We've reported before on CNSNews.com's love for right-wing activist Candace Owens, to the point that it falsely credits her as the "founder" of the Blexit movement to turn blacks away from the Democratic Party (the actual founder claims that Owens co-opted her movement and has threatened to sue Owens over it) and ignores the controversy of her claim that Hitler would have been OK if he didn't have "dreams outside of Germany."
That love has continued to spread over the past few months, uncritically promoting more of her claims:
- Candace Owens: Trump Tweet About ‘The Squad’ Is ‘100% Truth;’ ‘Stop Defending These Racists’ (July 23)
- Candace Owens Tells “Good-for-Nothing, ‘He’s a Racist,’ Democrat-plantation Celebrities” to “Shut Up” (Aug. 2)
- Candace Owens: White Supremacy Isn't What's Harming Black America - 'It's Liberal Supremacy' (Aug. 9; Melanie Arter falsely calls her "founder of the Blexit movement")
- Candace Owens Posts Quiz: ‘What Do VP Mike Pence and Lance Armstrong Have in Common?’ (Aug. 12)
- Candace Owens: ‘Race Issues Would Be Repaired Overnight’ if Democrats Would Just Keep This Promise (Aug. 26)
- Candace Owens: Limousine Liberals’ ‘Bottomless Hypocrisy Is Why America Chooses Trump’ (Sept. 5)
- Candace Owens: Dems Using White Supremacy Issue to Scare Blacks into Voting for Them (Sept. 20)
- Candace Owens Presents ‘Step-by-Step Guide’ to Preventing Family Separations (Sept. 30)
Most of these were written by Craig Bannister, who helpfully adds in most of them that "Owens’ Blexit movement is an initiative to introduce conservative values to urban society." Actually, her Blexit website is filled with falsehoods.
Naturally, all this got Owens invited to the White House for a "young Black Leadership Summit" in early October, and CNS reported on that too. First came a post by managing editor Michael W. Chapman echoing CNS' descent into divine-Donald thinking:
During the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House on Friday, female Ethiopian immigrant Mahalet went to the podium to pray for the nation and especially for President Donald Trump. Mahalet thanked God for "giving us a great leader like Mr. Donald Trump," and asked God to "protect us" and "protect our presuident."
Mahalet was born in Ethiopia. She was abandoned by her parents and eventually adopted at age 11 by a Christian family from the United States. Vidoe [sic] of her prayer was taken by Turning Point USA.
She continued, "All right. Dear God, I just want to say thank you for giving us this opportunity to be in the White House. Thank you for giving us a great leader like Mr. Donald Trump. And I would like to thank you for waking up our nation."
"God protect us," she prayed. "God protect our president. He’s going through so much now, so much scrutiny. God, I believe you gave him to us and I know he’s going to accomplish so much more. I know you have more for us. Jesus, I ask you to protect us and walk with us."
A second article by Arter touted Owens' ridiculous claim that "for the first time in decades, we had somebody who was telling us the truth, and he just kept on telling it all around the country, dropping bars. Honestly, Trump might be my favorite rapper right now." The video accompanying Arter's article weirdly superimposed a label on top of the C-SPAN video it used identifying Owens as the "Blexit Founder" -- which, again, she isn't.
Meanwhile, CNS has said nothing about Owens' bizarre tweet last week about Matt Lauer being innocent of sexual assault allegations because the woman he allegedly assaulted continued to have an affair with him (the woman said she was afraid Lauer would ruin her career).