CNN’s propaganda is used in numerous public school classrooms funded by taxpayers around the United States.
The cable network is under fire after one of its reporters, Andrew Kaczynski, threatened to release personal information about a Reddit user who created the “Trump bodyslams CNN” meme that President Trump slightly modified and tweeted from his official account. The anti-Trump network is considered the leading purveyor of Very Fake News by President Donald Trump and his supporters.
CNN already has a monopoly on airport customers through its “CNN Airport” network that broadcasts in 47 different airports. The U.S. government’s Federal Aviation Administration under President Obama granted CNN special rights to fly drones over American citizens for the purpose of “newsgathering and reporting.”
But CNN’s influence also reaches our children.
“CNN 10” is described by the network as (emphasis added): “a new, 10-minute news show that appears as a daily digital video on CNN.com. CNN 10 replaces CNN Student News, the network’s longest-running show that first aired in 1989. CNN 10 more effectively serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society.”
The CNN Student News “Guided Worksheet” is featured on the websites for various K-12 schools around the country, including public school systems, as a simple Google search can reveal.
Here is the page for the “CNN Student News Graphic Organizer” on the website teacherspayteachers.com. Here are some of the recent comments from teachers (as recently as May 2017):
“This is a helpful tool for CNN kids news. We love it! Great for a sub too!”
“This is a great addition to the notetaking skills we’ve been working on and something that will really help some students focus on the important issues! Love the map idea! Great resource!”
“Great page to help focus my students’ attention when watching CNN student news! Thanks!”
“Love using CNN student news with my middle school kids. This would have been the perfect worksheet to use a couple weeks ago before our big current events project!”
“Exactly what I was looking for to use alongside the video. Thanks!”
“Simple, to the point, fantastic way to keep students accountable for the cnn student news we watch! Thanks for the freebie!”
“So simple, but so awesome! My students write a current events newspaper for our school each week. This will be very helpful in planning their paragraphs! Thank you!”