CNN called out

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44 Responses to CNN called out

  1. Infidel Tiger

    Typical whitey. Always shutting the black man down.

  2. JC

    Artiste

    umm Don Lemon ( the presenter) is also black.

  3. Who was the guy speaking truth to power?

  4. Perth Trader

    So CNN lets you speak as long as you agree with the host.

  5. The BigBlueCat

    So the host told the guy he would let him finish, and then cuts him off?? Now it could be because they ran overtime, but clearly the host burnt up the time with his monologue while everyone else stayed respectfully silent.

    Now I don’t know if this is truly a fake news story, but certainly there were plenty of logical fallacies such as ow much holiday time Obama took compared to Bush. It might be more important to understand what was going on around them where they took those holidays. I’m not saying one POTUS was better than other other; what I am saying is that context matters, not the number of days a particular POTUS has taken. And so far Trump hasn’t taken any vacation time others than a day here or there is seems ….

    CNN are creating their own credibility problems where they shut down discussions like we can see here.

  6. Snoopy

    Artiste

    umm Don Lemon ( the presenter) is also black.

    LOL

  7. Frank

    Don Lemon is shaping up to be the George Clooney of the current press pack, the poor bastard.

  8. Leo G

    CNN host makes a fake news story about a fake definition of fake news just to censor a politically incorrect opinion.

  9. H B Bear

    When CNN gives you Lemon you make #fakenews.

  10. Phil

    Saying “this is fake news” rather than immediately discussing what Obama actually did on his holidays, or the reasons why the current situation requires more security, is so stupid. Who does he think he is kidding, to assume you can close down an argument by saying everyone is lying just because.

  11. Alamo Phaneron

    The Fake News meme was the stupidest idea the JournoListers ever had. See how pissed Don Lemon is? He can’t believe the Fake News cigars keep on blowing up in his face. Why can’t the freakin’ peasants just RTFM! Fake News is all news that doesn’t fit the CNN narrative, you ignorant serf!

    Look CNN, when you are in the business of creating propaganda while struggling to maintain an aura of journalistic integrity and objectivity the last thing you want to do is invite your audience to contemplate the concept that much of the news is FAKE!

    In fact, all the mainstream media has to trade upon is the pretence of Objectivity. Once that suspension of critical thinking spell is broken the MSM have nothing to recommend them over any old Joe Blow’s blog. So mooting the suggestion that your audience could scrutinise your news feed for Fakeness, while your network is actively engaged in coordinating false narratives to support a political agenda is an absurd level of chutzpah.

    Take a leaf out of Our ABC News Radio manual which likes to remind its jaded audience every hour or so (accompanied by broodingly serious muzak) that Newspeak Radio is “Australia’s most trusted news source, without bias or agenda.” See? That’s how it’s done. No reference to FAKE NEWS. Don’t ask the punters to consider context and content… just lie through your bloody teeth. Rinse. Repeat.

  12. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hehe…

    CNN pictures on Google

    If a picture is a thousand words do a thousand pictures lie?

  13. And they wonder why people voted for Trump…

  14. Leigh Lowe

    Did he say “sometimes the source bottle is empty”?

  15. Leigh Lowe

    This sudden concern for the taxpayer dollar by lefties is touching.

  16. Qley

    This sudden concern for the taxpayer dollar by lefties is touching.

    This election suddenly has those on the left terrified of growing government, caring about fiscal issues and realising the importance of the second amendment. Its quite funny

  17. Dr Fred Lenin

    CNN and the globalist communist media are in a suicidal mood they dont realise every lie is another nail in the coffin of a dying trade ,the media , gone are the dsys when they dictated news ,there are so manyy other sources of news that they are becomming irrelevant ,bit like fauxfacs and the alpbcsbs collective one day soon we will get a Real government which will defund them totally . Socialism dies without other peoples money.

  18. Robber Baron

    I predict a new label…”FakeNewser” will hereforth be heard. This a way to discredit people (fakenewers) from calling Fake News peddlers such as CNN “Fake News”. It’s brilliant. CNN manufactures a fake news segment to discredit all people that claim fake news as crack-pots etc. Psyop 101 in action.

  19. mh

    This is hot on the heels of CNN cutting the feed of Bernie Sanders when he mentioned CNN and fake news in the same sentence.

    And then there is Richard Quest:
    CNN reporter in sex, rope and drug scandal

    A well-known CNN reporter has been arrested in New York’s Central Park with drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy inside his boot.

  20. cuckoo

    ABC had already picked up on this by yesterday evening and were squawking about the cost of Trump’s trips to Florida. Just like they always did about Obama’s golfing holidays in Hawaii. Or Moochelle’s vacations. Oh, wait…

    Given that Trump is forgoing his presidential salary ($400 k p.a.), he’s probably costing the taxpayer less than did the Golfer-in-Chief.

  21. John L

    So CNN lets you speak as long as you agree with the host.

    So ABC lets you speak as long as you agree with the host.

  22. duncanm

    this is an awesome development.

    CNN are fighting back, they can’t help themselves — their partisan nature will be obvious to even more people. They will lose.

  23. egg_

    Is this #fakelemon like the fake #faketurkey crud with dubya?

  24. cuckoo

    Still, spare a thought for our betters at the ABC, who must be getting whiplash from those Exorcist-style head spins they have to do:
    1. Scorn George W. Bush (‘Now watch this drive’) for playing golf ‘during war’. (Bush stops playing golf for the remainder of his presidency.)
    2. Remain silent while Obama racks up more games per year that some professional players.
    3. Scorn Trump for calling them out on this, and then run sniggering video of him playing golf.

  25. There must be a high degree of sensitivity within CNN to the label fake news network. It has clearly hurt.

  26. Rabz

    An example of Fake News:

    Meeja: “Shrillary’s alleged health concerns are being beaten up out of all proportion by Evil Hate Nayzees™.”

    Meeja: “Fatty Trump is the more physically frail of the two candidates.”

    Yes folks, they really were that blatant.

    Loved this little exchange:

    “So, do you know what fake news is?”

    “What we’re doing now.”

  27. egg_

    There must be a high degree of sensitivity within CNN to the label fake news network. It has clearly hurt.

    They should rebrand to the FNN – could be a market niche – like ‘reality’ TV?

  28. Leo G

    According to the CNN website, Quest, “is one of the most instantly recognisable members of the CNN team”.

    Shame on CNN for creating Fake News to advertise the qualities by which members of the CNN team may be instantly recognised.

  29. dweezy2176

    Anyone else getting p*** off with this new OZ Post deliver-whenever-service? I’ve been buying on Ebay for what seems like forever and in all that time could count on one hand stuff that didn’t arrive.
    Since this new “when-it-suits-us” policy came in I’m missing around 10 orders, six are way, way past delivery due date and 4 may classify as running o/t …. I’m starting to wonder if the new system involves throw it in the skip outback if the postie is not in the mood……..duuuuuuuuh!
    The only saving factor is I’m not a big spender, mostly, inexpensive, free delivery stuff from China/HK so I’m not out of pocket much just soooooo damned annoyed……..!

  30. dweezy2176

    Seniors Moment …………! Didn’t realise I hadn’t switched to the “general” thread ..

  31. H B Bear

    I hope “inside his boot” isn’t some gay euphemism.

  32. stackja

    Clinton Network News continues!

  33. Alamo Phaneron

    The MSM thought it really had a winning meme when it introduced the concept of Fake News as a term to help explain why Hillary lost to Trump. It was all over Facebook being pushed by my Lefty friends as evidence of a sabotaged election in those heady days just after Nov 10… And it’s true there were clickbait fake news stories on Facebook hawking headlines like “Pope Endorses Donald Trump.”

    But the MSM quickly lost control of their weaponised meme as the Right instantly latched onto FAKE NEWS as the perfect term for BS the media has been feeding the public for the last decade or more.

    You don’t have to look far for FAKE NEWS.

    Just this morning ABC Radio National’s Fran Kelly was cheerfully pointing out that Trump had claimed there was a terrorist attack in Sweden the night before his recent rally in Florida. But he said no such thing.

    In Trump’s usual rambling, conversational style sans teleprompter he was ranting about the EU’s immigration woes when he hand waved, ” …you look at what’s happening in Sweden last night. Sweden! Who would believe this! They’re having problems like they never thought possible…” And on and on. No mention of a terror attack in Sweden.

    Yet the Fake News hit squad at the ABC heard Trump say: “Sweden had a terrorist attack last night.” So they ran with a full on snarky Fake News story about how Trump is lying or just plain stoopid. Maybe Trump is talking about the neo-Nazi white guy that killed some people in January, snorted Fran Kelly’s fake newsroom sidekick, thinking he was so clever to slip in the fact that not all terrorists are Islamic fanatics.

    This is as about as good an example of a Fake News story as there is. It’s got it all. It’s based on an imaginary extrapolation from a real event and it creates a fake excuse to slip in a second statistically dishonest jab about the nature of who commits terror acts… And it was created this morning by Our Taxpayer funded ABC at the ABC Fake News Ultimo Centre in Sydney.

    In all fairness to ABC, maybe it’s not FAKE NEWS if you believe it.

  34. Louis

    But the thing is they hope to litter the internet with this stuff so that they can have people repeat their lies later with references. People rarely check the validity of a reference. Just ask Chumpsky.

    “Trump said that. I can sight several [supposedly] reputable news sites”.

    Just think how many teachers and lecturers are teaching this stuff to their students as gospel right now.

  35. Leo G

    But the MSM quickly lost control of their weaponised meme as the Right instantly latched onto FAKE NEWS as the perfect term for BS the media has been feeding the public for the last decade or more.

    Now the liberal left media wants the genie back in the bottle:-

    New Poll Suggests ‘Fake News’ Has Almost No Meaning Anymore
    It’s pretty much down to “news you don’t like.” And Russia.

  36. Frank

    According to the CNN website, Quest, “is one of the most instantly recognisable members of the CNN team”.

    Quest (Richard) was arrested in Central Park with another man for violating the curfew a few years back. At the time he had a noose around his neck that was tied about his penis at the other end and he was being led about by it. When the cops took them back to Quest’s car they found a stash of meth and a bunch of sex toys in the boot.

    He took a few months off to recuperate and before returning to the air.

  37. Crossie

    bit like fauxfacs and the alpbcsbs collective one day soon we will get a Real government which will defund them totally . Socialism dies without other peoples money.

    In fact you don’t have to get a principled government to get the fakers defended. It would probably be easier if they have no morals at all but a drive to survive as a government by having to cut deals with parties like PHON who do want to defund their ABC and SBS.

  38. Perfidious Albino

    Don Lemon, Ha! I immediately thought of Jack Lime…

  39. .

    What we’re doing right now…LOL!

  40. Clam Chowdah

    Artiste

    umm Don Lemon ( the presenter) is also black.

    Congratulations, that was the joke.

  41. JohnA

    stackja #2302425, posted on February 20, 2017, at 1:58 pm

    Clinton Network News continues!

    Counterfeit News Network fits also.

  42. David Brewer

    What Childish Non-News twaddle.

    Fancy complaining about the costs of security for Trump when:

    1. Obama was costing the taxpayer $1.4 billion a year;

    2. Trump is not taking a salary;

    3. Trump has saved, at least, hundreds of millions already by freezing federal recruitment and renegotiating defence contracts; and

    4. Trump is going to save at least a billion dollars on the replacements for Air Force 1.

    So Paris Dennard was quite right to call Lemon’s story on the supposedly high cost of security for Trump “fake news”. It’s not even anything Trump can control, unless he demands not to be protected so well. No doubt then they’d blame him for getting shot…

  43. Nohbody

    (multi-reply)

    TheBigBlueCat: Now I don’t know if this is truly a fake news story, but certainly there were plenty of logical fallacies such as ow much holiday time Obama took compared to Bush. It might be more important to understand what was going on around them where they took those holidays. I’m not saying one POTUS was better than other other; what I am saying is that context matters, not the number of days a particular POTUS has taken.

    Of course context matters. It’s the same thing as when they talk about the number of Executive Orders by Bush Jr vs those of Obama. What they “conveniently” ignore is what’s actually in those EOs, a lot of which are basically “fluff pieces” like declaring some day Left-handed Nostril Inhaler Day or somesuch, without any real legal standing. I don’t have the numbers immediately handy, but I’m pretty sure there’s a lot less of Bush Jr trying to act like the sole branch of government via EO than Obama.

    David: There must be a high degree of sensitivity within CNN to the label fake news network. It has clearly hurt.

    The truth usually does.

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