FILE – In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, a Trump supporter holds up a T-shirt reading “You Are Fake News” before a rally by President Donald Trump in Rochester, Minn. Local members of the media says they’ve noticed more hostility from the public since Trump began his attacks on ‘fake news.’ Trade groups are spreading safety tips because of the incidents. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
CNN is not a news organization. If you needed any more proof of that (and let’s be real, you didn’t), the liberal propaganda arm had an absolute meltdown over Trump’s presser yesterday (which my colleague Jennifer Van Laar covered here).
Apparently, being shown clips of the left-wing network’s own bad reporting is extremely triggering and that’s exactly what the President did. Instead of allowing them to continue to propagate the fantasy that they were ahead of the curve while he missed the mark on the Wuhan virus, he laid out just how wrong they were.
And they deserved every second of it.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) April 13, 2020
Those banners are about the most salient examples of projection I’ve ever seen. I can just imagine whatever producer was ordering them put up breaking into a cold sweat and screaming at the wall over Trump daring to use their own words against them.
"Imagine the rage of the 24-year-olds in the chyron booth" https://t.co/GAWuTCPFif
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 14, 2020
CNN’s response got so bad that Trump had John King calling the video propaganda despite the fact that the video was a mashup of mainstream media coverage. Getting these people to admit that the Times, CNN, MSNBC, the Post, etc. are propaganda was a nice touch.
Let’s be real, the President had allowed them to get away with this for long enough. For the last several weeks, these media organizations have attempted to re-write history, acting as if they were sounding the alarm early on. They weren’t, and as the video showed, they were actually criticizing Trump for forming his task force in January and for banning travel from China. They also went after him in February for banning travel from Europe.
Every single step of the way, the media have prioritized partisan shot taking over informing the American people. A month ago, they were trashing Trump for not ordering a national lockdown and nationalizing industries. Now they are trashing him for saying he can order the country to re-open. Nothing they say makes any sense, nor even manages to be consistent in its lack of logic. Whatever shift they need to make to target the White House, they will make, hypocrisy and past coverage be damned.
But the President blew all that up yesterday. He now has them melting down over being shown their own words and every further freak out only shows how bad their coverage was. Whether it was chess or just the next move on the checkers board, showing that video yesterday was a great move.