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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fake News complains when people call it CNN

Jeff Zucker, head of CNN, looks like Baghdad Bob

And Zucker sounds like him, too.

At Cannes, Zucker said:
“CNN has been around for 37 years, our trustworthiness today is the same as it was a year ago, before people in high offices started questioning it. We know that through our own brand research. Just because somebody says you are not trustworthy, that doesn’t mean it is so … CNN’s brand equity is built over 37 years doing hard work in very dangerous places … those who rely on CNN trust CNN more than ever.”
LOL, 37 years.

How is Blockbuster doing?

MySpace.

CompuServe.

But can we stop calling CNN Fake News?

Because Fake News is fun. I still like the story about the woman with three breasts.

Sure it was fake, but hey, they looked nice.

CNN, though, yuck. News for the urinal. Literally. Remember that story about Russian hookers peeing on a bed Obama slept in? So bad that calling it Fake News tarnishes that brand.

Then CNN told us Comey would refute Trump, but actually Comey vouched for our commander in chief.

Then came that story that was so bad they had the retracted it last week.

Project Veritas came up with a new name -- and new scandal -- for CNN.

American Pravda.

From Project Veritas:
Project Veritas has released a video of CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN's Russia narrative.
"I mean, it's mostly bullshit right now," Bonifield says. "Like, we don't have any giant proof."
He confirms that the driving factor at CNN is ratings:
"It's a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss... All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you're just like, that's adorable. That's adorable. This is a business."
According to the CNN Producer, business is booming. "Trump is good for business right now," he concluded.
Under Zucker, CNN is Democratic Party talking points on video.

Even before that bombshell, real journalists worried.

From Real Clear Politics:
On the Monday edition of his FOX News show, Tucker Carlson addressed a false story published by CNN that linked Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci to a Russia-controlled investment fund that is being investigated by the Senate. CNN ultimately retracted the story and three employees resigned. 
Carlson also interviewed investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson about the anti-Trump bent in mainstream news. Attkisson spoke about how the media establishment has "exempted" themselves from the normal journalism rules and rules of political behavior because they see Donald Trump as "such a big threat."
"They retracted the story completely and admitted it did not meet CNN's editorial standards and that's saying something," Carlson said.
Trump holds the cards here. AT&T wants to merge with Time-Warner. The Department of Justice likely can force Time-Warner to shed CNN first.

Zucker likely can get enough limo liberal billionaires to buy it. But what if Trump forces Time-Warner to sell CNN to the conservative Sinclair Broadcasting?

My goodness.

CNN might have to go back to *gasp* objective journalism.




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7 comments:

  1. Entering order for more pop-corn - now!

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  2. I prefer the appellation "PravdAmerika." - Elric

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  3. CNN wasn't trustworthy a year ago, nor two years ago, nor three, nor...you see where I'm going.

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  4. Shoot,NPR has been the American Pravda for more than 37 years. CNN is just a sleazy political version of National Enquirer.

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  5. Zucker is nowhere near as cool as Baghdad Bob. He looks more like the head of my Johnson which could explain why so many women have pointed and laughed.

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  6. Triple-breasted woman. Half-assed CNN.

    Nature digs balance, y'see.

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  7. I always wondered where ole Baghdad Bob ended up.

    It's either him or his spiritual doppleganger.

    Mystery solved.

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