Candace Owens: CNN Suspending Paris Dennard Over Sexual Harassment Allegations Is ‘Public Lynching’

Candace Owens: CNN Suspending Paris Dennard Over Sexual Harassment Allegations Is ‘Public Lynching’

Candace “Red Pill Black’ Owens is just having a banner week.

The TPUSA communications director, who became a rising star in conservative media after Kanye West said he loves the way she thinks, decided to weigh in Thursday morning on CNN suspending political commentator Paris Dennard following a Washington Post report that Dennard was fired from a previous job over sexual harassment allegations.

“Here is the viral clip of an “uppity black” standing up to the intelligence community on national TV,” she tweeted, referring to Dennard’s on-air fight with CNN’s Phil Mudd that was later lauded by President Trump. “This garnered praise from @realDonaldTrump.”

Owens added, “Two days later, sexual assault allegations from 2014 surface and he is fired. L Y N C H E D.”

This was the end of a mini-tweetstorm on the Dennard matter that also included Owens hyping an extreme outlier poll to claim Trump is gaining huge ground with black voters and that Dennard’s suspension was a “public lynching.”

So, just a few things to unpack here. One, Dennard hasn’t been fired by CNN — at least, not yet. The network suspended the pro-Trump pundit as it looks into the matter.

Two, can someone please explain lynchings and the history behind them to Owens? Like, for real.

Three, her basis for the 36% black approval rating of Trump is a Rasmussen poll that doesn’t share its methodology for reaching that conclusion. The polling company also has a severe Republican bias and has continuously pushed a meteoric rise in black approval for Trump — something that Trump has gleefully tweeted out. Meanwhile, higher quality polls that are transparent about their date methods show Trump’s approval rating among blacks at 12 percent — only slightly higher than the eight percent who voted for him in 2016.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.