CNN made the inexplicable decision on Thursday to give likely Illinois GOP congressional nominee and definite Nazi Arthur Jones a free, national television platform.
Jones, who is somehow running unopposed for the Republican nomination in the state’s 3rd congressional district, is campaigning in a solidly Democratic area and has little chance of winning the seat. Giving him airtime is a pointless stunt, and it showed in the segment.
Anchor Alisyn Camerota gamely hammered Jones—a former leader of the American Nazi Party—over his overt anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, and assorted crackpot theories.“Your website is filled with the most vile, rancid rhetoric I think I’ve ever read,” Camerota exclaimed at one point. “It’s one man, myself, that’s standing for the truth,” Jones shot back. He also ranted about Jews a lot.
But by the end of the segment, all that viewers had learned that a Nazi was indeed a Nazi. And now, thanks to CNN, this Nazi got to shout racist shit into millions of homes. Nice work.