Early this evening, CNN tried to catch Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a heavily compromising position over comments he made at a rally in Colorado. There was only one catch — Trump didn’t say what they thought he said. And, when the network realized the mistake, they tried to stealthily cover it up.
In the online story of the rally, CNN used a headline that stated that the real estate mogul urged his supporters in the state to vote multiple times.
So what did he say? That you can change your vote if you already voted.
“If you go to university center, they’ll give you a new ballot, they’ll void your old ballot. They’ll give you a new ballot, and you can go out and make sure it get’s in. Now in some places, they do that four or five times, but we don’t do that. So by tomorrow, almost everyone will have their new ballots in.”
Ah, CNN. The most busted name in television.
2. From the Daily Wire:
Left-wing CNN’s sister network HLN blurred out the Trump 2016 logo of a man’s t-shirt it interviewed for a human interest segment on Wednesday. The man was being interviewed for his rescuing of a baby left unattended in a hot car.
Steven Eckel was wearing a blue Trump 2016 t-shirt during his initial interview with HLN, which was broadcast live. During a subsequent re-airing of the interview, however, HLN’s production team blurred out his t-shirt logo.
Below are screenshots of the original feed and then blurred re-airing.When The Narrative fails, their heads get weak, and everything is blurry.
3. From the Media Research Center on May 26:
Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360 saw one of the rare instances in which the dominant media have aired audio of Hillary Clinton laughing about successfully helping a child rapist evade justice when she was a young defense attorney in the 1970s. But, even after a full CNN report recalling the "aggressive" lengths Clinton undertook for her client, and her later being caught on audio tape laughing about her success while acknowledging she knew he was guilty, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin came to her defense.
After recalling that impugning the integrity of a rape victim was common practice in the legal profession in the 1970s, the liberal CNN analyst dismissed her laughing by likening it to telling "war stories." Toobin: "As for the laughing, you know, I didn't make out exactly what she was laughing about. It sounded like lawyers talking about war stories, which they do all the time. I just certainly didn't think anything on that tape suggested she was insensitive to women."Everyone was in on the joke except CNN. Maybe they were laughing at Juanita Broaddrick. Paula Jones. Kathleen Willey.
4. From Media Research Center on October 13:
On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of sexual harassment accusations against GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, host Don Lemon at one point cited a dubious fact check by PolitiFact -- which sometimes engages in dodgy analysis at the expense of conservatives in spite of being touted as an unbiased group.
When right-leaning CNN political commentator and Trump supporter Corey Lewandowski brought up the audio recordings of Hillary Clinton as a young attorney laughing about successfully helping a child rapist avoid justice --whom she knew to be guilty -- in part because of mistakes made by the prosecution, Lemon jumped in to cite PolitiFact as he claimed that the accusation "has been rated completely false," and at one point even seemed to suggest that the audiotape proving Clinton laughed was "doctored."So CNN now says it doctored the audio?
5. From CNN on August 2:
Donald Trump tweeted a picture of himself eating Kentucky Fried Chicken with a knife and a fork Monday, and his decision to use silverware prompted jokes and mocking from Twitter users.
The Republican presidential nominee was criticized for not using his hands and made fun of for eating what is considered to be a common everyman meal on his private jet.Fox News got scooped.
6. From the Hill on August 22:
CNN headline makes blacks and felons synonymousThe headline read: "Trump wants GOP to court black voters — then slams voting rights for felons."
Better stick to covering his choice of silverware, CNN.
7. From Reuters on August 10:
Official: No formal Secret Service discussions with Trump camp on remarkFrom CNN on August 11:
A US Secret Service official confirms to CNN that the USSS has spoken to the Trump campaign regarding his Second Amendment comments.CNN did not provide any name of any official. I guess "Voice N. R. Head" does not like to hear his name on the air.
8. Nancy Sinatra called CNN out on its Fake News on Inauguration Day.
As I said at the time, Miss Sinatra is a liberal, as was her father.Remember this? pic.twitter.com/qIyn7CytO1— DeplorableDonSurber (@donsurber) March 12, 2017
9. From the Daily Informer on August 29:
CNN EDITS Trump Tweet Before Using On-AirThe tweet called her Crooked Hillary. The network took out "crooked." Maybe it is the Crooked News Network.
10. CNN busted Trump for calling a bombing in New York City a bombing before it became officially known as a bombing. Then CNN discovered Hillary did the same thing.
CNN's coverage of Hillary was so devout that it may have helped her win 10 states.CNN edits out Clinton referring to NY explosion as 'bombing' https://t.co/wpS5bLpBeR pic.twitter.com/GPig53GTFW— The Hill (@thehill) September 19, 2016
She still lost 30 states to 20.
11. From Info Wars on November 10:
After news of Donald Trump’s election victory, CNN interviewed dismayed Hillary supporters in Chicago upset by the outcome.
One man tells the CNN reporter he “wanted Hillary to win more than anybody” and claimed Clinton should “sue the United States of America.”
At one point he passionately states, “I believe in you Hillary. I’ve been to Rwanda. I’ve been to your hospital in Rwanda. I’ve seen all the good you’ve done.”
CNN host Don Lemon finally spills the beans when he admits the man being interviewed had once joined him for a trip to Africa.
“Yeah, Ryan you know I used to live there and I know that guy. That’s John Grkovic. He actually went to Africa with me as a cameraman,” Lemon says.Pretty bad when Info Wars calls you out like that.
12. From the Daily Caller:
CNN falsely quoted Republican nominee Donald Trump during Monday evening’s broadcast.
“But Israel has done an unbelievable job and they’ll profile. They profile. They see somebody that’s suspicious, they will profile. They will take that person in,” Trump said on Fox News Monday.
CNN ran the quote under the header, “Trump says ‘racial profiling’ will stop terror,” but Trump never said the word “racial” in relation to profiling.
Trump later spoke to Bill O’Reilly on the topic, and didn’t use “racial” during that conversation either. Trump didn’t elaborate about what criteria investigators should use when they profile a potential terrorist.Well, what do you expect for a network based that thinks only black people are felons?
13. From News Busters on August 22:
After being caught on Monday August 15 selectively editing video from the Milwaukee riots, by MRC’s Kristine Marsh, CNN was at it again a full week to the day later. This time they deceptively edited Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway speaking on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. In CNN Correspondent Jessica Schneider’s report on The Lead she claimed Conway promised Donald Trump would refrain from personal attacks, even though she said no such thing.And after making up the promise, Schneider said, "But first thing Monday Trump went back on the personal twitter attack against the host of MSNBC's Morning Joe."
So he broke a promise he never made.
14. From Heavy on October 10:
CNN appears to have accidentally cut to an interview with an Ohio “focus group” too early as CNN anchor Pamela Brown prompts the interviewee to quote Hillary Clinton after last night’s debate.
The video was uploaded to YouTube shortly after the debate and shows Brown with a group of undecided Ohio voters. When the camera cuts to Brown, her mic is already on and she can be heard coaching a woman in the front row.
“…That America already is great, but we are great because we are good,” Brown says, quoting Hillary Clinton.
Moments later, Brown asks the same woman what anti-Trump argument Clinton gave that stuck with her the most. The woman answers with a nearly identical statement to what Brown could be heard coaching her before.The excuse from CNN was delicious: “The focus group was not able to hear or see the post-debate segment. Brown described the segment in real time so they would know what was being discussed. It’s absurd to think she was coaching the focus group in anyway.”
Not as absurd as having people in a focus group react to something they were unable to hear or see.
15. Finally, there is this:
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