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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hannity: Bring me the head of CNN

The price for failure in regicide is one's own head.

Figuratively, that should be the price Jeff Zucker pays for six months of CNN pushing Fake News about a non-existent connection between Russia and President Trump

Sean Hannity agrees with me.

Let not your heart be troubled.

On Thursday, CNN published a one-source story that the Senate Intelligence Committee as well as Treasury were investigating Anthony Scaramucci and others for scheming with those Russian bankers.

Fake News.

CNN retracted the story on Friday, and on Monday fired Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit.

From Brian Stetler of CNN:
The departures of Haris, Lichtblau and Frank are likely to come as a surprise to colleagues, particularly given the reputations of the three men.
Frank worked for USA Today and Newsday for three decades, pursuing investigations and covering the Iraq war as an embedded reporter, before coming to work at CNN.
He was part of an ambitious new investigative unit that was created last winter, bringing together existing teams from within the company and new hires like Lichtblau.
A veteran of The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2006, Lichtblau joined CNN just three months ago.
Haris, who was named the executive editor of CNN Investigates in January, was previously the executive editor of CNNMoney.

After CNN fired -- departed -- the three journalists who put out a CNN hit job on Trump officials (a piece retracted the next day), Hannity tweeted: "Hey CNN when will you fire Zucker? He has destroyed the network with lies and VERY FAKE NEWS."

Zucker is the head of CNN.

He has a personal grudge with Trump going back to when both were at NBC.

A Harvard University study showed that in the first 100 days of Trump's presidency, 93 percent of CNN's reports on the new administration were negative.

The network never gave Trump a chance.

Many of those reports were false.

Fake News.

Russian dossier?

Fake News.

Comey refuting Trump?

Fake News.

This last piece of crud CNN retracted?

Fake News.

During the primaries and the general election, CNN was calm, cool, and collected in its coverage of Trump -- relatively speaking.

Now, since his election. CNN is (figuratively) a mad, rabid dog frothing at the mouth.


Time to dump the Zuck.

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  1. People parallelized from the neck up are referred to as vegetables. Getting rid of them is called herbicide, and herbicides are bad for the environment. Just ask any leftist weenie. When they decide it is time to dump him, a scandal will arise in which he purportedly sexually harasses Anderson Cooper, or some such type, but it won't have a thing to do with fake news bloviations.

  2. Doesn't Libel and Slander fit into this narrative. Can't CNN and/or the reporters be sued. Their intent was to defame

    1. If their legal dept was not telling them precisely that they never would have retracted and, still, they have yet to apologize. But if they do that Atlanta will ignite like it did in the Civil War.

  3. Zucker be killin' the brand. Neticide is ugly. The Board of Directors should make him walk the plank.

  4. And then there's this, at Instapundit:

    UPDATE: Late last night I posted a short item about a CNN producer admitting on hidden camera that the Trump/Russia story was “bullshit” designed to “increase ratings”. It turns out that John Bonifield (the same producer caught on tape) is knee-deep in an ongoing libel lawsuit brought against CNN by a Florida pediatric surgeon who accuses the network of libel and wait for it…wait for it…also airing an ambush video. The court denied CNN’s motion to dismiss the case (the ambush video was not part of the claim) and the parties are apparently waging war about discovery.

    SUPER IRONY BONUS: “The Most Trusted Name in News” sought and obtained a protective order preventing any of the parties from talking to the public about discovery. Because, you know, champions of transparency and the right to know.
    Posted at 9:06 am by Charles Glasser

  5. PDT should have CNN's WH credentials pulled.

    1. That's coming. Bring it on. Zuck won't quit voluntarily.

  6. So "Journalism" is now touted as a business, and success by any means necessary is good business practice? But, President Trump is a business man, and has been wildly successful. All the while lawfully, morally, and ethically correct and proper. Maybe a brash persona, perhaps that suited his business model. At least he wasn't pushing false news and defaming people.
    <>< Linda

  7. So if Journalism is a Business aimed at ratings and pushing narratives (and let's be honest, it is, and we've known that for decades), rather than a good faith check on government power (as intended by the Founders) ... what possible justification is there for First Amendment protection? Uh-oh!

  8. "Time to dump the Zuck"

    What, Don, y'aint got no rhyming dictionary?