Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, CNN has shown an inability to shy away from framing the pandemic through the lens of attacking President Trump. Another tic has been their continued refusal to describe frequent guest Dr. Leana Wen as a former president of Planned Parenthood. Since our first post about Wen on March 16, the Media Research Center kept tabs on Wen’s appearances and calculated her total airtime from March 2-April 2 as 150 minutes and 27 seconds across 44 appearances as a guest or soundbite.
It’s one of the most blatantly biased things a media outlet can do: openly endorse a candidate running for office. But during CNN’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered Saturday evening, Cupp and chief media correspondent Brian Stelter lauded The New York Times for making a televised spectacle out of their Democratic endorsement announcement happening soon. They would admit the Times had an editorial board that leaned far-left and would endorse “anyone but Donald Trump.”
According to Cincinnati, Ohio-area Fox affiliate WXIX-19, CNN reached a settlement Tuesday with Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann for an undisclosed amount in federal court. The news brings to an end a dispute nearly a year after CNN decided to falsely tar and feather Sandmann and his fellow students as racist rascals following a January 18, 2019 confrontation with the less-than-truthful Native American activist Nathan Phillips on the National Mall.
Sunday’s Reliable Sources featured a ten-minute segment painting Republicans and President Trump as liars and trashing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It did not take long for members of the panel to begin comparing Trump’s America to the Soviet Union and the Third Reich.
“Ignorance is strength.” That’s one of the three infamous “slogans of the Party” featured in George Orwell’s novel 1984, in which Big Brother edits the news to manipulate the populace. Well, it was that kind of authoritarian action CNN shills S.E. Cupp and Brian Stelter were celebrating, during Saturday’s edition of Unfiltered, when it came to social media giants Facebook and YouTube scrubbing the name of the alleged whistleblower responsible for impeachment.
Just a day after CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin shamed Democrats for using lynching metaphors in politics, CNN commentator Keith Boykin leapt right back into the sleaze on The Lead with Jake Tapper on Thursday, comparing Republicans surging into a House impeachment hearing to a Ku Klux Klan lynching party. “This looked like a Klan group assembled outside a jail trying to get the sheriff to let them in so they could deliver justice to somebody who was inside."
CNN host S.E. Cupp used to be a conservative voice of reason on a network filled with gun control leftists who could barely tell the difference between a handgun and a water gun. But the corrupting influence of CNN was potent and during her Saturday edition of Unfiltered, Cupp demanded that America (or, the “United States of Hate” as she dubbed it) throw out reason and the Constitution in favor of emotion and hysterics.
The panel on Reliable Sources Sunday included the typical criticism of President Trump that one would associate with CNN programming. However, one of the panelists, perhaps unintentionally, admitted an unspeakable truth that a “pipeline” exists between “progressive ideas and mainstream journalists.”
CNN boss Jeff Zucker sent out his liberal media dung-shovelers over the weekend to try to clean up the mess they made by buying into the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory. During Saturday’s Unfiltered, host S.E. Cupp and media correspondent Brian Stelter took to bashing Fox News for boasting about their proper neutral stance for the last two years. At one point, Cupp equated Fox News to a date rape drug and suggested they were knocking people out cover-up the story.
With the Democratic primary field becoming more crowded by the week, the left has inevitably started to eat their own as wild and head-scratching stories about the candidates began to fly every which way. During Saturday’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered, the show’s namesake (who’s supposed to be a conservative) was in a tizzy because the left was causing some real damage to itself and was essentially helping to reelect President Trump.
The liberal media got burned by Jussie Smollett’s apparent hate crime hoax because they wanted to believe the cartoonish image they concocted for Trump supporters and conservatives. The media ate it hook line and sinker and ran with it without the facts. But on Saturday, CNN media reporter and host of the so-call “Reliable Sources” program, Brian Stelter tied to distance the media from their shame.
During Saturday’s edition of S.E. Cupp Unfiltered, the eponymous host gloated about President Trump’s decision to “cave” to the Democrats as she opened her show. She later had some unusual analysis when it came to the border wall, arguing that a handful of President Trump’s supporters have a “sexual fetish” for a wall on the southern border with Mexico.