CNN has been adamantly denying that anti-Kavanaugh protesters are being paid. Their star anchor Chris Cuomo even brought Ana Maria Archila, the woman from the now-famous elevator confrontation of Sen. Jeff Flake on his show to deny being paid, despite running an organization largely funded by George Soros.
But just hours after that segment, CNN correspondent Joe Johns admitted he has met paid protesters.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
Talking about President Donald Trump’s recent Tweet about paid protesters with “expensive signs,” he clumsily tried to dispel the claim.
Johns talks about reports, “mostly from conservative media,” about cash exchanging hands at protests against Kavanaugh. After trying to say they aren’t being paid, he admits protesters confirmed the cash exchanges, saying it was meant as bail money for protesters causing disruptions.
“What the protesters tell me that’s about, is bail,” Johns stated. “Essentially a lot of people get arrested, and they have to forfeit, put up $50 bail in order to get free of the police.”
What Johns is talking about is something that is well known, that left-leaning media outlets have avoided talking about.
They are attempting to claim that these protesters are organic, with only some guidance from larger organizers. But based on the fantastic reporting from CNN’s Joe Johns we know that isn’t true.
Media Lied: President Trump Did Not Claim Operation Desert Storm Occurred During the Vietnam War
The corporate media has been peddling an edited clip.
The mainstream media falsely reported that President Donald Trump confused the setting of ‘Operation Desert Storm,’ a military name for the 1990 Gulf War, during a July 4th speech on the White House lawn on Sunday. The media accused President Trump of falsely stating that Desert Storm was a military operation that took place during the Vietnam War.
Liberals associated with political organizations such as the Lincoln Project and media groups such as PoliticusUSA displayed edited video clips and made dishonest claims that the President had conflated Operation Desert Storm and the Vietnam war, hoping to score a partisan political point.
Trump just said we fought Operation Desert Storm in the jungles of Vietnam, but please tell us again which Presidential candidate lacks cognitive functions.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 5, 2020
In contrast to the claims of partisan liberals, President Trump clearly drew a distinction between combat operations in Vietnam and in Kuwait in 1990, having referred to the events in successive fashion.
Try posting the full clip instead of clipping it out of context. pic.twitter.com/tnBRP0E5dj
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 5, 2020
Other mainstream media pundits and journalists shared claims that Trump had made the mistake, going on to delete their false claims after the erroneous nature of the claim became apparent on social media. Twitter ultimately ended up labeling the claims that the President conflated the two as “manipulated media,” possibly hoping to score credibility with conservatives by executing the bare minimum of content moderation as the platform rampantly censors the free speech of President Trump, conservatives, and right-wingers.
A reporter from MSNBC is yet to delete her tweet falsely accusing the President of confusing Desert Storm and Vietnam, even after the clip she originally retweeted has been delete in acknowledgment of its dishonesty.
Operation Desert Storm…in the jungles of…Vietnam. https://t.co/QEr698vhJ4
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) July 4, 2020
These are some very dishonest people, folks.
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