Does CNN ever get embarrassed by the New Media doing its work for them? Maybe they should start.
The ‘news’ got into their regularly-scheduled snit when Trump dared to criticize their coverage of attacks, compared to their coverage of orchestrated, and funded (as even the NYT acknowledged) ‘protests’ that were more astroturf than grassroots.
They line up around the block to get footage of stupid stunts, like a ‘cough-in’ at a Trump-owned restaurant.
The ‘objective’ media — that openly mourned when Hillary lost — INSIST on polarizing stories that would be ‘neutral’ if Obama were still in office.
(Example, the seven countries that Obama’s own administration identified as dangerous are invariably called ‘Muslim Majority Countries’. This is not an accident, it’s ‘Narrative’. And those of us who are paying attention have noticed.)
They are being called out for their emphasis of the protests. Their sympathetic portrayal of his political opponents (like the bogus story about the woman who supposedly died because of Trump’s Executive Order — until the Imam who voted for Trump corrected the record, informing us that she died 5 days prior to the Exec Order).
As for the reporting? Trump is right.
Even when they DO tell the story about an attack, they bend over backwards not to implicate Islam.
The same people who do not hesitate to pronounce the ‘hate’ motivating acts of violence perpetrated by someone representing a ‘majority’ against someone who is a ‘minority’ (that could be ethnicity, sexuality, religion, class or whatever ‘divisions’ might be dreamed up) cannot bring themselves to do the same.
Race baiters on CNN (Don Lemon for example) could not call the abduction and torture of a White disabled man ‘racist’… even when it is EXPLICITLY racist.
They cheer or wink at violence when it’s an agitated Left-wing movement. BLM’s space to destroy.
And they do that while incessantly portraying the Right as violent, intolerant, sexist, fascist and — increasingly even among ‘real’ journalists — ‘literally Hitler’ (or equivalent).
They told us Fort Hood was ‘workplace violence’.
The religion of the shooter is habitually downplayed (or even denied) if they can avoid it.
Like the shooter from the Pulse.
Podesta lamented that the shooter at San Bernadino was Muslim and not white. (An attitude the media seems to mirror.)
Senator Nelson raced to get the ‘Military Id’ part of the story out with the Fort Lauderdale shooting. He somehow neglected to mention the ISIS connection. So what was the public’s first impression?
They got the impression of an American serviceman (with a name sounding Hispanic) who came back from a conflict ‘messed up’ from the fighting and went rogue.
Except for the little fact that his interest in terrorism predates his deployment.
legacy dinosaur media have their panties in a twist about Trump being ‘wrong’ about the stories not being reported.
The problem isn’t the reporting, necessarily. (Although we’re still waiting for major outlets to start talking about rape stats in Sweden, no-go zones for women in France, and the (unprosecuted) Female Genital Mutilation epidemic in England.
Except for THAT… and a hundred other issues that don’t bend to your narratives? You are all doing a ‘bang-up’ job of reporting.
You should really be proud of yourselves that your editors let you off the leash once in awhile.
Here is the White House list that journalists are already objecting to.
A White House official says "most" of these 78 attacks since 2014 have not received enough attention from media. pic.twitter.com/v66rcHxAFI
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) February 7, 2017
In case ANYONE was still under the impression that there are faithful journalists in the legacy media? We leave you with a quote from a former editor of the New York Times that will expose this lie as only an insider can:
There is no such a thing in America as an independent press, unless it is out in country towns. You are all slaves. You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to express an honest opinion. If you expressed it, you would know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid $150 for keeping honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for doing similar things. If I should allow honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper, I would be like Othello before twenty-four hours: my occupation would be gone. The man who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street hunting for another job. The business of a New York journalist is to distort the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to villify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread, or for what is about the same — his salary. You know this, and I know it; and what foolery to be toasting an “Independent Press”! We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping-jacks. They pull the string and we dance. Our time, our talents, our lives, our possibilities, are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
— John Swinton Former Editor NYT.