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CNN calls OAN ‘more state-run propaganda network than a credible news organization’

By Sophia Narwitz | RT | May 9, 2020

CNN botched the ‘death’ of Kim Jong-un, covered up for Chris Cuomo after he broke quarantine, and published lies about Elon Musk, and that’s just in the past month, but now it’s here to tell you which news networks are credible!

This week Vanity Fair kicked up a flurry of controversy when after citing those pesky ‘anonymous sources,’ it claimed Donald Trump Jr secretly bought a stake in the right-leaning One America News Network. The owner of the network, Charles Herring, quickly jumped in to quash the claims and denied any such deal had gone through, as well as demanding that a retraction be made.

As of now, no retraction has yet been published, but CNN – ever the opportunist willing to engage in partisan shenanigans – jumped in to create even more controversy. In an article titled ‘Meet OAN, the little-watched right-wing news channel that Trump keeps promoting,’ the cable network boldly claims that OAN “arguably has more in common with a state-run propaganda network than a credible news organization.”

Without being too up to date with OAN’s brand of news and unable to speak on the quality of their reporting, one thing I do know for certain is that CNN is in absolutely no position to call another news agency ‘propaganda,’ or to question its credibility.

In 2017, three journalists resigned after a story falsely claimed Anthony Scaramucci was linked to a Russian investment fund. That same year, CNN pushed the narrative that Trump Jr received early access to WikiLeaks documents only for it to turn out they had the email dates wrong. Once again, keeping busy in 2017 it seems, the network stated the GOP was making rape pre-existing conditions in its healthcare alterations. A blatant falsehood that even fact-checking sites acknowledge as such.

None of that even begins to touch on the many such incidents before or since, let alone the ones at the top of this article. Let us also not forget Russiagate, the biggest conspiracy theory of our time, and something the network threw all its weight behind. Yet audaciously they write that two of OAN’s prominent personalities are “far-right agitators who have a history dabbling in conspiracy theories.”

Uh huh.

On the topic of ‘agitators,’ CNN’s Don Lemon showed his true colors when in January he broke into uncontrollable fits of laughter as panelists on his show mocked not just Trump, but a stereotypical southern bumpkin whom they see as the president’s voter base. They implied such people hate reading, spelling, and geography, all while Mr Lemon spilled his juice and snorted and chuckled along.

It probably won’t come as a surprise to most people reading this, but CNN is a hypocritical, bulls**t-spewing blight on the entire medium of news media as a whole. That it is considered the powerhouse that it is goes a long way towards showing that the average news watcher either doesn’t care about facts, or they’re too tied up in their own political biases to notice the snake oil being squirted into their eyes.

Speaking of looks, CNN took pettiness to a new level when it criticized OAN’s visual style, saying “it doesn’t even offer viewers compelling television with professional graphics.”

I guess they just expect everyone to have 3D holographic airplanes to pull out whenever a Malaysian flight goes missing. But at that point it’s not news, it’s just fancy and mindlessly hollow television. Something CNN excels at.

Sophia Narwitz is a writer and journalist from the US. Outside of her work on RT, she is a primary writer for Colin Moriarty’s Side Quest content, and she manages her own YouTube channel. Follow her on Twitter @SophNar0747

May 9, 2020 - Posted by | Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Progressive Hypocrite | ,

8 Comments »

  1. Gee, an article about American Media Propaganda, without any reference to that awful “American” Rupert Murdoch. How can this be?
    Murdoch has a reputation in Britain and Australia for his utter TRASH Press/Fox.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 9, 2020 | Reply

    • murdoch/fox still trash, zionized trash.

      tucker, except on few subjects, gives fox whatever
      value it has from the few times i’ve seen.

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      Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | May 9, 2020 | Reply

      • Murdoch is a partner with Lord Rothschild and Dick Cheney in the Oil deposit in Syria’s Golan Heights. The company is named Genie Oil…….Murdoch is being rewarded for lying about ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’, and everything else for that matter.

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 9, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi Brian
      Sending this video to you and also hoping that Aletho will expose it. Just happened 9 May (US time). I sent a scathing msg to Australian Embassy (US) with protest and BOYCOTT TOURISM. Hoping others will do the same. This is unacceptable anywhere anytime.

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      Comment by Sparrow | May 10, 2020 | Reply

      • Looks like Sydney. What was that about? She wasn’t being offensive???

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 10, 2020 | Reply

        • She along with others were protesting the lockdown and the cops used this ‘mother’ to scare the population, not to mention the trauma her little boy will always have. According to the Australian Commonwealth Law these cops broke all the rules because of a power trip. They assaulted this woman, kidnapped her son and terrorized the public…over ‘nothing’. I hope she can win a huge lawsuit against them and perhaps get them sacked or jailed or both.

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          Comment by Sparrow | May 10, 2020 | Reply

          • Those Cops should be ashamed of themselves. She was very polite and they were like PIGS…..

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            Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 10, 2020 | Reply

  2. 4171

    How Is It Possible the Source Country of the Virus (Minus Wuhan) Was on Lockdown for Only 16 Days?

    Q!!Hs1Jq13jV69 May 2020 – 3:53:07 AM

    Origin Country of COVID-19: China
    Origin City of COVID-19: Wuhan
    How long was Wuhan on lockdown: 76 days
    How long was the remainder of China on lockdown:
    CNY extend Jan 24 – Feb 9 (avg): 16 days
    https://www.china-briefing.com/news/china-extends-lunar-new-year-holiday-february-2-shanghai-february-9-contain-coronavirus-outbreak/📁
    How long has the US been on lockdown?
    No spread of COVID-19 outside of Wuhan?
    How is it possible the source Country of the virus (minus Wuhan) was on lockdown for only 16 days?
    How long has the US been on lockdown?
    Forecasted lockdown CA, NY, OR, MI, ……?
    Reconcile.
    Logical thinking.
    Q

    https://qmap.pub

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    Comment by Leland Roth | May 10, 2020 | Reply


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