If there’s one thing the last few years have made crystal clear, it’s that CNN has become a fake news network. During the 2016 election, the coverage was so one-sided that the network was often dubbed the “Clinton News Network.” It was obvious CNN had become nothing more than the propaganda wing of the DNC, leaving many to doubt if the channel would ever be trustworthy again.
Sadly, despite the election season’s end, things haven’t changed. In fact, it may have even gotten worse. After Donald Trump won the election, CNN accelerated their negative coverage of the new president. It’s gotten so bad, that one recent study revealed that 93% of CNN’s coverage of President Trump has been negative. Clearly, real journalism is dead at CNN.
At this point, CNN will do anything it takes to mislead their viewers. In the most recent example, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange caught CNN in yet another lie. Thankfully, he called them out for the falsehood on Twitter, even taking a screenshot of his conversation with CNN:
The network reached out to Assange to see if he would accept Fox News host Sean Hannity’s invitation to guest host his show. Assange replied that there were some logistics to work out, clearing up the matter by tweeting:
However, when CNN ran a story about the exchange, they twisted the words around to fit their narrative:
It may seem like a tiny difference, but the specific wording is important. As one of the leading networks pushing the “election meddling” conspiracy, CNN tweaked the wording to fit their slant. Saying that he’s not allowed to “meddle” in the politics of other countries supports the notion that Wikileaks worked with Russia to meddle in the American election. In reality, Assange said he is not allowed to talk about politics at all.
The exchange is just the most recent example in a long list of journalistic malpractice by CNN. The network is so consumed by pushing an agenda, they even tweak quotes to make them support the story they’re trying to tell.
This time, the network was called out by the man being misquoted himself. It just goes to show that when Donald Trump called out CNN for being “fake news,” he was 100% correct.
[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]