CNN’s wishful thinking and the #WalkAway Movement

When “reporting” becomes wishful thinking, you might as well hang up your hat and go home.

And CNN’s “reporting” on the #WalkAway Movement has definitely become wishful thinking.

Yup. It’s all just a bunch of Russian bots.

Says this CNN writer:

The purpose of this now-astroturf campaign is to manipulate public opinion by creating the illusion that this is a popular movement. In reality, #WalkAway has become pure propaganda, a psychological operation.

Needless to say, this came as a bit of a surprise to #WalkAway founder Brandon Straka.

But it doesn’t actually surprise me – nor most of you, I imagine.

wishful thinking

This CNN piece is wishful thinking.

It’s the journalistic equivalent of shoving your fingers in your ears and saying, “La-la-la! I can’t hear you!!!!”

And the folks at CNN have become the masters of wishful thinking.

It explains their utter shock on election night 2016.

And it explains their grumpy faces when Democrat Golden Boy Jon Ossoff got his oss kicked in the Georgia special election.


But dismissing the #WalkAway movement doesn’t make it any less real.

The funniest part about this hilarious “opinion piece” at CNN was this:

The most recent example of this strategy is the #WalkAway hashtag, which is presented as a grassroots effort by former Democrats who are critical of the party’s alleged intimidation, confrontation and lack of civility and want people to walk away from the party.

“Alleged” intimidation, confrontation and lack of civility?


That’s comedy gold right there.

And the only person this writer cites as being involved in the #WalkAway Movement is Candace Owens.

Odd how he doesn’t mention Brandon Straka at all.

Look at that quote I cited above.

You know what? I’ll just re-quote it here:

The purpose of this now-astroturf campaign is to manipulate public opinion by creating the illusion that this is a popular movement. In reality, #WalkAway has become pure propaganda, a psychological operation.

The purpose of this opinion piece at CNN is to manipulate public opinion by creating the illusion that this popular movement is pure propaganda. La-la-la!!! I can’t hear you! I can’t hear you!!!!

“Astroturf.” Cute.

I don’t know if you recall this. But that’s precisely what Nancy Pelosi and many other Democrats (and CNN) called the Tea Party Movement before the 2010 Midterms.

And how’d that work out for them?

Here’s the bottom line.

CNN’s goal here is twofold.

It is exactly as I mockingly pointed out above: an attempt to manipulate public opinion.

And it is also an attempt to further set up the “Russia interfered again” narrative in case the Blue Wave sputters out like a wet fart.

Trust me.

CNN sees the same polls we do.

Support for the President’s agenda has increased among Hispanic and black voters.

There’s no doubt in my mind that CNN and the Democrat Party are supremely nervous about their so-called “Blue Wave.”

And they’re equally nervous about the growing #WalkAway Movement.

If anything, I think this silly article confirms that.

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6 thoughts on “CNN’s wishful thinking and the #WalkAway Movement

  • July 18, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Ya know sometimes the world makes too much noise so I step back for a bit. Two things I do though is check this blog and two others.

    This story is why.

    My jaw dropped and for numerous reasons. For starters it is a major cable news network running interference for the Democrat party. Next up the disconnect from the population has become surreal and suicidal. And last, the sheer amount of dumb is jaw dropping to me.

  • July 18, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Well, since they’re only reaching a viewing audience less than the Food Network these days, they’ll at least try and convert those saps.
    I guess every little bit helps.

  • July 18, 2018 at 12:06 pm


  • July 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    not to mention they have captive audiences in airport terminals and nursing homes

  • July 18, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I always get a laugh when the Left and the Media (but I repeat myself), mention Astroturfing, since they’re the ones who routinely bus in people to pretend there’s real support for their issue du jour. Not to mention them calling the Tea Party Movement Astroturf when over a million of us showed up on our own dime in DC on 09/12/2009, (, to protest their Healthcare takeover.

  • July 18, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I love that the Democrats created the whole “Russian Collusion” fable …. then they have fallen for their own lies … they see Russia behind everything now. Russia doesn’t have to do anything with such willing accomplices as CN, MSNBC .. etc …..

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