Liberal media outlets like CNN have tried for years to convince the viewing public they are a legitimate journalistic force out for truth and justice — but the majority of Americans know that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
CNN — nicknamed the “Clinton News Network” for it’s stellar “objective” reporting during the election and beyond — clearly leans to the left. Now, their disregard for the right has carried over into their coverage of the Trump administration.
Their dislike for the president — and his people — is evident in their reporting, and now CNN’s chief, Jeff Zucker, is actually admitting that the adversarial relationship with the White House has been a “morale booster.”
Breitbart is reporting:
CNN is viewing its antagonism toward President Donald J. Trump as a “badge of honor” — and according to CNN president Jeff Zucker the network’s daily aggression aimed at Trump is “boosting” employee morale.
President Trump renewed his assault on the veracity of the “fake media” by jousting with CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta at a Thursday press conference. During the back and forth, Trump joked that he was downgrading CNN from merely “fake news,” to “very fake news.” He also poked at the network over its ratings.
Only five months ago, CNN’s ratings were so bad that it slipped into third place — even behind little-watched MSNBC. And just this week Medialife Magazine reported that Fox News took all the top spots in the most viewed cable news programs. The magazine also reported that Fox and MSNBC came in first and second respectively, with CNN showing in at third place.
Despite the slide in ratings and Trump’s characterization of the network as “fake news,” CNN President Jeff Zucker seems proud of his status.
“They wear those insults as a badge of honor, because it means they are doing their jobs,” Zucker said of his employees, according to Politico. “I would say that morale is incredibly high…They are not being intimidated, they are not backing down, they know they have my full support and it is a very exciting time, frankly, to be a journalist at CNN.”
Zucker went on to add that, if anything, his employees are working overtime. “If there is any issue, it is because they are exhausted. The pace has been nonstop, and it has not let up,” he said.
The CNN chief did say he was “concerned” at first that the president’s attacks coming “on a daily basis” might hurt the network. But he claimed that there hadn’t been any harm done. He pointed to a recent study to make his case.
The whole purpose of a free press — as protected under the Constitution — is to ensure the citizens of our great nation are provided all of the information needed to make informed decisions every day, including those related to politics.
This information is supposed to help them play an active role in governing their own country by choosing moral, upright leaders who have the best interest of the country at heart.
When the overwhelming majority of the media is so obviously slanted, it compromises that mission.
The left-wing media has been coddled for eight years, and now the American people are sick of them. Trump is taking the dishonest media to the woodshed, and outlets like CNN are doing whatever it takes to save face.
Here’s a thought: if you really want to save face, try telling the truth.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]