Tapper 5

So I ask you, is it accurate today for the Communist News Network, aka CNN, aka ‘fake news’ headquarters, to still be referred to as being a ‘news’ network?  Isn’t what they have come to provide really little more than propaganda?  And if so, why is it that anyone would continue to view it as a trusted source of accurate information when it comes to any of the truly important issues of the day.  But to be fair CNN is far from being the only source of propaganda today, and if one truly is interested in staying informed they would likely avoid MSNBC as well, and like the proverbial plague.  Because it is neither network has ever been focused on telling the truth.

All of which, I guess, brings me to that venerable purveyor of all the ‘news’ that can said to be ‘fake’, CNN’s Jake Tapper.  You see it was as recently as this past Sunday during a snoozer of an episode of “State of the Union”, of which Jake is the host, that he made the rather bold declaration that he didn’t know anyone – “other than the people in the media on the left” who got anything wrong when reporting on the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.  Talk about being in denial.  Which is typically the case with those involved in the practice of lying to the American people all under the guise of reporting the ‘news.’

Anyway, it was during an interview with acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney that Tapper asked him to explain President Trump’s tweet on Friday that stated, “The problem is no matter what the radical left Democrats get, no matter what we give them, it will never be enough. Just watch. They will harass and complain and resist, the theme of their movement. So maybe we should just take our victory and say, no, we have got a country to run.” And I’m sure he thought he was just being oh so clever when he asked, “When the president says no there in that tweet, is he suggesting that the full Mueller report should not be released?”

Mulvaney responded by saying, “No, take the president at his word that it is — it is time to sort of work on policy. Yes, we need to figure out what went wrong with the Mueller report, why — in all fairness to your network, why the media got it so wrong for so long, but it is time to talk about health care. It is time to talk about trade.” And he said, “It is time to talk about other things, while, at the same time, talking about why it came down the way that it did. It was so thorough and yet so accurate. How did the media get it so wrong?”  Because it was all but a very few who got it all so very wrong, but since it involved President Trump, it didn’t really seem to matter.

Mulvaney went on to say, “I think the president is just venting the same frustration a lot of people had when the Mueller report came out, and it turned out exactly like he said that it would.”  He said, “So, now, as usual, you take the president at his word in his tweets.”  Tapper then responded, “He wants it released, but I’m not sure what you’re saying the media got wrong. The media reported what — the investigation was going on. Other than the people in the media on the left, not on this network, I don’t know anybody who got anything wrong. We didn’t say that there was conspiracy. We said that Mueller was investigating conspiracy.”

Mulvaney said, “That’s fine. If that’s your recollection of history, that’s great. Face it, come on, the media got this wrong, Jake. It’s OK. People get stuff wrong all the time, just not at this level, but it’s done now. The report is there. It’s extraordinarily thorough, as you know. I think they talked to 500 people, issued 2,800 subpoenas, and it completely exonerates the president. There’s no collusion. There’s no obstruction of justice. It’s exactly what the president said it was.”  Tapper asked, “Well, have you read the Mueller report?” And Mulvaney simply said, “No. Neither have you. I have read the Barr summary, which is what everybody else has read.”

And it was Tapper who then asked, “But you’re making statements there that I — you know, I don’t know what the Mueller report says. And I was just asking, are we going to see the Mueller report?”  To which Mulvaney simply “Yes.”  Tapper then went on to say, “There were, in addition to all the interviews you talked about, dozens of indictments, including jail time for people close to the president.”  Ok, so while his statement is factually accurate, what Tapper so very conveniently leaves out entirely is the fact that no one is, or will be doing, any “jail time” for anything that was related to the 2016 Trump campaign, least of all for colluding with the Russians.

The question should really be, “was it anyone from CNN who actually got anything right?”  And despite Tapper’s confidence in those on his network, the answer to that question is a very resounding, NO!  Go to the video, it’s all out there, and then compare it to how things actually turned out.  Tapper and his many compatriots in the ‘fake news’ media complex have essentially been lying to everyone since even before candidate Trump became President Trump. And yet this boob claims there was no one who got anything wrong.  And you know he truly believes that, which is even more worrisome than is his lying every night to an ever-shrinking number of viewers.

So, I go back to my original question, does it really any longer make any sense whatsoever to continue to refer to CNN as an actual ‘news’ network.  Is there anyone anywhere on the entire network who remains worthy of being taken seriously? Personally, I would argue that the answer on both counts is, NO!  Now I suppose there are still those who, because of their own hatred of this president, will tend to migrate toward the network if for no other reason than to hear those who apparently feel the same way about the president as they do.   But those people aren’t looking for news, they’re simply looking for someone to justify the way they feel about this president.

So is it now to be the purpose of such networks, not to provide useful information from those whom we are told possess some level of expertise, but instead to issue slanderous accusations with no basis in fact to back them up. I just don’t see how having people continue to claim this president to be a liar, a racist or any number of other things, actually makes the case that he is, in reality, any of those things.  If there is one thing in this world that I cannot, and will not, tolerate, it’s a liar.  I have no problem with those who put forth valid disagreements with the president, but I will not listen to those who repeat nothing but rumor, innuendo or outright lies.

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