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CNN outdoes itself with arrogant and smug ridicule of Trump supporters

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

Whether it be Mrs. Clinton, media personalities or miserable GOP has-beens, their hatred of people who disagree with them politically is more than an unthinking mistake, it’s a belief system. It’s one thing if someone is sitting at a bar with friends drinking (too much) and is caught on tape making outrageous statements. But this was a trio of men with extensive experience on national television and they were still deeply comfortable with ridiculing half the country with personal insults. The gift CNN has given the Republican National Committee is enormous. No longer will the GOP and Mr. Trump have to rely on telling you you’re despised by the establishment. Now, they can show you themselves.

‘Ya’ll Elitists Are Dumb’: CNN Creates Yet Another Unintended Ad For Trump

Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist

It’s infuriating to watch actual elites, perched on their primetime thrones, callously mock “rubes” over their distaste for the political class that has legitimately failed them many times over. It’s infuriating because it’s a mean stereotype that describes very few people. It’s infuriating because it reflects the same base-level divisiveness they claim to oppose from the president. It’s infuriating because the same people who peddled a conspiracy theory are still patronizing the skeptics. It’s infuriating because after half a decade of the Trump phenomenon they, the self-styled experts, should really know better. But more than anything, it’s hilarious because it’s just so mind-numbingly self-defeating.

Sanders Supporters Shocked to Find Bias at CNN

David Catron, The American Spectator

It has long been obvious that CNN operates more like the PR department for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) than a legitimate news outlet. This is the lesson the Left should learn from CNN’s performance during Tuesday night’s debate. When progressives turn a blind eye to unfair media coverage of conservatives and Republicans, they set their own candidates up for similar treatment. When they tacitly approve the unethical behavior of people like Donna Brazile, Candy Crowley, and Abby Phillip, the Left empowers a corporate beast that will pick up their scent sooner or later. It has no ideology beyond money and power, and it will not lose its appetite when their opponents have been digested.

Devin Nunes sues CNN over 'demonstrably false' Ukraine report

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has filed a $435 million defamation suit against CNN over a story that alleged Nunes met with a fired Ukrainian prosecutor in an effort to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The lawsuit adds some new facts that could change the course of the story. Still, it is extremely hard for a public figure like Nunes to prevail in a defamation suit against a media organization. The standard Nunes must meet is exceedingly high. But a lawsuit can also be a way of making a public statement, in this case about coverage of a high-profile, controversial issue. In this new suit, Nunes does just that.

CNN Cements Its Bias Reputation at Tuesday's Debate

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

If there is one thing that Tuesday night's Democratic debate showed us—as if we didn't know it in the first place—it's just to what degree the media is in the tank for the Democrats. They're not only in the tank—they built it, filled it with water up to the brim, and would turn up the temperature to boil Donald Trump alive if they could. And maybe they can. You knew this from the outset when CNN's lead moderator Anderson Cooper, along with his compatriots, one from the New York Times, opened the festivities with a round of leading impeachment questions, giving each candidate in turn a chance to outdo each other in bashing Trump.

About the CNN Debate

Melissa Mackenzie, The American Spectator

If the Democrat primary was normal, Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard would be doing better. But it’s not and primary voters are old and the ones who aren’t old are voting for Bernie. I remain convinced that Biden has the best chance against Trump. CNN wants Warren and badly. The media keep getting their preferred candidates. They got Trump. Maybe they’ll succeed with Warren, too. All in all, a wasted evening. These candidates absolutely stink. It was boring, filled with evasion on taxes and authoritarian impulses across the board. If the Americans watching it didn’t fall asleep during it, the tyrannical ideas should frighten them.

CNN: Everything but the News

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

What is strange about CNN is neither the incompetence nor the bias, but its sanctimoniousness and cluelessness about its own suicidal trajectory into oblivion. When Donald Trump at his rallies points to the media cameras and hoots, “Fake news,” often directly referencing CNN, many claim that his antics are a crude attack on the press that has repeatedly lied to destroy Trump, his family, and his presidency. Perhaps. But the better question is whether CNN is any longer a media organization at all, or a failing entertainment channel, or a boring Orwellian Ministry of “Truth.”

Yes, Google Is Trying To Control The 2020 Election

Google whistleblower Zachary Vorhies started collecting internal documents from the company because he saw something dark and nefarious going on with Google and he realized that they were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.

The Weirdness Of Lefty Tough Guys

One of the truly weird features of the modern Left, especially its major political candidates and media figures, is the propensity to utter physical threats against President Trump, his supporters and others on the Right. The strangest recent example of this testosterone-fueled Leftism was an altercation between CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and a person who approached him and referred to him as “Fredo” Cuomo.

Leftwing Media Glorify ANTIFA And Terrorist Who Firebombed ICE Facility

The difficulty in learning more about Willem Van Spronsen, the ANTIFA terrorist who attacked the ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington should really surprise no one, given that CNN and other Leftwing media have a record of supporting and even glorifying ANTIFA, including airing a favorable program in which ANTIFA terrorist Willem Van Spronsen appeared.

CNN Officially Out Of Investigative Journalism

Given CNN's history of biased coverage of President Trump, it seems clear to us that, based on the results of the numerous studies the MRC has conducted on the network, CNN long ago got out of the investigative journalism field, it has just taken Jeff Zucker all this time to admit it.

Mo Brooks Was Right About Nazis, Socialists And Democrats

The “big lie” became a hallmark the Democratic Party’s modus operandi a long time ago, think of the many false campaigns against Republicans based on pushing Grandma over the cliff by taking away her Social Security. If Democrats don’t like being compared to National Socialists perhaps it is time for them to look in the mirror and check to see if they see one staring back at them.

A History Lesson For Jeb Bush

As we see it, Jeb Bush’s claim that he wants a primary to spark “a conversation about what it is to be a conservative…” is nothing more than a cover story to justify a scorched earth primary campaign against Donald Trump that would only advantage the Democrats and jeopardize all the conservative successes of Trump’s first term.

‘Bout Time: Trump Budget Defunds Corporation For Public Broadcasting

Why should taxpayers, who have to go to the bottom of the dial or the 800s on their cable box to find conservative commentary, gospel music, a show about fishing, or a John Wayne movie be forced to subsidize content that caters to a narrow elite that despises them?

Lies From The Left: The Covington Catholic Kids

From our perspective, none of the lies spread about the Covington Catholic kids spread by accident because the media business of today is not driven by an unbiased desire to report the truth, rather it is driven by the desire to mold public opinion according to Leftist narratives. And key to molding public opinion is establishing moral superiority.

What's Really Behind the Jim Acosta 'Controversy'?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The superficial characteristic of the Jim Acosta "controversy" is that the recently banned -- actually just his "hard pass" was taken -- CNN White House correspondent is a boring narcissist who wants to make all press conferences about him. He never asks a real question. He just spouts his utterly predictable and tedious opinions as long as he can before asking the political equivalent of "When did you stop beating your wife?" Completely lost in this charade is the American public that learns absolutely nothing from these cage fights... er, press conferences.

Conservative Leaders React to CNN's Publicity Stunt Lawsuit Against the White House

NewsBusters Staff

After Media Research Center President Brent Bozell spoke out about CNN's "ridiculous" lawsuit against the White House, the Media Research Center reached out to conservative leaders around the nation. These leaders responded with frustration at CNN’s dramatic publicity stunt. Acosta crossed a line in civility and the White House is justified to revoke his press pass. The fact that CNN issued a lawsuit only reaffirms that their network is a “hit squad” for the Left. Conservative leaders issued statements of their own.

Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

CNN says that if Trump succeeds in pulling Acosta’s press pass, it could have a “chilling” effect on other White House correspondents. But if it has a chilling effect on journalists who relish confronting the president and reaping the cheers, publicity and benefits that go with being a leader of the adversary press, why is that a problem? The White House should set down rules of conduct for reporters in the briefing room, and if reporters repeatedly violate them, that should cost them their chairs and, in cases like Acosta’s, their credentials.

6 Reasons the CNN-Acosta Lawsuit Is Lame

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The president has a right to call on reporters and ignore reporters; he has the right to hold a press conference or not hold one. Former President George W. Bush never took questions from CNN's Dan Rather. President Obama never consented to questions from Fox News' Sean Hannity. Trump could give Acosta his pass back and then try to ignore his question. But everyone knows that whether Acosta's called on or not, he's going to yell and yell. Neither his bosses nor his colleagues ever think it's time for him to sit down and shut up.

Lemon's animosity toward Trump alienates everyday Americans

Larry O'Connor, Washington Times

Don Lemon has used his platform for blistering monologues and biased panel discussions that often conclude with Mr. Lemon chastising or even yelling at one of his guests who attempt to speak on behalf of Mr. Trump or his supporters. If you support Mr. Trump, his show is completely unwatchable. And that’s the point. CNN has clearly decided that they don’t want Trump supporters watching. They believe they’re doing just fine without you, thank you very much. But if a network’s entire brand is defined by being anti-Trump, what exactly are you once he is no longer president? Most of us will never know because we will have already made a habit out of not watching.