Hypocrisy: Liberal Media Lets Woke Filmmaker Spread Disinformation
It's no surprise that the liberal media would give a platform to someone like "renowned" filmmaker Ken Burns. Burns was recently on CNN This Morning and sought to demonize Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in an effort to criticize a bill currently in the Florida legislature which mandates some boundaries on how taxpayer-funded universities teach American history.
Burns' accusations were outrageous and unfounded. He compared DeSantis to Nazis and Soviets, and CNN did not even blink at this blatant misinformation from a "treasured chronicler."
Don Lemon introduced Burns as "renowned," and read one of his tweets which stated: "By trying to dictate what teachers can and cannot teach, Florida House Bill 999 is an assault on the very liberties articulated by the Founders and something that all Americans should speak out against."
Burns' statement was ridiculous. He claimed that the bill is "terrifying" and reminiscent of a "Soviet system or the way the Nazis would build a Potemkin village." Kaitlan Collins made no objection to Burns' claims, instead gushing over him, calling him a "treasured chronicler of history and of our times."
It's absurd to compare conservatives to Nazis and Soviets. Not to mention, Burns should be best known for his kiss-ass Ted Kennedy tribute film made for the 2008 Democrat convention. PBS had no problem with Burns doing glossy campaign ads for Ted Kennedy that leave out death at Chappaquiddick and many other sordid Kennedy scandals.
At the end of the segment, Burns gushed over a positive review in the liberal New Republic. He stated: "They said this is an anti-fascist book. Right? So what we see is this narrowing, saying only you can treat -- is right out of the authoritarian playbook."
Don Lemon then had to bring it back to racism, asking:
"You called it a narrowing. We have to run. But it's racism, right?" Burns replied: "I think it's -- right now it's just white supremacy. There is a kind of fear of the other and so what you are seeing, we saw it in our film on the Holocaust, you know, it's easy to make a person other."
The liberal media has once again proven itself to be a mouthpiece for Democrats' propaganda. By giving a platform to a "treasured chronicler" of history like Ken Burns, they are allowing misinformation and bias to be spread, while ignoring the real issues at play. This kind of rhetoric is damaging and only serves to further divide the country.