This would be funny, if it wasn’t just so sad. Several media outlets had their credibility put to the test this week (and shocker, failed miserably) after a report from the United Nations out Monday left out a pretty significant detail. The report appeared to condemn President Trump over the border policy, calling the U.S. out for holding “100,000”, or “⅓ of the children globally held in migrant- detention centers.” The media rushed to share the report as more bad news for Trump. However they were singing a different tune when the UN report’s author clarified his data was from 2015, when President Obama was in office.
How much credibility should we give to a 16-year-old when considering her qualifications to lecture adults about science and an end-of-the-world scenario? Greta Thunberg has been dubbed by the media as a “climate change activist” and a teen “eco-warrior.” She was at the United Nations in New York on Monday to appear before diplomats and others at a “climate action summit.” Only the UN has less credibility than a teenager.
Telemundo continues to embarrass itself with its over-the-top climate advocacy, and with its fawning coverage of activist Greta Thunberg’s visit to the United Nations earlier this week. Check out the full poset as anchor José Díaz-Balart takes a full minute to introduce a report on the goings-on at the U.N., and on the streets of Washington, D.C., where activists disrupted traffic.
The New York Times joined the rest of the mainstream press in hiding behind 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s angry, unscientific ranting before the United Nations to push a message of environmental apocalypse. Tuesday’s front-page story by “international climate reporter” Somini Sengupta and Lisa Friedman left out the full bitter flavor of Thunberg’s rant. The Times pronounced the so-called climate crisis as an undeniable scientific fact starting with the headline: “World Dawdles On Climate Aid As Clock Ticks.”
President Donald Trump described Big Tech censorship as one of the “new challenges to liberty” and declared that “a free society cannot allow social media giants to silence the voices of the people.” President Trump blasted social media during his speech at the UN, and covered its problems ranging from blacklisting to censorship.
Of course, the liberal media heaped praise onto the teenage prop their fearmongering had driven to hysterics. Radical climate activist Greta Thunberg threw a temper tantrum at the United Nations on Monday where she claimed the world ruined her childhood, threatened her opponents, and made faces at President Trump’s back. It was that later action that CBS Evening News falsely suggested was some sort of faceoff with Trump that had him backing down.
One of the key reasons President Trump removed the United States from the so-called Paris climate accords was the fact that the U.S. was one of the few countries seriously trying to meet and exceed the goals that were set. While the liberal media decried the President’s move, the CBS Evening News may have inadvertently corroborated his point on Tuesday when they noted the United Nations’ attempt to “reboot the accords”.
CNN host Brooke Baldwin closed the 3:00 PM ET hour of CNN Newsroom by mentioning that “the UN Security Council passed a resolution to protect wartime rape victims” before complaining that “it was missing some key language that mentioned sexual and reproductive health.” Baldwin brought in CNN Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Michelle Kosinski to discuss the matter further. Kosinski attributed the absence of the language to the Trump administration and proceeded to portray the administration as heartless for taking the language out of the resolution.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has proclaimed a new global initiative against hate speech. Guterres lamented that “hate” is moving into the mainstream and has “poisoned” debate on migration policy. He claimed this is done via “false narratives linking refugees and migrants to terrorism and scapegoating them for many of society's ills.”
Moments after this NewsBusters post was published, CNN came out with an exclusive statement to Mediaite’s Aidan McLaughlin that the Jeffrey Zucker-led network had cut ties with Hill following his disturbing and embarrassing speech Wednesday at the United Nations against Israel that included an endorsement of violence against the Jewish people.
New York Times reporter Gardiner Harris latest hit on a conservative foreign policy figure appears to have backfired in spectacular fashion. Harris's report isupposedly caught United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley for wild spending on her official residence, “Envoy’s View of City is Priceless. The Curtains? $52,000.” The text box: “A purchase was made at a time when the State Dept. was slashing its budget.” Or maybe not. The decision to purchase the curtains for the official residence, as well as the move to a new residence, was made in 2016, during the Obama administration.
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley pressured a Washington Post "Wonkblog" reporter into deleting tweets that wrongly quoted her in response to the U.N. claims about "extreme poverty" in America. Stein wrote a story cheekly claiming that Team Trump was claiming victory in the "war on poverty."