Fox News’ Bret Baier was badly burned on Wednesday night after bragging that he “stands firmly with CNN,” only to be slapped in the face by a reality that many of us already knew: CNN is fake news.
CNN — literally the least trusted, least watched, biggest name in fake news — was melting down because one of their anti-Trump propagandists, Kaitlan Collins, had been “banned” from a White House event.
Here was CNN’s Dana Bash (pronounced “Danna”) (for some reason) tweeting about the soon-to-be-exposed nontroversy:
Enter Fox News’ John Roberts, eagerly spreading the word on behalf of his fake news peers at CNN:
And finally a virtue signal-happy Bret Baier decided to pile on, giddily extolling the eminence of CNN’s phantom integrity:
And he spread this fake news and promoted CNN’s dishonesty not just on behalf of himself, but on behalf of the entire Fox News network.
Baier’s decision to “stand firmly with CNN” was an entirely uncritical one. He took the story at face value without doing a shred of diligence. Forget about the fact that CNN is besieged by anti-Trump propagandists masquerading as impartial journalists, and that the network is more responsible than any other for the entire media’s cratering trust and descent in to a generations-long excommunication from society’s good faith. Set all that aside. You’d think, at a minimum, Baier would want to know the details of what actually happened before “standing firm” with CNN and by association indicting the White House, along with all of President Trump’s supporters, for crimes that never actually happened.
Here’s what really happened…
So apparently yet again, another hoax perpetrated by CNN. Only this time they got a lot of help from Bret Baier and others who eagerly bought in to CNN’s lies, helped spread their fake news, and ultimately promoted yet more misinformation, division, and anger among the American people.
As I told Mr. Baier in an email, “You had one job: Stay out of the fray.” But he failed miserably at that, and eagerly so. And all predicated on what turned out to be yet another fake news hoax, this time not just reported by CNN — but actually manufactured by the network and its anti-Trump propagandists.
But at least one person was happy about Baier’s gross dereliction in judgment:
Do better, Bret. We know CNN never will. But we expect more out of you.
NOTE: I also told privately told Baier that I consider his show to be the most instrumental in daily news, and the one I recommend most to others who ask me where they should go for a good daily rundown. And while Baier’s personal flimsiness with respect to standing up to his more outwardly partisan peers has always been obvious to me, I thought he had typically done a good job. Certainly better than most. But his mask slipped today, and I’m certain this won’t be the last time. Still, despite that, in terms of “straight news,” he remains — at a minimum — the best of the worst.