CNN crops another photo to advance its anti-Trump narrative

CNN crops another photo to advance its anti-Trump narrative
Ana Navarro (Image: YouTube screen grab via ABC News)

Do you recall Fishgate? If you don’t, that may be because it was a non-scandal created by CNN that turned out to blow up in the face of the cable network, whose motto — “Facts first” — never ceases to be good for a laugh.

The incident occurred in November, during President Donald Trump’s visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The president was given a box of fish food to feed the koi in a large tank. CNN, which despises him, published a video that showed the ostensibly clueless Trump dumping his entire box of food into the tank.

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It wasn’t until after other sources shared the entire video, which showed Abe first pouring his entire box of food into the tank, that CNN — no doubt much to its chagrin — corrected its version of “the facts.”

You might think the network had learned from its deceit, but not a chance. Recently, political commentator Ana Navarro tweeted a photo designed to prove that America’s fate is being decided solely by “old straight white men.”

The tweet, which has since been deleted(!), still exists as a screen cap:

Note the gratuitous dig at the president in the second paragraph of the tweet.

The problem is that those in attendance weren’t exclusively men. A wider photo of those standing around the president reveals that one of them is a woman. She is Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

Navarro grudgingly corrected her original error on Twitter but still injected a large  dose of snide into her comment:

Maybe she should have quit while she was behind — that or consulted the source of the photo as to whether there were any other attendees not shown. Indeed there were, and they were women: Education Secretary Betsy Devos was also in attendance, and so was House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

Interestingly, when a photo of Barack Obama with his “inner circle” appeared in 2013, along with the report that the president had shuffled his cabinet but with no female nominees, Navarro was silent.

Image: Pete Souza/The White House

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

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Rusty Weiss

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Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.

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