Proving that they have learned absolutely nothing from the colossal failure that has been the last two years of reporting, CNN doubled down on their Trump/Russia defiance this weekend.
Host Jake Tapper, interviewing White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, went as far as to say that his network got it all right when it came to reporting the collusion facts.
“I’m not sure what you’re saying the media got wrong,” Tapper said. “The media reported the investigation was going on. Other than the people in the media on the left, not on this network, I don’t know anybody that got anything wrong.”
Other than people in the media on the left??
Not on THIS network???
We sincerely hope that Tapper got a hell of a bonus payment in his check this week for putting his reputation on the line with a whopper like that. That’s one of the most astounding, clueless, insulting things we’ve ever heard come out of a CNN employee’s mouth. Think about the kind of ground that covers.
“We didn’t say there was a conspiracy. We said Mueller was investigating a conspiracy,” Tapper said, earning another bonus payment.
“That’s fine, if that’s your recollection of history, that’s great,” Mulvaney replied. “Face it, the media got this wrong. It’s okay. People get stuff wrong all the time, just not at this level. We need to figure out what went wrong with the Mueller report, why — in all fairness to your network — why the media got it so wrong for so long.”
For any CNN representative to claim that they got nothing wrong about this story is an early contender for Lie of the Year. They’ve gotten so many stories completely wrong that it’s hard to know where to begin. From telling viewers that Donald Trump Jr. knew about the WikiLeaks emails before their public release to assuring viewers that James Comey never told President Trump that he was not under investigation, CNN has been the number one home for fake news in the Trump era.
We didn’t have much hope that this Titanic-sized embarrassment would result in a turnaround on CNN’s news-gathering policies, and Tapper’s statements only confirm our suspicions. They think that by digging their heels in and insisting that they reported it all by the books, they can retain their credibility. They don’t even realize that it’s already drained out to nothing.