Opinion| Most Americans have lost faith in, the once revered pioneer in around the clock TV news, the Cable News Network, or as most people call it CNN.
The reason for this loss in confidence is pretty simple, and is on display, day in and day out … if you have the patience to tune in and be lied to.
This interview which features Jake Tapper and America’s youngest Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,is a great example of why this is.
AOC, as Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is affectionately known as repeated a popular talking point of the Democrats.
However, there is just one problem: The talking point is flat out not true.
To make matters worse, the CNN Anchor, Jake Tapper, knew that what AOC was saying was not true, yet he declined to call her on her bold faced lie.
Here is how the exchange went:
Tapper asked: “The FEMA administrator, I asked him about that. He said, it’s not needed because so many American companies are stepping up to the plate and volunteering to do the right thing. Your response?”
“It is absolutely needed. We are thankful to anyone who’s pitching in on this effort, but we are nowhere near the beds, the capacity — and the capacity that we need in this country,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“And the — we’re hearing it every step of the way from this administration. First, we were hearing it was a hoax. Then we were hearing that everything was fine. Then we were hearing that the fundamentals of the economy was OK, until the crash comes.’
“And we cannot wait until people start really dying in large numbers to start production, especially of more complicated equipment like ventilators and hospital beds.
“We need to start this production right now to get ready for the surge that is coming in two to three weeks,” the Congresswoman from NY said.
Tapper did not call her on the lie, which has even been discredited by known leftist ‘fact checking’ operations such as ‘Snopes’
Snopes, the former Facebook ‘fact checking’ partner stated that:
During a Feb. 28, 2020, campaign rally in South Carolina, President Donald Trump likened the Democrats’ criticism of his administration’s response to the new coronavirus outbreak to their efforts to impeach him, saying “this is their new hoax.” During the speech he also seemed to downplay the severity of the outbreak, comparing it to the common flu.
Despite creating some confusion with his remarks, Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax.’
‘Then why would a seasoned and supposedly respected journalist like tapper ignore this lie and allow her to continue?’
“AOC just repeated the lie that President Trump called coronavirus a ‘hoax.’ This is not true, and has been debunked by numerous fact checking sources. This would’ve been a great time for a fact check, @jaketapper,” a Twitter user said.
AOC just repeated the lie that President Trump called coronavirus a "hoax."
This is not true, and has been debunked by numerous fact checking sources.
— Abigail Marone (Text EMPOWER to 88022) (@abigailmarone) March 22, 2020
I thought about it, because the president did not call the virus a hoax.
But i didn’t because he *did* call a hoax the concerns of those saying that the response from the president was insufficient and that he was downplaying the gravity of the crisis. And that too was a lie. https://t.co/MdPeulQpZ1
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 22, 2020
“I thought about it, because the president did not call the virus a hoax. But i didn’t because he *did* call a hoax the concerns of those saying that the response from the president was insufficient and that he was downplaying the gravity of the crisis. And that too was a lie,” Tapper said.
“I guess that’s the problem with a politician who lies so often; while I agree that Democrats are mischaracterizing what he said, what he did say was also false so it’s tough to justify taking the time for a fact check when it’s not taking a stand defining the truth,” Jake added.
So, to me that sure sounds like Tapper is saying that it is ok to lie about Trump because he thinks that Trump is a liar. I’m sorry that is not reporting, that is activism.
This is the main difference between CNN and what we do here at Illicit Info. While we both have agendas, we do not pretend to be a non-biased source of news, we are opinion publishers who are trying to convince people to agree with us and see the world the way we do.
CNN does the same thing, it is about time they stop pretending to be unbaised.
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