ISIS? REALLY?? What Julia Ioffe said about Trump on CNN was such ‘sheer lunacy’ she apologized (sort of) [video]

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As we told you over the weekend, one of CNN’s panelists invited to discuss a climate of social media hate was GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe, and it couldn’t have been more ironic. But CNN didn’t see the irony at all, because they had their go-to expert on rooting out extreme rhetoric back today, and she said this:

CNN panel blows up after guest says Donald Trump has “radicalized more people than Isis” pic.twitter.com/Sy7lZEBZXK

— Jon Nicosia 🇺🇸 (@NewsPolitics) October 29, 2018

.@juliaioffe: You know, Trump has radicalized more people than ISIS pic.twitter.com/PmbpzuTRgn

— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 29, 2018

Far-left writer Julia Ioffe, who blamed Trump and Glenn Beck for the synagogue shooting, claims that Trump has "radicalized so more people than ISIS ever did."

CNN's @JakeTapper just sits there and does absolutely nothing.pic.twitter.com/Sfh9ZbhvPP

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 29, 2018

One other panelist was shocked and pushed back hard, but others on the panel didn’t seem too troubled by that obviously unhinged comment:

This is exactly what dancing on the blood of Jews means!

He radicalized more people than ISIS? Have you lost your damn mind?

The media also has a responsibility, and letting this comment go unchecked and having this craziness on TV is failing that responsibility, BIG TIME! https://t.co/DvjkZqkJNL

— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) October 29, 2018

I don't know what to do with "Trump has radicalized many more people than ISIS" besides note that too many journalists have taken to saying things they want to be true, or feel to be true, or think might be true, when those comments are obviously insane and ignorant.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 29, 2018

Jake Tapper can play holier than thou on Twitter, but there comes a point when people need to start calling him out for allowing this stuff to go unchallenged. The neonazi attacker hated Trump. & btw, at its height, ISIS ranks grew into 6 figures range. https://t.co/um3RJnumUM

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) October 29, 2018

This claim is fully insane. https://t.co/BvOgAr6oE4

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 29, 2018

Julia Ioffe is insane.

So many of these people should never be on TV again… And she is one of them. https://t.co/fvNh9keBzV

— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) October 29, 2018

Just wow.

When you get pissy about being called the "enemy of the people" but then fill the role nicely >>> @Acosta @brianstelter https://t.co/2Ph33pVWdL

— Storm Paglia 🇺🇸 (@storm_paglia) October 29, 2018

And they DON’T get it.

I guess if you consider liberals becoming completely unhinged loons "radicalization" you could say Trump has radicalized more people.

Anyway, CNN is absolute garbage and everyone needs to stop watching it.

— RBe (@RBPundit) October 29, 2018

As for Jake Tapper, he defended his lack of a strong reaction to Ioffe this way:

As i explained live on air, I went right to @monacharenEPPC and @DavidJUrban to debate her, and they were eager to do so. It’s a panel not an interview.

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 29, 2018

Hmm.

I look forward to this being the new standard for CNN anchors. https://t.co/KMQBZ9F4xO

— Andrew Boo-gle (@AndrewJKugle) October 29, 2018

That said, in defense of @jaketapper… He did ask for response to this insanity immediately.

The main error is inviting loons on air. Roger Stone used to come to mind… Ioffe is just as crazy.

— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) October 29, 2018

Odds that CNN will invite her back on? Probably fairly good. Especially after a semi-apology:

later in the show she apologized and took it back

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 29, 2018

Ioffe also tweeted this:

I clarified and apologized on air, but I’ll say it again here. This has been a very emotional and painful time, but I absolutely should not have gone with such hyperbole on the air. I apologize.

— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) October 29, 2018

“BUT…”

I will add, though, that it is not a coincidence that the number of anti-Semitic attacks has jumped nearly 60% in 2017—the biggest one-year increase in recent history—while this administration has systematically pulled back resources from countering domestic extremism.

— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) October 29, 2018

So basically it’s still Trump’s fault she said that?

After apologizing, an "I will add" is a bad idea. pic.twitter.com/UZF6L9xdth

— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) October 29, 2018

You should probably apologize to the Dems in close races around the country b/c I absolutely guarantee you just hurt them. https://t.co/Jm7QKyaEGB

— Nick Jacob (@nicktjacob) October 29, 2018

It's about HER. Once again the news is about themselves. The news is always about the media themselves. https://t.co/gVOC4NhJZH

— 𝙷𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚙𝚒𝚘𝚗 (@winningatmylife) October 29, 2018

One final question:

But will @oliverdarcy lecture @jaketapper on not pushing back on a guest’s conspiracy theory and presenting viewers the facts like he did with @marthamaccallum? https://t.co/5sFFrbVPsx

— Brett Taylor (@punkasscracker) October 29, 2018

LOL!

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