While CNN was seeing strong ratings during the Trump Era, they were also lifting their skirt. CNN showed America and the world their true character: They were/are nothing but political activists with a far-left agenda. They fed their mind-numb, ignorant viewers a steady diet of ‘Trump is a Russian puppet’ for three years. Their minions nodded their heads, and CNN thought that were kicking ass. But in reality, they were absolutely destroying their reputation.
CNN is a joke
The decision to pull the plug on the service after only one month comes after its much-ballyhooed launch and widely publicized disastrous implementation. Subscriptions to the service were paltry which shouldn’t have come as a surprise considering that the ratings for the free version of CNN have been plummeting.
And adding one smarmy guy from Fox News (Chris Wallace), who most loyal CNN viewers wrongly think is a “Republican bad guy,” isn’t going to boost your broken brand. Also, there aren’t enough Fox viewers who “love” Chris Wallace and are willing to follow him to CNN to make a dent in their subscriptions. I’d be shocked if there were 5 of those people on planet earth.
If CNN fires Brian “the Potato” Stelter, we’re gonna have to find a new joke. There won’t be “Tater” to mock anymore!Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you prefer truth in media to easy jokes), news is dribbling out of the network that Mr. Potatohead’s final days at CNN are numbered, with much of that news leaking out on Twitter:
What is curious about this case is that even if Burnett, and many other media figures who have harped on this same point, are right, this is hardly a consequential lie. Indeed, it is more like bragging, a “fish tale,” than lying: “I caught a bigger fish than any you ever caught”. But it is certainly not as consequential as lying about the current humanitarian crisis at our southern border, lying about the COVID facts, lying about nuclear deal with Iran, lying about the 4 Americans murdered in Benghazi
As the saying goes, ‘those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones,’ yet Brian Stelter was residing in the most fragile of glass houses whilst launching cinder blocks. Brian Stelter and his comrades at CNN are some of the least credible “journalists” in the industry, and for Stelter to be pointing fingers at anyone and questioning their trustworthiness makes him a knucklehead.
Perhaps by the “Big Lie” CNN means the lie by the Biden administration that single male illegal immigrants are being turned away at the border that was exposed when bodycam footage acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request “shows federal contractors dropping off migrants at the Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., last summer, with one contractor on the scene saying the Biden administration was ‘betraying the American people.’”
During the Gulf War in 1991, CNN shined like no other news network before. Their access to official military footage, embedded reporters, and around-the-clock coverage of the conflict reset the standard for war reporting, and we all tuned into the network to watch America kick the crap out of Saddam Hussein. It was at this time that CNN’s slogan of “The most trusted name in news” might have been accurate. But not anymore.