CNN Claims ‘ISIS Flag’ At Gay Parade. Turns Out To Be Something Quite Different…

Everyone is excited about the gay marriage ruling. Just ask politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton whose opinion on gay marriage over the past ten years was to lick their finger and see which way the wind was blowing. Kind of like… everything else they do. It’s their shtick.

But ISIS? The Islamic religious organization that is so intolerant to the gay lifestyle that they think they shouldn’t get married…or be allowed to breathe?

Well, according to CNN, they were at a gay pride parade! Yay! Tolerance!

There’s just one problem…

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Two things here:

1. Quality trolling by whoever designed the flag. Game respects game.

2. In CNN’s true leftist fashion, they tried to show how everyone, including Muslims, were happy about this gay marriage ruling… but in the process, they managed to embarrass themselves while also reminding people which religion is truly intolerant of the gays. HINT: it’s the one that still hangs them publicly.

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Watch: When He Starts Talking About The Confederate Flag, CNN Host Is Shocked By What She Hears

In its continued coverage of Confederate flag controversy, CNN recently spotlighted a young, black, southern man who proudly supports the banner and has one prominently displayed in his home. The flag’s controversial connotations have received additional scrutiny in the days following a mass shooting that left nine black parishioners dead in a Charleston, S.C., church.

Though many activists are pointing to the Confederate flag as a factor in the shooting by pointing to suspect Dylann Roof’s apparent admiration for it, Byron Thomas said he does not see the battle flag through any racial lens.

Host Hala Gorani pushed Thomas to “explain” how he could possibly support a symbol of America’s slave-owning past.

“I have an ancestor that was a cook for a South Carolina regiment,” he said. “His name was Benjamin Thomas and he’s from North Augusta, S.C. And I refuse to turn my back to what he did for the South. And after the South lost the Civil War, South Carolina gave its black troops pensions, which was the right thing to do.”

He added that he is proud of both his ancestor and his state and refuses to be pressured into seeing the Confederate flag in any other way.

Gorani prodded him again, wondering if he would concede the “painful legacy” she believes is embroidered in each Confederate flag.

“I do understand people’s rights to hate the flag and feel oppressed by it,” he acknowledged, “but me personally, I do not feel offended by the flag because I refuse to allow a symbol or word [to] have power over me to make me feel offended.”

After conceding he is in the minority among black Americans, Gorani asked what his black friends say when they notice a Confederate flag hanging in his home.

“They know how I feel about it,” he said, “and they know I’m not racist.”

The host concluded by asking if the recent murder changed his view of the banner in any way.

“I refuse to allow his evilness to make me feel a different way about my flag,” he said, “because Dylann decides to use his Confederate flag for racism. My Confederate flag that I own I do not use for racism.”

Though reaction to Thomas’ stance was not entirely supportive, many echoed one IJReview reader’s take:

“What would that report say if he had asked her how does she fell [sic] about the American flag since there are several older pictures of KKK rallies where they are all holding American flags? That young men [sic] said it well by saying the confederate [sic] flag means something different to him.”

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Watch: When CNN Showed Up At A Confederate-Themed Store, Fireworks Flew

In addition to the national outrage over a mass shooting that left nine black church attendants dead in Charleston, S.C., a peripheral debate has emerged regarding that state’s display of the Confederate flag on its State House grounds. CNN covered this controversy by heading to Summerville, S.C., to talk to a man selling merchandise – including some Confederate-themed memorabilia – from a roadside stand.

“Are we on your f—king agenda today?” the irate merchant said when confronted by network cameras. “Get the f—k out of Summerville.”

The man, who refused to identify himself, suggested the media are responsible for fanning the flames of division across the U.S.

“You’re stirring s—t up,” he asserted.

According to CNN’s report, the man followed the news crew in an attempt to prevent cameramen from filming in other parts of town.

Upon bidding the news team farewell with a pair of obscene hand gestures, he concluded: “You’re all part of the problem.”

While the Confederate flag – under increasing scrutiny in recent years for its ties to the slave-owning South – is being stripped from the inventory of major retailers, there are plenty of Americans throughout the South and beyond who revere it as an integral part of the nation’s history.

Randy Burbage, a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, explained to CNN why he does not want to see the flag taken down from the State Capitol.

“Once this flag is removed,” he said, “it will start down a slippery slope and then the monument will be called for to be removed from State House grounds. Then the next thing will be street names and building names, which has already begun – complete eradication to eliminate all Confederate history.”

Is the Confederate flag a symbol of hate, heritage, or both? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Watch: CNN Guest Just Smacked Down Obama’s Use Of The N-Word In The Most Epic Way Possible

In a CNN appearance Monday, conservative radio host Larry Elder shared his reaction to Barack Obama’s use of the N-word during a recent podcast interview. When The Lead host Jake Tapper asked Elder whether critics were overreacting, he replied that he’s not sure why anyone would expect him not to use such racially schismatic language.

“I’m kind of surprised that people are surprised,” he said. “He wrote a book, his first book, in which he did use the N-word. You can even hear Obama use the N-word on a book on tape.”

Instead of focusing on Obama’s rhetoric, he suggested, civil rights advocates would be better served to pay attention to this administration’s divisive track record.

“To me,” he continued, “the lead ought to be how negative he is about race relations in America. My goodness, we’ve been talking about what happened in 1963 when those four little girls were bombed in Birmingham.”

Obama, Elder lamented, chooses to focus on rare remnants from that era instead of recognizing the incredible advancements our society has experienced since.

Among those in South Carolina, the state in which the latest mass shooting occurred, he pointed out that the response is worlds apart from the aftermath of violence against blacks in Alabama more than half a century ago.

He pointed to Gov. Nikki Haley, a minority woman; Senator Tim Scott, a black U.S. senator; and the widespread support victims of this shooting have received as evidence of the state’s progress.

“In the case of Birmingham,” he noted, “it was decades before they brought the people to justice.”

Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof, however, was apprehended hours after the incident.

Furthermore, he concluded that the subsequent debate over displaying the Confederate flag is a diversion.

“This man didn’t pull out a Confederate flag and shoot people, Jake,” Elder said. “He pulled out a firearm.”

Instead of focusing on unrelated periphery, he suggested Americans consider what actions – such as the presence of concealed weapons in the church or the intervention of the suspect’s concerned friends – might have prevented the tragedy.

“It’s a sideshow,” he said, “to be talking about the Second Amendment. It’s a sideshow to be talking about the Confederate flag or whether Obama used the N-word as far as I’m concerned. The issue is whether or not somebody today can work hard, go to school and make it to the middle class if he or she works hard and tries hard – and the answer is a devastating ‘Yes.’”

Are debates over the Confederate flag and gun control diversions used by the left? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Internet Erupts After CNN Host Holds Up This Outrageous Sign On Air

An America already suffering from deep racial division was further segregated Sunday when Barack Obama said the N-word during a podcast hosted by comedian Marc Maron. The comment ignited massive social media reaction and prompted CNN host Don Lemon to take the controversy one step further when he began Monday’s CNN Tonight by holding a sign with the N-word boldly displayed.

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“Does this offend you?” he asked. “This word – President Obama said it out loud in an interview and a lot of people are shocked.”

As was possibly his intention, people were similarly shocked with Lemon’s display.

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The Twitter reaction was overwhelmingly critical; however, the motivations for and methods of sharing such views varied. Many took a humorous approach, using the presence of Lemon’s sign as a canvas to create various memes.

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Others chose to attack Lemon – and his employer – for a perceived lack of credibility and professionalism.

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Lemon faced backlash from both sides of the political aisle. His antics Monday evening warranted a scathing editorial by left-leaning Salon’s Joanna Rothkopf.

Calling it a “thoroughly tasteless segment,” Rothkopf concluded that “the idea that a theoretically respected national news anchor would use the murder of nine people and the ensuing conversation about racism in America to make his own gratuitous, self-promotional meme is pretty offensive.”

She pointed to the harsh reaction by social media users as evidence of her position. Salon’s Twitter post linking to the article summed up Rothkopf’s point succinctly.

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Was Lemon’s N-word display inappropriate? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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