CNN Catching Flack for Debate Bias

2020 January 15
by bc3b

CNN’s viewership keeps dropping because it has ceased to be a news network and has become little more than a propaganda channel. It once billed itself as “The Most Trusted Name in News.” At the time of the first Gulf War this may have been true, when CNN distinguished itself with its “on the spot” coverage. According to Pew polling, CNN started losing credibility in the mid-2000s and its credibility (and viewership) has continued to erode. Then Jeff Zucker took control. Zucker isn’t like a cancer … he is a cancer.

Tuesday night Bernie Sanders supporters discovered what Republicans have known for 15+ years – that CNN is totally dishonest and will do whatever it needs to do to push its agenda – in this case, working with the Democratic establishment to torpedo Bernie Sanders.

CNN has long carried water for the DNC. Two of the most famous instances of CNN bias: Candy Crowley moderating the second presidential debate in 2012 and Donna Brazile leaking debate questions to Hillary Clinton before a CNN-hosted Democratic debate in 2016.

The interesting thing appears to be that CNN took a page out of the FNC playbook by alienating its own core viewers. Whenever you switch to CNN these days, its coverage is either about impeachment or other anti-Trump news and commentary. Who watches this? Left-wing nut jobs. Who supports Bernie Sanders? Left-wing nut jobs, like our Project Veritas buddy.

CNN is catching heat from viewers for their questioning of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) at the Democratic debate Tuesday night. Just a day earlier, it was reported that Sanders had told fellow presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma.) in 2018 that a woman could not win the election, something Sanders has vehemently denied. But despite Sanders’s repeated denials, CNN moderator Abby Phillip went ahead with a line of questioning that made it sound as if there was no doubt Sanders had in fact said it.

“Sen. Sanders, CNN reported yesterday that, and Sen. Warren confirmed in a statement, that in 2018 you told her that you did not believe that a woman could win the election,” Phillip said. Then asked, “Why did you say that?” “Well, as a matter of fact, I didn’t say it,” Sanders responded.

Sanders went on to say that he’s been saying for decades that a woman could be president, citing a YouTube video shot in 1988 proving as much. He also mentioned that in 2015 he encouraged Warren to run in the 2016 election, and only ran himself when she declined. But still, Phillip pressed on in the same manner.

“So Sen. Sanders, I do want to be clear here,” Phillip said, “you’re saying that you never told Sen. Warren that a woman could not win the election.” “That is correct,” Sanders replied. Phillip then immediately turned to Warren and asked, “Sen. Warren, what did you think when Sen. Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?”

This garnered groans and laughter from the audience. Viewers at home also took notice and #CNNisTrash quickly started trending on Twitter.

Hat tip: Yahoo “News”

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10 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 January 15 11:28 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The left keeps playing into the Bad Orange Man’s hand.

  2. 2020 January 15 11:30 am
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    bc3b permalink

    From the previous thread:

    JimNorCal –

    “CNN is working with the Democratic Party to stop your buddy Bernie”

    Well, I don’t have money riding on that prediction so I may let CNN slide this time. Because, frankly, I think CNNs influence is so weak and the Dem Party is so chaotic right now that Bernie will win despite their tricks. The Left (organizationally speaking, I concur there are still plenty of Dem voters and foot soldiers) has spun out of control.

    I think even the DNC is concerned that Bernie is too far left and that there are hundreds (tens of thousands) of insane Sanders supporters (like the nut Project Veritas exposed yesterday) that will come out of the woodwork.

    If the insane-left and the far-left are at odds, there will be a drop in activity if their candidate doesn’t win, although they will still vote against the Evil Orange Man.

  3. 2020 January 15 1:03 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  4. 2020 January 15 4:25 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Beck intones he had docs that make it clear why Trump asked the Ukranians for that ‘favor’ — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NSqIooalgs — Possible or its just click bait.

  5. 2020 January 15 8:25 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    The Repubs all respect the flag too. Yet another big difference

  6. 2020 January 16 7:47 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The sad thing is that the media fully realizes Americans don’t trust them (annual Gallup media trust survey) and they don’t care.

  7. 2020 January 16 9:11 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Sanders supporters shocked to find bias at CNN:

    https://spectator.org/sanders-supporters-shocked-to-find-bias-at-cnn/

    Where have they been all these years?

  8. 2020 January 16 9:43 am
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    fight on permalink

  9. 2020 January 16 3:24 pm
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    9 – haha cute. 🙂

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