KEY POINTS

  • Conservative pundits are blasting CNN and other liberal media for talking too much about the George Floyd protests and COVID-19
  • They lament the lack of coverage about Michael Flynn and Rod Rosenstein, among other hot-button right-wing issues
  • Mark Levin asserts the George Floyd protests are an insurrection that must be stopped

Radio jock and podcaster Adam Carolla, the self-confessed libertarian/Republican that once called Hawaiians "retarded" and among the "dumbest people we have," is taking issue with CNN's incessant coverage of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd protests.

Like other right-wing pundits, Carolla is aghast at the left-wing media's sidelining of what are to them major national issues. Among these issues are the "unmasking" of Michael Flynn by the Obama administration, which some conservatives are likening to treason.

Also among the issues the right wants the left to talk more about is Rod Rosenstein, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General from 2017 to 2019. Rosenstein on Wednesday defended the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, much to the chagrin of Senate Republicans.

“I do not consider the investigation to be corrupt, but I certainly understand the president's frustration given the outcome,” said Rosenstein.

About these inexcusable left-wing media sins, Carolla tweeted: "@CNN presents, Covid-19: The Movie. 'We're all going to die. We're all racist. The End.'"

Carolla's comments are the latest in a slew of comments from right-wing pundits united in the common theme the ongoing George Floyd protests are actually an insurrection against the U.S. and the Antifa is the power stoking this insurrection and systemic racism doesn't exist in the U.S.

Mark Levin, infamous for his incendiary comments against opponents of the right, is claiming the George Floyd protests are an insurrection that must be put down.

“I think the time has come, ladies and gentlemen, to put down this insurrection," said Levin on his radio show. "’Cause that’s what it is. It’s not just Antifa. There’s other groups involved in this too. And their agenda is not an agenda of unity and peace. So it’s absurd when people say, ‘The president just needs to speak to unity and peace and conciliation.’ There’s an insurrection going on here. Of sorts. And I think the American people are getting pretty damn tired of this.”

Levin, who has been accused of being an unabashed White Supremacist by the Southern Poverty Law Center, contends there is no systemic racism in the country. He once wrote black people are innately less intelligent, less moral and more criminal than whites.

“I will not accept that there’s systemic racism in America," declared Levin on his radio show. "You know, the American people pretty much get along. They really do."

And as for police brutality, Levin said he's "quite tired of the notion that bad cops or bad people generally are illustrative of or representative of the group as a whole.”

All this right-wing comments come amid continuous protests for justice in the wake of Floyd's death.

The death of George Floyd has sparked nationwide protests, including this one in Washington near the US Capitol on June 3, 2020 The death of George Floyd has sparked nationwide protests, including this one in Washington near the US Capitol on June 3, 2020 Photo: AFP / MANDEL NGAN