Whereas praising President-elect Joe Biden as being the one to convey the nation collectively on CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime Tuesday, New York Occasions columnist Tom Friedman proved he wasn’t about that. After as soon as describing Republicans as un-American whores putting a bullet in the country and “biggest threat to our democracy since the Civil War,” he took to asserting that Fox Information had given “permission” to Trump supporters so they might turn out to be extremists like radical Islamist suicide bombers.

I actually draw on the expertise now nowadays of the entire conflict towards Muslim extremism after 9/11. And I inform you the most important factor I discovered from that. That you just want a conflict of concepts and it is received to come back from inside,” he proclaimed after saying he was “hopeful” Biden would convey us collectively.

He recalled chatting with “Israeli consultants” instantly after 9/11 and asking them about what they discovered about preventing suicide bombers. Apparently, they informed him that the group wanted to remove permission to be radical. “That’s, if the broader group says no that’s not truly martyrdom that is homicide, that’s when it begins to vary,” he defined.

And in line with Friedman, not solely did Trump give his supporters that permission, however Fox Information as effectively. And a conflict wanted to be waged towards them:

We have to take that permission away. Simply Trump leaving will probably be in the beginning of that. However the ecosystem, the Fox Information permission givers, the entire ecosystem has to say that is off. That is improper. You aren’t proud boys, you are dumb boys. It has to come back from inside the fitting and that’s what all of us should be calling for as journalists, as politicians, and, Chris, as enterprise leaders.

The American enterprise group has received to inform each one among these exhibits in case you are selling an enormous lie, we’re taking the cash away. That is what a conflict of concepts is all about,” he exclaimed.

 

 

In fact, Chris “Fredo” Cuomo agreed with all the pieces his visitor was spewing. Enjoying Satan’s advocate, the household enterprise, Fredo puzzled, “How do you distinguish between the ugly, who we have to ignore and disempower, and the remainder of the 74 million that voted for Trump,” and “How do you take care of folks feeling they have been made an enemy?”

And in doing so, Cuomo lashed out at Fox Information with the predictable “state information” line:

As a result of, as you effectively know over, on state information and all the perimeter shops they’re taking part in two songs proper now already. One? Immigration, immigration. Biden’s letting all of them in. Right here they arrive, listed here are the marauding hordes, the brown menace. They usually hate all of you. They suppose you are all bigots. Now, a type of we have handled earlier than. The opposite one could be very highly effective.

However it appears as if CNN was already embracing the position they condemned. As a result of earlier within the day, CNN political director David Chalian oozed for Biden, suggesting the inauguration lights had been like “extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America.”

Then, with Friedman claiming that Democrats weren’t “intentionally ignoring [rural] elements of the nation,” the 2 went backwards and forwards about what Biden might do to enchantment to rural America and if liberals would freak out if he did (Click on “develop”):

FRIEDMAN: The opposite large issue right here, Chris, and also you noticed it within the electoral map. In each one among these states, what did we see? city facilities blue. The entire remainder of the state purple. And one way or the other Biden — And I feel he’s well-positioned to do that, he is received to go on the market to those rural areas, hear to those folks. To me he –

CUOMO: Then he will get attacked, Tom. He will get attacked by the left who says land does not vote and why would you go and cater to the minority who simply cottoned to one of many worst presidents in historical past, if not the worst. Fear about us. We put you in workplace.

FRIEDMAN: Effectively, I do not suppose it needs to be both/or. By the best way, if you convey broadband to rural America you additionally create monumental alternatives for city dwellers who truly wish to stay in rural, comfy locations and get out of cities. It is a positive-sum sport. However Democrats do not wish to undergo one other election the place the whole rural a part of America is purple. And it is not that, you already know, they’re intentionally ignoring these elements of the nation.

“Trump did not do something for them over the last 4 years. However this to me is a large alternative for Biden,” Friedman touted.

The transcript is beneath, click on “develop” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime
January 19, 2021
9:29:39 p.m. Japanese

CHRIS CUOMO: So, let’s be sincere with one another right here. What occurs tomorrow? Can we actually flip a brand new leaf? Is a change of president sufficient to trigger a change within the state of this nation? Let’s focus on the place we’re and the place we will go. New York Occasions international affairs columnist Tom Friedman. Writer of one of the best vendor Thank You for Being Late. Good to see you, brother. The way you feeling this eve?

TOM FREIDMAN: Good to be with you, Chris. And I am feeling hopeful. I watched President-elect Biden and, you already know, Vice President-Elect Harris give that handle at the moment in Washington. There was one thing stunning about it. And it simply reminds you what occurs if you flip the noise machine down. And also you get two folks – two first rate people who find themselves simply making an attempt to determine it out and lead by bringing folks collectively and never by dividing and enraging. So, I’m feeling hopeful. I do know, it’s going to be a protracted slog, although, Chris.

I actually draw on the expertise now nowadays of the entire conflict towards Muslim extremism after 9/11. And I inform you the most important factor I discovered from that. That you just want a conflict of concepts and it is received to come back from inside.

So, what do I imply by that? I used to be truly in Israel on 9/11. And I sat down with Israeli consultants after that and requested them. “what have you ever discovered most about suicide bombers?” They usually mentioned, “what we have actually discovered is that, you already know, we will catch one, we will catch one other, however the third will get via until the village says ‘no.’” That’s, if the broader group says no that’s not truly martyrdom that is homicide, that’s when it begins to vary.

And what we’d like right here — what Donald Trump introduced us, Chris, was so uncommon about his presidency is that he gave permission for a number of the ugliest voices and ugliest developments and ugliest ideas in our society to come back out, to really feel comfy. And all of it got here to a climax within the Capitol.

We have to take that permission away. Simply Trump leaving will probably be in the beginning of that. However the ecosystem, the Fox Information permission givers, the entire ecosystem has to say that is off. That is improper. You aren’t proud boys, you are dumb boys. It has to come back from inside the fitting and that’s what all of us should be calling for as journalists, as politicians, and, Chris, as enterprise leaders. The American enterprise group has received to inform each one among these exhibits in case you are selling an enormous lie, we’re taking the cash away. That is what a conflict of concepts is all about.

CHRIS: How do you distinguish between the ugly, who we have to ignore and disempower, and the remainder of the 74 million that voted for Trump? As a result of, as you effectively know over, on state information and all the perimeter shops they’re taking part in two songs proper now already. One? Immigration, immigration. Biden’s letting all of them in. Right here they arrive, listed here are the marauding hordes, the brown menace. They usually hate all of you. They suppose you are all bigots.

Now, a type of we have handled earlier than. The opposite one could be very highly effective. How do you take care of folks feeling they have been made an enemy?

FRIEDMAN: You recognize, Chris, there’s no query that when you take heed to the voices of a few of these folks within the Capitol on January 6 for them 90 p.c of that is about race and the opposite 10 p.c is about race. Okay?

These are people who find themselves merely immune to the actual fact we’re within the means of shifting from a white-majority Christian-dominated nation to a minority majority nation. A few of them will not be going to be redeemable. We’re simply going to have to attend for them to be reconciled.

However there’s a entire different group of individuals there, Chris. People who find themselves on the improper aspect of the divide. You recognize, Ray Dalio has written about this from Bridgewater. You recognize, 40 p.c of America has truly carried out fairly effectively since 1980. 60 p.c of America hasn’t had a increase. That’s simply not on. We are able to’t maintain that. For these folks, the nation’s not working.

The opposite large issue right here, Chris, and also you noticed it within the electoral map. In each one among these states, what did we see? city facilities blue. The entire remainder of the state purple. And one way or the other Biden — And I feel he’s well-positioned to do that, he is received to go on the market to those rural areas, hear to those folks. To me he –

CUOMO: Then he will get attacked, Tom. He will get attacked by the left who says land does not vote and why would you go and cater to the minority who simply cottoned to one of many worst presidents in historical past, if not the worst. Fear about us. We put you in workplace.

FRIEDMAN: Effectively, I do not suppose it needs to be both/or. By the best way, if you convey broadband to rural America you additionally create monumental alternatives for city dwellers who truly wish to stay in rural, comfy locations and get out of cities. It is a positive-sum sport.

However Democrats do not wish to undergo one other election the place the whole rural a part of America is purple. And it is not that, you already know, they’re intentionally ignoring these elements of the nation. Trump did not do something for them over the last 4 years. However this to me is a large alternative for Biden.

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