Does anyone else find it ironic that CNN thinks Trump should not be commenting on someone else’s mental health for fear it may be harmful?
In a tweet Thursday, President Donald Trump described someone who would shoot up a school as a “savage sicko.” At CNN’s town hall on the Parkland, Florida, school shootings on Wednesday, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch described the gunman as “an insane monster” who is “nuts” and crazy.” And at a White House briefing Thursday, the President again used the term “sicko.”
President Trump described someone who would shoot up a school as a "savage sicko." NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch called the Florida gunman "an insane monster" — "nuts" and crazy." This kind of language about mental health could be harmful, experts say. https://t.co/cq5aedYQQW pic.twitter.com/UISK4fwSY3
— CNN (@CNN) February 23, 2018
“When it comes to mental health, language really matters. This is not about being politically correct. It’s about wanting to do everything we can to encourage people to get health treatment that works… Hearing language like this is a punch to the gut, particularly if we have a goal as a nation to increase access to mental health care. This is about the worst thing you can do.”
I guess the same doesn’t apply to CNN when talking about the President of these United States.
Since President Trump’s election CNN commentators have been questioning his mental health. They’ve gone so far as to quote doctors who have taken to arm-chair diagnosing the president without an exam.
In fact, they discussed his mental unfitness at length just recently on CNN’s Situation Room. MRC NewsBusters writes:
On Thursday, CNN’s The Situation Room spent over 20 minutes during its two-hour airtime peddling accusations by Democrats, a far-left Yale psychologist, and the hot takes of CNN partisans like Brian Stelter that President Trump was mentally ill and thus should be removed from office.
This topic has long been on CNN’s periphery, but this time it came on a flagship program following other discussions on at least three other CNN programs (CNN Newsroom with John Berman and Poppy Harlow, CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, and The Lead with Jake Tapper).
After deducting commercials, more than one-fourth (25.5 percent) of the airtime of CNN’s Situation Room on Thursday was devoted to Trump’s mental health (roughly 20 minutes and 50 seconds out of a total of nearly 82 minutes of actual news coverage).
You can read the full article with details on the coverage at MRC NewsBusters.
CNN needs to get its story straight. If it’s harmful to talk publicly about someone’s mental health, then that would include the president. And just because he’s the president it doesn’t give them a pass. Publishing headlines like “Trump’s language on school shooter’s mental health could be harmful, experts say” serves to validate their obvious hypocrisy and perpetual anti-Trump agenda.