CNN, the news organization, published a piece accusing soldiers of possibly violating Department of Defense rules by asking President Donald Trump to sign Make America Great Again hats.
This isn’t a joke, this is a real “story” that CNN is pursuing, both in its web format and in its televised version. This is something that a CNN reporter actually wrote, and a CNN editor presumably signed off on and published.
Here are some paragraphs from the “report,” which was credited to Eli Watkins and TWO OTHER contributors, bringing the size of the reporting team on this piece to three individuals:
“President Donald Trump made his first visit to a war zone on Wednesday, receiving an enthusiastic reception from many US troops there — some of whom may have run afoul of military rules.
Video footage and the written report of Trump’s visit with service members in Iraq showed the President signing “Make America Great Again” hats and an embroidered patch that read “Trump 2020.”
But troops’ requests for the autographs could brush up against Department of Defense guidelines for political activities…
US military authorities in the coalition did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Retired Rear Adm. John Kirby, a former Obama administration spokesperson and a CNN analyst, said on CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Wednesday that service members having Trump sign the items was inappropriate.
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It’s hard to know exactly how to feel about this supposed news article. It is hard to wrap one’s mind around the staggering delusion, the complete and utter disconnect from reality and decency, exemplified here by CNN. It’s hard to even place oneself in the mindset of a CNN “reporter” who feels that it’s appropriate or interesting to do something like this.
Some people laughed when CNN blackmailed a Reddit user named Han A**hole Solo into hiding after he posted a pro-President Trump meme.
Some people merely shrugged when CNN showed up on the front lawn of a nice older lady who allegedly unwittingly shared Russian stuff on Facebook.
Some people turned a blind eye when Don Lemon got drunk on the air.
Now, we are here. At this point. CNN is trying to get active-duty military service members in trouble for asking President Trump to sign their MAGA hats.
That’s where we are now with CNN. There are no words for this new reality. There is only sadness.
I have made my thoughts on CNN known.
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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