When you think CNN cannot sink any lower than their performance in 2017, which has led them to land in 6th place, behind Fox News, Nickelodeon, MSNBC, Home and Garden Television, and Investigation Discovery, they manage in just one week to sink to their lowest levels of "fake news" and propaganda, ever.
We'll start with CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large, Chris Cillizza, who shared a post from a fake account of Peter Strzok, the FBI agent that was recently terminated. The post Cillizza shared stated "I have been fired for expressing my personal opinion in private texts about a dictator that history will soon deem not only a Russian asset but an unhinged madman threatening the sovereignty of the United States of America."
Not only did that fake Peter Strzok account make it clear it was fake by using the Twitter handle @notpeterstrzok, but it the profile for that account it is clearly marked as a "Parody account."
In other words it would have taken Cillizza less than 2 seconds of research to determine this wasn't Strzok's real account. Not only did Cillizza not bother to do that before promoting a fake news tweet, but then admitted he had to be told it was a fake account tweet he shared like it was gospel.
Notice in the first Cillizza tweet sharing the fake Strzok tweet calling President Trump a "dictator" and a "Russian asset," Cillizza's post was liked 1,479 times and retweeted 343 times, while his acknowledgement that it was a fake account that he tweeted was only liked 323 times and retweeted 104.
His fake news tweet received much more reach, aka exposure than his second one.
Speaking of Cillizza, I see he has an article out, titled "Donald Trump's Omarosa obsession is telling," (Archive.is link here) in where he seems to think it is shocking that "President Donald Trump sent seven -- yes, seven! -- tweets attacking his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman."
Let us not forget harassing and doxing an elderly lady in her front yard for doing nothing more than sharing an event that was shared by some alleged Russian Facebook account. Never mind the event was real, or that those attending with her were Trump supporters as opposed to Russians, they accused her of helping Russia, which caused her to be targeted by liberals for abuse online and offline.
Another recent obsession of CNN personalities is Alex Jones, where they led the charge to harass big tech companies until they all terminated their association, banned Jones' accounts, wiped out his YouTube channel, banned his Facebook pages, took his livestreams down. All within a 24 hour period, and they are still harassing those that work with Jones or Infowars.
Cillizza doesn't mention Darcy's obsession with Alex Jones, or how "telling" it is, not even once.
InfoWars editor-at-large, Paul Joseph Watson, shared some private messages he sent to Oliver Darcy, calling him and CNN out on their harassment campaign, while ignoring Antifa violence (or excusing it, which we will get to below) stating "My personal message to CNN’s Oliver Darcy, who is leading the crusade, on behalf of CNN, to have all offensive speech “banned”.
In the meantime another CNN personality, Chris Cuomo, argues that all Antfa "punches are not equal," stating "If you’re a punk who comes and starts trouble in a mask and hurt people, you’re not about any virtuous cause. You’re just somebody who’s going to be held to the standard of doing something wrong. But when someone comes to call out bigots and it gets hot, even physical, are they equally wrong as the bigot they are fighting? I argue no."
He is actually arguing that it is alright to punch someone for words they disagree with, if you simply label them a "bigot," because you find their words offensive.
Using Cuomo's logic, which we don't, but would that mean if we found his comments offensive, bigoted even, it is alright to just punch him?
NRA TV has an excellent commentary on Cuomo's Antifa defense, and shows a clip of Cuomo's commentary as well.
Last but not least a case where CNN did not push fake news and Antifa defenses, but rather is being accused of sitting on a story that would hurt Democrats, specifically the abuse allegations against Democratic Rep. and DNC deputy chair, Keith Ellison.
According to Laura Loomer, an older 911 report retrieved shows that a second woman also reported Ellison for assault in 2005.
Following Monahan's allegations, another woman by the name of Amy Alexander also claimed that Ellison had abused her during a 2005 relationship. While Monahan didn't provide any evidence of the domestic assault, there is evidence to support the second woman's claims.
It bears noting that these allegations came out against Ellision in the midst the primaries for Minnesota's attorney general.
Kaczynski appears to admit he did, indeed, have the story, claiming his slowness to report was due to the "reporting process." His response to Lott was "you really are a truly nasty hack and I don’t say that lightly. Shame on you for using the reporting process around a sensitive story to score points."
Two points here: 1) Kaczynski has a lot of nerve calling anyone a hack, since he was the one who wrote the original story about how CNN used their vast resources to hunt down a random Reddit user, who created a GIF that President Trump shared, then threatened that user with publishing his name, should he exhibit "ugly behavior" in the future.
2) Since when has CNN bothered with the "reporting process" rather than rushing to publish? Look at Cillizza, who didn't both even doing a basic 2 second search before sharing a fake tweet. Look at when CNN rushed to print they had an exclusive saying that James Comey would "refute" President Trump, then had to change the story, the headline and issue a correction which barely anyone saw, after it went viral, because Comey confirmed Trump's assertions.
That story did not meet CNN's editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci.
These are just three small examples of the many times over the course of the last two years where CNN's "reporting process" apparently didn't exist. In fact, looking at how all the retractions, deletions, fake news reports from them, and others, have all been hostile to either the Trump administration or conservatives, strongly indicates the only time they care about their "reporting process" is if the "sensitive story," could hurt a liberal.
Kaczynski's claim for why he was sitting on the story, doesn't pass the smell test.
BOTTOM LINE - CNN CRASHES AND BURNS
For those of us that have been documenting the fall of CNN, many did not believe they could sink any lower than they have over the past couple of years, but sadly, August of 2018 has shown that we were wrong. They could and they have.
Below, Lou Dobbs and his panel, which includes TPUSA's Candace Owens, demolishes CNN and their favorite whiner, Jim Acosta.
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