Ever since the beginning of the Obama era, CNN has worked very hard to earn a reputation for being extremely biased in their news coverage and more than a little dishonest in how they present the facts, hoping to create a stronger liberal narrative to push forward the progressive movement bit by bit.
When President Trump came along and started calling them out for their shenanigans, the network then made it a personal vendetta to sabotage his administration by any means necessary, a work they have pursued with the joy of reckless abandon ever since he was sworn into office.
More and more folks on the right, especially those with large platforms like Ben Shapiro, have made it a high priority to hold the mainstream media responsible for their lack of journalistic integrity.
Recently, Shapiro appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” hosted by Brian Stelter, where he was asked which network was the most biased when it came to covering gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting. He answered that it was CNN.
It appears Stelter himself agrees with that assessment, having come clean about his own bias and about allowing Parkland student and anti-gun activist David Hogg to lie on the air without challenging him.
via The Daily Wire:
On Monday night, appearing on HLN’s “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered,” Stelter not only confirmed Shapiro’s perspective, but revealed that he himself showed egregious bias of his own on the issue by letting leftist anti-gun activist David Hogg make false claims on Stelter’s show without Stelter challenging him.
As Newsbusters reports, Cupp was querying Stelter about the media’s deliberate bias in favor of teenage kids championing gun control while ignoring other students who don’t share the same view.
The exchange went like this:
Cupp: Brian, we as a business have been giving these kids a lot of coverage. All the networks have in some way or another. And as I was mentioning in the last segment with Connie Mack, gun policy is boring, right, so it doesn’t get a lot of TV coverage. It shouldn’t; it is boring; I understand that. But the policy’s the tough part. Do you think in showing these kids so often, as often as we all do, we’re doing actually them a disservice because the policy is actually what’s going to change this? The passion, I fear, will just sound like noise after a while and people will tune it out.
Stelter: A disservice is a strong word, but when I was interviewing David Hogg only ten days after the massacre, there were a few times I wanted to jump in and say let’s correct that fact.
Cupp: That’s so interesting. Let me stop you. Did you?
Stelter: And at one of the times I did and other times I did not. There’s always that balance, how many times you’re going to interrupt.
Cupp: Yes, it’s a very tricky thing because this is a victim on one hand who is entitled to his own emotional response. But at the same time as news people, when we hear something demonstrably untrue, you want to go in and say that that’s not right.
Stelter: When he called Dana Loesch the NRA CEO, I interrupted and corrected that but there are other times when– I think, all of us can agree, any of these students, any of these parents, we want everybody to be as well informed as we can about the contours of this debate. I think we have to recognize where David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez are coming from. There has been this increase in the lethality of mass shootings in recent years in this country. The so-called top ten list of horrors is very, very ugly and very recent.
So, I can see where these students are coming from, saying this is getting worse. It’s not just that there are 90 something people that day a die from guns, mostly from suicides. It’s that the mass shootings are getting worse. I do think they are trying to raise awareness of that.
Remember those days, oh so long ago, when being a journalist was an honorable profession sought after by people who were far more concerned about telling and preserving the truth, presenting the facts, than pushing an agenda?
Journalistic integrity has gone the way of the dinosaur. The media is more concerned about being an effective propaganda tool in the hands of the liberal masses than they are about providing people with all of the facts so they can make their own informed decisions.
It’s truly a sad state of affairs.