Nets Disregard Obama’s Call to End Cancel Culture, Acting ‘Woke’

NewsBusters | 10/30/2019 | Staff
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At an Obama Foundation event on Tuesday, former President Barack Obama made headlines by denouncing the purity test his party had set up for their 2020 presidential candidates and called on the left to end their so-called cancel culture, which aims to ruin people’s lives with false activism. But none of the liberal broadcast networks heeded his call and omitted it from their morning and evening newscasts on Wednesday.

Of course, ABC, CBS, and NBC all kept up the pressure for the impeachment of President Trump by eagerly anticipating of testimony from former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Yet, in the past, they’ve gleefully latched onto Obama’s criticisms of President Trump. In September 2018, they gushed about Obama being on the campaign trail to fire up Democrats against Trump.

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Meanwhile, on Fox News Channel’s Special Report, they shared Obama’s concerns in a report on the state of the Democratic primary and a panel discussion later on (click “expand”):

OBAMA: If I tweet or hashtag about how you didn't do something right or used the wrong verb or – then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself because, “Man, you can see how woke I was? I called you out.” That's not activism.

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OBAMA: This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you always politically woke and all that stuff, that is -- you should get over that quickly. The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. [Transition] That's not activism. That's not bringing about change. You know, it is -- if all you're doing is casts stones, you're probably not going to get that far. That's easy to do.

“Former President Barack Obama today talking about this culture and ideological purity in his own party warning Democrats to not be so stuck on being...
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