In an interesting turn of events, the Log Cabin Republicans on Sunday highlighted CNN's Kaitlan Collins' anti-gay tweets from 2011. Their reason was simple: they wanted to highlight CNN's hypocrisy. After all, if a Fox News host or reporter did the same thing, the Left would be freaking out.
Of course, Collins quickly apologized, saying she regretted her tweets.
When I was in college, I used ignorant language in a few tweets to my friends. It was immature but it doesn’t represent the way I feel at all. I regret it and apologize.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 7, 2018
Republicans jumped on board to remind Collins of CNN's hypocrisy. After all, CNN is the first (or second, depending on how quick MSNBC is to the story) to call out people for being homophobic, Islamophobic, sexist or anti-woman.
.@kaitlancollins hammered the President in 2016 over his access Hollywood tapes.— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) October 8, 2018
Now, her old tweets have surfaced. This must be her version of locker room talk.
Instead of saying, I said, I meant it, she claims it was ignorant comments and that she didn’t mean it. ?? pic.twitter.com/GthXGGblrV
If a Fox News host used that same kind of homophobic language, your network would tar and feather them. But you're safe because of liberals' double standards.— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 7, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh farted and drank beer in high school, and y'all tried to bury him. Karma is a bitch, isn't it?— John Ulzheimer (@johnulzheimer) October 8, 2018
Sorry. New rules:— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) October 7, 2018
- Apologies: No longer accepted
- It happened a long time ago: So what https://t.co/EnubFphoxy
My problem here is that someone young and inexperienced enough to have used Twitter in college is covering the White House for an allegedly major news network. https://t.co/se5s8qajrs— Jim Jamitis (@anthropocon) October 8, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh used “ignorant language”, by your definition, but you and the rest of CNN “commentators” (and Democrat Senators) still tried to destroy his life. https://t.co/0Nm48Yoffl— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) October 8, 2018
And her past as an Entertainment Editor for the Daily Caller came up:
CNN hired @KaitlanCollins to be their White House "reporter" knowing that she wrote degrading articles about women's appearances.— Mindy Robinson ???? (@iheartmindy) October 8, 2018
I don't want to hear another word from CNN about Trump's comments when they hire someone that wrote this:https://t.co/2BMJqWc48r
cc: @CNNPR pic.twitter.com/tVPS4hg7Hs
Also, you wrote sideboob slideshows at the DC for seemingly ever, so what's news vs. not news is something you should sit out https://t.co/HPjPJHFFe6— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 29, 2018
CNN hired @kaitlancollins to be their White House reporter knowing she wrote, "Barbara Mikulski’s Hottest Moments", an article that mocked a female U.S. Senator.— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) October 8, 2018
So degrading a woman's appearance at CNN is acceptable?
Got it. https://t.co/5MDDyUDY1t pic.twitter.com/opulqi5QkN
Of course, CNN Worldwide's vice president of communications and digital partnerships, Matt Dornic, who happens to be gay, defended Collins.
I’m a proud gay man. And I am a proud friend of @kaitlancollins. Tho I’m disappointed that she ever used the word (even as an immature college kid), I can say with certainty it doesn’t reflect her feelings toward the LGBTQ community. She’s apologized and I accept that.— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) October 7, 2018
Other media personalities also defended Collins (and some of them are downright DUMB):
We have all been there. Plus.....”I LIKE BEER!” is apparently a Supreme Court vibe so you should be good.— Elizabeth Thorp (@ElizabethEThorp) October 8, 2018
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, huh?