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CNN Tries to Take Shot at Trump, Fails Spectacularly

CNN has been nothing short of a hot mess in recent days weeks years, using Sesame Street characters to attack President Trump’s travel ban, being caught on camera admitting that the Russia collusion story is mostly bulls***, and of course, Memegate.

So, the network constantly railed on as ‘fake news’ really could have used some positive pub this week.

What did they do? They attacked President Trump on Independence Day, and it backfired worse than a Jason Pierre-Paul fireworks display.

CNN posted a meme quoting Abraham Lincoln on the need to peddle in facts …


The media could hardly contain their glee at watching CNN mocking the President over facts. This Independent headline for example:


Problem with the whole ‘facts’ meme? CNN never researched their own facts, failing to note that the quote above is not an accurate version of Abraham Lincoln’s words.

Via the Federalist:

Critic and playwright Terry Teachout had a funny feeling about the quote. He asked Quote Investigator, the research operation headed by Garson O’Toole, to look into it: “This quote, though familiar, looks suspicious to me. Any thoughts?”

Three hours later, Quote Investigator had found a quote with some similarities, and some differences, to the one being put out by CNN:

Insofar as a hearsay quote should ever be tweeted out or inscribed in walls, at least it should be accurate. Particularly when it’s about “truth” and “facts.”

As a general rule, words placed inside quotation marks as seen in CNN’s meme should accurately reflect the words spoken. This does not. Social media users were quick to pounce …


But alas, that wasn’t the only fake quote CNN sent out on the Fourth of July.


Unfortunately for the Clinton News Network, that quote doesn’t come from Ben Franklin at all.


As in the previous example, readers were not kind to CNN’s misuse of facts.


Amazing. Even when they’re trying to mock the President for not reporting facts, CNN fails to report facts.

Share your thoughts on CNN’s attempt to attack President Trump on ‘facts’ below!

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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