Is it any wonder why CNN has been the top network in which the label ‘fake news’ has stuck?
The once self-proclaimed ‘most trusted name in news’ went to bat for the Democrats, trying to portray them as the party of peace, prayer, and unity.
But, much like the mighty Casey once did, CNN struck out.
In covering yesterday’s congressional baseball game, a game that comes in the wake of a targeted political terrorist attack against Republicans that left congressman Steve Scalise critically wounded, along with four others, a compelling on-field moment was captured .
Lawmakers praying together on the infield dirt.
This is how CNN chose to describe it …
Members of the Democratic team gather on the field for a prayer before the Congressional Baseball Game https://t.co/OQGigBJ0No
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 15, 2017
Unfortunately, that is a tremendously flawed analysis.
It was members of both parties that gathered on the field to pray. Not just Democrats. It was a bipartisan moment in which both sides deserved praise.
Here is Fox News accurately describing the scene…
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 16, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 15, 2017
It took no time at all for viewers to call CNN to task for the blatant dishonesty.
Those are both parties praying on the field. Unreal that CNN will go THAT far to distort the truth.
— Patrick Henry (@PatrickHenrySOL) June 16, 2017
@CNN distorts nearly EVERY story that way. They’re in the business of CREATING news rather than REPORTING News.
Corrupt News Network
— Moe DeLonn (@MoeDelonn) June 16, 2017
When was the last time CNN told the truth. Not in decades
— Rich (@ody357) June 16, 2017
It took nearly 15 hours, but CNN finally issued a begrudging correction to the erroneous tweet.
Members of both teams gather on the field for a prayer before the Congressional Baseball Game (corrects who prayed) https://t.co/OQGigBrpVQ
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 16, 2017
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