CNN has sunk to yet another new low.
That’s right… even when you think they can’t lower their standards any further, they do.
An attorney for a January 6th defendant was asked to appear on CNN with John Avlon.
But once the January 6th attorney began talking about the conditions of the political prisoners, CNN decided to cut away.
Lawyer was telling the truth.
January 6th prisoners are essentially being “tortured.”
There are many actual radical Islamic terrorists in American prisons that are being treated better than January 6th prisoners.
That’s a fact.
And that’s what the attorney was trying to say.
But what did CNN do?
They decided to cut away.
For two reasons.
#1. They don’t want the truth about the January 6th prisoners coming out.
#2. They wanted to make this lawyer appear crazy.
The Constitution guarantees that Americans have due process.
However, under the Biden regime, these January 6th political prisoners are not able to speak with their lawyers.
Many are being kept in solitary confinement.
And that’s why this lawyer was attempting to sound the alarm before CNN cut him off.
According to Mediaite:
CNN’s New Day went off the rails during a wild interview with an attorney for an alleged Capitol rioter.
The trainwreck segment took place during the show’s first hour on Tuesday. John Avlon, filling in as New Day co-host, interviewed Joseph McBride — the lawyer for Richard Barnett, who was photographed in a viral image seated behind the desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during the Capitol riot. McBride noted Monday’s sentencing for Paul Hodgkins — who pleaded guilty to a single charge of obstructing an official proceeding, and was given eight months behind bars — and said that his client would not accept a similar deal.
As part of his plea agreement, Hodgkins recognized Joe Biden as the President of the United States. Avlon asked McBride if his client would acknowledge that fact. The lawyer declined to discuss his client’s mindset, citing the nature of the ongoing criminal proceeding, but instead defended Barnett’s actions as being Constitutionally protected.
“My client believes that his actions were protected by the First Amendment of the United States,” McBride said. “That he showed up to peacefully protest, to petition this government for a redress along with throngs of other citizens. We all know what happened that day—”
“Just so I’m clear,” Avlon interjected. “Are you saying that attacking the Capitol is, according to yourself and your client, an extension of First Amendment rights?”
“No, I’m saying that there are people who showed up to attack the Capitol, there are people who showed up to protest, and there are people who showed up to protest that got involved with the greater events of that day,” McBride said. “And it is very important not to lump everybody in, not to define every protester that showed up that day as an insurrectionist — which, by the way, no one has been charged with.”
Avlon took umbrage with that point.
“I think showing up to protest and winding up in the Speaker’s office seems to be a different standard,” Avlon said. “You don’t enter the Speaker’s office as part of a violent mob, and just sort of end up there willy nilly. I think there’s a clear difference on that point.”
The CNN anchor cited an essay McBride wrote in which he argued that the federal government is like the Gestapo when dealing with its critics. McBride defended his position by making wild claims about the treatment of Capitol riot defendants ahead of trial.
“Like the Nazis, like the Soviets in the gulag, innocent men and women are being held in what we are calling D.C. Guantanamo Bay, pretrial, absent any finding of fact,” McBride said. “They’re being held for hundreds of days in solitary confinement. They’re being beaten, they’re being starved, they’re being denied medical care, they’re being denied the right to worship, they’re being cut off from their attorneys.”
Avlon asked McBride whether his client has been prevented from communicating with him. McBride clarified that Barnett has been released from prison while awaiting trial.
“These sentences and the decision of the Biden justice department not to charge insurrection would indicate this is nothing resembling anything involving Soviet Russia or Nazi Germany, obviously,” Avlon said. “But to belabor that point, if you went on a Russian television station to plead this case and make this point, do you think if an attacker broke into the Kremlin and sat at Vladimir Putin’s desk he’d be treated better or worse than your client’s been treated after attacking the Speaker of the House’s office?”
“If the media and the United States government does not want to hold itself accountable for the human rights violations that are taking place at D.C. Guantanamo Bay, then who better to hold us accountable than the inventors of the gulag themselves?” McBride said.
“That makes absolutely no sense,” Avlon said.
McBride pressed on.
“People are being tortured. Tortured!” McBride said. “Are you OK with people being tortured five miles from the White House?”
“You’re saying people are being tortured by the white house?” Avlon said. “I just want to be clear because that’s an extraordinary statement that would seem to be utterly un-based in fact.”
“Oh no, they are based in fact,” McBride said — without providing that basis. “And when the truth about the circumstances of confinement come out, you should hold yourself accountable for what you’re saying right now.”
The debate completely derailed when Avlon asked McBride whether those who attacked the Capitol should be held responsible. That set off a wild sequence in which the CNN anchor tried to pin McBride down on whether his client still believes the Big Lie that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election. From there, Avlon decided he’d had enough and cut off the segment.
“Mr. McBride, I want to thank you for coming on New Day,” Avlon said. ” But I’d hoped you would have a fact-based conversation with anything resembling a sense of perspective about an attack on our Capitol.”
McBride went out screaming.
“Torture is never OK!” McBride said. “TORTURE! TORTURE! TORTURE! TORTURE! TORTURE!”
“Keep yelling torture,” Avlon said. “We’ll stick with the facts.”
“The facts are torture!” McBride said, before being cut off.
Fox News confirms that CNN’s ratings are hitting historic lows:
CNN’s ratings-challenged “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter continued to struggle on Sunday, hitting a new low in the demographic most coveted by advertisers.
Stelter’s show averaged only 109,000 adults age 25-54, which is considered the most crucial category for news programming. It was the smallest audience among the key demo of 2021 for the often-mocked program that claims to focus on the media but typically bashes conservatives at every turn.
“Reliable Sources” didn’t perform particularly well among total viewers, either. Stelter’s program averaged only 765,000 viewers to finish with fewer than 800,000 for the sixth time this year.
It was a rough day for Stelter, who was criticized on his own program when a guest referred to him as “full of sanctimony,” “incredibly repetitive,” and the reason why many Americans can’t stand the media.
Fox News’ “MediaBuzz,” which is Stelter’s direct timeslot competition, averaged 1.2 million total viewers and 287,000 in the key demo to easily top the CNN program in both categories.
Stelter also hit a 2021 low in the category of adults age 18-49, averaging only 73,000 younger viewers.
CNN has struggled to remain relevant during the Biden era after relying on former President Donald Trump for years. The list of programs that outdrew “Reliable Sources” during the second quarter of 2021 includes everything from MeTV’s old episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show” to Food Network’s “Girl Meets Farm.”