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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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I think we all know, or at least we should if we’ve been paying attention, how it is that President Trump feels about CNN, the network known to many of us as the ‘Crappy News Network’.  And recognizing the network as we all do, as being one of the primary purveyors of ‘fake news, the president’s opinion of both the network and those currently employed by it, should come as no surprise.  But a couple of the president’s more recent Tweets concerning his rather low opinion of the network apparently struck a nerve among some of those who work there.

Because it was during Monday’s episode of CNN’s “The Lead” that host Jake Tapper criticized President Donald Trump for his recent tweets about Jake’s network.  You see, it was over that last few days that the president had Tweeted, “Fox News is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!”  Jake apparently disagreed with that portrayal.

And then what seems to have nudged Jake a little closer to the edge was when, just a few days later, the president Tweeted, “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!”  Personally, I tend to agree with the president’s assessment of things when it comes to those who seem to take such great pleasure in spreading what they know is bogus information.

And as expected, Jake seemed to take exception to the president’s tweets saying, “That is false. The amazing journalists at CNN International bring the truth to the world. They’re carrying out important, rare and often dangerous work. They have been for decades.”  Now while I mean to offense to Jake, there are few, if any, who work for this supposed ‘news’ network who can be accurately identified as being bona fide journalists.  And sadly it’s nearly to a person that there is very little interest in presenting anything that is not ‘fake news.’

And it was after going on to detail developments regarding Michael Flynn that Jake continued his rant by saying, “Now, that I’m I am sharing these facts with you, facts the president does not care for might explain why he seeks to discredit CNN and all media organizations who report on him without fear or favor, “The Washington Post,” “the New York Times.” The president does not care for us reporting these facts and seems that he does not want you to believe these facts.”  Let’s be real, if there are two things that do not go together, it’s CNN and ‘facts.’

Anyway, it was then that the Jakester went on to say, “The president said he wanted to give an award based on which network is the most, quote, dishonest, corrupt, and/or distorted, but his problems with journalism seem to be rooted in the exact opposite. He hates that which is honest and ethical and precise. Ask yourself, why might that be.”  I guess what I found most amazing about Jake’s idiotic little tantrum was the fact that he was actually serious, and also that he was able to make it all the way through it without so much as cracking a smile.

And I gotta say, Jake truly does deserve a big pat on the back from all of his colleagues there at the old ‘fake news’ network for his effort to defend his stellar organization against that mean, old President Trump.  But let’s face it, the fact that Jake was able to lie so convincingly should be seen as a little worrisome, because if he can lie that convincingly when talking about a network that truly is little more than a spewer of endless leftist propaganda, then what else might he also be lying to us about, and just as convincingly?  It makes you wonder.

But look folks, this is far from being rocket science.  Jake is on what has become a long list of hundreds in the state-controlled media who openly advocate for wide open borders, unlimited and illegal immigration, and for every other leftist cause that’s out there.  He’s a puppet on a string willing to say exactly what Jeff Zucker pays him to say in order to protect the DC Swamp from the president.  And were it not for the efforts of the media clones like Jake, to protect members of the ‘The Swamp,’ it could likely be successfully drained in a single election cycle.

And I must admit that I do find it rather humorous that a CNN talking head feel justified in lecturing me on the subject of “honesty.”  That takes some weapons grade chutzpah if you ask me.  Propaganda is all well and good when it’s used to harass, and to indict, Trump’s campaign staff.  CNN once ruled the cable news, then they chose to pick sides, and very obviously so, by adding a significantly liberal bias to everything they did.  And it was the kiss of death.  Look at them now with not a single credible ‘journalist’ among them, and yet they wonder what happened.

But you know, they truly are some rather arrogant, and yet pretty ignorant people.  But then, doesn’t that apply to all liberals?  They’re just not the brightest bulbs in the box.  And it’s President Trump, unlike most Republican presidents who have come before him, who is willing to call them out on what they report when it is nothing more than fake news.  He’s the first one in a very long time who’s not afraid to push back when he gets pushed.  And morons like Jake aren’t used that.  Which makes them angry, which in turn makes them whine.  And nobody likes a whiner.