While Donald Trump has been busy building bridges CNN has been busy trying to create disharmony.
During Monday’s showing of The Lead with Jake Tapper, substitute host Jim Sciutto spoke with two guests about Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute who is considered to be the leader of the “Alt-right,” a movement accused of being America’s neo-Nazis.
“Indeed one wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem animated by some dark power to repeat whatever talking point John Oliver stated the night before,” Spencer said, specifically referring to “Republican strategists and the political consultants snarking at us every night on NBC.”
The Golem is a creature from a medieval Jewish folk tale, made of clay and conjured into life to protect the Jews from persecution.
During the discussion on CNN, Sciutto quoted these particular words of Spencer, describing them as “hate-filled garbage” against Jews, while the chyron at the bottom of the screen read: “Alt-right founder questions if Jews are people.”
“It was poor judgment and we very much regret it and apologize,” CNN said a statement on Tuesday.
The audience immediately poured on Twitter to voice their reactions over the caption.