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Jared Kushner Is Puzzled That CNN Hasn't Fired All Its Anti-Trump Commentators 4APR17


KAPO jared kushner is another player in the drumpf/trump-pence administration's desire to impose authoritarianism on the American people, to silence criticism of their policies and actions, to destroy our rights protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This is just more proof he would be more comfortable if we were a plutocracy and not a democratic Republic. From +Mother Jones.....

Jared Kushner Is Puzzled That CNN Hasn't Fired All Its Anti-Trump Commentators

APR. 4, 2017 6:46 PM
Jonathan Mahler has a piece in the New York Times Magazine today about the love-hate relationship between Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, and Donald Trump, the president of the United States. It's mainly about how both men thrive on politics as gossip, entertainment, and conflict, but it includes one interesting tidbit at the very end. It's about a breakfast meeting Zucker had last December with Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, who has become an increasingly important Trump advisor in the White House:
Kushner wanted to know why CNN still hadn’t fired anti-Trump commentators like [Van] Jones and Ana Navarro, who said on CNN in October that every Republican would have to answer the question of what they did the day they saw a tape of “this man boasting about grabbing a woman’s pussy.”...Zucker tried to explain that even though Trump won, the network still needed what he described as “a diversity of opinion.”
I'm not sure if I'm supposed to take this literally or seriously. Did Kushner really think that this was how a news organization was supposed to work? That once Trump won, all the folks who didn't like Trump would be fired in some kind of Stalinesque purge?
Apparently so. Welcome to the Trump Show.
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