CNN Feigns Racism to Influence Election Results in Swing State
FLORIDA – August 31, 2018
A scandal involving alleged racial remarks took place recently in Florida, where the campaign for the Governor’s office is under way.
CNN stated in an article on the race, “fresh off his victory in the Florida Republican gubernatorial primary, Rep. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that voters would "monkey this up" if they elected his African-American Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, to be governor, immediately drawing accusations of racism…”
What CNN wanted to suggest to their viewers is that DeSantis, a Republican candidate for Governor in a key American state, is a racist, or, at least, was mocking his African-American opponent, using inappropriate lexicon by invoking comparison between the African-Americans and primates. In America today, actually making such a comparison would ruin anybody’s electoral campaign, especially in a highly competitive swing-state like Florida.
However what DeSantis meant was that Florida voters should not “monkey this up”, meaning that they should think twice about their choice during the upcoming election and “not make a mistake”, or “don’t screw up”, which was pointed out by some bloggers on YouTube like Mark Dice.
This figure of speech has nothing to do with racism, has no inappropriate connotations and should not be understood as referring to African-Americans.
However, CNN journalists have either forgotten their native language, or are simply openly spreading “fake news”, emphasizing the words used and putting them into a negative context. DeSantis’ opponent, Democratic candidate Andrew Gillen, has also jumped on the wagon, using the advantage he has gained from the press making mountains out of molehills. Gillen is now quietly blaming Trump and feigning offense.
"Was that racist or a figment of speech?" Smith asked, referring to DeSantis' comment. Gillum didn't answer the specific question, instead responding, "I'm not going to get down in the gutter with DeSantis and Trump. There's enough of that going on."
The “monkey this up” case serves as another self-evident example of how American news sources have come to blatently lie in order to push their political agenda, an unfortunate reality which USA Really has been pointing out to our readers since day one.