When a news channel HAS to represent an outright lie as "the other side of the political story in America" then no matter what, even if some well meaning anchors try and debunk some of the lies, many viewers will get misinformation presented to them as news as ALL anchors can't be pointing out lies all the time (they won't get these guests on their shows a and it looks rude and weird to be paying people to lie when you are debunking them anyways) and allot of these misinformers are actually PAID by CNN to misinform their viewers (at least, that's how it seems if every lie by every paid shill isn't debunked immediately on air, EVERY-TIME they say it). I think this post provides a good introduction to the pro-lie bias of the CNN news channel with research confirming these statements.
This problem with CNN is perfectly illustrated by the following headline which calls it a "both sides" problem;
CNN's "both sides" problem infects coverage of Trump's anti-Muslim retweets
The problem of promoting shills (lies as truths by allowing it on a news channel without immediate debunking of any false statements made) is outlined in this research by mediamatters;
CNN’s voting rights coverage demonstrates its Trump sycophant problem
Study: CNN's paid Trump shills made more than 500 appearances over the last three months The network is making a big show of its commitment to facts while paying Trump apologists to lie
If lies are passed as fact on the channel by calling it the other side and not debunking any lie "the other side" says, its very hypocritical of it tpo use this add. That said, this add also illustrates a problem with how Democrats do politics (& thus how "news" is presented by corporate media with Democrat and Republican ties);
CNN Facts First
Facts are facts. They aren’t colored by emotion or bias. They are indisputable. There is no alternative to a fact. Facts explain things. What they are, how they happened. Facts are not interpretations. Once facts are established, opinions can be formed. And while opinions matter, they don’t change the facts. That’s why, at CNN, we start with the facts first.
Basically the media fights back with sarcasm. Something comics do. Like I've pointed out before they won't call Gerrymandering, "Rigging an election" or Lobbying, "Bribery" though its the same thing. And there are many examples of this where GOP come out on top because some facts are too ugly for the public, like the fact no one seems to be able to say how many people are estimated to die from a GOP bill ... just the number of "uninsured" is what they will mention (as if there are no effects of this... does not having medicare for all just make it to embarrassing to say how many people die per year because of ALL of our incompetent politicians?). Anyways, GOP had no problem lieing and saying the Dems had death panels built into the healthcare bill... and now the GOP had its death panel and voted to kill people with thier "tax reform" bill and no one is talking about this atrocity. Basically, the left has a problem telling the truth and calling things what they are without downplaying it, and even avoiding it altogether, to appear nice. Its a symbiotic relationship that works for TV ratings and Trump, so I guess we are stuck with it.
The media fights Trump with snark. @HasanMinhaj reports: https://t.co/HavqlXzRmX pic.twitter.com/pHM8GaLdqU— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 10, 2017
Moments Of Zen...
CNN is more interested in celebrity than news...
GUARDIANS OF THE GALA - CNN GOES THERE 4/27/2015 During the media's celebration at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the night's intended purpose -- highlighting deserving scholarship winners -- is almost forgotten.
SUPPERBAD & GUARDIANS OF THE GALA 4/27/2015 The media lavishly celebrates at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner despite racially charged riots raging in nearby Baltimore.
CNN is also more interested in sensationalism and news...
WRONGNADO - CNN 9/17/2013 Reporting on a mass shooting in Washington, CNN doesn't let a lack of facts get in the way of drawing speculative conclusions.
THIS IS CNN? 4/22/2013 While other networks used a studio anchor to keep Boston bombing coverage from going adrift, CNN instead went with a sandlot football approach.
THE MOST BUSTED NAME IN NEWS 4/17/2013 CNN's exclusive report on an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing was exclusive because it was completely f**king wrong.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF FLIGHT 370 3/24/2014 A paucity of information surrounding the details of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 leaves CNN searching for creative ways to fill the void.
CNN'S ENDLESS WAIT FOR FLIGHT 370 NEWS 5/1/2014 CNN veers into absurd territory as correspondents brace themselves for an update on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Related Facts & Research;
CNN contributor Ed Martin on fellow CNN employees and co-panelists: They're "black racists" and "rabid feminists" Martin: “It was a wild panel, they had two or three people on there who were just rabid feminists, actually racial, racists -- two of the women were racists, they just were racists, black racists, everything that you say is going to be called racist.”
David Frum: CNN's "worst mistake" has been hiring "in-house Trump associates in order to promote Trump falsehoods" Frum: "You need to hear from them as Trump supporters. You don't need to put your own brand on them."
On CNN, Trump supporter downplays Nazi violence in Charlottesville because no one got shot by white supremacists Darrell Scott: "How many people were shot by a white supremacist? How many guns went off? How much gun fired did we hear? I don't think we heard any."
CNN analyst shares fake news story about Denzel Washington attacking Obama and CNN UPDATE: Harry Houck has taken down his Facebook post
CNN has done great reporting on Roy Moore’s extremism, but two network contributors are trying to get him elected CNN's right-wing commentators keep undermining the network's journalists
CNN's David Gergen criticizes opposition research for being funded by oppositionGergen dismisses facts, saying that even though parts of the Trump dossier have proven to be true, it "loses some of its credibility" because it was funded by Democrats
CNN's Ed Martin: Trump's "Pocahontas" comment to World War II Navajo code talkers was "100 percent" appropriate Martin: "I don’t find it offensive I think it’s more fun and effective than anything"
CNN's Paris Dennard: Trump has been better than Obama at calling out white supremacists Dennard: "The president has called these people out ... which is something that President Obama did not do after Charleston"
CNN Analyst Michael Weiss Hosted Anti-Muslim Rally with Far-Right Hate Queen Pamela GellerFrom Muslim-bashing neocon operative to CNN’s Syria and Russia expert, it’s been a long, strange trip for Weiss.
While CNN DOES promote falsehoods (sometimes challenged sometimes unchallenged) it doesn't mean that its full of bull. It does cover some subjects properly (just not all subjects or complete accuracy with proper words). A few examples of some good work CNN has done - within the limits its allowed to work under - so this post doesn't seem biased.
CNN hosted an astounding and heartbreaking town hall about sexual harassment last night
Burnett calls out Clinton over Weinstein - Hillary Clinton has released a statement condemning Harvey Weinstein after allegations of rape, abuse, and other forms of sexual misconduct against him mount. CNN's Erin Burnett has more.
CNN contributor Ed Martin: Trump's attack on LaVar Ball isn't a "racial thing" because he also attacks Jeff Flake
CNN's Symone Sanders shuts down attempts to question timing of Moore accusationsSanders: "That is dangerous ... I don't want to thear any conversation about 'why now?'"
CNN's Ben Ferguson falsely claims sexual harassment allegations against Justice Clarence Thomas were "debunked"
CNN's Stephen Moore: Democrat in Alabama Senate race "is no saint either" because he supports abortion John Berman: "Except that one is an alleged child molester"
CNN hosts a scientist to explain why Trump’s government agencies banning words is dangerous and anti-science Rush Holt: “This epidemic of neglect of evidence is really serious because if you want policies and regulations that work, they should be based on our best understanding of how things are”
CNN's Christiane Amanpour: Trump's attacks on journalistic credibility are endangering foreign journalists in repressive regimesAmanpour: "We have seen an exponential increase in the harassment, the imprisonment, the assaults of journalists all over the world"
CNN's John Avlon explains why journalists should call out Trump's lies Avlon: "Part of our job is to call a lie a lie and a fact a fact. We need to insist on a fact-based debate.
Charlottesville killing was an act of domestic terrorism