1. It’s Tuesday, August 15, 2017
2. It’s the 70th anniversary of the independence of India and Pakistan.
It’s the 48th anniversary of the opening of the Woodstock music festival in Bethel Woods, New York. And it’s Napoleon Bonaparte’s 248th birthday.
3. Admittedly I’m biased. I worked at CNN for nearly 16 years.
But a lot of people I care a great deal about inhabit the halls of its offices in New York, Atlanta, Washington, London and other places.
So I mean it when I say this:
Cowards tweet pictures like the one that went out on Twitter earlier today.
People who aren’t fit to be in the same room with the people who work at CNN tweet pictures like the one that went out on Twitter earlier today.
Lowlifes whose integrity doesn’t register in comparison to the men and women I know and worked with at CNN tweet pictures like the one that went out on Twitter earlier today.
Scum whose sole contribution to the planet is what they flush down a toilet tweet pictures like the one that went out on Twitter earlier today.
And all of that goes double for Nazi-sympathizing retweeters.
The people I worked with at CNN do and did their jobs with integrity, courage, perseverance and adherence to the highest standards of their profession. They did their jobs without fear or favor, without bias and with fairness as their guiding star.
They’ll own up to a mistake. They’ll stand by their work. And they’ll do it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 or 366 days a year, for more than 37 years.
Their record of accomplishment is difficult to top. It certainly hasn’t been approached by the meatball occupying the Oval Office – who seems more accustomed to bankruptcy than success.
I might not work at CNN any more. But I’m proud to have done so.
If you think a miserable hate train is enough to stop the people of CNN, you’re as stupid as you are wrong.