If the MSM wants a war on whose news is fake, bring it on!

If the MSM wants a war on whose news is fake, bring it on!

Yesterday, I reported with some pride that LU had made a list of “fake” news sources compiled by an instructor at an obscure college in Massachusetts. Ordinarily, the musings of an assistant professor at a school ranked 57th in the category Regional Universities North would fail to receive the attention of even the Eagle Tribune (circulation: 35,397), the local newspaper in North Andover. But these are desperate times, and many in the so-called “elite media” have adopted the author of this flawed and heavily biased report their poster child. Any port in the storm, one supposes.

Among the “news” outlets that have picked up on this story is one with no room to talk. That would be CNN, which during the election earned the nickname Clinton Network News. A piece at CNN Money snipes at “sites designed to trick people, including Truthfeed and Gateway Pundit” and laments that “fake news has been a major issue during the election.”

No one would know that better than Cable Network News. As revealed by WikiLeaks just before the election, the network colluded with the DNC on which questions to ask Ted Cruz during the primary debate he moderated in April. CNN’s purpose was to attempt to secure the GOP nomination for Donald Trump, the one candidate the Left was sure Hillary Clinton could beat in the general election.

During a debate between Clinton and Trump, the network and DNC colluded again: Acting DNC head and at the time CNN contributor Donna Brazile provided questions to Clinton in advance.

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In October, CNN clumsily live-broadcast a member of its own staff appearing to coach a focus group after debate.

The network was accused by a police group in Charlotte of deceptive editing in its on-video of a police shooting of a black man.

On one day alone, Sept. 20, CNN put words in Donald Trump’s mouth in an on-screen caption — adding the descriptor racial to his comment about a need for profiling — while editing out what seemed like a faux pas by Hillary.

In spite of these and other glaring examples of liberal media bias, CNN failed to make Prof. Melissa (“Mish”) Zimdars’s list of “false, misleading, and clickbait-y ‘news’ sources” Happily, the network is included on Zero Hedge’s own list of disreptuable sources out today. (Zero Hedge was also included on Zimdars’s list.)

If this is the battle the mainstream media want, we on the Right are more than happy to give it to them. And may the most criminal outlets lose.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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