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Friedman: Fox Information Gave Trump Supporters ‘Permission’ to Be Terrorists

Whereas praising President-elect Joe Biden as being the one to convey the nation collectively on CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime Tuesday, New York Occasions columnist Tom Friedman proved he wasn’t about that. After as soon as describing Republicans as un-American whores putting a bullet in the country and “biggest threat to our democracy since the Civil War,” he took to asserting that Fox Information had given “permission” to Trump supporters so they may change into extremists like radical Islamist suicide bombers.

I actually draw on the expertise now nowadays of the entire battle in opposition to Muslim extremism after 9/11. And I let you know the most important factor I realized from that. That you simply want a battle of concepts and it is obtained to return from inside,” he proclaimed after saying he was “hopeful” Biden would convey us collectively.

He recalled talking to “Israeli specialists” instantly after 9/11 and asking them about what they realized about combating suicide bombers. Apparently, they instructed him that the group wanted to remove permission to be radical. “That’s, if the broader group says no that’s not truly martyrdom that is homicide, that’s when it begins to alter,” he defined.

And in accordance with Friedman, not solely did Trump give his supporters that permission, however Fox Information as properly. And a battle wanted to be waged in opposition to them:

We have to take that permission away. Simply Trump leaving might be originally of that. However the ecosystem, the Fox Information permission givers, the entire ecosystem has to say that is off. That is fallacious. You aren’t proud boys, you are dumb boys. It has to return from inside the suitable and that’s what all of us should be calling for as journalists, as politicians, and, Chris, as enterprise leaders.

The American enterprise group has obtained to inform each considered one of these exhibits in case you are selling an enormous lie, we’re taking the cash away. That is what a battle of concepts is all about,” he exclaimed.

 

 

After all, Chris “Fredo” Cuomo agreed with every part his visitor was spewing. Taking part in Satan’s advocate, the household enterprise, Fredo questioned, “How do you distinguish between the ugly, who we have to ignore and disempower, and the remainder of the 74 million that voted for Trump,” and “How do you cope with individuals feeling they have been made an enemy?”

And in doing so, Cuomo lashed out at Fox Information with the predictable “state information” line:

As a result of, as you properly know over, on state information and all the perimeter shops they’re taking part in two songs proper now already. One? Immigration, immigration. Biden’s letting all of them in. Right here they arrive, listed here are the marauding hordes, the brown menace. And so they hate all of you. They suppose you are all bigots. Now, a kind of we have handled earlier than. The opposite one may be very highly effective.

But it surely appears as if CNN was already embracing the position they condemned. As a result of earlier within the day, CNN political director David Chalian oozed for Biden, suggesting the inauguration lights had been like “extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America.”

Then, with Friedman claiming that Democrats weren’t “intentionally ignoring [rural] elements of the nation,” the 2 went forwards and backwards about what Biden might do to attraction to rural America and if liberals would freak out if he did (Click on “develop”):

FRIEDMAN: The opposite enormous issue right here, Chris, and also you noticed it within the electoral map. In each considered one of these states, what did we see? city facilities blue. The entire remainder of the state purple. And one way or the other Biden — And I believe he’s well-positioned to do that, he is obtained to go on the market to those rural areas, pay attention to those individuals. To me he –

CUOMO: Then he will get attacked, Tom. He will get attacked by the left who says land would not vote and why would you go and cater to the minority who simply cottoned to one of many worst presidents in historical past, if not the worst. Fear about us. We put you in workplace.

FRIEDMAN: Nicely, I do not suppose it must be both/or. By the best way, once you convey broadband to rural America you additionally create monumental alternatives for city dwellers who truly wish to reside in rural, snug locations and get out of cities. This can be a positive-sum sport. However Democrats do not wish to undergo one other election the place the whole rural a part of America is purple. And it is not that, , they’re intentionally ignoring these elements of the nation.

“Trump did not do something for them over the past 4 years. However this to me is a big alternative for Biden,” Friedman touted.

The transcript is under, click on “develop” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime
January 19, 2021
9:29:39 p.m. Jap

CHRIS CUOMO: So, let’s be trustworthy with one another right here. What occurs tomorrow? Can we actually flip a brand new leaf? Is a change of president sufficient to trigger a change within the state of this nation? Let’s talk about the place we’re and the place we are able to go. New York Occasions overseas affairs columnist Tom Friedman. Writer of the most effective vendor Thank You for Being Late. Good to see you, brother. The way you feeling this eve?

TOM FREIDMAN: Good to be with you, Chris. And I am feeling hopeful. I watched President-elect Biden and, , Vice President-Elect Harris give that handle at this time in Washington. There was one thing lovely about it. And it simply reminds you what occurs once you flip the noise machine down. And also you get two individuals – two respectable people who find themselves simply attempting to determine it out and lead by bringing individuals collectively and never by dividing and enraging. So, I’m feeling hopeful. I do know, it’s going to be an extended slog, although, Chris.

I actually draw on the expertise now nowadays of the entire battle in opposition to Muslim extremism after 9/11. And I let you know the most important factor I realized from that. That you simply want a battle of concepts and it is obtained to return from inside.

So, what do I imply by that? I used to be truly in Israel on 9/11. And I sat down with Israeli specialists after that and requested them. “what have you ever realized most about suicide bombers?” And so they mentioned, “what we have actually realized is that, , we are able to catch one, we are able to catch one other, however the third will get via except the village says ‘no.’” That’s, if the broader group says no that’s not truly martyrdom that is homicide, that’s when it begins to alter.

And what we’d like right here — what Donald Trump introduced us, Chris, was so uncommon about his presidency is that he gave permission for among the ugliest voices and ugliest traits and ugliest ideas in our society to return out, to really feel snug. And all of it got here to a climax within the Capitol.

We have to take that permission away. Simply Trump leaving might be originally of that. However the ecosystem, the Fox Information permission givers, the entire ecosystem has to say that is off. That is fallacious. You aren’t proud boys, you are dumb boys. It has to return from inside the suitable and that’s what all of us should be calling for as journalists, as politicians, and, Chris, as enterprise leaders. The American enterprise group has obtained to inform each considered one of these exhibits in case you are selling an enormous lie, we’re taking the cash away. That is what a battle of concepts is all about.

CHRIS: How do you distinguish between the ugly, who we have to ignore and disempower, and the remainder of the 74 million that voted for Trump? As a result of, as you properly know over, on state information and all the perimeter shops they’re taking part in two songs proper now already. One? Immigration, immigration. Biden’s letting all of them in. Right here they arrive, listed here are the marauding hordes, the brown menace. And so they hate all of you. They suppose you are all bigots.

Now, a kind of we have handled earlier than. The opposite one may be very highly effective. How do you cope with individuals feeling they have been made an enemy?

FRIEDMAN: You recognize, Chris, there’s no query that should you hearken to the voices of a few of these individuals within the Capitol on January 6 for them 90 p.c of that is about race and the opposite 10 p.c is about race. Okay?

These are people who find themselves merely proof against the actual fact we’re within the means of transferring from a white-majority Christian-dominated nation to a minority majority nation. A few of them are usually not going to be redeemable. We’re simply going to have to attend for them to be reconciled.

However there’s a entire different group of individuals there, Chris. People who find themselves on the fallacious facet of the divide. You recognize, Ray Dalio has written about this from Bridgewater. You recognize, 40 p.c of America has truly completed fairly properly since 1980. 60 p.c of America hasn’t had a elevate. That’s simply not on. We will’t maintain that. For these individuals, the nation’s not working.

The opposite enormous issue right here, Chris, and also you noticed it within the electoral map. In each considered one of these states, what did we see? city facilities blue. The entire remainder of the state purple. And one way or the other Biden — And I believe he’s well-positioned to do that, he is obtained to go on the market to those rural areas, pay attention to those individuals. To me he –

CUOMO: Then he will get attacked, Tom. He will get attacked by the left who says land would not vote and why would you go and cater to the minority who simply cottoned to one of many worst presidents in historical past, if not the worst. Fear about us. We put you in workplace.

FRIEDMAN: Nicely, I do not suppose it must be both/or. By the best way, once you convey broadband to rural America you additionally create monumental alternatives for city dwellers who truly wish to reside in rural, snug locations and get out of cities. This can be a positive-sum sport.

However Democrats do not wish to undergo one other election the place the whole rural a part of America is purple. And it is not that, , they’re intentionally ignoring these elements of the nation. Trump did not do something for them over the past 4 years. However this to me is a big alternative for Biden.

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