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October 25, 2017

Actually, #FakeNews CNN Has Claimed a Banana Was an Apple an Awful Lot

First, this simple but effective and funny parody from the Daily Caller:


Next, David Harsanyi counts down ten claimed apples of actual CNN #FakeNews that turned out to be bananas-- after briefly recapping some of CNN's outrageously-biased-but-not-factually-false lowlights.

Here are some of the bananas CNN insisted were apples:

We’re talking about CNN host Chris Cuomo, who, in addition to his hopeless bias, regularly offers factually impaired assertions on every media platform available to him. During the presidential race, Cuomo argued that while it was "illegal" for citizens to look at WikiLeaks emails, the media was afforded special protection with illegally obtained documents. "It's different for the media,” Cuomo explained, "So everything you learn about this, you're learning from us."

You might also remember that after an anti-Islamist was shot in Texas a few years ago, Cuomo, who has a law degree, did a bit of victim-blaming by arguing that "Hate speech is excluded from protection" under the First Amendment. Instead of admitting that his aversion to speech critical of Islam had led him to say something untrue, Cuomo attempted to walk it back by offering examples that had absolutely nothing to do with his initial comment.

We’re talking about Sally Kohn and her cohosts, who raise their hands in the air in a nod to the "hands up, don't shoot" slogan. Political commentators are free to engage in political theater, of course, but if we call out Sean Hannity or Rachel Maddow when they perpetuate political myths, why not CNN, which fashions itself somewhere in the middle of Fox and MSNBC? CNN didn’t instruct its talent to stick to facts, it pushed the video out on its social media channels. Yet nothing in the Michael Brown case, not the ballistic or the DNA evidence or the witness statements, backs up the contention that Brown was shot with his hands up. Apples are not bananas no matter how many times you scream.

And then he gets to CNN's Gun Control Problem -- that is to say, that they cannot control their ignorance when the topic of guns comes up.

CNN Changes an Apple Into a Banana, Without Issuing Correction or Retraction:



From "conspiracy theories" to "acknowledged facts" in just a few days.


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