Katrina Pierson Likens Attacks On Her Repeated Racist Tweets To Trump’s Fight With ‘Biased’ Fox News
Katrina Pierson says it’s perfectly OK that she called President Barack Obama “head Negro” because as a conservative activist she was merely defending Ted Cruz and Newt Gingrich in “heated discussions” against liberal “Twitter trolls.” Now the top spokesperson for the Donald Trump presidential campaign, Pierson Thursday afternoon was forced to defend her 2012 comment to CNN.
Earlier this week she defended her decision to post this tweet in 2012 by sloughing it off to just plain “silliness.”
Perfect Obama’s dad born in Africa, Mitt Romney’s dad born in Mexico. Any pure breeds left? #CNNDebate
â€” Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) January 20, 2012
Pierson took a different stance on these tweets, slamming CNN’s Jim Sciutto for going back “36,000 tweets” to this 2012 tweet in which she labeled President Barack Obama a “Jihadi,” and to a 2013 in which she throws the racial slur “head Negro” at the President:
#2012 Choice: Mormon or Jihadi #clear enough?
â€” Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 4, 2012
â€” Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) March 3, 2013
Sciutto called the tweets “somewhat alarming.” Pierson claimed that “as an activist” especially in 2012, “we spend most of our time fighting off liberal activists and other establishment activists.”
It’s unclear if @TrillTitan or @DOTCOM_MOM are “liberal activists” or “establishment activists.” @DOTCOM_MOM appears to now be a Donald Trump supporter and a conservative Christian anti-choice activist who is supporting David Daleiden, the indicted creator and promotor of the fake Planned Parenthood sting videos.
Pierson also slammed CNN for taking the tweets “out of context.” The @TrillTitan Twitter account has since been suspended so it’s not possible to get the full context but looking chronologically at the tweets it doesn’t appear Pierson mentioned Ted Cruz or Newt Gingrich in her conversation, although just before she posted the “head Negro” tweet she posted this tweet, also using a racial slur:
â€” Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) March 3, 2013
“So of course you could pull any of those tweets out of one of those heated discussions because a lot of times it’s in the sphere of fighting off other liberal activists,” Pierson claimed.
“I got to tell you. It’s interesting that this has made some sort of news cycle when we have all of the things that are happening in the world, including a presidential race, to go back 36,000 tweets, pull them out of context of the discussion and try to make that a news story.”
She concluded that the reason Donald Trump pulled out of the Fox News debate is the same reason she discounts her usage of racial slurs as newsworthy: the “biased” media.
Hat tip: Raw Story
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‘This Is About the Pain of My Son’: Parkland Dad Slams GOP Rep. for Posting Family Christmas Photo With Assault Rifles
Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie sparked intense backlash on Saturday when he posted a photo that appeared to show seven members of his family, including himself, brandishing assault rifles in front of a Christmas tree.
“Merry Christmas!,” Massie wrote above the photo on Twitter alongside a Christmas tree emjoi.
“ps. (SIC) Santa, please bring ammo,” he added, followed by a gift emoji.
Massie’s photo generated thousands of responses, with many pointing out that it seemed particularly tone deaf in the wake of yet another deadly high-profile school shooting.
Four people were killed Tuesday at Oxford High School in Michigan by a 15-year-old whose parents are now charged with involuntary manslaughter for giving him access to a gun.
Shortly after Massie posted the photo, the father of a Parkland, Florida school shooting victim appeared on CNN to discuss the Oxford tragedy.
Host Jim Acosta asked Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin “Guac” Oliver was one of 17 people murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, about his reaction to Massie’s photo.
“That’s a huge part of the problem,” Oliver responded. “Someone elected leaders like this one that think that — I don’t know if they’re trying to be ironic, funny, or what — but it’s the worst taste ever. … It’s a very nasty post.”
‘A Little Late for That’: Legal Expert Buries Jennifer Crumbley for Crying Through Her Manslaughter Arraignment
Appearing on CNN on Saturday morning, the former police commissioner of Philadelphia had no sympathy for the mother of the Michigan teen accused of shooting four high school classmates last Tuesday with a handgun his parents reportedly purchased for him as an early Christmas present.
Very early Saturday morning James and Jennifer Crumbley were taken into custody at a Detroit-area industrial park after failing to turn themselves into the police for processing.
Following the arraignment of the Crumbleys on four counts apiece of involuntary manslaughter due to the actions of their son Ethan this morning, Charles Ramsey noted that Jennifer Crumbley audibly sobbed and cried as she was told she would be held pending the successful posting $500,000 bail which her husband must also post.
After the CNN panel — hosted by Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez — discussed how Ethan’s mother blew off complaints from the school about his actions, joking with her son he needed to “learn how to not get caught,” former law enforcement official Charles Ramsey said he had no sympathy for her.
“This is a highly publicized case, so selection of a jury is going to certainly take time to make sure you don’t have people that already have a bias against for the parents one way or the other,” Ramsey explained. “And I’m sure that will take place, that will happen. They’ll find a jury that will be able to render a decision based on facts and evidence, but they’re not going to be able to avoid the court of public opinion — that’s the world we live in now.”
“It will be highly publicized, a lot of information will be put out there, some will be accurate, some will not be accurate in terms of evidence and things of that nature,” he continued. “I don’t know how you avoid that sort of thing but certainly I could hear it in her voice as well, sounded as if she’s crying, but it is a little late for that.”
“There are people that are crying over deaths of their children right now, the children laying in a hospital with gunshot wounds,” he continued. “I mean, those are the kinds of people that personally my empathy is with them, not with the [Crumbley] parents right now.”
Every House Republican But One Just Voted to Shut Down the Federal Government
212 House Republicans – all who voted but one – voted to shut down the entire federal government Thursday evening. It was an act that would have massive implications for many Americans, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, amid the emergence of a new variant, and as the holiday travel season quickly approaches.
The continuing resolution passed 221-212 thanks solely to Democrats and Republican Adam Kinzinger.
U.S. House PASSES CR funding government through February 18, 2022, 221-212.
Goes now to the U.S. Senate.
Current spending authority expires Friday at Midnight ET. pic.twitter.com/HGANxhoOCF
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 2, 2021
Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia “was speaking for virtually her entire conference,” Axios reporter Andrew Solender said in a tweet, when she demanded, “shut it down.”
“This government should be shut down,” Greene angrily cried . “Do not pass this CR. Shut it down.”
“Because the people in here cannot control themselves,” she continued, claiming they “don’t understand how to balance a checkbook.”
The crisis is not yet over. The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate, where a small group of Republicans, and currently it appears Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, are demanding Democrats “defund” President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate.
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