Daphne Goggins stood her ground when CNN Host Alisyn Camerota tried to portray her as a neo-Nazi sympathizer because she agreed with President Donald Trump that two sides were responsible for the recent conflict in Charlottesville, Va.
While Camerota contended that every person who showed up at the rally to defend Confederate memorials was violent and either a Neo-Nazi or White Supremacist, the six members of her panel, including Goggins, weren’t buying it.
Goggins laid some of the blame, not just on the Antifa, Neo-Nazi and White Supremacists – but, also on the local government, because “They didn’t protect the people.”
“It seems to me that you’re giving these guys a green light: the white supremacists,” Camerota charged.
When Camerota argued that everyone in attendance, except Antifa and the counter-protesters, was either a Neo-Nazi or White Supremacist, Goggins said she found online video showing otherwise.
Offended that Goggin would go outside cable news media to find her information, Camorota challenged the credibility of her claim:
Goggins: “We really don’t know who was out there. But, I’m telling I’ve seen videos of other people who were out there who were not neo-Nazis.”
CNN’s Camerota: “Do you believe there were very fine people protesting?”
Goggins: “Yes, I do.”
CNN’s Camerota: “How do you know that?”
Goggins: “I’m only telling you from the videos I’ve seen.”
CNN’s Camerota: “But, what’s the source of your videos?”
Goggins: “Facebook. And, when I tried to repost those videos, they wouldn’t allow me.”
CNN’s Camerota: “Is it possible that they’re not credible?”
Goggins: “Could be, but, like I said, they need to investigate and find exactly what was going on out there.”
To prove her point, Camerota then played a clip from an “investigation” by left-wing “Vice” of Neo-Nazis marching with torches and chanting anti-Semitic slurs – which another panelist quickly pointed out wasn’t actually from the Charlottesville rally, but from the night before.
Goggins refused to take the bait when Camorata tried to goad her into saying there were “nice people” among the Neo-Nazi marchers. Goggins said the marchers in the video were “crazy,” but she added that they still had the right to say crazy things.
And, when Camerota pressed Goggins, yet again, the panelist refused to pass judgement based on anything today’s news media tries to sell her:
“I don’t trust anything that the news media says, anymore.”