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Monday, June 19, 2017

CNN treated Saddam Hussein better it does Trump

If Mark Twain were alive today, he would say there are lies, damned lies, statistics, and worst of all: newspaper stories.

However, roughly 200 million Americans would agree with him (press credibility is at 34% according to Quinnipiac University's poll in March) so we don't really need his guidance.

As the power of the press subsides -- its credibility as wasted as the meth heads in New Mexico -- the press grows more desperate.

CNN blew its mind and last remnants of respectability in a Golden Shower in January when it exclaimed that according to a dossier Russia could blackmail Donald Trump.

At 6:17 PM on January 10, 2017, the network reported, “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him,” under a quadruple byline that included Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein.
"The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Mr. Trump."
They did not have the dossier but somebody somewhere told them they had seen the dossier.

However, this dossier was not intelligence gathering by security officials, but rather political opposition research by Trump’s political opponents. A memo summary of the memos was attached to the end of a lengthy briefing paper handed to Trump in an intelligence briefing.

CNN has kept the madness up. Last week, President Trump canceled his own birthday celebration, and visited Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in the hospital after he was shot by a Democratic Party activist hopped up on Fake News.

Jim "We're Not Fake News, Mister President" Acosta tweeted: "President Trump did not meet with Scalise and did not go in the room where he is being treated."

Acosta swore a White House official told him that.

That was a lie.

No one spoke to him about that. It was a faulty report by the pool reporter.

As Nancy Sinatra asked, "Why do you lie CNN?"

On June 1, Dan Merica and Elizabeth Landers of CNN reported on Thursday:
Trump incorrectly labels Philippines robbery a terror attack
President Donald Trump incorrectly labeled violence in the Philippines on Thursday a "terrorist attack" just minutes before officials said it was the result of a suspected robbery.
The "robber" took nothing and set a fire that killed 37 people.

The Islamic State later took credit for the massacre.

"Why do you lie CNN?"

Then there was the imaginary Ivanka Fund.

CNN reporter Ana Navarro of CNN tweeted on May 21:

There is no Ivanka fund.

The World Bank is setting up a fund for women. The president's daughter has no control over the money, nor will it touch her hand.

"Why do you lie CNN?"

CNN treated Saddam Hussein better.

On April 11, 2003, as U.S. forces took control of Baghdad, Eason Jordan, then the head of CNN, decided to 'fess up to 15 years of dishonesty by CNN.

From the New York Times, by Eason Jordan:
The News We Kept To Ourselves
Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Baghdad to lobby the government to keep CNN's Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders. Each time I visited, I became more distressed by what I saw and heard -- awful things that could not be reported because doing so would have jeopardized the lives of Iraqis, particularly those on our Baghdad staff.
For example, in the mid-1990's one of our Iraqi cameramen was abducted. For weeks he was beaten and subjected to electroshock torture in the basement of a secret police headquarters because he refused to confirm the government's ludicrous suspicion that I was the Central Intelligence Agency's Iraq station chief. CNN had been in Baghdad long enough to know that telling the world about the torture of one of its employees would almost certainly have gotten him killed and put his family and co-workers at grave risk.
That was not a news bureau.

That was bribe to a foreign government for Time-Warner to gave a Fake News bureau, which impressed viewers and advertisers alike.

CNN and Time-Warner did not care about the news. All they cared about was bragging rights "to keep CNN's Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders."

Quid pro quo.

If Trump were a strongman, dictator, tyrant, Hitler, or any of those other over-the-top words and phrases CNN presenters toss about, CNN would be on its knees doing whatever President Trump wanted.

We have a great president who tolerates this Fake News manure. 

He should not have to put up with CNN. I would have kicked them out of the White House on Day One.

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  1. What's Teddy Turner up to these days, I wonder? Probably being fed Gerber's strained pears by a private nurse.

  2. Looks like you left out Ana Navarro's tweet about Ivanka Fund. I always enjoy reading your blog.
    <>< Linda

  3. You must have missed it, Linda; it's there.

    And one more addition to the list of why I distrust CNN.

  4. They would rather make a sweetheart deal with somebody who hates america than treat fairly somebody who loves it.

  5. 34%? Missing a decimal point?