Naturally, CNN has been unable to resist their impulse to depart from solely informing the public about the coronavirus pandemic to insteadblame everything on President Trump as the death toll passes 4,000 Americans. One form has been refusing to carry portions of the Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing. On Wednesday, the lies and whiplash boiled over as CNN repeatedly dipped in and out of the briefing, including for an extended period of time to falsely claim that the briefing had been hijacked by an announcement on drug trafficking.
Not long after President Trump and the coronavirus task force concluded the heated press conference in the White House briefing room on Friday, CNN host John King kicked off the network’s likely obsession over one moment: Trump’s argument with NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander. King’s first reaction was to curse out the President, uncensored, and on live TV by calling it a “bullshit attack.”
As they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day. After President Trump held a press conference Monday and midday Tuesday over his administration’s response to the coronavirus, the rapidly anti-Trump CNN team was amazed in its aftermath and actually found some positive things to say about the president.
On Friday, the State Department summoned the Chinese Ambassador to the United States as the Chinese government ramps up its propaganda efforts to blame the coronavirus on the U.S. military. CNN's Kylie Atwood joined Inside Politics host John King to discuss the developments and over the course of the segment referred to COVID-19 as the Wuhan Virus, a term the media has recently decided to be racist and xenophobic.
Exactly four years before Joe Biden cursed at a voter and appeared to threaten him with physical violence, Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, grabbed a reporter by the arm. Both events triggered national media coverage, but even though Biden is the actual candidate and Lewandowski just a staffer, it was the Lewandowski moment four years ago that triggered the most coverage, and the most negative commentary.
How many gaffes and hostile interactions with voters does 2020 Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden have to make before the media notices or cares? Yet again, Biden was caught both shouting obscenities, and lying to a man who confronted him during a campaign stop over his stance on guns. Instead of ignoring the hostile exchange as they typically do, CNN decided to cover for Biden by spinning it positively and refraining from fact-checking.
The self-proclaimed “facts first” outlet had apparently given that up for more a facts a la carte approach. According to CNN Inside Politics host John King, one didn’t need to believe the fact that President Trump was describing the Democratic and media fearmongering of his administration’s handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a “hoax;” “you can read this how you wish” and believe he said it about the virus.
CNN’s Inside Politics continued on Friday the latest liberal media crusade to do not only Russia’s bidding by sowing dissent, but argue with a rhetorical wink and nod that Donald Trump is an illegitimate President. Most amusingly, host John King and his fellow panelists claimed that “no one” has been “saying” in the wake of Thursday night’s New York Times article “that Trump was colluding with Russia again.”
Moments after the Senate acquitted President Trump of the impeachment charges against him, CNN’s The Lead looked to the future and to House Democrats who were zealously trying to drum up more impeachment charges. “Double jeopardy does not apply in politics,” chief national correspondent John King proclaimed to the rest of the panel, clearly looking for Trump to be retried on the charges he was just found “not guilty” of committing.
CNN's large impeachment panel took a brief break on Tuesday from impeachment for breaking news when President Trump announced his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Of course, the panel had to tie it back to impeachment with John King saying that, just as impeachment is about alleged election interference, here was Trump trying to help Benjamin Netanyahu.
CNN really lays it on thick when it comes to its own preferred experts driving the impeachment of Donald Trump. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) attacked Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Twitter, which drove CNN into a rage on Friday morning. Vindman's testimony against Trump was played by Democrats during their presentation on Thursday.
Another day, another afternoon break on CNN with an oversized panel pretending to be proud parents of the House impeachment managers trying to undo the 2016 election. In Thursday’s afternoon break, CNN analysts, correspondents, and hosts sang the praises of the “clever,” “good,” and “interesting session” that, among other things, bashed Fox News and defended Hunter Biden.