One of their bigwigs once had a ‘pinned tweet’ claiming not to be fake news. He’s not going to be happy.
The fake news awards couldn’t have gone to a more (un)worthy candidate. How could you possibly have a fake news award without citing his network’s impressive body of work?
Jim Acosta’s CNN won four out of the top ten awards, although top honor went to the Times (A former newspaper).
#1 was this embarrassing story. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.
But Acosta’s CNN cleaned up on the awards with the following:
Failing to do basic fact-checking resulting accusing the President’s son-in-law of criminality:
Award #3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks
What Don Trump Jr was talking about wasn’t super-secret conspiracy stuff at all! It was in the public domain, you dumbasses!
Award #6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding
Doctoring the tape to tell a fake story. In another classic non-troversy, they wanted to make Trump appear as though he was boorish and arrogant. They were hoping he would embarrass us on the world stage. When he didn’t, they INVENTED a way for him to embarrass us. Just like the press has done with which shoes Melania is wearing to visit flood victims, what dress Ivanka is wearing, or how the President shakes hands.
In today’s world, however, the press doesn’t have an information monopoly anymore, and the internet was able to put out the undoctored footage which showed — in that same shot — that Trump just followed the PM’s example.
Award #7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”
That one resulted in 3 CNN employees being shown the door
And Award #9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.
Acosta is out there bleating about how unfair it is to be called out as fake news. As though all these errors were honest mistakes. But answer me this:
Is there a pattern to the errors that can indicate intent?
If you were honest and dispassionately relating facts to the public, wouldn’t there be something like a 50-50 chance that the story would help or hurt one political party? Shouldn’t it more or less all ‘come out in the wash’ as they say? Then please explain why each and every one of these mistakes happened to overzealously hammer Trump and his administration for wrongdoing that never happened? Like the MLK bust? Or the economy?
And worse yet — they have been caught deliberately falsifying the story — like the doctored Koi pond footage.
Remember when they all piled on Rush Limbaugh for saying that he hoped Obama fell short of his plan to ‘fundamentally transform America’? How DARE you want him to fail! That’s unpatriotic, they said. But now, the so-called news REPORTERS are even doctoring evidence to mislead the public. Why? Because some 90% or more in the press happen to be from the same party. They aren’t reporters, but activists.
And yet they were outraged when internet ‘sh*tposters’ on the Right mocked them with rude memes with CNN getting thrown around like a rag doll.
Which is exactly the thing that makes people like Acosta qualify for that title of ‘Fake News’. CNN — the most busted name in news.