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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jin187's picture

Just imagine all the rioting that would be happening right now if this guy shot up a Rick Ross concert.

dietrolldietroll's picture

This article is dumb. Country music fan's political tendencies aren't a secret.

Billy the Poet's picture



Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.

I wear the black for those who never read,
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
About the road to happiness through love and charity,
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.

I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
Believen' that the Lord was on their side,
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believen' that we all were on their side.

Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin' everywhere you go,
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything's OK,
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black


Johnny Cash sings "Man In Black" for the first time (with intro)

LetThemEatRand's picture

Thanks for that, Billy.  Cash said more in that song than 1000 politicians in 100 volumes of the Congressional Record.

gregga777's picture

This girly man beta male's comment should hardly be a surprise since the Anglo-Zionist FAKE NEWS Media are all owned by avowed, dyed-in-the-wool Bolsheviks.

pparalegal's picture

Why is profiling and generalizing only bad when a liberal progressive isn't the one doing it?

Duc888's picture



So I guess the shooter was a HILLARY SUPPORTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Ms No's picture

Be ready to be pissed off because this is the grand finale of "Operation Frame Whitey".  The gun grabbers are going to hit super hard.  Gifford is already bitching to have the last of our rights taken away.  I was wondering why intelligence operation Frame Whitey just stalled out the way it did.  I should have known that was a bad sign and assets were being used for something big.

The gun grabbers are coming!

Is-Be's picture

Pol Pot would have had his arse handed to him on a platter if the Cambodians had been armed.

devnickle's picture

They can fuck off as far as I'm concerned. 

cbxer55's picture

And just a little fact to spoil that stupidity. I'm a Trump supporter, but cannot stand "hillbilly shit-kicking" music. I hate country music. Boo hoo, my girl left me and my dog died. WAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

Billy the Poet's picture

Well there's a dark and a troubled side of life
There's a bright and a sunny side too
But if you meet with the darkness and strife,
The sunny side we also may view

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.


The Carter Family - Keep on the sunny side

MisterMousePotato's picture

You could have given me a million reasons why
But it wouldn't change a thing
You said it all when you said goodbye
And you took off your wedding ring

-Vince Gill

ebear's picture

I'm not a big fan myself, but....

If it puts her in a romantic mood, and if it makes him treat her with a little more respect, then it did it's job. 

It ain't rocket science.

besnook's picture

i am surprised antifa hasn't taken credit for this. isis beat them to it. the zionazis are wondering why they didn't think of it.

Drop-Hammer's picture

Are they going to fire this skeezy little kike like they did that JAP at CBS?

gregga777's picture

No. They hire the JAP to be his new boss and he gets to be her happy little bitch.

FlKeysFisherman's picture

Another elitist cuck who sits like a woman.

Billy the Poet's picture

But he breaks just like a little girl.

IridiumRebel's picture

How is this propaganda station still on the air? Seriously.
Besides sequestered airport occupants, who would watch this tripe?

gregga777's picture

"Besides sequestered airport occupants, who would watch this tripe?"

Girly man beta males. Disgustingly fat feminazis. Antifa and BLM terrorists to get their marching orders for their next violent protests. Bolsheviks because they watching their fellow Bolsheviks destroying Christian civilization. I could go on but I'm getting bored writing all of this.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Proof that the only good Red is a dead Red.

Manipuflation's picture

IR, you have to watch these fools to test your ability to withstand pain.  Listening to Rachel Maddow try to explain how to convert a semi-automatic rifle to full auto was priceless.  What a dumb bitch.

Is-Be's picture

Trump did it?

I thought it was the Russians.

Ms No's picture

You know what else they are going to mention?  This guy whose brother said he frequents country music shows, especially in Vegas, probably had been to the same event before, also lives in Mesquite and moved there around January.  What else do the morons think about Mesquite and the four corners?  Bundy Ranch "compound" and militia.  The four corners area is a huge target for these pieces of shit and I always wondered what it would look like when they came.  Actually January is when the Oregon deal went down.

Get ready.  This is going be nauseating and they are going to hammer us.


Stan522's picture

So Lib reporter, are you trying to infer these victims were not quite human enough for you to give a shit...?

sharkbait's picture

Yeah, the left is filled with such loving and open-minded people.  they never attach labels and make judgements, you know. like profiling.  that is what the misogynist, racist Trump voters do.  Not good liberal smart people

rockstone's picture

"Those NFL players who were kneeling are most likely felons and their wives crack ho's."

directaction's picture

Well, uh ... actually THAT is true. 

Stan522's picture

So Lib reporter, are you trying to infer these victims were not quite human enough for you to give a shit...?

RKae's picture

And is he admitting that the shooter is one of his own kind?

Is he admitting that it's likely the media's constant drumbeat of anti-Trump nonsense that drove him to commit this act?

aloha_snakbar's picture

We would expect no less from the...




SirBarksAlot's picture

The shooter was on the roof, not the 32nd floor.

Another false flag brought to you by the same people who brought you all the other false flags.

SirBarksAlot's picture

Sorry. This is the video showing the shooter on the upper right roof of the Mandalay. Very frightening!

waspwench's picture

The video has been removed "for violating YouTube's policy on violent or graphic content" or something like that.

Any idea where else we can see this?

RumpleShitzkin's picture

If they were out there in that nightmare and weren't Trump fans....I'll betcha they are now.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Looking at the early videos and having spent most of my life in Cali + NV, I would estimate at least a third of the audience are latin americans. lot's of Mexicans like Country music too.

Catahoula's picture

The press is a gang of cruel faggots. Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits—a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage. 

Hunter S Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 

DirtySanchez's picture

The day some shooter lights up cnn and its collection of leftist jihadists is a day the world will celebrate.

dchang0's picture

I'd prefer they use something like a bomb or a truck or truck bomb in that case. Using a gun on a leftist media organization would only draw out more calls for gun control (punishment of innocent gun owners for something they didn't do).

But nobody in the leftist media says anything about banning bombs or trucks or truck bombs when those things happen.

Collectivism Killz's picture

I really wish I had some witty comment for this, but I don't. I suppose all I can say is keep your powder dry folks, there is likely more to this.

man of Wool's picture

Yes. Its a pretty disgusting thing to say on so many levels.

directaction's picture

Will President Trump ban CNN from the White House? 

He should, and easily could. It'd help drain the swamp. 

But he won't. Another disappointment.  

ThreeRs's picture

Maybe he's saving that battle for later, when they're through shooting themselves in the foot.


Work smarter, not harder.

Giant Meteor's picture

I suppose asshole doesn't cover uttering that tripe, displaying that level of dishonesty .... although clearly it does indicate the reporters agenda .. because after all , personal preference in music, and Trump were the important take away / break out issues from last nights festivities ..

No wonder ratings are failing ..

Seasmoke's picture

I saw pictures of most of the victims and my first instinct is most do NOT look like Trump supporters. Not that it matters, but these liberals are sick in the fucking head and want to kill most of us. You all better get ready to make them die for their beliefs. 

Golden Showers's picture

The only "country" music listening people I know are actually non-voting morons who can't find thier asshole from thier elbows. It's the Johnny Cash, Merl Haggard, and the Guthries people who give a fuck or know what time it is in Country music or anything else.

This event eclipses what's happening in Spain. That's one thing. Country is not folk but folk is country.

Let's pretend you are an asshole who is in front of a camera. Some pretty boy sitting there being fed what to say and when. That is CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny. He's some homeless dude they picked off the street because he is a talking head, pretty boy, idiot, lap dog. And good for Jeff. He has to get his makeup on and do the job and tell you things.

Jeff has taken it up the ass so hard that he loves it. Jeff's middle name is Brownstar. He's a good boy and useful. They call him Jeffy Tight. He loves to smoke the schlong on the air because it makes him wet. Jeffy in a Jiffy. That's his motto. Some people just love to crawl on their bellies to get the attention.

Misdirection. Always misdirection. You will know your enemy by misdirection. They change the subject. Change the topic. They are inspired, spoon fed and transparent. They always benefit because their handlers give them a pat on the head and kibble. You will know them by their actions. You will laugh at them because you see through them. And they are shades.

God forbid Jeff has to dodge a bullet. He'll scream like a bitch. One thing: In those videos, those live videos of the shooting event in NV. I didn't see many men protecting their women. I saw the women saying; we need to get the fuck out of here!

What I saw wasn't "get under me", "get in front" I saw women in the line of fire following the few males that booked. If I was there with my girl, I'd be in back god damn. Covering.

Then some asshole fag on CNN gets to tell us who we are? He may have a point if men are like him. But not me. And not these women who know fucking better.

Go look at it. Meanwhile, it's all your fault you fucking Trump supporters. Take that. Look what you did.

Talk about misdirection. Men are few and far between. Women are the superior species under threat. Cover them. Give them cover you fucking pussy Y chromosome fucking assholes. And fuck the MSM!


Dilluminati's picture

This asshole should be fired.  I encourage all of you to cut the cord, get a antenna, starve comcast and the fake news.

this in a window saves you money and drains the real swamp

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Better yet, follow the example of Elvis and shoot your slime-oozing TV.