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Friday, June 02, 2017

CNN incorrectly "corrects" President Trump


Dan Merica and Elizabeth Landers of CNN reported on Thursday:
Trump incorrectly labels Philippines robbery a terror attack
That was then. This is now:
ISIS claimed responsibility late Friday. A statement from the ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency said "Islamic State fighters" carried out the attack.
The question is whether you consider the murder of 37 people a simple act of robbery.

The man CNN inferred was a robber set fire to a casino, trapping and killing 37 people inside.

From CNN then:
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.
Trump, before announcing the United States was leaving the Paris climate agreement, opened the event by saying "our thoughts and our prayers" are with those affected by the "terrorist attack in Manila."
"We are closely monitoring the situation and I will continue to give updates, anything happens, during this period of time," he said. "But is really pretty sad what is going on throughout the world with terror. Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of those affected."
But officials on the ground in the Philippines said the opposite.
Shortly after Trump's comment, Philippines national police chief General Dela Rosa said the shooting incident at a Manila resort was an attempt by a lone thief to rob gamblers rather than a terrorist attack.
Notice, CNN did not mention any deaths in the terrorist attack in its 10-paragraph, 267-word missive. If CNN mentioned 37 people killed, then it would not have been a simple robbery.

To Jeff Zucker, president of CNN, people murdered in the Philippines are merely "those affected."

CNN now:
Casino staff, guests among 37 killed at Resorts World Manila
Survivors smashed through windows to flee as dozens perished trapped by fire in a casino in Manila.
A heavily armed man walked into the Resorts World Manila early Friday in the Philippine capital, shooting gambling machines and setting fires that resulted in the deaths of 37 people.
Police insisted the attack was not related to terrorism despite ongoing conflict with ISIS-linked forces in the country's south.
But ISIS claimed responsibility late Friday. A statement from the ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency said "Islamic State fighters" carried out the attack.
This was not the only time CNN distorted a terrorist attack in a feeble attempt to discredit President Trump.

On September 18, CNN tried to discredit Trump by reporting:
Trump says 'bomb went off in New York'
Donald Trump on Saturday night quickly described early reports of an explosion in New York by telling his supporters here that a "bomb went off" in that city.
Trump made the statement before local officials had publicly confirmed details of the incident or what caused the explosion. Typically, national political figures use caution when describing unfolding situations and law enforcement actions.
"Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what's going on," Trump said at a campaign rally here.
Um, he was right.

What's the point of the story?

But wait.

There's more!

From the Hill:
CNN edits out Clinton reference to NY explosion as 'bombing'
CNN edited out the opening sentence of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's statement during breaking news coverage of an explosion in New York City that injured 29 people.
Clinton was on board her campaign plane Saturday night when she addressed the press following the explosion in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.
The sentence CNN excised was: "I’ve been briefed about bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the attacks in Minnesota."

Both candidates were briefed on the bombing, and both called it a bombing before police did.

Big whoop. The real story is that, hey, someone exploded a bomb in New York City.

Hello?

Trust CNN like you would trust Bill Clinton with your daughter.




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8 comments:

  1. Honestly, CNN supply enough material for a whole regular segment of their own.

    "Don's Cluestick", perhaps. Apply liberally.

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  2. Remember during one of the debates in 2012 Candy Crowley "corrected" Mittens Romneycare? Unfortunately for Mittens he didn't fight back because Crowley was wrong. When told that the next day she said she would have still done it. This is CNN.

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    1. Another libertarian lie.

      Romney called her on it, but she claimed to have a transcript in front of her.

      Later she bragged she had no such thing and Romney had been right.

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  3. CNN: Wrong Again. And again, and again, and again, and, well, you know.

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  4. Trust CNN like you would trust Bill Clinton with your 12 year-old daughter on a Lolita Express flight.

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  5. The Commie News Net would rather die than admit the Moslems murder indiscriminately.

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  6. "Typically, national political figures use caution when describing unfolding situations and law enforcement actions." -except when Obama commented on any possible racial incident he could incite and distort to rally his justice warriors.

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  7. There is some confusion about this because he only shot to intimidate and to defend himself. But iSis claimed responsibility.
    I think his instructions were to start a fire because it would cause maximum damage and he concentrated on this. That gave the impression of some other motivation. But there was none.

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