CNN just reached a new low, if you can believe it. One of their contributors named Angela Rye said on the air that America’s national anthem is problematic. Does anyone at CNN have any idea how this kind of talk comes off to average American citizens?
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
CNN Commentator: The National Anthem Is ‘Problematic’
CNN political commentator Angela Rye called the national anthem “problematic in and of itself” Tuesday during a discussion of President Donald Trump’s decision to disinvite the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House.
She cited NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick bringing attention to its third verse, which in part states, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.”
“The national anthem is problematic in and of itself,” Rye said on “The Lead.” “There’s a second [sic] verse that Colin Kaepernick brought attention to that has yet to be discussed on broad platforms.”
The Star-Spangled Banner has become a cultural flashpoint over the past year, due to Trump’s feud with players who kneel or sit for the national anthem as a form of protest. After it appeared most of the Eagles wouldn’t attend Tuesday’s planned celebration of their Super Bowl victory, Trump disinvited the team and instead held a “Celebration of America” with patriotic music.
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CNN’s ratings are already in the toilet. Stuff like this won’t help.