As the Trump administration nears its first year in office, the so-called “mainstream media” has had one fail after another, reporting more fake news stories based on bogus “sources” than at any one-year period following the election of a new president in recent memory.
The principal theme behind most of the phony reports is the bogus claim that President Donald J. Trump’s campaign “colluded” with Russia to “steal the election” from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. I say “phony” because, after more than a year, no one has yet to prove that such collusion occurred.
In fact, the only real evidence of Russian collusion anyone’s seen and can prove is that which occurred within the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, both of which funded the infamous (and equally bogus) “Trump dossier.” The dossier was written by former British spy Christopher Steele, who collaborated with Russian sources to assemble a gaggle of unsubstantiated and salacious claims about Trump.
But that hasn’t stopped the reckless “mainstream” media from continually attempting to ‘prove’ such collusion existed between Russia and Trump. The latest incident occurred just last week when CNN reported that someone from Wikileaks reached out to Donald Trump Jr. in early September 2016 — Sept. 4, to be exact — and offered “a decryption key and website address for hacked Wikileaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators.” (Related: Trump takes ‘mainstream’ media to task for REFUSING to cover Billery uranium scandal: ‘That’s your REAL Russia story.’)
As it turns out, the person representing Wikileaks, Mike Erickson, made the offer on September 14, not the 4th. That date is significant because a) CNN’s initial report made it sound as if the Trump campaign had gotten exclusive access to emails allegedly stolen by Russian hackers; and b) Wikileaks released the very same trove of data on September 13, the day before Erickson sent his email to Don Jr.
So in other words, another attempt to tie Trump to Russian ‘collusion’ fell apart. Like all the previous times CNN made similar allegations.
Here are additional times the “Fake News Network” blew it when covering the president, his campaign and his administration throughout 2017:
— Comey testimony: The network reported June 6th that fired FBI Director James Comey would testify the next day that the president’s claim Comey assured him three times he was not under FBI investigation for the Russia hoax. The story was actually refuted the same day when Comey’s testimony was released; in it, he confirmed what Trump said. As such, the network was forced to rewrite the story and issue a correction.
— Smearing the Mooch: Later the same month CNN.com published a story, then deleted it, then retracted a story claiming that Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci was the subject of a Senate investigation for his alleged ties to Russian banksters. Those allegations were also false. After severe backlash, three members of CNN’s ‘crack’ investigative team were forced to resign over their role in publishing the fake story. Afterward, the network pulled its investigative team from the Russia story.
— No Republican donor for the dossier: During one segment on the dossier in October the network’s Wolf Blitzer discussed it, spreading fake news in the process. The chyron during his program indicated that a Republican donor had initially funded the discredited dossier, but that’s false. The firm that paid for the dossier, Fusion GPS, initially contracted with GOP donor Paul Singer for research on candidates including Trump, but that was not related to the dossier.
— Something sounded fishy: During Trump’s visit to Japan last month, CNN spread a pair of fake narratives. The first claimed that the president committed a faux pas while feeding Japanese koi fish by impatiently pouring his entire box of food out. Turns out that Trump was only following the lead of his host, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In the second incident, CNN took Trump’s words out of context (purposely) to make him look like he had no idea Japanese carmakers made automobiles in the U.S. “Trump asks Japan to build cars in the U.S. It already does,” CNN Money’s Daniel Shane wrote. In fact, Trump’s full comments show that he knows Japan makes cars in the U.S.; the president appeared to be making a joke but the idiot Leftists at CNN took him seriously.
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