CNN Panel Erupts Into Chaos Over Simple Fact About School Shootings

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During Tuesday evening’s CNN Tonight, facts inadvertently slipped through during a panel discussion on Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey’s pleas for gun control at the White House earlier in the day, when liberal panelists and The Dispatch editor-in-chief Jonah Goldberg correctly noted children statistically have a much higher chance of dying in a car accident on the way to school than at school. 

“If we’re going to start telling people that they should be scared about what is going to happen to them, we should at least put this in perspective. There are about 54 million kids in American schools who go to K through 12 in America. In the last 29 years, 170 kids have been killed in school shootings,” Goldberg accurately noted before getting shouted down by his fellow panelists.

Political correspondent Kasie Hunt jumped in after Goldberg and asked “how does that compare to if my kid goes to school in Great Britain or Canada?” Suggesting that school shootings don’t happen in Great Britain or Canada. 

Goldberg then slipped in some more facts and logic which ended up being more than the rabid CNN panel could handle: “if we’re going to tell people they should be terrified about their kids being dropped off at school, we should remind them that their kids are more in danger on the drive to school statistically than at the school.” 

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This caused the panel to fly off the handle with faux conservative and co-host of The View Ana Navarro screaming, “No no no no no no no Jonah we can’t do this. But listen a child’s life cannot be a statistic.” 

Between various incoherent shrieks from Navarro, Goldberg simply tried to explain that “you shouldn’t tell the audience that this is the thing that they should be so terrified with paralyzed with fear about their own kids. When their kids are more likely to die from a lot of other things.” 

Later on, Goldberg reiterated that “one shot child is too many as far as I’m concerned. But if you’re going to take that moral outrage and then tell people they should be paralyzed with fear that this is going to happen to them and their kids you’re doing them a disservice.” 

This set Navarro off again who shrieked about how people should “pick up the phone and call their Senators and telling [sic] them that it’s been ten years since sandy hook and that we haven’t done anything.” She demanded that viewers “get your asses in gear and call your Senators.” 

Goldberg sat there and calmly responded “that’s fine. I’m doing analysis, I’m not doing activism. And if you want to tell everyone call their Senator, that’s fine. That’s not my job.” 

This set Navarro off even more: “I have a dead cousin who got killed at Pulse.” Goldberg responded, “that’s moral bullying!” 

One of CNN’s slogans is “Facts First” but it appears that facts are extremely triggering to the leftists who work there. If this is the new and improved tone being set by CNN’s new CEO Chris Licht, the network is in even more trouble than was originally thought. 

This unhinged segment from CNN was made possible by Liberty Mutual. Their information is linked. 

To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:    

CNN Tonight
6/7/2022
9:39:41 p.m. Eastern

JONAH GOLDBERG: Yeah, so, look I think I agree with everything that he said. And I share the moral outrage entirely and I share the moral outrage with everybody on this panel about how horrific and just morally repugnant these slaughters are. But when I listen to you guys talking about how you are scared for your own kids and I have a daughter, I get being scared. 

If we’re going to start telling people that they should be scared about what is going to happen to them, we should at least put this in perspective. There are about 54 million kids in American schools who go to K through 12 in America. In the last 29 years, 170 kids have been killed in school shootings. 

KASIE HUNT: But how many how does that compare to if my kid goes to school in Great Britain or Canada? 

[crosstalk]

GOLDBERG: One school shooting. 

HUNT: It’s too many! 

GOLDBERG: For me, my approach is the exact same way it was about terrorism. The number of people killed on 9/11 was not — you can say more people die in car accidents every year. I don’t care. It’s unacceptable. The moral outrage is entirely valid and justified. But if we’re going to be telling people, you can’t switch lanes. You are absolutely right to be outraged about the crime. But if we’re going to tell people they should be terrified about their kids being dropped off at school, we should remind them that their kids are more in danger on the drive to school statistically than at the school. 

[crosstalk]

ANA NAVARRO: No no no no no no no Jonah we can’t do this. But listen a child’s life cannot be a statistic. You can’t tell the parents of Juquine Oliver of parkland, you can’t tell Fred Guttenberg. 

GOLDBERG: That’s moral bullying. I’m making a basic point to say that you shouldn’t tell people that they should be terrified.  

NAVARRO: If it were your child it not be a statistic. It would be a tragedy. 

[crosstalk] 

GOLDBERG: That’s moral bullying. 

LAURA COATES: Why is it moral bullying? 

GOLDBERG: You make it sound as if I don’t have compassion, of course I do.

[crosstalk] 

NAVARRO: A statistic and probability. 

[crosstalk]

GOLDBERG: I’m saying you shouldn’t tell Americans—you shouldn’t tell the audience that this is the thing that they should be so terrified with paralyzed with fear about their own kids. When their kids are more likely to die from a lot of other things. 

[crosstalk]

(…) 

GOLDBERG: I said I’m morally outraged by that. And I think It’s grotesque. And one shot child is too many as far as I’m concerned. But if you’re going to take that moral outrage and then tell people they should be paralyzed with fear that this is going to happen to them and their kids you’re doing them a disservice. 

[crosstalk]

NAVARRO: Pick up the phone and call their Senators and telling them that it’s been ten years since sandy hook and that we haven’t done anything. It’s a national shame. So paralyzed with fear and paralyzed with acceptance and resignation is what we have been for the last ten years. And it’s enough of that. No more paralysis. Get your asses in gear and call your Senators. 

GOLDBERG: That’s fine. I’m doing analysis, I’m not doing activism. And if you want to tell everyone call their Senator, that’s fine. That’s not my job. 

NAVARRO: I have a dead cousin who got killed at Pulse. 

GOLDBERG: That’s moral bullying!

(…)

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