CNN is really hitting its stride this morning.
Earlier, Jake Tapper opened the hearing by asserting that his audience was about to hear the GOP lie over and over. Because real journalism is pre-judging something and then proclaiming that everything one side of the aisle says is a lie before they even say it.
The other thing CNN is doing is playing up the idea that today is a heart wrenching, solemn occasion for Democrats, who’d otherwise prefer to be supporting the President and not impeaching him.
Here’s Dana Bash doing that act.
CNN's Dana Bash on impeachment is the most hilarious, two-faced thing you'll see today:
"It is palpable" and "grave" and "not something that this Speaker wanted to do." pic.twitter.com/l5wFs5twPy
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) December 18, 2019
"You can feel it in the air here. It feels different," @DanaBashCNN says. "It is palpable – that this is momentous. That this is grave. And it is… not something this speaker wanted to do…"
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 18, 2019
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) December 18, 2019
This is what living in a bubble looks like. No one outside of the beltway is even paying attention right now, much less are they viewing this as a “momentous” occasion. Democrats are not solemn about this and not even liberals actually believe that. This impeachment is not grave, nor can it be felt in the air.
Most of all though, it’s laughable to suggest that Nancy Pelosi is actually against the attempted removal of Trump. She’s been hoping for this day since he took office, as many of her members have publicly stated. The only reason she might wish this wasn’t happening is because of the bad political consequences her party will now suffer.
And just to drive the point home of how not solemn Democrats actually are, they had to be instructed not to clap and cheer after the passage of the articles later today. Because when you are truly solemn, you need to wear certain color dresses and purposely hold in your emotions so as to appear solemn or something. Makes sense.
CNN may be doing it’s best to mimic Baghdad Bob, proclaiming something that’s clearly not true as defeat nears, but everyone knows this is a joke. No amount of frowny faces and well acted TV hits will change that.