CNN Browbeats Conservative After Muslim Maniac Tries to Kill Her

This week, CNN’s cute and perky Erin Burnett had Pam Geller on her show for a (telephone) interview. This was in the wake of the revelation that the Muslim terrorist killed by agents in Boston, Usaama Rahim, was planning to behead Geller.

Rather than focus on the monstrosity of this man’s intent, Burnett chose to put Geller on the defensive over the recent Draw Mohammad event in Garland, in which “two people were killed” as well as Geller’s bus ads in New York that referred to Israel’s enemies and jihadists as savages. The low light came when Burnett asked Geller if she relished being the target of the jihadist murderers.

In contrast to Burnett, Geller acquitted herself well. After all, she is well-practiced in arguing her points. She is courageous, and she also has truth on her side.

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For her part, Burnett came across as, well, your typical liberal talking head.

What should have been front and center in the interview was the horrific situation we have in America where jihadists are walking around planning to behead cops, Geller, or any of us. Instead, Burnett tells Geller that the Southern Poverty Law Center considers Geller a “hater”.  Geller refuted that one quite well. The SPLC is very selective as to whom they single out for condemnation. Their criteria usually depends on who is the left or right of the political spectrum.

Pam Geller free speechLook, you may not like Geller’s style. You may think that showing cartoons portraying Mohammad in a bad light is not a good idea. You might not agree with those bus ads in New York.

What Erin Burnett failed to recognize is that there is free speech at stake.

Americans cannot shut down satirical cartoons because people are ready to resort to massacres in response. If we cannot show a Mohammad cartoon, in a few years, we won’t be able to show a cartoon satirizing a president.

Erin Burnett just doesn’t get it.

And CNN doesn’t understand that being cute and perky does not an anchor make.


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About the author

Gary Fouse

Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Currently employed since 1998 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Education: BS in Police Science and Administration California State University at Los Angeles (1970)
Master of Education at University of Virginia (1993)
Served three years in US Army Military Police Corps at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal Investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005
The Story of Papiamentu-A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000

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