America’s premier “fake news” network, CNN, has again demonstrated why it deserves all the ridicule it regularly receives from President Donald Trump.
A day after suspect Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people during a mass shooting Wednesday at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, CNN host Chris Cuomo falsely accused three top Republicans of being too “afraid” to appear on the network to talk about what happened.
According to The Hill, during Thursday’s edition of “New Day,” he specifically targeted Florida. Gov Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“None would come on this morning. They’re all on Fox, the mothership, because they don’t want to be asked about this,” he said.
CNN’s senior media correspondent, Brian Stelter, doubled down on this erroneous assertion shortly thereafter with the following tweet:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 15, 2018
But both Stelter and Cuomo weren’t just lying — they were covering up the actual truth, as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz himself explained in a reply posted Friday.
“I spoke to CNN for 15 mins yesterday about proactive solutions to prevent gun violence (like passing the Grassley-Cruz bill — which Dems filibustered — that would add $300 million for school safety) yet CNN has aired NONE of it,” the senator revealed.
To top it off, he even provided visual proof of this interview:
Here’s a pic of the @CNN interview — a 15-min exclusive given yesterday — that y’all still haven’t aired… (While falsely claiming I’m “afraid” to talk to CNN.) https://t.co/Bo8AzsuGFX pic.twitter.com/sEtt4bTeUT
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 16, 2018
Cruz further noted that last year he participated in three CNN-hosted debates against socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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“Gosh, I seem to recall doing not 1, not 2, but THREE town hall debates w/ @BernieSanders on @CNN Each 90 min long. You can accuse me of many things, but being afraid of CNN is not one of them,” he wrote.
Gosh, I seem to recall doing not 1, not 2, but THREE town hall debates w/ @BernieSanders on @CNN Each 90 min long. You can accuse me of many things, but being afraid of CNN is not one of them…. https://t.co/we6HBY0oQ9
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 15, 2018
So in summary, not only did CNN falsely Cruz of being too afraid to appear on the network to discuss the mass shooting, but then after the senator did in fact speak with its contributors about what happened Wednesday, CNN chose to pretend like the interview never even happened.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why CNN is “very fake news.” It’s likely also why CNN’s ratings have fallen so low as of late that dozens are soon expected to be laid off, as noted earlier in the week by Deadline magazine.
Let me be clear: It’s one thing to make a mistake once in a blue moon; it’s another altogether to continually push false narratives and, worse, make no attempts to correct the record, let alone apologize, after being caught red-headed.
This is CNN, and unlike with milk, regular doses of CNN does not do the body — or the mind, for that matter — any good.
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