Backing extremists is fine if you work for CNN

A reader sent me this incisive post:

Last Wednesday, a group of prominent Bush-era Republicans, including former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former White House adviser Frances Townsend and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, flew to Paris to speak in support of a Marxist Iranian exile group there – one that’s been designated an official terrorist organization by the U.S. (Frankly I’m more surprised they’re supporting Marxists).

Now, recall how Octavia Nasr was fired for an impolitic tweet offering condolences to Fadlallah. Double standards at CNN?

Townsend is CNN’s resident terrorism expert. Yet she is often billed as a neutral National Security expert and her ties to Bush are rarely shown on the screen when she’s asked for her expertise. But she’s part of this group literally providing MATERIAL support to Iranian Marxists that the US government has labeled as an official terrorist organization.

Here is the US Government’s legal definition of “material support” for a terrorist group.

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