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Friedman: Fox Information Gave Trump Supporters ‘Permission’ to Be Terrorists

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Whereas praising President-elect Joe Biden as being the one to convey the nation collectively on CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime Tuesday, New York Instances columnist Tom Friedman proved he wasn’t about that. After as soon as describing Republicans as un-American whores putting a bullet in the country and “biggest threat to our democracy since the Civil War,” he took to asserting that Fox Information had given “permission” to Trump supporters so they might develop into extremists like radical Islamist suicide bombers.

I actually draw on the expertise now today of the entire battle in opposition to Muslim extremism after 9/11. And I let you know the largest factor I realized from that. That you simply want a battle of concepts and it is obtained to come back from inside,” he proclaimed after saying he was “hopeful” Biden would convey us collectively.

He recalled talking to “Israeli consultants” instantly after 9/11 and asking them about what they realized about preventing suicide bombers. Apparently, they informed him that the group wanted to remove permission to be radical. “That’s, if the broader group says no that’s not really martyrdom that is homicide, that’s when it begins to alter,” he defined.

And in response to Friedman, not solely did Trump give his supporters that permission, however Fox Information as nicely. And a battle wanted to be waged in opposition to them:

We have to take that permission away. Simply Trump leaving shall be in the beginning of that. However the ecosystem, the Fox Information permission givers, the entire ecosystem has to say that is off. That is mistaken. You aren’t proud boys, you are dumb boys. It has to come back from inside the precise and that’s what all of us must be calling for as journalists, as politicians, and, Chris, as enterprise leaders.

The American enterprise group has obtained to inform each one among these reveals if you’re selling a giant lie, we’re taking the cash away. That is what a battle of concepts is all about,” he exclaimed.

 

 

In fact, Chris “Fredo” Cuomo agreed with every thing his visitor was spewing. Taking part in Satan’s advocate, the household enterprise, Fredo puzzled, “How do you distinguish between the ugly, who we have to ignore and disempower, and the remainder of the 74 million that voted for Trump,” and “How do you take care of individuals feeling they have been made an enemy?”

And in doing so, Cuomo lashed out at Fox Information with the predictable “state information” line:

As a result of, as you nicely know over, on state information and all the perimeter shops they’re taking part in two songs proper now already. One? Immigration, immigration. Biden’s letting all of them in. Right here they arrive, listed here are the marauding hordes, the brown menace. They usually hate all of you. They suppose you are all bigots. Now, a type of we have handled earlier than. The opposite one could be very highly effective.

Nevertheless it appears as if CNN was already embracing the function they condemned. As a result of earlier within the day, CNN political director David Chalian oozed for Biden, suggesting the inauguration lights had been like “extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America.”

Then, with Friedman claiming that Democrats weren’t “intentionally ignoring [rural] components of the nation,” the 2 went backwards and forwards about what Biden might do to attraction to rural America and if liberals would freak out if he did (Click on “develop”):

FRIEDMAN: The opposite big issue right here, Chris, and also you noticed it within the electoral map. In each one among these states, what did we see? city facilities blue. The entire remainder of the state crimson. And in some way Biden — And I feel he’s well-positioned to do that, he is obtained to go on the market to those rural areas, hear to those individuals. To me he –

CUOMO: Then he will get attacked, Tom. He will get attacked by the left who says land would not vote and why would you go and cater to the minority who simply cottoned to one of many worst presidents in historical past, if not the worst. Fear about us. We put you in workplace.

FRIEDMAN: Nicely, I do not suppose it needs to be both/or. By the way in which, while you convey broadband to rural America you additionally create huge alternatives for city dwellers who really need to reside in rural, comfy locations and get out of cities. This can be a positive-sum sport. However Democrats do not need to undergo one other election the place the complete rural a part of America is crimson. And it is not that, you understand, they’re intentionally ignoring these components of the nation.

“Trump did not do something for them over the past 4 years. However this to me is a large alternative for Biden,” Friedman touted.

The transcript is beneath, click on “develop” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime
January 19, 2021
9:29:39 p.m. Japanese

CHRIS CUOMO: So, let’s be sincere with one another right here. What occurs tomorrow? Can we actually flip a brand new leaf? Is a change of president sufficient to trigger a change within the state of this nation? Let’s talk about the place we’re and the place we will go. New York Instances overseas affairs columnist Tom Friedman. Writer of the perfect vendor Thank You for Being Late. Good to see you, brother. The way you feeling this eve?

TOM FREIDMAN: Good to be with you, Chris. And I am feeling hopeful. I watched President-elect Biden and, you understand, Vice President-Elect Harris give that handle immediately in Washington. There was one thing lovely about it. And it simply reminds you what occurs while you flip the noise machine down. And also you get two individuals – two first rate people who find themselves simply making an attempt to determine it out and lead by bringing individuals collectively and never by dividing and enraging. So, I’m feeling hopeful. I do know, it’s going to be a protracted slog, although, Chris.

I actually draw on the expertise now today of the entire battle in opposition to Muslim extremism after 9/11. And I let you know the largest factor I realized from that. That you simply want a battle of concepts and it is obtained to come back from inside.

So, what do I imply by that? I used to be really in Israel on 9/11. And I sat down with Israeli consultants after that and requested them. “what have you ever realized most about suicide bombers?” They usually stated, “what we have actually realized is that, you understand, we will catch one, we will catch one other, however the third will get by except the village says ‘no.’” That’s, if the broader group says no that’s not really martyrdom that is homicide, that’s when it begins to alter.

And what we’d like right here — what Donald Trump introduced us, Chris, was so uncommon about his presidency is that he gave permission for a number of the ugliest voices and ugliest traits and ugliest ideas in our society to come back out, to really feel comfy. And all of it got here to a climax within the Capitol.

We have to take that permission away. Simply Trump leaving shall be in the beginning of that. However the ecosystem, the Fox Information permission givers, the entire ecosystem has to say that is off. That is mistaken. You aren’t proud boys, you are dumb boys. It has to come back from inside the precise and that’s what all of us must be calling for as journalists, as politicians, and, Chris, as enterprise leaders. The American enterprise group has obtained to inform each one among these reveals if you’re selling a giant lie, we’re taking the cash away. That is what a battle of concepts is all about.

CHRIS: How do you distinguish between the ugly, who we have to ignore and disempower, and the remainder of the 74 million that voted for Trump? As a result of, as you nicely know over, on state information and all the perimeter shops they’re taking part in two songs proper now already. One? Immigration, immigration. Biden’s letting all of them in. Right here they arrive, listed here are the marauding hordes, the brown menace. They usually hate all of you. They suppose you are all bigots.

Now, a type of we have handled earlier than. The opposite one could be very highly effective. How do you take care of individuals feeling they have been made an enemy?

FRIEDMAN: You already know, Chris, there’s no query that when you hearken to the voices of a few of these individuals within the Capitol on January 6 for them 90 p.c of that is about race and the opposite 10 p.c is about race. Okay?

These are people who find themselves merely immune to the actual fact we’re within the means of transferring from a white-majority Christian-dominated nation to a minority majority nation. A few of them will not be going to be redeemable. We’re simply going to have to attend for them to be reconciled.

However there’s a entire different group of individuals there, Chris. People who find themselves on the mistaken aspect of the divide. You already know, Ray Dalio has written about this from Bridgewater. You already know, 40 p.c of America has really completed fairly nicely since 1980. 60 p.c of America hasn’t had a increase. That’s simply not on. We will’t maintain that. For these individuals, the nation’s not working.

The opposite big issue right here, Chris, and also you noticed it within the electoral map. In each one among these states, what did we see? city facilities blue. The entire remainder of the state crimson. And in some way Biden — And I feel he’s well-positioned to do that, he is obtained to go on the market to those rural areas, hear to those individuals. To me he –

CUOMO: Then he will get attacked, Tom. He will get attacked by the left who says land would not vote and why would you go and cater to the minority who simply cottoned to one of many worst presidents in historical past, if not the worst. Fear about us. We put you in workplace.

FRIEDMAN: Nicely, I do not suppose it needs to be both/or. By the way in which, while you convey broadband to rural America you additionally create huge alternatives for city dwellers who really need to reside in rural, comfy locations and get out of cities. This can be a positive-sum sport.

However Democrats do not need to undergo one other election the place the complete rural a part of America is crimson. And it is not that, you understand, they’re intentionally ignoring these components of the nation. Trump did not do something for them over the past 4 years. However this to me is a large alternative for Biden.

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