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Who Made this Montage: CNN or DNC?

Who Made this Montage: CNN or DNC?

CNN’s hit parade of horribles for the Trump admin

CNN’s 7 a.m. ET hour today began with a news montage. Have a look, and see if you don’t agree that the hit parade of horribles for the Trump administration could just about as easily have been put together by the DNC as by CNN. Here’s what was included:

  • McCain calls out Trump to provide evidence of wiretapping.
  • Dem Rep. Adam Schiff saying there’d be an open hearing; an unidentified voice saying “we’re going to ask, is there any truth to this.”
  • Kellyanne saying “the president has asked for the investigation into surveillance to be included.”

  • Voice: “former campaign adviser Roger Stone admits to a private Twitter exchange between him and Guccifer 2.0”
  • Unidentified voice: “this is undercutting the Trump agenda.”
  • Bernie rails against Obamacare reform, claiming 10-15 million people will lose coverage.
  • Clip of Paul Ryan saying: “I can’t answer that question.”
  • Rand Paul saying of Paul Ryan “his way or the highway.”
  • Ryan saying “you get it if you want it. That’s freedom.” The image is of a crowded waiting room.
  • Voice of Chris Cuomo: “legal challenges to President Trump’s travel ban, mounting.”
  • Unidentified Trump opponent: “our biggest objection to the new executive order is it’s still like the first.”

In virtually any given week during the Obama administration, CNN could have put a similarly negative pastiche. Anyone remember the network doing it?


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There was a time when CNN attempted to portray itself as some kind of “neutral” outfit, somewhere in between FOX and MSNBC. Over the last few months, however, it is amazing how angry and bitter they have become – and it’s not so much that they are going leftist, it is more like everyone at every level of that outfit is deeply and personally butthurt at the idea of Donald Trump being President. The last 50 days, especially, their coverage has become little more than a 24/7 political operation designed to denigrate and deligitimize the President, personally.

Still, I strongly suspect the effort is backfiring, just like it did for Hillary. More and more people are just tuning that kind of constant negativity out, and things such as the montage referenced are only seen by the hard core left-wing faithful.

CNN does nothing any more but preach to the Never Trump choir, and that choir is shrinking.

    casualobserver in reply to Tom Servo. | March 13, 2017 at 10:14 am

    They aren’t tuning negative coverage out. Even though FNC is still the king in viewership, MSNBC is having some of their best ratings periods this year, too. CNN is a distant 3rd. So the difference seems to be more about honesty and perhaps integrity. Now, I’m not saying the personalities and the coverage at MSNBC fit my definition of high integrity. But to those who are looking for their anti-Trump news, I’m guessing they see MSNBC as the “trusted source” for anti-GOP news with a long history.

    CNN by contrast has been all over the map. And I wonder if their latest decision to go all in on a public feud with Trump is a deliberate but failing attempt at viewership mostly. People are flocking more to their competitor.

      Tom Servo in reply to casualobserver. | March 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      The few times that I glance at MSNBC, no matter who I turn on seems to be leading the “ALL DA WHITE PEOPLES BE RASCIST!!!” cheer.

      I don’t doubt their viewership is up, but just because they’ve locked down the paranoic SJW snowflake part of the market. Their fans don’t go their for “news”, what a quaint idea. They go their for Self-Affirmation and a the daily balm that soothes their dirty little souls.

    ss396 in reply to Tom Servo. | March 15, 2017 at 12:24 am

    CNN has always tried to present itself as an even-handed news organization. Not at all successfully, though, as the tag “Clinton News Network” goes back to the 1990s.

poor things are so upset that the present administration offers no incense at the “altar” to the goddess of fake news

CNN is a wholly owned subsidiary of the DNC. DNC is bought and paid for by Soros and his ilk.

    Mark Finkelstein in reply to Romey. | March 13, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Bonus points for “ilk.” 🙂

    casualobserver in reply to Romey. | March 13, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I’m not a news junky by far. A lot of what I see are clips and snippets from sites like this and especially Newsbusters. But it seems to me that you can hardly name a news outlet or a news division within a broadcast entity, much less other media outlets (like newspapers), that isn’t very sympathetic to every utterance and position from the DNC. Who knows where Soros money flows, however. The tentacles run deep. I doubt some mega-media conglomerates like ABC/Disney need any of his money, but they are still on the side of most of his causes.

    The evidence to me is not so much the way the media favored Hillary so much. But in the last year, they circled the wagons and were offering defense for nearly every misstep by the DNC. What little I saw about the Brazille debacle (giving out questions) seemed to be in her defense. Media protecting media, as long as the ideology is correct.

An article quoted on InstaPundit had this little gem in it about an interdepartmental review of the ISIS plan.

“… an adviser to the Trump team told U.S. News, one of many who are familiar with the Islamic State group plan and spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to publicly discuss it.” The original article is in US News.

It seems that the wording for attributions has changed a bit in the Trump era. First, it is “an advisor to the Trump team”, implying that it is his team that is leaking and not someone who could be a holdover from the Obama years.

And then there is this bit – “one of many who are familiar”, implying that finding the leak will be hard.

The potential impact of these types of statements is to encourage the left that there is dissent in the Trump group or there people are still creating chaos in the Administration. And, this can increase any mistrust within the Trump Administration about leakers and divert some people away from their tasks.

    Valerie in reply to Liz. | March 13, 2017 at 11:04 am

    “one of many who are familiar”

    That language suggests the Obama decision to turn classified information loose to the entire Federal intelligence community.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Valerie. | March 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      But no one in their right mind is believing them.

      Besides the good book tells us to have nothing to do with
      “FAMILIAR” spirits…….

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