CNN has become the laughing stock of modern entertainment news for their recent gross negligence in properly vetting a #FakeNews BuzzFeed story, has once again done something newsworthy, but again for the wrong reasons.
As reported by The Daily Caller, CNN’s John King asked his panel if second lady Karen Pence should receive her taxpayer-provided accommodations, like housing and Secret Service protection, after deciding to work as a part-time art teacher at a Christian school.
His panel was made of up Karoun Demirjian, Julie Pace and Olivier Knox.
Pace began the discussion by saying, “I think it’s somewhat unsurprising coming from them.
They have really been backed by the evangelical community she continued, that is who they view as their base.
“This is also very personal for them she stated, This is their core beliefs.”
“When you use your core beliefs in this kind of public way, obviously it does open yourself up to criticism, and I think the Pences might be a little naive to think that wouldn’t happen if she is going to make this decision. It’s interesting to me they made no attempt to get ahead of it,” she continued. “They made this announcement that she would be working at the school and then saw the backlash come a couple days later.”
“Does it matter that all taxpayers pay for her housing, all taxpayers pay for her Secret Service protection? It’s not her fault she needs protection, that’s the world we live in. But all taxpayers pay for – subsidize her life. Does it matter?” King asked.
CNN's John King questions whether Karen Pence should lose Secret Service protection and her housing arrangement because she is a Christian: “Does it matter that all taxpayers pay for her housing? All taxpayers pay for her Secret Service protection?” pic.twitter.com/WusxDKQFwR
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 18, 2019
Knox chimed in, “So do you mean, does her — do her First Amendment freedoms get somehow curtailed because taxpayers pay for her accommodations and security? I don’t know a lot of people would sign on for that.”
Gone are the days when news organizations became ill at the thought of being the news, now they seem to make it more than report it. Just ask Don Lemon.
Vice President Pence responded by calling the notion “deeply offensive.”
PREVIEW — @VP @mike_pence responds to critics of @SecondLady's new job. "The criticism of Christian education in America should stop." Tune in tonight for part one of my full interview with the Vice President on @EWTNNewsNightly at 7 PM EST on @EWTN. pic.twitter.com/YKEHyroswC
— Lauren Ashburn (@LaurenAshburn) January 17, 2019
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