CNN: Dem’s Debate Misstep Must’ve Been ‘Edited’ or Taken ‘Out of Context’

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CNN’s so desperate to defend Democrats they will even claim a cringeworthy statement made by a Dem during a debate must’ve been “edited” or taken “out of context!”

On Inside Politics this afternoon, host King and CNN analyst Margaret Talev of Axios talked about the Virginia governor’s race coming up this November between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin. They honed in on McAuliffe’s sickening confession, during the September debate, that he didn’t want parents telling schools what to teach their children. 

King mocked McAuliffe as just making a stupid mistake (instead of a scary admission of what the Democrat party truly believes). “But Terry McAuliffe has sometimes, sometimes lets the tongue get out ahead of the brain. This is a debate scene where Terry McAuliffe says, schools, parents, why would I listen to them?” the journalist said before running the clip where the Democrat candidate says, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach. You know, I get really tired of everybody running down teachers.” 

Back in the studio, King conceded McAuliffe “would like to clean up his words” but it’s “difficult” in the suburbs, where parents have been very vocal about their discontent over the public schools’ curriculum such as Critical Race Theory.

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“Stepping in it,” King asked Talev who agreed it was “clearly a misstep.”

But Talev was more interested in defending McAuliffe. Like a good CNN robot, Talev repeated the debunked claim that Critical Race Theory was not taught below the graduate level. In reality, students are subjected to programs crafted through the lens of the poisonous theory.

Let’s just say for the record in case anyone doesn’t know, they don’t teach Critical Race Theory to kids in kids K-12 schools. That’s not a thing anywhere in the country including Virginia,” she scolded.

“Only for a Republican candidate!” King sneered.

“It is hotly debated but not actually a thing anywhere in the country, including Virginia” Talev claimed. Right, so what would CNN say about this New Jersey mom who was sued by her state’s teachers union for daring to ask for more information about the gender identity and critical race theory that her public school was going to be teaching her Kindergartener? Or this Loudoun County Public School Teacher who resigned very publicly over CRT she says was being pushed by the school?

Talev went on to defend the Democrat again, as justified in his statement that just wasn’t worded right. King whined McAuliffe was “edited” and taken “out of context.” It was during a live debate!

TALEV: [A]nd the other is the school issue because, look, it sounds like what McAuliffe is trying to say I’m not going to let irresponsible parents who are against science terrorize school administrators and to make your kids unsafe. That’s actually not what he says. It’s just not what he said at all so, of course, it will be used against him.

KING: That’s the world we live in, right? Anything you say can and will be edited and used against you and well maybe it’s a little out of context. 

Ironically taken “out of context” is exactly what CNN did.

Talev grossly rationalized McAuliffe’s comment as saying it was better for kids to keep “anti-science—” whatever that means—parents away from the school curriculum. But in that debate, McAuliffe was actually responding to Youngkin’s charge that parents should have the right to be informed what books their kids were being taught, after parents found pornographic books displaying pedophilia in Fairfax County Public Schools’ libraries. 

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Read the transcript below:

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Inside Politics

10/11/21

KING: Election Day in Virginia is three weeks from tomorrow and the off year Governor’s race is always viewed as a bellwether of the national mood. The Commonwealth is trending blue in recent years. President Biden for example won it by 10 points just last year.

So it is noteworthy that the Democratic candidate is playing a bit of cleanup entering the stretch trying to move past a comment on a call he thought was private. The President Biden’s sagging poll numbers are hurting him.

JOHN KING:…But Terry McAuliffe has sometimes, sometimes lets the tongue get out ahead of the brain. This is a debate scene where Terry McAuliffe says, schools, parents, why would I listen to them?

TERRY MCAULIFFE: I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach. 

You know, I get really tired of everybody running down teachers. 

GLENN YOUNGKIN: Terry McAuliffe wants to put government, bureaucrats, politicians between parents and their children. Terry McAuliffe has sat sit down, be quiet, I don’t care what you think. 

KING:Terry McAuliffe would like to clean up his words again as he did on the call, but it is difficult in a state where a close election will be determined in the fast-growing Northern Virginia suburbs where you have a lot of parents and a lot of debate about critical race theory and what’s being taught in schools, to have a candidate for governor say I don’t want to listen to parents or I — I would go side with teachers over parents. Stepping in it. 

MARGARET TALEV, AXIOS MANAGING EDITOR: Clearly a misstep. Let’s just say for the record in case anyone doesn’t know, they don’t teach critical race theory to kids in kids K-12 schools. That’s not a thing anywhere in the country including Virginia. 

KING: Only for a Republican candidate. 

TALEV: It is hotly debated but not actually a thing, so I think for Terry Mcauliffe there are two challenges, and one is that Glen Youngkin is not Donald Trump. If Terry McAuliffe was running against Donald Trump it would be a completely different race. Right? But Youngkin has a mass appeal to kind of the center or slightly right of center or — well, probably not left center but center and right of center and that’s making this a more real race. He has acquitted himself very well as a candidate and he has taken this deliberate step away from Trump, not really — not really talking trash about Trump but being very careful to make clear he’s not aligning himself as a Trump candidate and that’s giving some assurances to Virginia voters in the middle and that’s gotten McAuliffe in a more defensive position and the other is the school issue because, look, it sounds like what Mcauliffe is trying to say I’m not going to let irresponsible parents who are against science terrorize school administrators and to make your kids unsafe. That’s actually not what he says. It’s just not what he said at all so, of course, it will be used against him. 

KING: That’s the world we live in, right? Anything you say can and will be edited and used against you and well maybe it’s a little out of context. 

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