CNN is in a hell of its own making.
The turmoil and eroding trust in what was once the most trusted name in news wasn’t done TO them. Instead, it is the inevitable result of their own biased advocacy and ham-handed attempts to control the narrative.
Yet, unsurprisingly, the on-air personalities of CNN are actually trying to portray themselves as Victims.
It’s Donald Trump’s fault because he called them an enemy of the people!
It’s the fault of “Anti-Journalism” memes on social media.
Project Veritas is unfairly targeting them and besmirching their sterling reputation.
And there is no better example of this than CNN’s Brian Stelter.
Millions of people are exposed to extreme anti-journalism views daily. Example: memes equating journalists to terrorists. This is harmful.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 28, 2017
The replies to my tweetstorm are FULL of examples of anti-journalism POV. Spreading hate about an entire class of American workers
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 28, 2017
Hate to break it to you, Brian. But the hateful and mean tweets are pretty much common on Twitter.
Compared to Brian Stelter, I’m a nobody. But I’ve been called a racist, a f*cking cunt, a Nazi, a fascist. You wouldn’t believe some of the noxious things people feel free to hurl my way.
And I am far from alone in this.
Have you ever read some of the nasty things directed at Melania Trump?
But you don’t have to be Melania Trump or Brian Stelter to be harassed on Twitter.
Twitter is a cesspool populated by moronic trolls who have made a cottage industry out of spewing hateful, vicious things to people they’ve never met.
But Brian wants us to believe that “journalists” are the only ones subjected to that kind of nastiness.
Meanwhile, you guys on CNN spew vitriol and lies not on Twitter, but live and on the air.
Anderson Cooper referred to Tea Party folks as “teabaggers.” And he didn’t do that on Twitter. He did that on CNN.
Trump supporters are routinely called “extremists” and “white supremacists” by your own network personalities. For more than a year now, you guys have attempted to smear every person who supports our President as Islamophobic, homophobic, racist, and xenophobic. Or, in a word, “Deplorable.”
You are so far away from the moral high ground, you couldn’t reach it with a twenty-foot ladder.
The truth is, in order for these criticisms to be “anti-journalism,” CNN would have to be … you know … journalism.
And it’s not.
So stop whining and playing the Victim, Brian.
CNN got exposed for the biased liars they are.
So now, Brian wants to pretend any criticism is “anti-journalism” and any scrutiny of the press is “harmful.”
Give me a break.
Here’s the bottom line.
The Russia narrative is crumbling. And CNN has been caught red-handed peddling “bullshit” and “a nothing-burger.”
So now they need a new anti-Trump narrative.
And this is it: Donald Trump is fomenting “hate” against “journalists” which threatens the Free Press. And he’s JUST LIKE HITLER!
But here’s the problem for CNN.
Going down this road is going to backfire on them big league.
And here’s why.
CNN’s fundamental problem remains the same.
They are not journalists, but advocates of an agenda.
And these advocates can’t stop making the story about themselves.
Back in February, media critic Michael Wolff had this exchange with Brian Stelter [Hat tip Newsbusters]:
WOLFF: I think it’s, and I mean this with truly no disrespect, but I think you can border on being sort of quite a ridiculous figure. It’s not a good look to repeatedly and self-righteously defend your own self-interest. The media should not be the story. Every week, in this religious sense, you make it the story. We are not the story!
STELTER: You don’t think there’s room for one hour a week on CNN for this?
WOLFF: Listen, I love your show, I just wish you wouldn’t turn to the camera and lecture America about the virtues of the media and everyone trying to attack it. The media will be fine.
Clearly Brian didn’t take Wolff’s words to heart.
What Stelter – and virtually everyone else at CNN – fails to comprehend is the very vocal criticism of their so-called “journalism” isn’t “anti-journalism” at all.
Instead, the American people are sick and tired of being lied to and lectured at by people who advance a specific agenda while pretending they’re unbiased journalists.
This decision to play the victim is a really stupid one.
But hardly surprising.
In today’s culture of Victimhood, I would expect nothing less from Brian Stelter.
CNN’s biased, dishonest advocacy has been exposed. And the truth is, they know it is indefensible.
So what else would they do but pretend to be the victim?
Mark Steyn hit the nail on the head last night on Tucker Carlson’s show.
Americans aren’t “anti-journalism.” In fact, we’re eager to actually have journalism.
What we are is anti-propaganda.
And we’re sick of the lies, the attacks, the self-promotion and flagrant deception.
James O’Keefe is not attacking CNN. He is doing what any good journalist would do: he is uncovering a story that is in the public interest.
And perhaps that’s why CNN doesn’t grasp what O’Keefe is up to.
The truth is, the “journalists” from CNN wouldn’t know “journalism” if it ensnared them in a hidden camera exposé.
But to play the victim of so-called “anti-journalism hate” is not only contemptible; it is proof that CNN hasn’t learned a thing.
The only one besmirching CNN’s reputation is CNN.
I’ll leave you with this excellent video from Paul Joseph Watson.
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