Nobody likes CNN, and there’s a good reason for it – they claim to be objective but report with extreme bias.
Such was the case when host Brooke Baldwin had on a man from the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans Friday afternoon. The pair spoke about the true history of the Civil War and Confederacy, and Baldwin was so shaken by the truth she cut the man off and switched to another guest.
Baldwin was speaking to Bill Starnes, and explained that the war wasn’t about slavery, but instead states’ rights. Then he exposed an inconvenient truth about Abraham Lincoln that left her absolutely speechless.
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“Now I know you’ve studied all this,” Baldwin responded, “and I can’t sit here and check you on bills written in the 1850s off the top of my head…”
“Well I would go look at them before I did an interview on them,” he interrupted.
“Well, with all due respect,” she replied, “as a fellow Southerner, with all due respect, I did do my homework, and I just cited this quote, and a have a historian coming up, so please sir, don’t tell me to do homework.”
“Secondly, let’s move that aside and let’s talk about the pain in this country,” she continued. “You know when you look at a place like Germany, where they don’t force Jewish children to attend a school named after Adolf Hitler, it is the same for a lot of African-Americans attending a school say named after Robert E. Lee. What do you say to the, let’s not, facts is one thing, feelings is another.”
“Do you acknowledge those feelings of those Americans?” she asked.
“Well facts are one thing, and feelings are another,” Starnes replied. “And the truth on this to pure fact is Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler have a lot more in common than Robert E. Lee and Adolf Hitler.”
“Robert E. Lee did not kill civilians, Abraham Lincoln did,” he added.
“What?!” Baldwin responded, with an expression of shock on her face.
“The Union army came into the South, the Union army came into the South and killed over 70,000 Southern civilians, men, women and children, black and white, slave and free, so yeah, they did that, you can study some history and find that out. It’s very easy to look at. As far as comparin’ Robert E. Lee and Adolf Hitler…”
At that point, Baldwin interrupted Starnes, before switching to another guest.
“Abraham Lincoln, anti-slavery, as a result of that, states wanted to secede, I don’t think we want to compare Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler,” she said quickly, then cut to a historian.
The debate over Confederate history has again hit fever pitch following the events in Charlottesville, where one woman was killed after “alt-right” and “alt-left” protesters clashed in the streets. Since then, people on the left have demanded anything tied to the Confederacy be taken down, and there’s already been numerous instances of cities and schools acting without debate and using the cover of darkness to relocate monuments.
Unfortunately, the country isn’t having an honest debate about the issue, with the media leading the disinformation campaign that’s causing the erasure of American history.