WASHINGTON, D.C. — The network created by media mogul Ted Turner (CNN) faces another test to its dwindling credbility, following its dishonestly organized televised townhall, according to recent reports.
In a report released by Paste Magazine, Tue., Feb. 26, CNN is criticized for not disclosing the political affiliation of presumably “random” audience members allowed to ask questions of 2020 Democratic Party presidential contender Bernie Sanders.
The leftist outlet found that CNN described Baltimore County Democratic Party Chair Tara Ebersole as a “former biology professor,” Charles County Democratic Central Committee Chair Abena McAllister as “an active Democrat,” a Public Policy intern at DC Cassidy and Associates — a large, left-leaning lobbying firm — as an “American University student,” and an intern at the Katz Watson Group (also left-leaning) fundraising and consulting firm as a “George Washington student.”
The ailing network’s credibility as a reliable and unbiased source of news was thrown into doubt by Pres. Donald Trump in January, 2017.
But don’t take Trump’s word for it. Ted Turner, the network’s founder, and the visionary behind CNN, even says it’s slipping in terms of credibility.
In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, he remarked,
I think they’re sticking with politics a little too much. They’d do better to have a more balanced agenda. But that’s, you know, just one person’s opinion.
The disingenuous nature of CNN’s presentation finds a historical counterpart in the network coverage of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, where the terrorists were described as “students,” rather than “Islamic radicals,” or another, more accurate term.
WATCH: CBS calls terrorists “mob of students”
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