Sunday, June 11, 2017

CNN cans Aslan - It took them a while, but CNN finally did the right thing - Vox Day (And a lesson in tactics)

It took them a while, but CNN finally did the right thing:
CNN has dropped host Reza Aslan days after he called President Donald Trump a ‘piece of s***’ on Twitter.

‘CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series “Believer with Reza Aslan,”‘ the network said in a statement. ‘We wish Reza and his production team all the best.’

Aslan issued an apology on Sunday after he slammed Trump on Twitter for emphasizing the need for his travel ban in the wake of the London Bridge attacks.

Aslan called Trump a ‘piece of s***’ after the president responded to the London Bridge attacks by tweeting: ‘We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!’

On Sunday afternoon, the author and religious scholar apologized, tweeting: ‘I should not have used a profanity to describe the President when responding to his shocking reaction to the London Attacks.’

He also attached his full statement, which read: ‘When in the first few minutes of the terror attack in London, the President of the United States tweeted about his travel ban, I lost my cool and responded to him in a derogatory fashion.

‘That’s not like me. I should have used better language to express my shock and frustration at the president’s lack of decorum and sympathy for the victims of London. I apologize for my choice of words.’…
Apparently apologies aren't working for SJWs either these days. The lesson: reprisals work. If the Right had responded by defending Aslan's free speech rights, he'd still have his job as a propagandist with a major platform.

Always hold the enemy up to their own standards. They don't share your standards, so they can't claim the protection of them.

Sadly, as always, conservatives don't understand how to fight or how to win. Nothing - literally nothing - is more important to them than to be seen taking what they foolishly believe to be "the high road".
Fox News host Sean Hannity stepped in and defended the host, writing: 'Reza calling the @POTUS a POS is bad form. Calling me the same fair game. I do not think you should be fired. You apologized #FreeSpeech' 
Never grant your enemy the benefit of your superior standards when he does not recognize them. Play by the rules of his game.