Retired Lt. General Russel Honore recently destroyed CNN host Anderson Cooper on his own live television show.
Best known for leading military relief efforts in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, Honore appeared on Cooper’s show to blast the mainstream media’s sensationalization of Ferguson.
Outraged, Cooper asked if the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency and the mobilization of the national guard constituted an “escalation of this military-style approach that didn’t work in the first place.”
Honore said that while this might be the case for some people, the main problem is the sensational spin that the media is putting on the riots:
“Well, if you’re a poor person in Ferguson…a disadvantaged person that speculates on – what’s gone on in this trial has already been decided – and you have doubt [sic] in your mind – and somebody tells you that they have mobilized the National Guard, then that’s quite possible.”
“But I think how they described that to people – that the National Guard there is there to protect people and property. It’s not there to necessarily to focus on a handful of protesters that might get out of control – that they’re there equally to take care and protect the people. And that is the concern I have – that the governor continues to leave it to the media – people like you – to describe to people – the citizens – what’s happening.”
Anderson Cooper was left speechless after the former general exposed him and the other liberal minions in the mainstream media for exploiting the people of Ferguson and riling them up even more.
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H/T: Conservative Tribune