Simply because the media were delighted by a liberal bicyclist who flipped off President Trump’s motorcade a number of years in the past, CNN was enthralled this morning by a youngster who confirmed the identical foul hand gesture to anti-mask mother and father outdoors her college.

On Wednesday’s New Day, co-host John Berman spoke with the 14-year-old lady and her mom, who had been each happy with her vile retort to folks of her friends. However much more proud was Berman and fellow co-host Brianna Keilar. 

 

 

Displaying simply how ridiculous CNN is, Berman started by trashing mother and father towards masks mandates as “vile, threatening and aggressive” earlier than turning to reward the kid who flipped the hen:

Once we mentioned the difficulty of masks at school, it is necessary to clarify that it is a minority, a minority of people who find themselves against masks in colleges. However this minority is vocal in some circumstances threatening, aggressive, even vile. Now the flip aspect of this, the bulk who assist masks, mother and father and, sure, college students a few of whom are simply fed up with the aggressive minority.

He gushed, “Living proof right here, on this picture which has gone viral a 14-year-old pupil is giving a one-fingered salute to anti-mask protesters outdoors her college,” earlier than bringing on Fiona Downey and her mom Meagan.

The CNN host sympathetically requested how seeing the anti-mask mother and father’s indicators (which in response to one article could be only two moms‘ indicators) “made her really feel.”

The teenager admitted she didn’t keep in mind what the indicators stated aside from “masks aren’t the treatment,” however they made her “actually offended.” 

However Berman was beaming with delight: “You delivered a transparent message to them. Do you assume they noticed the message you delivered?” he requested.

Once more, CNN was dissatisfied the finger didn’t ship. “No as a result of they got here to highschool yesterday,” Downey conceded.

After asking the mom if she had “any difficulty” together with her daughter’s “chosen imply of expression,” (she didn’t), Berman revealed he was proud too: “I am simply smiling as a result of it is a type of difficult parenting moments when you understand you are alleged to say that is not one thing you are alleged to do however kind of you are whispering to your self, ‘proper on!’”

He closed out the interview once more giving props to the teenager for her “message” that’s certain to alter hearts and minds: “Effectively, you unfold a message. And I feel they noticed it and lots of people are seeing it and I perceive your frustration as a result of it’s a minority, this vocal minority aggressive protesting masks and generally it’s a must to ship a sure message again,” he lectured.

Weirdly sufficient, CNN didn’t really feel the necessity to interview any of the plenty of college students who chanted the identical curse phrases about Joe Biden this previous weekend. 

Laughing afterwards, Berman praised, “ Once more, I simply love the parenting.” Once more, he was upset for the youngsters who’re pressured to should go by inoffensive indicators on their technique to college every day:

“And you understand, her mother is like, what else is she alleged to do? At a sure level what else are you alleged to do?” he requested Keilar.

Uh, I don’t know, perhaps stroll by and never give it a second thought, like another regular human being?

The duo joked on the finish of the section about telling youngsters it is okay to curse mother and father in sure circumstances. “Make good decisions is what I at all times say to my youngsters about if you flip individuals off!” he joked.

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Learn the transcript parts beneath:

CNN

New Day

9/8/21

JOHN BERMAN: As you possibly can see behind Pete there, youngsters are again at school across the nation. And after we mentioned the difficulty of masks at school, it is necessary to clarify that it is a minority, a minority of people who find themselves against masks in colleges. However this minority is vocal in some circumstances threatening, aggressive, even vile. Now the flip aspect of this, the bulk who assist masks, mother and father and, sure, college students a few of whom are simply fed up with the aggressive minority. Living proof right here, on this picture which has gone viral a 14-year-old pupil is giving a one-fingered salute to anti-mask protesters outdoors her college. And that saluter there as we must always say Fiona joins me now alongside together with her finger and her mom Meagan Downey. Fiona, why do not you simply stroll us by way of what occurred on the bus on the best way to highschool that day. 

FIONA DOWNEY: Okay. So, the protesters are there each single day. They usually come over and so they simply maintain up their indicators and for me, I used to be simply fed up. And I used to be crammed with anger. And I simply determined to present them the finger as a result of I believed it was the perfect factor I might do. 

BERMAN: So if you drive previous them, to get into your college, what are the indicators say and the way does it make you’re feeling? 

DOWNEY: They are saying like stuff like masks aren’t the treatment, I am unable to keep in mind the remaining. Nevertheless it makes me  simply actually offended. I do not know, it makes everybody else offended. And we’re all simply aggravated with it. 

BERMAN: You recognize, and for you, what would you like by way of being in school? 

DOWNEY: I need everybody simply to be secure. And it is laborious as a result of I used to be on hybrid studying for therefore lengthy, it’s totally disturbing and really laborious. However, I hope that we are able to keep at school. 

BERMAN: You delivered a transparent message to them. Do you assume they noticed the message you delivered? 

DOWNEY: No as a result of they got here to highschool yesterday. However I hope that issues will change. …

BERMAN:  It is an odd parenting second, proper? When your youngster tells you, hey, I feel I might need been photographed flipping the hen to a bunch of protesters right here, you understand, what was your response? 

FIONA’S MOTHER, MEAGAN DOWNEY: Yeah. Effectively, we must always add that Fiona had no thought there have been cameras there and I had no thought both. So we didn’t know this was within the information till the following day or that it was even captured till the following day. However, my preliminary response was, they assume they’re defending you. After which she went to class and the day was actually uneventful till the following morning when it began to go viral. 

BERMAN: Do you may have any difficulty with Fiona’s chosen technique of expression? 

MEAGAN DOWNEY: You recognize, what else was she alleged to do in that second? She was fairly fed up. You recognize, this isn’t a state of affairs the place she might have interaction in constructive dialogue. You recognize, she’s pressured to journey the bus on a regular basis to highschool and see these individuals. She was completed. She expressed herself. So I am happy with my daughter and I am nice with that. 

BERMAN:  I am simply smiling as a result of it is a type of difficult parenting moments when you understand you are alleged to say that is not one thing you are alleged to do however kind of you are whispering to your self, proper on. You bought to watch out with that. So Fiona, the place does this go from right here, do you assume, within the coming days? Are these individuals — you are in Vermont I ought to word. They can not be on the market all winter. It should get chilly. 

FIONA DOWNEY:  I don’t know. I’ve hope that the varsity can do one thing about it. I imply, they’re proper outdoors of college property, so there’s nothing that I can actually do exactly in addition to spreading the message to everybody else to put on their masks. 

BERMAN: Effectively, you unfold a message. And I feel they noticed it and lots of people are seeing it and I perceive your frustration as a result of it’s a minority, this vocal minority aggressive protesting masks and generally it’s a must to ship a sure message again. Thanks each for being with us this morning. Thanks. 

DOWNEY: After all, thanks. 

BERMAN:  Thanks. 

KEILAR: Fiona and her finger. I do not — she clearly didn’t anticipate to be on this state of affairs, however right here she is. 

BERMAN:  I do know. Once more, I simply love the parenting. 

KEILAR: After all. 

BERMAN: Selection right here. You recognize, mother, I flipped off the protesters. And you understand, her mother is like, what else is she alleged to do? At a sure level what else are you alleged to do? The bus drives previous them each single day and Fiona and her mates need to be wholesome and so they need to keep. They need to have this college keep open. 

KEILAR:  Look, none of us need our youngsters flipping individuals off. Every so often perhaps there’s an exception to the rule. [chuckling[

BERMAN: Be selective. Choose the right — make good choices is what I always say to my kids about when you flip people off. [laughing]