CNN's Cuomo Mocks Same People Shooter Did During Massacre


He may not like the comparison, but he brought it upon himself.

When CNN’s Chris Cuomo decided to attack people of faith who offer “thoughts” and “prayers” following tragedy, he echoed the sentiment of a mass shooter. And multiple people caught it.

According to The Blaze, just prior to killing 12 people, the Thousand Oaks shooter posted a message online. The relevant part of it reads:

“I hope people call me insane (two laughing emojis) wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah… I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’ … or ‘keep you in my thoughts’ … every time … and wonder why these keep happening…(two smiley face emojis).”

On his show on Thursday, Cuomo said something similar. Just like the shooter, he mocked those who offer “thoughts” and “prayers.”

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“You mock those who lost loved ones because if you gave it any thought at all you would never walk away from any of these without figuring out a better way to deal with them. And prayer? You think leaving it to God is the answer?”

“We pray for strength, we pray for wisdom, for resolve, but we clearly don’t want to act on any of those here, so what are you praying for? We can do better.”

“And we all have to live with doing nothing. The next time is coming. And more and more, you, me, our leaders, we’re all becoming part of the problem. Think and pray on that.”

Do you believe Chris Cuomo was out of line with his comments about 'thoughts' and 'prayers?'

Not only was the comparison noticed, but so was his negativity toward those, hurting and feeling helpless, who want to quickly offer comfort and support for the people affected, to let those impacted know they are cared about.

You see no similarity whatsoever, @slimberg?

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Cuomo’s mocking was personal for the father of a Parkland Shooting victim. Ryan Petty, whose 14-year-old daughter Alaina was killed during the horrific attack, had a few words for Cuomo.

The Daily Caller noted that Cuomo’s eerie and mocking rant was broadcast the day after the deadly Thousand Oaks shooting. So, while people were hurting and seeking comfort, as they dealt with their losses and made funeral arrangements, he attacked those who were attempting to provide that much needed compassion.

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