Skip to comments.'#CNNIsGarbage': CNN Was so Bad in the Last Democratic Debate That Even Progressives Attacked It
Posted on 01/18/2020 11:33:42 AM PST by Kaslin
Ever since their epic failure on a sexual assault story that never happened at the University of Virginia, Rolling Stone magazine is still trying to repair its damaged reputation. They lost a libel suit in that fiasco. The reporter who wrote it has gone into the wilderness, so when you see an RS storyskepticism abounds, right? When it comes to music and movie reviews, Rolling Stone is great, but their political stuff is, well, what youd expect from a liberal staff. No shocker, but at timesa blind squirrel finds a nut.
Tuesdays Democratic Debate in Iowa hosted by CNN was boring, especially for the fireworks that erupted between the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren camps. That non-aggression pact is dead. A story leaked that Sanders more or less told Warren that she couldnt win the presidency because she had ovaries. Shes a woman, so thats the reason. In the era on cancel culture, which is entirely on the Left, this is a problem. And Sanders, whose 2016 campaign has been accused of having systemic sexism and sexual harassment problems, this isnt the best news. Like the Clintons, old skeletons could be rehashed. It was mentioned in the debate. Sanders denied it. Warren did not. And the two had an exchange of words about it after the debate. The story at the time of publication was unconfirmed, published by CNN, then The New York Times, and of course, was brought up on the debate stage on national television weeks away before the critical Iowa Caucuses. For Bernie supporters, its the establishment doing their part to derail their guy all over again, which was discussed openly in DNC emails back in 2016.
Im not one to stop liberals from killing one another in this primary race. Im all for internal divisions eating away at this party, but this is pretty nasty stuff. Again, I cant stand either of these people, but what happened Tuesday was nothing short of a coordinated political hit. We all know that. Id never thought Id see it en masse, but now progressives are accusing CNN of bias. Rolling Stones Matt Tiabbi wrote that the whole event villainous and shameful:
CNN reported yesterday and Senator Sanders, Senator Warren confirmed in a statement that, in 2018, you told her you did not believe that a woman could win the election. Why did you say that?
Not did you say that, but why did you say that?
Sanders denied it, then listed the many reasons the story makes no sense: He urged Warren herself to run in 2016, campaigned for a female candidate who won the popular vote by 3 million votes, and has been saying the opposite in public for decades. Theres a video of me 30 years ago talking about how a woman could become president of the United States, he said.
Phillip asked him to clarify: He never said it? That is correct, Sanders said. Phillip turned to Warren and deadpanned: Senator Warren, what did you think when Senator Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?
That when was as transparent a media fuck you as weve seen in a presidential debate. It evoked memories of another infamous CNN ambush, when Bernard Shaw in 1988 crotch-kicked Mike Dukakis with a question about whether hed favor the death penalty for someone who raped and murdered his wife, Kitty.
This time, the whole network tossed the mud. Over a 24-hour period before, during, and after the debate, CNN bid farewell to what remained of its reputation as a nonpolitical actor via a remarkable stretch of factually dubious reporting, bent commentary, and heavy-handed messaging.
CNN factory-produces these banal meanderings, worrying over the chances of establishment candidates and how they might overcome the irrational urges of the electorate (Its head or heart, as Bash put it). Its elite messaging in numbing quantity, to the point where you feel like screaming, We get it!
This continued during the debate, with the chryon featuring questions like, How will [Sanders] avoid bankrupting the country? Or: Does Sanders owe voters an explanation of how much his health plan will cost them and the country?
After Phillip pulled the When Sanders said that horrible thing we cant prove happened, how did you feel? trick with Warren, she moved to Klobuchar, who by coincidence was the person panelists predicted might go for the jugular over this story: Senator Klobuchar, Phillip said, What do you say to people who say a woman cant win the election? Again, the sleazy construction of the question presupposed that someone actually did say it.
I wondered online how long it would take for someone after the debate to declare Klobuchar the winner. It turned out to be the very first comment on Anderson Coopers wrap-up show, from Gloria Borger: Well, I think that Amy Klobuchar tried her hardest to distinguish herself as a pragmatist who can tell the rest of the Democrats to get real.
I mean, hes not wrong. He added that Trump supporters were in full schadenfreude mode over this and indeed, we were. But he also aptly noted that voters on both sides are paying more close attention to media bias and manipulation. And if CNN thought they executed this hit job on Bernie a la cloak and daggertheyre sadly mistaken. It was sloppy, transparent, and now has legions of progressives calling the network garbage. CNN stepping on rakes is never an old sport.
Yes. The Bernie commies now see it.
Don’t don’t think there’s any epiphany. Anything CNN pulls on Trump will still go unrecognized at best, or be considered completely honest, true and damning by these leftist buffoons.
Its the DNC News Network: DNCNN
Im at the Atlanta airport right now. On the tv? CNN.
Welcome to the party, pal!
Attention all Bernie lurkers who may be here:
The really important thing about the article is not that it powerfully criticized CNN’s obvious bias but that it shows how CNN was collaborating with the Dem. establishment to SCREW BERNIE ALL OVER AGWIN.
Yep. Hopefully if Bernie loses the primary, they will vote for Trump or say home as they did last time. As much as the Dem leadership whine about Trump, I think they put him over the top when they f’d over Bernie. Repeat.
I understand that CNN is paying the airports to be on their TV monitors.
Seems like they have been able to buy a monopoly for themselves. As the airports are federally regulated this may be something that should be investigated.
We know the Democrats and the media hates all of us who are Trump voters, but that same anger is also directed at the Berniebots as well!
Nobody seems to pay attention, though.
P.T. Barnum said “There is no such thing as bad publicity”. More people are talking about CNN than watched the debate.
Who cares, the people who watch/listen to and believe in what CNN says, will never vote for President Trump.
See who CNN bought, that sits on the airport commission.
CNN was bad in 2016 when they gave Hillary the questions in advance and gave Bernie the shaft.
Maybe, instead of fake news CNN, they should use the Babylon Bee .... at least the Bee is popular, funny and creative with journalists instead of political hacks.
I remember when Wasserman Schultz, Debbie from Florida, gave Hillary Rotten Clinton several thousand points and Bernie Sanders got hardly any.
Senate Asks Pelosi If She Can Send Over Copy Of Impeachment Articles Without Wine Stains All Over It
WASHINGTON, D.C.Mitch McConnell was happy to receive the impeachment articles today so that the Senate could get on with acquitting the president and we can all move on to something much more productive, like making Siri say funny things.
But McConnell was forced to ask the House to send over another copy of the articles after the one they received was covered with dark purple wine stains.
"Hey, Mrs. Speaker, sorry to bug you," McConnell said, "but it looks like you've got some purple substance all over these articles of impeachment."
"Don't mess with me!" Pelosi snapped back. "I'm a Catholic. Wait -- do Catholics drink wine?" When an aide informed her they do, she realized the jig was up and sheepishly agreed to transmit fresh articles of impeachment.
An embarrassed Pelosi came over to pick up the old ones and deliver a fresh copy. She smelled the stains and confirmed they were a "delicious 1982 vintage -- very good year." A concerned aide tugged the paper out of her hand as she began to nibble at the corner.
Unfortunately, the new copy was covered in bourbon.
Interesting thing about CNN. The ratings may be low but I see it on in many places where fair numbers (waiting rooms, diners, airports, etc) congregate and absorb that carp.
they pay the airports to have it on. Or so I have heard.
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