Political contributor and talk show host Ed Martin, minced no words when describing some of his fellow contributors at the CNN.
During his radio show on Wednesday, Martin called his fellow CNN contributors “rabid feminists” and “black racists.” He also referred to CNN as the “the swamp” and “the beast.”
While participating in CNN’s election night coverage of the Alabama special election on Tuesday night, Martin, who supports President Trump and Republican candidate Roy Moore, got into a heated exchange with fellow CNN panelist Ana Navarro, who disagrees with both Trump and Moore.
Others contributors on the panel included liberal political strategist Symone Sanders and American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan. Both Sanders and Ryan are black.
The day after this exchange, during his radio show The Ed Martin Movement, Martin criticized his fellow CNN panelists, referring to them as “rabid feminists” and “black racists.”
Here is the transcript of Martin’s comments:
Martin: What happens when you’re trying to drain the swamp, is the swamp fights back. And so when I was in Washington, D.C., last night, and you might have seen it if you saw it, it was a hot night, a hot topic. It was a wild panel, we had two or three people on there that were just rabid feminists, actually racial — racists, two of the women were racists, they were just racists, black racists. Everything that you say is going to be called racist. I mean, it was outrageous, but anyway.
Roy Moore’s problem was not only the accusations that were, I think, unfairly leveled against him — and they were you know, attacks on whether 40 years ago he had abused someone, or misused someone or mistreated someone. But then they were down the stretch they were he had said things about various positions including slavery and homosexuality and things, and they were all characterized in a way. None of that matters when I tell you the following fact, as I sat on the stage, on the set in the CNN studios. I mean, I go into the swamp, I enter the beast so you don’t have to, so I can report back on what I found and here’s what I found. What you need to know, what you need to know, what you must know, what you hear after I tell you, what you will now know, and what you can’t forget, it has to inform what you do. As I sat on the stage next to this woman that’s just racist, who went crazy, and everything is about race, she confessed — that’s the word I’d use — but she confessed that her groups had ‘mobilized,’ that’s the term they used, ‘mobilized’ voters in Alabama spending up to $3 million dollars to mobilize black voters in the cities.
This isn’t Martin’s first time taking aim at his current employer. In fact, Martin harshly criticized CNN prior to being hired by the network. Martin had referred to CNN as both “fake news” and “state run media,” before getting hired on.
At the time of his hiring, Martin said he was “proud to join CNN to continue to make the case for Donald Trump.”
Martin has also been an outspoken supporter of conservative journalist James O’Keefe, for his efforts to reveal CNN’s liberal bias.