Thursday on CNN, anchors Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow engaged in some of the most hard-to-watch lies yet from the anti-Trump media. And I hesitate tremendously to use the word “terrorist” when describing these media figures, but today kind of pushed me over the brink.
They’re not simply Democrat activists.
They’re not simply biased media.
The flagrant, blatant, divisive, destructive lies they tell are meant to divide and deceive our nation. To create ferocity and hatred.
And what can I say: Jim, Poppy…it’s working.
I no longer think of you as biased media who just hate Trump and want to defend your professional lives as parasites in the swamp he’s draining.
You are now, to me, terrorists who use your enormous platforms to create disunity and destruction across our nation.
So what’s got me so fired up?
I’ve written several times about the Lester Holt interview with President Trump. Primarily, I’ve noted that the media claims President Trump admitted in that interview that he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation. And I’ve given the bulletproof, video evidence that they’re lying. He admitted no such thing.
And President Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, said the same thing last night on CNN. And when I went to check the spelling of his name, what do I see? Yet another CNN story on this very topic right at the top of Google’s results (natch), with CNN for the second time this week using their ridiculously dishonest “without evidence” qualifier.
But there is evidence that the media is lying about the Trump/Holt interview. And the really painful part was watching Sciutto and Harlow sit there using their tremendous platform to so flagrantly lie to their viewers. I’m tired of writing about it at this point because I’ve done it so many times before, and unfortunately few if any in conservative media are sharing this or doing their own pieces to explain what “edited” means in this situation. And/or to prosecute the dishonest media who pretend they don’t understand.
So I included some commentary in this clip and for now will just let that do the talking for me. Watch for yourself as CNN lies about what President Trump said, and then lies about what’s in the rest of the transcript.
I don’t know how many different ways or times I can say it. You can read my most recent piece if you want to. Here’s just an excerpt, which disproves the media’s lie that Trump “admitted he fired Comey over Russia”…
“But regardless of recommendations I was going to fire Comey, knowing there was no good time to do it. And in fact when I decided to just do it I said to myself, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story; it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.’”
That’s it. That’s their proof that President Trump “admitted he fired Comey over the Russia investigation.” Do you see that admission anywhere in that quote? I don’t. Because it’s not there. In fact the only thing objectively evident in that quote is that President Trump was aware of “the Trump/Russia thing” at the same time he fired Comey.
If I say “I was aware it was snowing outside when I decided to drive my car,” it doesn’t mean I decided to drive my car because it was snowing outside. But according to CNN, when President Trump says “I was aware of the Russia thing when I fired Comey” it means he fired Comey because of the Russia thing. The conclusion is lazy and dishonest and yet more proof that CNN is nothing more than an anti-Trump propaganda arm manufacturing fake news to support their partisan narrative.
So I watch Sciutto and Harlow sitting there lying so casually and so destructively, and so proud of themselves for doing it, and I’m out of reasons to continue finding more measured language to describe them. They’re not simply “biased media.” And they’re not merely “Democrat activists,” because their platform and the trust placed in them is so much greater than that.
They are terrorists. They are terrorists intent on dividing our nation. They are, wittingly or not, colluding with Russia in that regard. Russia didn’t want Trump to become President. They wanted to inspire division and sow discord. And it worked, largely because they used the Democrats’ favorite tool: Identity Politics.
But today I watched CNN’s Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow sit there and pull out all the stops to lie to their viewers. To make their viewers believe that President Trump fired Jim Comey because he thought that would end the Russia investigation. It’s a ridiculous claim on its face, but it’s exceedingly dangerous and destructive because many of their viewers believe it. And they believe the logical conclusion that Sciutto and Harlow lean in to without ever saying out loud: They believe that the President of the United States is, in fact, a Russian spy.
It’s insane and it’s infuriating and I’m out of words for people who use a platform like CNN’s to so casually and proudly spread these lies: They’re terrorists. I may regret using that term later because it reflects an absolute cratering of the rhetoric and implies a much more fierce response to Sciutto, Harlow and the rest. But right now, from my seat, there’s just no getting around it. “Biased media” and “Democrat activists” and “swamp parasites” are all true. But they don’t go far enough.
Jim Sciutto, Poppy Harlow and the rest who continue spreading this insane lie despite clear evidence to the contrary — are terrorists. And until more amplified voices in conservative media start prosecuting this stuff and holding them accountable, people like me in the grassroots will keep finding reasons to get more upset at the
media terrorists who spread these easily disproven, disgusting and destructive lies.
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