If Bob Tyrrell can be banished from CNN because describing President Obama as “a stealth socialist” is considered “rude” then one would must wonder what exactly CNN’s standards of rudeness are.
Well, check out Don Lemon compare Mitt Romney’s statement, “Marriage is between a man and a woman” to George Wallace’s infamous “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever.” (H/T to Jonah Goldberg at NRO). Yet notwithstanding Obama’s public support for same sex marriage his statement doesn’t prevent North Carolina from prohibiting it. Imagine if JFK had stated he favored integration but said that Wallace had a right to keep schools segregated and did not send in the National Guard. Or as Ross Kaminsky put it so eloquently:
If “gay rights” are the moral equivalent of civil rights for blacks or voting rights for women, as Obama claims, how can he justify leaving the issues to the states — something few people (other than true racists) would have said about key 1960s civil rights legislation.
So if likening Mitt Romney to George Wallace is how people at CNN behave then Bob is better off staying far away from such contemptible company.