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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UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

No doubt for those that have eyes to see, ears to hear, and gray matter not polluted with "progressive" idiotology.

Aussiekiwi's picture

If he had said after 911, 'don't worry most of the people killed were probably Liberals" CNN etc would not just be screaming their lungs out for him to be sacked but for him to be executed,  bigots.

yarpos's picture

Funny how they play the "youths"  and "teens" game but will immediately profile C&W concert attendees.

Pvt Joker's picture

Another guy that has to be fired.

tuetenueggel's picture

Zeleny and his SIC (Slut in chief) of CNN - deputy are both joos.

SLut has been fired, when will this asshole follow her?

HTZMR's picture

Shockingly offensive for likening country music with conservatives? I smell Altright Snowflakes.

Maybe there's a safe space somewhere around here...

ThreeRs's picture

Then go find it. The grownups are talking.

indygo55's picture

Video of second shooter on the 4th floor is out.


apocalypticbrother's picture

There you go. Media lie is busted. Their guy is a patsy

onwisconsinbadger's picture

I remember Drumpf supporters blaming Pulse club victims because they were gay, what is the difference ?

dcmbuffy's picture

youre an idiot- the best part of you ran down your old mans leg.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

No. What happened is that you allowed yourself to get fucked through all of your skull holes and now your head is totally messed up.

whatisthat's picture

I would observe Jeff Zelney is a moron and member of the corrupt establishment media as exhibited is his statements.

Joiningupthedots's picture

Why would he need lots of weapons?

He needs one maybe two and a pistol for himself, no?

Its lots of loaded magazines he needs.

Millionaire, two planes, two houses, no previous.

Wasnt Jack Ruby financiallyndependent too (sort of?)

This smells awful (again)

BritBob's picture

Sad thing to say. Fact is, they were all human beings and had the right to life.  

Expat's picture

Blah, blah, blah.  Grow up.  Fucking whining hypocrits.  And if this had been a Joan Baez or Bob Dylan concert, what would you have all said?

The point was not that country music fans are bad people (like Trump might say, I am sure there were also many good people in the, it was to point out the irony that a crowd of people likely to be NRA members and gun rights supporters get mowed down by a man who bought a shitload of guns and then blasted them to pieces.  That was the point.

Oh, and why the fuck are you wtching CNN anyway?  Are you commies and traitors?  LOL

The Divided Stoopids of DuhMerica's picture

STFU you fucking sniveling, mewling, patsy assed pussy. 

Take your claws of the keyboard and put them back on that shriveled up worm that you call a penis, and what the one woman you ever knew in life just called pathetic, and crawl back into your hole.

Stupid Douche You.

ThreeRs's picture

So, a temporary gun-free zone is created, like water poured in a barrel. Then 22,000 fish are lured into the barrel to sing God Bless America in unison an hour before a madman consummates his union with Evil and changes the lives of over 600--for the worse. Not to mention the families.


All I saw there singing, pal, were Americans. Breaks my heart to think that so many of those singing were dead or injured a mere 60 minutes later, for nothing they did, nothing at all.


Now, you go back to your horrible little "global" master and tell him I said Bring it. Through pussy-footing around with you.


hootowl's picture

This, Zeleny, Jew-dupe/Sorosian demon is a waste of good oxygen.  The only cure for this type of demonia is extermination.....Actually this is the final cure for all of the demoniacal MSM and the irredeemable denizens thereof.

ThreeRs's picture

Extermination how?


To my way of thinking, we all quit supporting them with our attention, they go the way of the Dodo bird for lack of cash.


What advertiser wants to spend money with a network that can't produce our eyeballs?




CNN is circling the mouth of the drain. Or maybe it's the plug slowly being sucked down by the weight of all the evil swamp poised above it.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Extermination how? Right ring death squads. Discrete arrest by plain clothed officers. Taken to secret facilities. Tortured and interrogated. Loaded on Military transport aircraft and dumped out over the sea into shark infested waters.

That is how it is traditionally done. Now I am understanding why it is done.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

They will be subsidized by The Powers That Be.

SRV's picture

But he also said the time for politics was after they sort out the facts... your serve snowflake

HoserF16's picture

These Fucking Retards at CNN wonder why nobody watches their bullshit. Every one of these Liberal Fuck-Heads can all hang themselves. Before the dumbasses outlaw rope...

Wahooo's picture

So...this means that the shooter was a democrat and Rodent supporter? OK, now that makes some sense.

shankster's picture

CNN like the rest of TV 'news' is for goobers.

shankster's picture

Did he mention that most CNN viewers are bone-headed droolers.

Gophamet's picture

Just another unaccountable cuck to be tossed into the volcano!


Grandad Grumps's picture

Maybe Jeff should find a new planet to live on. There has to be a planet "Bigot" out there somewhere.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Going to start a news outfit, call it Smith and Jones.

Demologos's picture

How about Smith and Wesson? A thousand snowflakes would melt every time it came on air.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Calling mine General Electric. Delivering the news at 6,000 rounds per minute.

DipshitMiddleClassWhiteKid's picture

100 yr anniversary of russian revolution coming soon!

Robert Trip's picture

So the President is going to Las Vegas because he already has a hotel there and all the folks at the music festival were Trump supporters?

Thanks for the info you fucking asshole.

Bill of Rights's picture

And you can just go fuck yourself...BURN CNN TO THE GROUND.

Robert Trip's picture

So everyone in a gay bar is a liberal?

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

No...just targets of opportunity in demographic "B."

Davidduke2000's picture

cnn reminds me npr and vpr vermont public radio full of joos, they hate trump and his supporters in addition to all Christians, they have a love affair with muslims.

soyungato's picture

What is left unspoken.... these country music concert goers are Trump supporters so they deserve to be killed and no tears for them. This so-called reporter should be prosecuted for hate-speech.

RougeUnderwriter's picture

So the crowd were Trump supporter. I guess that make the gun man a Democrat possible Antifa who has Republicans. Just like the Democrat nut that shot up the Republican baseball practice. Why do dems have guns? Don't they know they contribute to Global warming

motoXdude's picture

Do You Realize that if Democrats Stopped Shooting People Gun Violence would Be Reduced by 90 Percent?  Not sure it's true, but it sure SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT!

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

"They Live"..have you figured who They are?? eyes wide shut..

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

As American Sleep Walkers dream on, the Shapeshifters blend into the crowds. Culling bovine debt-slaves is their specialty.

pc_babe's picture

Rumor has it several of his weapons were from the Obama and Holder Fast & Furious signature ATF collection?

Will CNN report this?

Linda Hand's picture

Nothing about the official story makes sense to me. Old white guy with money, Alaskan hunting permit, owns and flies a plane, lives in an upscale private's been reported there was Antifa literature found in his room? Think about that for a minute and how ridiculous it sounds...and how did he get an arsenal up to his room and no one noticed?

In my opinion, old guy was suicided by a couple of Uncle Scam's intelligence fellas before they slaughtered a lot of people and slipped out the service exit. The corporate media was certainly Johnny on the spot with the assailants life story...almost as if the entire thing was scripted

kidinwyoming's picture

They know exactly what they're doing.  Trying to incite violence from Trump supporters.  The violence keeps coming from their side and they know it.  The little snowflakes are in meltdown mode.

On a local news site that's heavily liberal the blame is all on Republicans and gun owners.  They can't even admit that the sole responsibility for this lies with the shooter.  What a slap in the face to those killed and injured.

SRV's picture

Have you heard Hillary, Huma, DWS were running a spy ring in congress and one of the spies is on trial now (for a single count of fraud), as the DC Prosecutors work to get him out of the country with a slap on the wrist... Imran Awan?

No... well that's by design, and the "Plea Deal" looks ready to pop any day now...

south40_dreams's picture

Five white conservative cops executed during a peaceful BLM march in Dallas. Lone wolf no explanation ever given. Conservative white congressman shot during baseball game. Lone wolf no explanation ever given. Now ~600 white conservatives shot by lone wolf during country music festival in Las Vegas. No explanation given. There's a lot more going on here than our very corrupt government wants to admit.