CNN Touts Author of Boston Globe Column: 'What the **** Happened to John Kelly?'

NewsBusters | 2/13/2018 | Staff
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During Tuesday afternoon’s edition of CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin interviewed Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, who recently published a column titled “What the **** Happened to John Kelly?” In the column, Cullen explained that he initially supported the appointment of General John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, making him the odd man out among his fellow columnists, but lost a lot of respect for him as a result of his tenure as Chief of Staff.

Cullen seemed to argue that Kelly’s association with President Trump tarnished his reputation, saying “a lot of what made John Kelly a very good military man does not work in the political arena, particularly when you align yourself with somebody like Mr. Trump, who is not presidential.”

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Cullen’s CNN appearance was mild compared to his Boston Globe column. In the column, he referred to the President as “a mean-spirited ingrate” who “degrades the integrity of the office of the Presidency with every tweet, with every embrace of racists and racist thought, with every slight and insult of allies, with every defense of men who abuse women.” While these comments might seem extreme, it’s par for the course in the ultra-liberal Massachusetts.

Cullen went on to add “Trump’s obsession with degrading and dismissing a free press, and openly fantasizing about shutting down media outlets he doesn’t like, puts him in the category of tinpot dictators.” Maybe Cullen forgot that President Obama repeatedly criticized Fox News during his tenure. Does that make him a “crazy tinpot dictator?”

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Cullen also criticized Kelly’s comments suggesting the group of illegal immigrants known as “dreamers” were “too lazy to get off their asses” and apply for protection under President Obama’s Executive Action known...
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