To be completely fair, in her piece published on CNN’s website, Leah Asmelash does note that President Trump isn’t the only politician to liken impeachment to a lynching, making note of Joe Biden’s apology for using the term, saying it “wasn’t the right word to use” during Bill Clinton’s impeachment. Then again, CNN had better acknowledge Biden’s use of the word — he said it on CNN.
People on Tuesday dug up loads of Democrats on video, though, calling Clinton’s impeachment a lynching and calling Republicans a lynch mob. So that’s not really reflected in the tweet CNN decided to issue to announce its piece on how lynching is never the right term to use.
President Trump compared the impeachment inquiry — a process laid out in the US Constitution — to the violent, hate-driven murders of black people that stain America's history books. The comparison quickly evoked a bipartisan backlash. https://t.co/PxFiAgY5Jm
— CNN (@CNN) October 23, 2019
So did the Democrats during Clinton's impeachment. https://t.co/Uion7mb31a
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) October 23, 2019
So did CNN.
— beccasu (@CocoaMonoi) October 23, 2019
They did. Back in 2015, it was also CNN that ran an opinion piece, only this one was called, “Benghazi hearing: The high-tech lynching of Hillary Clinton.”
Oh yeah and CNN…https://t.co/oYIOQVzZO9
Did YOU forget? pic.twitter.com/SVc8HoclnK
— SamTheWriter (@samuelwconnelly) October 23, 2019
Was it OK to say in 2015 but not 1998?
Wait till you see all the Democrats using the same word during Clinton's impeachment. Pretty wild stuff.
— Hercules Rockefeller (@OttoWeinert) October 23, 2019
@CNN wonders why they are called the enemy of the people. Never mind them saying the same thing not so many years ago.
— ??Tyler_798??MAGA??DT2020?? (@H798Tyler) October 23, 2019
Four years ago! It was a different time, 2015. A Canadian prime minister could walk around in blackface anytime he wanted.
If you are gonna condemn one side you gotta do it to the other right? Or am i in the wrong.
— Justin Ayers (@JustinAyers_) October 23, 2019
Funny how we keep seeing examples of Democrats having used it, in recent times. But hey, it's only a "real act of violence" if it goes the other way, right? That's why your not to be trusted.
— Brian Fairchild (@brianfairchild) October 23, 2019
I think we all know now that unless you are a cowboy about to hang a horse thief, you can’t use the word “Lynch”. Exception also made for Biden in that video.
— Greg Tate (@GltateGreg) October 23, 2019
Joe Biden claimed that Governor Romney would “put black people in chains” if he were elected to the Presidency.
— danny harlow (@eagleguy3) October 23, 2019
And now they love Romney because Trump certainly doesn’t.
CNN trying so hard to stoke the fires of division so they can sit back and say “How did America ever become so divided? I dunno.”
— Ardennes (@FlamingoGunner) October 23, 2019
Does Zucker now tell you what you can talk about, or is still just what you report about?
— Bmac (@bryanmc98) October 23, 2019
Oh give it a rest CNN…..Joe Biden and Nadler used the very same term in interviews as well…where is the coverage on that????
— The_Real_Bamaslamma (@TBamaslamma) October 23, 2019
And Harry Reid, and one-time presidential candidate John Kerry.
And today, I saw video of Joe Biden and John Kerry using the term “lynching” in a very similar context. But they are Democrats, so…
— Bart Munson (@bamunson) October 23, 2019
Cool story, doesn't seem this was a problem when Democratic party candidates used it before.
Probably no one should use the term so openly, but, glass houses CNN, glass houses.
— ***SmallGovtPersonalResponsibility*** (@SmallGovtPerso1) October 23, 2019
It’s only bad when Republicans do it… when Booker, Harris and Biden do it, it’s not news.
CNN is such garbage.
— The 90Degrees (@kn_cameron) October 23, 2019
Again, to be fair, Booker and Harris were referring to a “real” lynching — Jusse Smollett even had the clothesline around his neck when the police arrived.
Overall, we agree with the premise of today’s piece, but …
Hey cnn, haven't we beaten you up enough on this already…. ??
— hellothere333 (@hellothere3332) October 23, 2019
Flashback: Enjoy these videos of Democrats calling Bill Clinton’s impeachment a lynching https://t.co/023oER5gKt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 22, 2019