Just this week, President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the election. The president and his liberal allies have always been vocal in their criticism of Fox News. Typically, the complaints revolve around what they perceive as biased coverage in favor of Republicans.
It’s an interesting narrative, especially considering virtually every other major news outlet did everything they could to slander Donald Trump and destroy his candidacy for the White House. In reality, Democrats’ only criteria for bias is any coverage that doesn’t favor them.
No network is more guilty of obvious bias than CNN, aka “Clinton News Network.”
Followers of CNN’s transition from a news network to the broadcasting wing of the Democratic National Committee won’t be surprised to hear CNN’s latest gaffe. Seems that while the election may be over (at least to rational minds), CNN’s bashing of the man who will be president is not.
Check out the video below, in which a crew member can be heard cracking a “joke” about Donald Trump’s plane crashing, which elicits a long smile from correspondent Suzanne Malveaux just before she goes on air.
While making final preparations to go on air, an off-camera voice could be heard discussing the estimated arrival time of the Trump plane. The president-elect was traveling to give a speech on the recent decision of Carrier Corp., an air conditioning company, to keep about 1,000 jobs in Indiana that it originally planned to send to Mexico. Carrier made the announcement to keep the jobs in the U.S. after discussions with the incoming Trump administration and the state of Indiana agreeing to give United Technologies, of which Carrier is a part, $7 million in tax breaks.
The CNN crew member spoke with correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, who was on camera, and said, “If I do this, it means he has landed.”
“That means his plane has crashed, no I’m kidding,” the crew member said with a laugh.
Negative reaction to the clip caused a notably swift reaction from CNN, who issued an apology and disciplined the producer. Perhaps the quick action by CNN signals at least a slight shift in the network’s public attitude now that Donald Trump is in fact the president-elect. However, this unedited moment shows the cultural attitude toward him that still remains at the network.
Although defenders of the network will claim it is just a joke, it’s not hard to see how those same people would react if a Fox News host joked about President Obama’s plane crashing. For them, bias only goes one way.
[This article was written by Michael Lee]