They don't call it the Clinton News Network for nothing...
CNN is being accused of censorship by supporters of President Trump for its refusal to air an ad praising Trump's accomplishments because it contains a "fake news" accusation. The advertisement lists a series of actions from Trump's first 100 days, and charges mainstream news media of not reporting the successes of the new administration.
The faces of NBC's Andrea Mitchell, CNN's Wolf Blitzer, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, ABC's George Stephanopoulos and CBS' Scott Pelley are shown onscreen with the phrase "fake news" over them and CNN is using that as the reason why the network will not air the ad.
In response to the Donald J. Trump for President campaign’s accusations of ad censorship: pic.twitter.com/0Rbanpf0dn— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 2, 2017
“This is censorship pure and simple," said Michael Glassner, the Executive Director of the campaign to get Trump re-elected for a second term. "By rejecting our ad, CNN has proven that it supports censorship is biased and fears an opposing point of view. President Trump’s loyal supporters know the truth: The mainstream media mislead, misguide, deceive, and distract. CNN epitomizes the meaning of fake news and has proven it by rejecting our paid campaign ad.”
Funny that CNN is now touting these editorial standards after the network never appeared to have an issue with airing things that President Obama said which were proven false... or anything spewed out by Nancy Pelosi.
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