CNN Caught Planting an Anti-Trump Socialist Posing as Trump Supporter

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  1. PARTIZAN1

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    Don't know what your alt left thinks but my standards are high and I can smell a fake video far away and after viewing it BINGO FAKE,
     
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    That was exactly my take on the fake accusation. Some people especially Trumpmfans it seems just gonaround accusing CNN of Fake News because their Lying King hates CNN.
     
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    OK, so we have another Trumpster example of "real news", brought to you by some guy in a hat who has not name and no affiliation, who seems to think it's worth his while trying to "expose" some guy on a panel on CNN.

    The same folks who gleefully reposted obvious faked new sites (many from Russian sources) all through the campaign are still at it, peddling the obscure, the conspiracy theories, and posting sanctimonious rants about integrity in journalism, and then turning right around and assuming that the electronic version of the crank at the end of the bar is trustworthy because he feeds you what you already believe back at you.
     
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    He picked CNN among the cable TV news outlets to attack for a reason. It has nothing to do with their editorial policies.

    Trump has been trying to demonize the press ever since he rode the elevator in 2015. He is a tabloid trash celebrity. The media he is used to is the kind of media that promotes him. He loved salacious gossip as a private citizen because it kept him in the public eye.

    But he also understand the Archie Bunker mentality, and is very good at white grievance politics (his core message).

    People have already forgotten that his original target was Fox News. Particularly Meghan Kelly.

    Ailes had been promoting Kelly for a couple of years, wanting to bring a fresh face or two to the angry old white man who dominate their staff. Fox's aged demographic represents a long term threat, and Kelly was there to try and turn that tide. But she was expendable, too.

    Trump made a big deal out of being outraged about being asked questions about his divorces, his open misogyny and his philandering. Of course, Trump knew that he was going to be asked about all these things in advance. The whole thing was a show for the ratings.

    Then Trump turned around and attacked Fox Fox was, and is his most loyal and devoted promoter (one can hardly call it a news organization). The fact that he attacked them sent a chill down the spin of television executives everywhere.

    He stayed on that jag for a few weeks, but switched to CNN after the election.

    Why?

    It had little to do with what was on CNN. After all, CNN is no more anti Trump than MSNBC is, and he never talks about them. MSNBC and its viewers would't care if he did. They laugh at his childish act.

    And Fox is now commonly and deservedly referred to as Trump TV.

    So, CNN is the only one left.

    And you have to remember that Trump's target audience does not read. And all the radio is solidly right wing. No one else takes that kind of trash seriously. So if you're going to demonize media, it must be television.
     
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    That is an excellent description of why he attacks CNN. Of course your missive is preaching to the audience in that those of us who scan all the important "news" outlets know this. You are correct that Trump' s base does not read and does not watch any other outlet except Fox. They also do not think because Fox does that for them.

    Trump used to call into MSNBC's Morning Joe during the campaign. Then he started being asked tough question so he started attacking Mika and then Scarbourough. I have a lot of respect for Scarbourough too bad he decided that he is not longer a Republican. I considered him as being the sane wing of the Republican Party where a Kasich can live and a former Democrat such as a PARTISAN can live.
     
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    At the gym I go to CNN is generally turned on in the cardio area. On the other had FOX news is generally turned on in the weight lifting room. I am not sure what this means, if anything.
     
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    Here are the claims that the video made:

    1. This guy is a far left socialist.
    2. He never voted for Trump.
    3. CNN deliberately planted him on the panel.

    For proof, they post some videos from mid-2016 and earlier with him ranting about gun control and sounding like a Never Trumper.

    Here are the problems with that:

    — We have no context for the videos, nor do we know if they are representative of his social media posts;
    — Nothing in the videos prove he is a far-left socialist;
    — Given that many people who claimed to oppose Trump in mid-2016 very publicly came around and supported him after he won the nomination, the videos are not even strong proof the guy didn’t vote for Trump.

    Finally, there is absolutely ZERO evidence for the main claim, that CNN “planted” this guy. I mean, literally ZERO. Even if we accept that the dude is a socialist who never voted for Trump, there is ZERO evidence for the smear on CNN.

    I posted the Townhall link because it’s an article written by the CONSERVATIVE TRUMP SUPPORTER referenced as credible in the OP, describing his interactions with the guy. And he never questions the dude’s credentials. He says they had a long conversation and the guy gave detailed reasons for why he voted for Trump and now regrets it. Clearly, the dude came off as a Trump supporter. Do you think this conservative is helping provide cover to CNN?

    Also, the accusation that CNN planted this guy doesn’t even make sense. They want to skew the news, so they plant ONE Trump supporter with regrets, while everyone else still supports Trump? How is that effective anti-Trump propaganda?

    Never mind that unless you think it’s impossible to find any Trump supporter who regrets their vote, there was no need to plant anyone in the first place.

    And finally, I would note that CNN has been doing panels like this for years, and routinely would find panels of Obama supporters who regretted their vote. So claiming CNN is partisan in that respect is also idiotic.
     
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    So you didn’t watch it. Gotcha.
     
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    The guy who wrote that is not the guy being discussed.
     
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    sounds like the right wing when they used Jeff Gannon
     
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    CNN never owned up to this, did they?
     
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    CNN hasn't so much as said they were duped by the guy, which is suspicious unto itself.

    At best, CNN was duped, because they didn't do their homework, by a guy whose real political views were easily verifiable by any putz with a computer.
     
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    CNN, and most MSM outlets appear to be agenda based rather than investigative based reporting. Even today I still have unanswered questions about Obama, who in my opinion was never fully vetted by any of the MSM.
     
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    Several figures in the media admitted it as much, Bill Clinton said it as well.

    They are agenda-based, increasingly so, as their staffs fill with people with neo-Marxist social theory they internalized in college along with copious amounts of narcotics.
     
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    Wait, you mean they showed both sides, and not just the pro-Trump side? They must be the enemy of the peoples! ;)
     
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    READ: "I have butthurt"
     

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