Hey CNN: Organized Groups Screaming At You In Public Is The Definition Of A Mob

Hey CNN: Organized Groups Screaming At You In Public Is The Definition Of A Mob

Yesterday during a discussion of midterm voters’ motivation levels, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin cut off commentator Matt Lewis when he said, “I believe it’s the overreaction of the left. When you see people like Ted Cruz getting chased out of restaurants by a mob, when you see — ”

“Oh, you’re not going to use the mob word here,” Baldwin interjected.

“Oh, it’s totally a mob,” Lewis responded. “It is without a doubt.”

“Matt. Matt. Matt,” Baldwin repeated. “Stop, stop. A mob is what we saw in Charlottesville, Virginia two Augusts ago. A mob is not what we saw chasing — I’m not saying what they did was right.”

“What about the people who were at the Supreme Court banging on the walls? What do you call that?” Lewis responded. “Civil protests?” At this, Baldwin rolled her eyes then put her face down in her hands.

“That’s pretty mobby,” interjected commentator Mary Katharine Ham. “And if it were Tea Partiers we’d call it a mob for sure, c’mon, let’s be serious.”

“Let me move past the m-word, because I do feel like that’s part of the weaponization of what’s happening now, on the right,” Baldwin said, then pivoted to another topic.

Baldwin almost certainly moved on because she had no argument to the fact that she’s openly resisting applying an accurate word to the self-described anarchists who chased the Cruzes out of a restaurant to pressure the Texas senator over confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. These protesters surrounded and pursued the Cruzes, screaming at them, banging drums, and chanting. After the altercation, the restaurant had to hire security guards to deal with an onslaught of threats and harassment.

Before we review some triumphant videos of this event taken by the mob itself, let’s review what “mob” means, with the help of the unparalleled Oxford English Dictionary. It says “mob” as a noun means: “A large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence.” Used as a verb, “mob” means: 1) “Crowd round (someone) or into (a place) in an unruly way” and 2) “(of a group of birds or mammals) surround and attack (a predator or other source of threat) in order to drive it off.”

Now watch a few videos of what these protesters did to the Cruzes and decide for yourselves. Following that are videos of people protesting at the Supreme Court while Kavanaugh was sworn in following his successful confirmation.

Alright, now scroll back up and look at that definition again, then take a look at these videos of leftist activists screaming at and surrounding other Trump administration officials at private establishments and their homes this summer.

After all this, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters celebrated that federal officials had been booed out of restaurants and had their houses flanked by protesters all hours of the day and night: “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Waters was openly calling for mob action. That mob action keeps happening. And the response from an anchor for “the most trusted name in news” is to pretend that an apple is a banana.

Joy Pullmann is executive editor of The Federalist and author of "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," out from Encounter Books in 2017. Get it on Amazon.
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