CNN Reporter: "These Country Music Supporters Were Likely Trump Supporters"

Tyler Durden's picture

On the same day CBS fired one of its network executives, Hayley Geftman-Gold, after she took to social media to explain why she was "not even sympathetic" to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because "country music fans often are Republican," CNN had its own "zen moment" of victim-blaming and stereotyping of innocent concertgoers caught up in the horrific carnage at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, when during a live broadcast Monday morning, CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny suggested that most of the victims were Trump supporters for the mere fact that they were attending a country music event.

While describing President Trump's morning press conference on the tragedy which resulted in more than 59 killed and 527 injured, Zeleny said, "Something else I think to keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters."

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Standing in front of the White House, CNN's Senior White House Correspondent claimed (starting at 1:10): "Something else I think to keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters."

Zeleny had described Trump's words as "pitch perfect" and seemed to imply that the concert goers were part of Trump's political base - ironic given that the CNN reporter prefaced his comments by saying it wasn't appropriate to discuss politics so close in time to the tragedy. Zeleny said just before the brazen "Trump supporters" comment - without a hint of irony - that, "after today and tomorrow it will become a discussion of politics, of guns. It's not appropriate for that moment today." He also noted that Trump has a hotel in Las Vegas near the site of the massacre before saying of the president: “So, this is something I'm not surprised at all to see him go there visiting early.” 

Though it's unclear exactly what Zeleny was trying to say precisely about Trump's speech - perhaps insinuating that Trump was really just playing politics while only appearing to be a unifier - what is clear is that the CNN correspondent likened listeners of country music or anyone merely attending a country music concert as automatic Trump supporters. Worse is that the comments came just hours after the deadliest shooting in American history where common people of all backgrounds had their lives cut short while they incidentally happened to be enjoying country music. Further ironic is that Zeleny said of Trump's words, "particularly for a speech like this you want to get every word right...".

CNN has a recent history of making such shockingly offensive and sweeping generalizations of average Americans soon after mass tragedies. Immediately after the racial violence and death at Charlottesville, for example, CNN ran a headline prominently on its homepage which said, White supremacists by default’: How ordinary people made Charlottesville possible and argued, "But the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville this month could not have occurred without the tacit acceptance of millions of ordinary, law-abiding Americans who helped create such a racially explosive climate, some activists, historians and victims of extremism say."

It's no wonder that so many Americans are increasingly choosing to turn off the major networks, especially CNN, which seems to insult them at every turn, even mere hours after the most tragic mass shooting in US history.


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JEFF ZELENY: By saying he will go to Las Vegas on Wednesday, by visiting, it is something that puts him in line with what so many presidents before him have done and paid their respects. Of course,  Las Vegas is a town that he [Trump] is connected to and knows well. His name is emblazoned on the top of a hotel there as well. He campaigned there a lot. So, this is something I'm not surprised at all to see him go there visiting early. But, again, I think the moment here is what comes after this. This invariably after today and tomorrow, will become a discussion of politics, of guns. It's not appropriate for that moment today. You will hear it from some Democrats. What will the President do in that respect? Will he take a leadership role in that respect? We will watch that as the days unfold, but the President clearly, as John said, striking a pitch-perfect tone there. 


Something else, I think, to keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters. This is hitting the tapestry of all Americans and there are going to be victims from across the country here. So this is something that is a national tragedy as the President said and the flags he ordered at half staff today in memory and thought of all of the victims in Las Vegas.

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Scuba Steve's picture

Nope, I kind of like it ... it confirms a lot and is a dog whistle to every Patriot "Game On muthafukkas"

BobEore's picture

Hey Stevie!

I kinda like it! U nailed it - cept yu should change it up a bit -

dogwhistle for every monarch mind-controlled right factionalist to activate against mmc left-factionalists and advance the program by which everybody loses...

cept the usual suspects.

SCUBASTEVE. Bin down so long, bouy went right round the bends.

oh ... and


psst! Like, this is good news for my stack right?



hxc's picture

I am an ancap and trump supporter... nwo hater, just look at my avatar. Fit that into your equation

DeathingerStar's picture

Your command of the language is delciously delicious. Well put!

jpot34's picture

Clinton News Network. What do you expect?

yogibear's picture

The shooter was a leftist.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Does the bumpfire stock still work if you're a lefty?

jaxville's picture

  Relax....  In a couple of years we will be putting them all to the sword.  Satan's minions are on borrowed time.


Reverse racists are the worst cunts

junction's picture

I didn't even think that there were that many country music fans around anymore.  Dolly Parton got dropped by RCA years ago; she releases new CDs on her own label AFAIK.  Alan Jackson doesn't seem to tour much.  Country music stations outside the South are long gone, in part also due to the consolidation of radio stations under the soon-to-be bankrupt Cumulus and IHeart radio chains.  I never even heard of country music star Jason Aldean.

dchang0's picture

Stagecoach in Calif. is a huge country music festival. Many who go are not like the stereotypical turd-kicker cowboy/redneck/hillbilly deplorable but are ordinary Californians, often with left of center political leanings.

Supposedly, this concert in Vegas has mostly Calif. and Colorado ticketholders (not terribly surprising, as both are within short driving distance). Both of those states are very left-leaning now.

CNN may be celebrating the injury of people who are on their side.

rockstone's picture

Exactly. It's a misnomer that ALL country music fans are conservative.'s very well established that most country artists are very left of center. The smart ones keep their traps shut except for when they sing.
They're musicians. The genre doesn't change a thing.

BobEore's picture

U jus don git how the music biziness works bouy!

Country is the new 'underground'... u'll see!

Some scheming sraeli-firster is working the far right fringes right now... scooping up all those 'xhristian-sionist' dupes who listen to far-out 'pastor' paid by tel aviv tell them that the ascension is but minutes away. Mysteriously financed and marketed underground stations will appear, and kids in skools will ... like...

suddenly troop out in buzzy new fashion uniforms which play to the uber-hipness of brokeback mountain style fashion statements (chaps no pants perhaps>?) and Kountry will be Kinda Kool agin...

for a day.

Fun stuff. Set em up... blow em away!

CRC Failed's picture

Jeff Zeleny is from Exeter, Nebraska. Probaby has relatives there. Or friends. Possible former teachers. Someone there will have some idea where he lives today.

chrsn's picture

News by Jacobins, for Jacobins

If you made newscasts nuanced and professional, your narrative might not get through to dumb people

TeethVillage88s's picture

CNN Reporter: "These Zerohedge Supporters Were Likely Trump Supporters"

- He said, She said, Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda
- See how stupid this is?

lester1's picture

You retards at CNN just figuring this out?? Perhaps that's the shooters motive ???


Antifa or ISIS supporter??

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

More likely the SHOOTERS were smooth operators...CIA/Mossad assets or agents.

DisorderlyConduct's picture

That's crap. Demographics more likely are Bernie than Trump. Trump was maybe their dad's candidate.

What a bunch of useless network morons. Peddle your garbage somewhere else...

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Most of them probably didn't vote at all.

JimJinNJ's picture

Bernie??!!  are you nuts??!!  your knowledge of demographics is amazingly retarded.  you need to get out (into the hinterlands) more.

lester1's picture

In a quick 12 hours, the FBI cleared that Las Vegas shooter of any ISIS ties claiming no evidence, and yet it's been 9 months and they FBI still have not cleared President Trump of collusion with Russia despite having NO EVIDENCE !!


Is the FBI/DOJ seriously that corrupt ??

DisorderlyConduct's picture

They gotta start rolling out the script slower...

gregga777's picture

"Is the FBI/DOJ seriously that corrupt ??"


Zorba's idea's picture

How much you wanna bet that the alledged shooter ordered roomservice...perhaps eggs benedict...the doorbell to his room rang and he got tapped 3x's in the head. the FFrs ate his eggs benedict and then after satiating themselves..began to shoot over 600 people. How the Hell does one shooter hit 600 targets. the shooter allegedly was an avid hunter and he had a colection of high powered rifles. The crime scene looks like it was a machine gun nest..NOT a deer blind. Something stinks here.

Duc888's picture



His brother said he only had one long gun.

jin187's picture

His brother also said he was a millionaire. Someone with two million in cash, a clean criminal record, and a plan to commit mass murder that he doesn't brag about on Fagbook or Twatter can get a lot done, which he did. We're just lucky he didn't have a hundred mil. Then it probably would have been coordinated attacks on dozens of gatherings by mercs, or chemical weapons, or some other crazy super villain shit.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Sounds a lot more reasonable than some old gamblin' grandpa with no military training doing the job. This was a professional operation 100%. The two sets of gunfire in one of the early twitter vids is the smoking gun(s).

Adaman's picture

Was there ever any evidence that Trump is guilty?  The story we are hearing here is that it was a liberal rouse. 

dlweld's picture

"keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters."  Well, that comment sure has the stink of racism to it.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I for one am thankful that these MSM types are coming out and saying this stuff.  It's not some "twisted political" view of what they believe.  It is what they believe.  Get it on the table so we can deal with it honestly, and so that those who accuse some of us of wearing tinfoil hats about MSM beliefs can eat shit.

MaxThrust's picture

CNN should be banned from every airport in every state.

lester1's picture

Ya seriously, how is cnn on in every airport? How do they still have access to the white house press corps, despite being fake news ??

Gold N Glocks's picture

CNN should be banned. Period.



BrownCoat's picture

No wonder no one watches what passes for news these days. What a bunch of crap.

Enceladus's picture

I hate CNN but crass not not he was indicating the reason Trump is going LV. These probably are Trump supporters Fake news about victim blaming . We don't need bs reasons to hate CNN don't treat us like weak lefftirs

LetThemEatRand's picture

Well said, algorithm.   These probably are fake reasons Trump supporters.

BeerMe's picture

So he isn't going because of the tragic event?

Aristofani's picture

what a pathetic and infantile country the USA is.

Al Gophilia's picture

Nice vistas, good beer; what's not to like?

jin187's picture

Do you live in Finland? If not, congratulations! Your country sucks more than the USA.

gregga777's picture

CNN (Cunt Noxious Nitwits) is a vital component of the Anglo-Zionist FAKE NEWS Media. Full of cunt-whipped girly man beta males.

Jacksons Ghost's picture

Jeffery? He ain't Catholic.

Gasbag's picture

these gansta rap supporters were likely obama supporters.