Jeffrey Lord: CNN's Silence on Kamau Bell's Antifa Speech Shows Double Standard
Bell spoke at a California Antifa rally and called attendees of the prayer rally they interrupted "Nazis."
Lord, who often appeared on the network from his Cumberland County, Pa. home to debate several liberal panelists, said he was treated differently.
Lord was fired after he says the network "took the wrong way" a tweet he sent responding to a left-wing group's use of fascist language.
Lord tweeted "Sieg Heil" - the Nazi salute - at Media Matters after he said they were using fascist terms to target conservative hosts.
"I condemned Media Matters for going after Sean Hannity," he said, adding that the response was meant as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the exact statements they had been putting out.
Lord, a former Reagan staffer who also pens columns for The American Spectator, was fired but CNN refused to comment on Bell's public appearance.
Lord said he has been so conscientious in the past as to refuse an offer from the Trump campaign to introduce the then-candidate at rallies.
He said that, prior to a 2016 rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. - after Trump became president-elect - that he even asked CNN what to say if he was asked to introduce Trump.
Lord said CNN told him not to join Trump, who was instead joined by Reps. Lou Barletta and Tom Marino (R-Pa.), as well as then-vice-president-elect Mike Pence.