It’s no longer a surprise that CNN, aka the Clinton News Network, is doing whatever it can to boost Hillary Clinton for president. It even admitted as much on air.
And its actions in this presidential election continue to remove any doubt one might have had that it’s not to be viewed as an objective news source.
We saw CNN hosts openly toasting and celebrating the Democrat candidate’s nomination. We’ve caught them editing out a Trump t-shirt worn by a hero — so as not to associate Trump with anything other than “deplorables”; just plain making stuff up about Trump; and, of course, a series of “strategic” edits to further its agenda.
On Sunday, the network edited Hillary Clinton’s own words in an attempt to paint her as a more steady, politically correct candidate than Donald Trump — who immediately called the bombing what it was.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 19, 2016
And a day later, the Clinton News Network was putting words in Trump’s mouth — one word in particular.
Via The Blaze:The network falsely quoted Trump as saying “racial profiling” when the candidate said that police should utilize “profiling” in an effort to combat terrorism.
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) September 19, 2016
Trump advocated adopting a system of profiling similar to Israel’s.
“You know in Israel, they profile,” he said. “They’ve done an unbelievable job, as good as you can do.”
According to a transcript of the interview, Trump’s remarks about profiling did not include the word “racial.”
Trump on Fox about bombings: “local police, they know who a lot of these people are” but they’re afraid of profiling pic.twitter.com/CLZrJkqLn3
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) September 19, 2016
Well, first of all, I never said that they were Muslims,” Trump said. “You did. You told me Muslims. I didn’t say that. I am saying, you go into profile, people that maybe look suspicious. I didn’t say they were Muslims.”
“But how do they look suspicious? I mean, how?” O’Reilly pressed.
“I don’t know,” Trump replied. “These are experts. That’s what they do. They profile. You go to Israel and they should study it because Israel has done a phenomenal job about this. And they profile. And they are not happy about it but they do it. And people aren’t complaining about it but we have to profile.”
“But I’m not using the term Muslim,” Trump added. “I am saying, you’re going to have to profile.”
The Hill’s Joe Concha noted:
CNN has been running headlines throughout the day that specifically quotes Trump as saying “racial profiling” and the Fox News excerpts the network sent out Monday evening also framed his quotes as responses to questions about “racial profiling.” CNN.com also is using the term racial profiling in its headlines.
Some argued that Trump’s remarks implied racial profiling, to which Concha replied:
Memo to world: Quotes can’t be based on perceived implication. For those attempting to make this argument to me, take a basic writing class.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 20, 2016
Of course, Concha is right — but, then again, he’s assuming CNN is still operating as a credible news source.
Which, judging from the comments on Twitter, it is most decidedly not.
— Cathy (@cathy6098) September 20, 2016
CNN, a radical left lying news service at best, stated that Trump believes in “racial profiling”. Trump never said that. More BIAS from CNN!
— Ed Stack Sr (@CareNotOne) September 20, 2016
— Mark Mansfield (@Mark4124NH) September 20, 2016
— News Junkie (@New5Junk1e) September 19, 2016
— Deplorable In Chief (@NoMoreRomney) September 20, 2016
— BamaDeplorable (@kelleyh1961) September 20, 2016
@OutFrontCNN CNN is not worth listening to anymore and never will be if it keeps lying to the people.
— Judith Purcell (@cynthiatweedle) September 20, 2016
— Faster_than_Light (@Fsterthan_lght) September 20, 2016
— Deplorable me (@crzymom110) September 20, 2016
— Toros Yonge (@TorosYonge) September 20, 2016
A spokesperson for CNN did not immediately return TheBlaze’s request for comment.
In light of everything, Concha had a helpful suggestion for the network:
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 19, 2016
Here’s another one: perhaps it’s time for CNN to update its slogan to “The Most MIS-Trusted Name in News” — now that it’s surpassed even MSNBC in this regard. At least that would be honest.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]