CNN is being super stubborn right now and they might be all out of any journalistic credibility whatsoever. When a guy like Donald Trump comes out of nowhere and says you’re fake news, then maybe he’s right, but maybe he’s wrong. Then over time, you start to see things in a different light and catch little odd mistakes or obvious lies because you’re paying attention more, and sometimes you just notice something that’s completely a fake news scam. If there’s any credibility left at CNN, then maybe it’s in the nature department or perhaps odd news – but there seems to be a dwindling amount integrity and honesty left in their political division and it just got worse.
CNN is dealing with two nonsense incidents this week and people are giving up on them entirely. Jeffrey Toobin was on CNN and stated that Antifa is perceived as African American, even though the members of Antifa are proven to be mostly white. Call it whatever you want, but when someone says that on CNN while the network is dealing with a large group of people calling them fake news, then maybe that’s not the smartest thing to refer to Antifa as.
Next CNN is caught up in a scandalous fake news incident with Lanny Davis claiming he was the source for a story, then allegedly changing the story, then CNN reports it anyway and acts like nothing got totally messed up there. They could’ve saved themselves the embarrassment and cleared everything up, but doesn’t seem like that happened and instead they likely doubled-down on it, even though so many people called it out. Long story short, Lanny told Buzzfeed one thing, Anderson Cooper another, everyone’s confused and they’re caught in “bombshell” lie.
That’s two things going on in one week that look absolutely terrible for CNN and any hope of being looked at with respectful eyes. It’s like CNN turned into a sidewalk dealer of blog posts and stupidity, but they’re all out of blog posts and rolling with the stupidity this week. That’s just my perception, of course, not to be confused or mistaken as a fact by any of those fact checkers.
To make matters worse, President Donald Trump has personally called out CNN for the lies.
CNN is being torn apart from within based on their being caught in a major lie and refusing to admit the mistake. Sloppy @carlbernstein, a man who lives in the past and thinks like a degenerate fool, making up story after story, is being laughed at all over the country! Fake News
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
Trump said: “CNN is being torn apart from within based on their being caught in a major lie and refusing to admit the mistake. Sloppy @carlbernstein, a man who lives in the past and thinks like a degenerate fool, making up story after story, is being laughed at all over the country! Fake News”
CNN did the worst thing they could possibly do. They responded. Even worse, their response is being viewed as a major lie considering the nonsense they’re dealing with this week that all revolves around lies.
Make no mistake, Mr. President, CNN does not lie. We report the news. And we report when people in power tell lies. CNN stands by our reporting and our reporters. There may be many fools in this story but @carlbernstein is not one of them.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) August 29, 2018
CNN state: “Make no mistake, Mr. President, CNN does not lie. We report the news. And we report when people in power tell lies. CNN stands by our reporting and our reporters. There may be many fools in this story but @carlbernstein is not one of them.”
This is the part where we throw our heads back and laugh!
WHAT WAS CNN THINKING BY POSTING THAT!!!???
If you thought that was funny, then you’ll enjoy these classic replies that could one day be considered Internet gold. You can’t buy anything with these golden nuggets, but the laughter is priceless.
.@CNN, you just lied again by saying you don’t lie. You said Lanny Davis declined to comment when he was in fact a source. Are you kidding me with this BS. Do you have any journalistic credibility at all? I mean seriously??? You’re a joke!!! https://t.co/LKNbxY4DGL
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 30, 2018
— Christopher Wurstner (@CWurstner) August 30, 2018
"CNN does not lie" pic.twitter.com/VohHwNXliG
— Rob (@Robfranklin112) August 30, 2018
This is a joke right?!? pic.twitter.com/phICloWfle
— Ann ☃️ (@annlanncan) August 30, 2018
CNN. Did you seriously just write that. A prime example of why nobody takes CNN or many media outlets serious anymore.
— Tim (@PenningtonTim) August 30, 2018
— Average Bri (@AverageBri) August 30, 2018
— Tim Hyland (@TimHyland1267) August 30, 2018
Lol. I’m so old I remember when cnn actually reported news and was credible
— 🇺🇸❌martyjohnson❌🇺🇸 (@martyjohnsonjr) August 30, 2018
I think you're actually right. You report the news you make up. So technically, you're correct. The problem is what you report as news is so far from the truth it's shameful. P.S. Your ratings pretty much prove my point.
— Lori Latimer (@lorilatimer) August 30, 2018
— 🇺🇸 Jamie Campbell 🇺🇸 (@JamieRippa) August 30, 2018