I was going to wait for the CNN stuff to settle down before wading into the issue. But so much has transpired over the last week or so, I’m not sure it is going to settle down.
It started with the news that CNN had to retract a widely seen article that continued to propagate the rumors that Trump or his people were/are in cahoots with Russia. After Breitbart News debunked the article, CNN was forced to apologize and retract it.
CNN has admitted it printed what President Donald Trump calls “very fake news” and retracted a demonstrably inaccurate hit piece on the President and his allies after a Breitbart News investigation uncovered significant inaccuracies and flaws in CNN’s work…
The thrust of CNN’s inaccurate piece, which is no longer available online, was a demonstrably untrue allegation that the Senate Intelligence Committee and Treasury Department were probing a Russian investment fund with ties to senior Trump allies like Anthony Scaramucci. (Breitbart)
Breitbart was able to prove that the story was false, built around rumors from politically-motivated Democrats. After the reality that the story was fake news circulated the Internet, CNN had no choice but to take the story down, posting this statement:
It’s funny, you know. They say the story did not meet their “editorial standards.” Then how did it get posted in the first place? Editors are those guys that read a story and decide if it passes muster. They are the ones that prevent bad stories from being published in the first place. So how did this one go up, for millions of people to potentially read, if they later decided it wasn’t right?
Oh, maybe it’s because they knew it was crap, but put it up anyway to discredit the president.
This, of course, is after months and months of liberal news outlets perpetuating the rumor that Trump worked with Russia to “hack” our election. While there has not been a shred of evidence to prove this, they keep pushing it. I’ve written about this before, ad nauseum, making it clear my opinion is that they are doing this for one simple reason: they refuse to admit the real reasons Trump won.
But it’s July of 2017. The election is long over. Trump will be our president for the rest of his term, perhaps two terms. These liberals cannot accept this reality and are fighting it. It reminds me of children who don’t want to go to bed, even though it’s their bed time. Mom and dad have to drag them to their bedroom, kicking and screaming.
Guess what? Those kids are going to bed, regardless. Their tantrum will only piss mom and dad off, making sure they reprimand them for their troubles.
We are seeing this from full grown men and women. Professional journalists and politicians. It beggars belief.
Things have only gotten worse for CNN since that retraction. Chaos erupted over it, as stories swirled that even within their own network, they couldn’t get any straight answers. Then word hit that three top people were forced to resign over it.
Three CNN employees have resigned amid the network’s very fake news scandal in which it was forced to retract a hit piece on President Donald Trump and his associates.
“CNN said Monday that three journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted,” CNN’s Brian Stelter reported late Monday. “Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN.” (Breitbart)
But this was only the beginning of the fireworks. Since last week, Project Veritas released damning hidden camera videos of CNN producers and on-air personalities admitting the Russia scandal story was fake news.
Here is the first one that started it all:
In addition to John Bonifield admitting there is no evidence to prove the Russia story, there is video of Van Jones saying it’s a “nothing burger.” Bonifield even stated that CNN CEO, Jeff Zucker, compelled the company to focus on Russia just for ratings.
Then more videos came out, from other CNN producers, insulting Trump and calling their viewers (and voters), stupid as fuck.
The evidence is pretty convincing. And while CNN has tried to discredit the videos, with help from other liberal news sites, you can’t explain it away so easily. It’s clear that CNN has been pushing an unprovable rumor as fact, simply to hurt the president and pander to their left-leaning, so-called “stupid” viewers.
Otherwise known as pedaling fake news.
Now, at this point, what would you do? If you are the CEO of a big news outlet, one that has a reputation to uphold, what would be the best solution?
Maybe you’d want to come out with a statement, apologizing about the revelations. Maybe you’d be an adult about it and own up to your proven shortcomings. Maybe you’d even make changes to how you run your business, urging your staff to cover real news, regardless of bias.
But that’s not what CNN has done.
CNN has tried to ignore the Veritas videos or claimed they were inaccurate in some way or another. Their outright refusal to admit they were wrong is simply shocking.
In fact, they went on to push an hour-long Russia conspiracy special, built out of already disproven documents.
Amid a public relations crisis concerning the network’s Russia coverage, CNN on Tuesday night aired a one-hour special documentary on allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
One section of the special, titled, “The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy,” reported on questions raised in the 35-page, largely discredited dossier on President Donald Trump. (Breitbart)
Maybe, just maybe, if you’re being slammed online for pushing a fake story, you hold off on airing this special.
I mean, seriously!? Does CNN think their audience is so stupid, they’d swallow this bull crap, right after all this went down? God forbid the facts and your embarrassment prevent you from pushing your crap, CNN.
But wait, it’s not even over! After Donald Trump posted an epic tweet of himself body slamming CNN (his most-liked and retweeted one ever), the company did the unthinkable. They tracked down the original creator of the gif and threatened to destroy his life.
CNN threatened Tuesday to expose the identity of the Reddit user who had claimed credit for creating the spoof wrestling video that President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday morning, showing him fighting the cable network.
After reporting Monday that the Reddit user, “HanAssholeSolo,” had a history of racist and antisemitic tweets, CNN tracked him (apparently, he is male) down and attempted to make contact with him by email and telephone. (Breitbart)
What CNN did was called doxing and it has serious consequences. Basically, they are threatening to post this user’s personal, private information—like his real name, phone number, and perhaps even address—online. This would jeopardize his safety as any crazy, dangerous, violent person can find him or his loved ones to inflict harm. It’s mafia-style tactics. Coming from a news outlet. Against a private citizen.
And they think they are going to come out clean?
The good news is that on the 4th of July, and through the beauty of democracy via the awesome power of social media, the Proles are striking back.
To call attention to CNN's Hitler-tactics, the Twitter tag #CNNBlackmail is not only trending, it is (as I write this) the number one trend on TwitterNets. To say this corporate bullying is blowing up in CNN's face is a massive understatement. But wait, there's more...
The Proles are also using the awesome power of social media to launch a grassroots boycott against CNN's advertisers. In other words, the good guys have finally figured out how to use the Left's tactics against the Left. (Daily Wire)
It remains to be seen how much damage (if any) this movement and boycott will cause to CNN. But the damage has been already done. Again I say, if CNN’s leaders had acted responsibly, all of this could have been avoided.
You and I, perhaps would have been smart enough to admit fault early on and changed our ways. This is a large company after all, that employs people all over the world. Yet CNN’s actions over this retracted story, hidden camera video, and simple meme, is stark-raving mad.
But it mirrors the behavior of the left right now. The 2016 election was a wake-up call for Democrats. It was a clear sign that their tactics are not working. For decades they have won elections thanks to identity politics, emotional manipulation, and a strong advantage from the media. But people are waking up. Old media doesn’t have the power it once had. If you want to win over voters, you have to prove to them your ideas are worth supporting.
Today many Americans don’t like the direction of the DNC. They don’t care about (or like) transgender issues. They have nothing in common with radical feminists. And they don’t trust social justice warriors and groups like Black Lives Matter. Plus, they’ve seen how badly liberal policies like Obamacare can fail. And they are increasingly frustrated with the direction of the country, especially concerning national security and the outsourcing of jobs.
All the Democrats have to do is to convince people that they care about these things too. And that they support American values like freedom of speech, religion, and the rights of the individual. Instead, what do they do? The double down on the kind of things that alienate them from most Americans.
Democrats are becoming more and radical. Their toxic rhetoric is inspiring violence against conservatives. Their divisive politics and media coverage is convincing Americans of unprovable lies. Of course, the majority of people will turn away.
And yet they continue to do it. CNN is making themselves look like a Goliath trying to crush a David. They are literally the villain in this story. But instead of trying to fix this obvious problem, they continue down a path that will sicken most people and destroy their credibility.
But they are so far gone, they can’t even see it. These are arrogant elitists, some of them uber rich. They don’t care about you or me, or this thing called human decency. They think that through bully tactics and blatantly ignoring the truth, they can cover up this scandal. But the blood is in the water, CNN. There’s no escaping it now.
So what will be the ultimate fallout? That remains to be seen. But don’t be surprised to learn more shocking truths about CNN, truths they will try to ignore or cover up. In the coming months and years they will lose even more influence and credibility, along with the rest of old media that refuses to stop their fake news.
One thing is for sure, though: it’s going to be an ugly death.