Last Updated on November 5, 2020
A cable news host on CNN made some particularly egregious comments about voters who express concern about the innumerable irregularities surrounding the 2020 election, likening them to dying fish “flailing around on the deck, on of like a dock” that is “breathing its last breath.”
The gloating TV journo in question was Jake Tapper, who has long been considered one of the most brazenly partisan hacks on the network.
“[Trump] and his offspring, h-his spawn, are out there putting out tweets that are just, you know, that have warning label after warning label after warning label ’cause they’re all untrue,” Tapper said, referencing the political censorship used by left-wing big Tech platforms to keep Trump supporters from organizing and sharing information online.
The CNN host continued, “And it is increasingly apparent that it’s kind of like a fish flailing around on the deck, on of like a dock, it’s like, they’re breathing their last breaths.”
Tapper pantomimed the flailing of his metaphorical dying fish, eliciting giggles from his female co-hosts.
In October, Trump called CNN “dumb bastards” for their obsessive COVID-19 pandemic coverage:
“You know, your state is doing great, with a pandemic,” President Trump said. “Pandemic, they’re getting tired of the pandemic, aren’t they? Getting tired of the pandemic.”
The President went on reference CNN by name: “You turn on CNN, that’s all they cover. ‘COVID, COVID,, Pandemic, COVID, COVID, uhwahawa… You know why? They’re trying to talk everybody out of voting. People aren’t buying it, CNN, you dumb bastards, they’re not buying it.
The crowd roared in applause for the roast of CNN, which continues to be one of the most despised political news networks in the United States.
Tapper’s lurid fantasy of Trump supporters suffocating on a dock and gasping for air may not be backed up by reality, however, as the Trump campaign has claimed victory in many of the remaining states and shows no signs of conceding.