The head of the Media Research Center (MRC), Brent Bozell, is calling for CNN host Reza Aslan, who publicly referred to the President of the United States Donald Trump as a ‘piece of sh*t’ following the horrific Islamic terrorist attacks in London over the weekend, to be fired from the cable news network.
Bozell issued a statement on Monday, calling for CNN President Jeff Zucker to fire Aslan, noting that if any CNN host who said such a thing about Obama, they’d be fired without hesitation.
“It’s up to CNN President Jeff Zucker to cut ties with Mr. Aslan and ensure he will no longer have a show on CNN, which still lists him as a host on its website. We will call on him to do so and report back to the public what CNN’s formal position is. Certainly, Mr. Zucker would sever ties if a CNN host had said the same thing about President Obama.
“The Media Research Center continues to put all media personalities on notice: we will publicly call out your media outlets — and the decision makers at those outlets – in the event of any personal, character assassination attacks.”
Responding to a tweet from the president which urged courts to reinstitute his so-called “travel ban” executive order that simply temporarily halted immigration to the United States from seven countries identified as hotbeds of terrorism, Reza Aslan, who in April wrote an op-ed on the CNN website explaining why he’s a Muslim and who hosts Believer about religion religions around the world, was triggered.
“This piece of sh*t is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency,” Aslan wrote on Twitter without condemning the Islamic terrorist attacks. “He’s an embarrassment to humankind,” the intolerant CNN host wrote.
Aslan apologized after considerable backlash — sort of — stating that he shouldn’t have used profanity in response the president’s “shocking” reaction to the London terrorist attacks (they weren’t shocking).
“That’s not like me,” Aslan argued, however, the Internet has a long memory and reminded him that it actually is like him to use profanity and respond in a “derogatory” manner.
As Twitchy reported, here’s one response (they have others) Aslan made in October of last year, calling Dinesh D’Souza an “adulterous piece of sh*t felon.”
Hey Dinesh. I'll say this as politely as I can: Go fuck yourself, you adulterous piece of shit felon. https://t.co/l3r7HD3xhf
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) October 21, 2016
For their part, CNN blew off the matter — of course — so far issuing only a lame statement contending that just because Aslan hosts a show on their network doesn’t mean that he’s actually an “employee,” an outlandish argument because they could still cancel his program.
“Reza Aslan is not a CNN employee, but does host a series on the network,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. “We are pleased that he has apologized for his tweets. That kind of discourse is never appropriate.”
As Brent Bozell points out, CNN’s response would be entirely different if Obama were the target of Reza Aslan’s hateful language.