, are unaware of this new platform called “Youtube” wherein one can search for and come up with hundreds of hours of his fellow travelers having their intellectual ignorance put on full display under simple questioning on subjects ranging from “who did we fight in WWII” to “What do you like about the Iran Deal”.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/amihorowitz/videos

    • thebesig says:

      They’re also unaware of the fact that we have an army of meme creators on our side willing to turn their f(beep) up into another meme. :mrgreen: