(NaturalNews) The mainstream media, as it is called, is becoming less and less trustworthy, as evidenced by its declining readership and viewership. One of the worst offenders of biased, politically lopsided and factually incorrect coverage is CNN.
In a recent “fact check” segment of a Trump speech attacking his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, host Tom Foreman tried to debunk several claims Trump had made, but purposely distorted what he had said, took things out of context and was just incorrect about other things.
For example, as Breitbart News reported:
“The reality check team was very busy during all of this [speech],” Foreman said. “Trump attacked Clinton’s plan to increase the number of Syrian refugees taken into America.”
Foreman then played video footage of Trump’s speech in which Trump said, “Under her [Clinton’s] plan, we would admit hundreds of thousands of refugees from the most dangerous countries on Earth – with no way to screen who they are, what they are, what they believe, where they come from.”
‘CNN is apparently unaware…’
Like him or hate him, there is nothing that Trump said that wasn’t factually true. The Obama administration’s own FBI director, James Comey, for instance, has said that there is no way to vet these people because the Syrian government and civil society is all but gone. The country is a mess, and very little of its normal governmental apparatuses are functioning – not that Syria was an ally of the U.S. in the first place.
Also, as for his statement that Clinton would admit hundreds of thousands of refugees from the world’s terrorist hotspots, that, too, is correct. But Foreman attempted to claim that Trump meant Clinton would import them all from Syria, which is not what he said. As Breitbart News reported further:
CNN is apparently unaware that the 65,000 Syrian refugees Clinton wants to admit into the United States would be in addition to the tens of thousands of refugees the U.S. already admits each year. Thus, the additional 65,000 Syrian refugees would come on top of the roughly 33,000 refugees and asylees the U.S. already admits from the Middle East each year. Adding in Clinton’s refugee admissions from across the Muslim world, this means that under Clinton’s plan, the U.S. would admit at least 105,000 thousand refugees from the Muslim world in a single year, based on data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Misdirection and lies about vaccines, Obamacare and more
In addition, like much of the rest of the corporate media, CNN plays the role of vaccine shill. In a September report published online, the network laid out “five myths” that it said were perpetuated during a just-aired Republican presidential debate:
Vaccines cause autism: Apparently no one at CNN is aware that CDC scientist and whistleblower Dr. William Thompson has confessed that they do – and his agency covered it up.
Vaccines “contain poisons” like mercury: They do, and testing has confirmed it.
Vaccines are big profit-makers for Big Pharma: Well, of course they are!
And so on. …
It’s the same tired thing we hear from the rest of the corporate media – all of which rely, in part, on Big Pharma and Big Medicine for revenue.
As for Obamacare, CNN has been a cheerleader all along. In August, CNN/Money published a short piece on the law which generally promoted it – again – while downplaying the very real costs involved in the form of dramatically increasing premiums and the loss of access for millions of Americans, both of which were things Obama promised would not happen.
What’s more, the law is dramatically over-budget, pushing up costs to taxpayers and raising the already sky-high national debt.
No, when it comes to being a purveyor of truth, CNN fails miserably. If the network wasn’t being played in most airports around the country, it might not have any viewers at all.