CNN’s Nick Valencia heads to Atlanta pro-gun rally … to profile KKK members

Thousands of Americans are expected to rally in support of gun rights at Day of Resistance demonstrations nationwide today. Total non-story, natch.

But CNN’s Scoop Valencia has a nose for news! Gun-totin’ Klanners? On it!

No agenda here, right?

Don’t put words in his mouth. Serious You Guys.

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Valencia explains that he’s not doing a story on the rally, but on the KKK. If the Klan members happen to stop by the rally, what’s he to do? A better question is this: would CNN have covered a pro-gun rally, which is likely to attract hundreds if not thousands, without the excuse of trailing a handful of Klan members there?

Conservatives kindly try to explain the connection which real journalist Valencia just can’t seem to see.

So Valencia can follow around some Klansmen to figure out where they’re coming from, but that tweet has him confounded. Maybe he should call fellow reporter Brian Ross to get some background on the media’s specious connection between gun violence and the Tea Party.


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  • MBueschel

    Perhaps Nick needs a history lesson. This press conference held yesterday in DC. Black leaders against gun control. Fantastic speeches, but CNN won’t cover this.

  • aPLWBinAK

    Do you have to prove you’re a racist to get hired by CNN? Sure seems like it.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Most definitely, you do. And a jihad-protecting socialist…..mmm. kinda like what they put in our White House.

  • Steve_J

    Is he going to or has in the past done a profile of the new black panthers?

  • Tangchung

    If I was a black conservative I’d go there dressed as KKK member just to see Valencia freak out.

    • Pamela

      Hilarious!!! Someone, really needs to do this. So funny.

    • Patrick Dennehy
      • Tangchung

        Yes! Was actually dave chappelle best skit, blind black KKK member

    • Michael Rice

      Well, we already know that all black conservs are just UNcle TOm House Niggers and sell outs. Plus they aren’t “really” black..

  • Matthew Koch

    Why would you mention those two groups in the same sentence unless you were trying to say they were one and the same?

    • Michelle

      Exactly. He knows damn well what he’s doing – following the KKK (for an upcoming report supposedly) to a pro-gun rally will absolutely result in conveying the message that pro-gun folks are racist. He absolutely knows what he’s doing, it’s very calculated, and he’s playing stupid. I wonder where his “upcoming report” on the Black Panthers is.

      • Adela Wagner

        That was my first thought also. Shabazz screaming about killing all the “crackers”. Won’t see that, nope. And they won’t say anything about the KKK being a Democrat based group either.

        • Michelle

          And there probably won’t be an “upcoming report” on Jeremiah Wright and black theology. ‘Cause…well, ya know, racism is wrong only when it’s those damn crackers doin’ it.

      • BeautifulAmerica

        He’s hoping to get a raise from his activist commie NWO bosses, the lappy-dog!

      • SOmmma

        yeah , Did CNN first contact the KKK or did the KKK contact CNN?

        CNN is getting the KKK to go to the rally, They are trying to demonize the real rally participants.

    • BlueGood

      Black conservatives: Gun control has ‘racist’ roots

      Posted by The Right Scoop
      on February 22nd, 2013 in Politics

      Wonder why CNN hasn’t covered this??

      • michael s

        Black conservatives are correct on this issue. White democrats and Republicans from Thomas Jefferson on made this a fact.

  • Michelle

    Someone has an ageeeeeeeenda. Someone has an ageeeeeeeenda.

  • Tantalus XVI

    I’m guessing he had to go looking for some, or fly some in.

  • Tantalus XVI

    Then why would you put the two in the same sentence if they weren’t related?

    Headed to a CNN job fair at the GA state capitol to follow Nazi sympathizers I’m profiling for an upcoming report.

    But but but but but but thats different.

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    He’s probably bringing a crew with him and a bunch of white hoodd so they can play dress up.

  • louisiana_mom

    CNN does realize, the KKK is part of the Dem party’s past? And it was those same KKK members and Dems who wanted gun control laws way back, to keep guns away from slaves? Oh, what am I talking about… of course they don’t, that would require them to know real history and not their revised history…

  • SideshowJon36

    Not sure if he’s playing dumb…. or is actually dumb

    • Spatial Awareness

      I vote @CNNValencia is Actually Dumb…. and Obtuse.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Dumb…or he wouldn’t be in that job.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Playing. He thinks it’s funny.

  • Corey Dennison

    If he can’t see the attempted linking of the KKK and pro-gun people in his tweet, then someone needs to teach this Valencia numbnut the definition of ‘juxtaposition.’

    • Garth Haycock

      He can see it; he’s intentionally pretending to not know why anyone would call him out on it. Progressives just believe that they can fool conservatives as easily as they can fool other progressives.

  • NRPax

    I thought profiling was evil and racist though. Did they get a day pass so they could do it?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      ZING! POW! The Libturds leading the Libturds.. XD Jawamax 8<{D}

  • plumberskid

    The Klan has been around for how many years now? And this hack waits until the ONE day that they decide to go to a pro-gun rally to interview them. Like he couldn’t possible have interviewed them at one of their regular meetings on any other day of the year….. Sorry, not buying it.

  • Randi Starr

    Guess he couldn’t find a relevant topic to write on. lol

  • Gallatin

    Nick Valencia
    Headed to a pro-gun rally at the GA state capitol to follow some members of the KKK I’m profiling for an upcoming report. #CNN

    Well I suppose its okay if some democrats show up to a gun rally, as long as they leave their racism at home.

  • peteee363

    i like the idea of interviewing kkk members, did this bozo ever try and interview the former, now passed on senator from west virginia, robert sheets byrd? he may have gleened insight to racists, and as a member of the democrat party, he would have been a perfect sterotype of a kkk member.

  • Silenttype78

    CNN, yeah…just keep doing the same thing and keep wondering why network continues to fail.

    I can see the report now Anderson Cooper will ask Nick if he thinks there is a connection between racism and gun ownership?
    Nick will reply that it seems there is because everyone he has spoken with are in fact racist gun owners.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    So some democrats are going to a pro-gun rally……….

    Does Nick even KNOW the history of both the KKK and the gun rights activists/NRA type folks??? Does he have the smallest CLUE how incongruous these two groups are??? NICK………THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THE KLAN! Didn’t you get the memo???? THE NRA GAVE BLACKS GUNS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM THE KLAN. You truly deserve to work at CNN.

  • usa_chucky

    Somehow, I doubt he would follow black subjects to KFC for lunch.

  • Jim Denney

    Soledad O’Brien goes “under the sheets” to profile KKK for CNN.

    Correction, headline should have read;
    “Sandra Fluke hits the sheets with nearly anybody for free.”

    • peteee363

      not true, sandra wants everybody else to pay for her fun, she has not yet slept with a real sugar daddy.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Mr. Valencia:

    You would have found your long sought out Klan members much more easily at last year’s DNC electoral convention.

    Or, you could just crack open and “investigate” any Antebellum history book.

    Your quest is not going the help the ratings of your defunct “news organization”. In fact, it just might help speed its demise.

  • Charles N Debbie DeLong

    Today’s rally was about the 2nd Amendment right. I resent the fact that a CNN reporter is trying to portray it as anything but what it was!!!!! I AM DEFINATLY NOT A MEMBER OF THE KKK. This is not about RACE or GENDER it is about American’s Right to bear arms!!!! Disgusting that CNN would allow this!!!!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • Brent Guthrie

    Of all the days to profile the KKK, he had to do this during a pro-gun rally? His timing stinks for good reason.

  • Marty Luther

    BREAKING: CNN Reporter Nick Valencia is a KKK follower. Film at 11.

    • Corey Dennison

      Well-played, sir!

      • Marty Luther

        sometimes it’s best to just run their own play back against them. and fun.

  • $1253235

    The original KKK is a democrat founded, Democrat only organization which hanged 2900 Republicans, and over 14,000 Negroes.

    You *HAD TO BE* be a registered Democrat to apply for membership.

    The Democrat party has had 9 Grand Wizards and 9 Grand Cyclops in congress.
    If he’s looking for KKK members, he needs to try the DNC headquarters.

    The tiny, fringe Aryan groups today, with zero power and zero influence are not even worth covering, but he will take any opportunity he can to slander any conservative venture.

  • BeeKaaay

    All he has to do is go to the DNC headquarters. Plenty of KKK members there, as the KKK is the terrorist arm of the Democrats.

  • lainer51

    CNN ratings are even BELOW MSLSD, can’t get any lower than that!

  • Peyton

    I think the KKK members, knowing what he’s doing, should start attending pro liberal rallies.

  • Paul

    yeah, what a punk ass bitch he is. good for them for calling him out… but what a pussy to try to deny it. we need to start beating these people down verbally and physically.

  • tjp77

    I’m waiting for someone from CNN to follow members of the US Communist Party to a labor union rally. Oh wait, that’ll never happen even though there are ACTUAL connections between those two groups.

  • John

    It’s because of blatant, deliberate bias like this that I put CNN on my TV’s channel-skip list years ago.

  • Paul Citro

    Our liberal news in action again, CNN deserves it’s RATINGS.

  • RightThinking1

    “Headed to the studio to spread propaganda”

  • RightThinking1

    Tweet we will not see:
    “Headed to Menendez office to follow child molester.”

  • Jack Levitt

    CNN is still on?

  • massjim

    This is the very reason I don’t ever watch CNN.

  • Johnny Blade

    Thats okay… I followed welfare queens and ADD voters to the presidential inauguration

  • robcrawford2

    Why is he reporting on disaffected Democrats?

  • Bruce

    Betcha they’re paying the KKK guys to go to the rally.

  • RV

    Seeing as how he is my sibling, he’s been exposed to an independent, non-racist, pro-gun rights activist for years. The KKK invited him to this rally, as they have been trying to get him to do another story on them. Had they invited him to a Burger King, I’m sure that the correlation between hamburgers and racism would have been made as well. I love how some people make mountains out of nothing. Thanks for giving my brother more PR! Cheers!

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Breaking news, in addition to going to gun shows members of the KKK may stop at a Kroger’s and eat at a Boston Market Restaurant. ;^)

  • RV

    Seeing as how he is my sibling, he’s been exposed to an independent, non-racist, pro-gun rights activist for years. The KKK invited him to this rally, as they have been trying to get him to do another story on them. Had they invited him to a Burger King, I’m sure that the correlation between hamburgers and racism would have been made as well. I love how some people make mountains out of nothing. Thanks for giving my brother more PR! Cheers!

    • Stephen L. Hall

      I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, but suspicion is quite understandable given that he is working for a liberal organization which has a history of establishing guilt by association. Just as he puts the KKK next to a pro-gun rally, he also puts himself next to CNN.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    The Ku Kliux Klan wear bed-sheets and Pillowcases for one sole reason:to hide the fact that they wear Women’s underwear beneath them… #MADMagazine #HateBook XD LOL Jawamax 8<{D}