“Fake News” Exposed

PUBLISHED: 10:06 PM 29 May 2018

CNN Exposed For Misleading Viewers About Outrage Over Trump’s Memorial Day Tweet As Truth About Veterans Group Revealed

They failed to reveal the hyper-partisan liberal bias of the main veterans’ group that criticized the president’s Memorial Day tweet.

Just recently, blogger Mark Finkelstein showed that CNN had misled their viewers about the true agenda of the VoteVets veterans group while reporting on their outrage over President Donald Trump's Memorial Day tweet (pictured above). 

Ever since President Donald Trump took office last year, countless liberal news outlets have been determined to try and undermine his presidency by promoting false, misleading, or dishonest news about him.

For example, shortly after President Trump went on Twitter this past Memorial Day and published a tweet in honor of those who were lost while serving, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported that veterans were outraged by what he wrote and pointed to a veterans group called “VoteVets” that completely trashed him on the social media platform to support her claim.  

Upon fact-checking her comment, however, blogger Mark Finkelstein found that the news outlet was blatantly misleading viewers about VoteVets’ true agenda by failing to disclose that they are actually a hyper-partisan liberal political action committee (PAC) closely tied to the Democratic Party. By failing to point out this important detail, CNN has further demonstrated they either can’t report honest news or they just simply do not care that they are lying.

Specifically, while speaking about President Trump’s holiday tweet, Collins attempted to suggest that the VoteVets veterans group calling the president’s tweet “appalling” and the “most inappropriate Memorial Day comment ever made by a President” as well as them criticizing him for attempting to profit off of the holiday by offering a 25 percent discount on campaign merchandise was evidence that his tweet left a vast amount of veterans outraged.

What they failed to reveal, though, was that the group is really a “progressive” political action committee closely aligned with democrats in the United States Congress that, according to Finkelstein’s findings, has reportedly spent millions of dollars attacking republican candidates while supporting democratic candidates and liberal causes like clean energy.

“CNN has deceived its viewers,” reasoned Finkelstein in a blog post exposing the misleading segment. “CNN’s failure to disclose VoteVets’ hyper-partisan identity is nothing short of journalistic malpractice,” he added.  

With this information, it is clear that VoteVets’ tweet about the president was not the unbiased critique that Collins made it out to be, but rather, it was a poorly-disguised partisan attack from a hyper-partisan liberal group with ties to democratic lawmakers in Congress. It is also quite clear that an attack from such a group was completely expected given the fact that it is quite common for liberals and liberal groups to viciously lash out at republicans.

Earlier this year, for instance, liberal comedian Kathy Griffin went on ABC’sThe View” and retracted the apology that she issued last year when she posed, like a terrorist, with a fake replica of Trump’s dismembered head. After doing so, she then proceeded to lash out at both the president and his family.

Griffin began her retraction and subsequent attack on the president and his loved ones after one of the co-hosts of the show mentioned that she could not believe it is been a whole year since her Griffin participated in the abhorrent photoshoot and issued her apology.

“I know! What a year it’s been. By the way, I take the apology back. F*** Trump,” Griffin responded, causing the crowd to erupt in applause.

“And the sons, the sons, Don Jr. and Eric, or as I call them ‘Eddie Munster’ and ‘Date Rape,’” she added after the applause died down.

“Look, I’m not holding back on this family. This president is different,” continued Griffin, noting, “I have been through the mill, and so now I’m back on the road.”

In addition to Trump and his family, Griffin also targeted United States Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions, telling the hosts, “first of all Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions — I thought that guy was dead, seriously. When I was a kid we used to make fun of Jeff Sessions [and] somehow he’s the attorney general.”

AG Sessions, who is known to be an unapologetic supporter of law enforcement officers, was also recently labeled an “outright racist” and bashed by numerous outraged liberals, including California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, for rightly pointing out that sheriffs are a “critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”

Prior to the outrage expressed by Newsom and others over Sessions’ statement about sheriffs, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) went on a ludicrous Twitter tirade and slammed Omar Navarro, a conservative Latino politician currently challenging her for her seat in Congress, and Gen. Michael Flynn, who had just endorsed Navarro.  

“Desperate, unstable, and convicted criminal Omar Navarro stoops low in soliciting help from another indicted criminal in a campaign against #MaxineWaters – what a campaign!” tweeted Waters at the time. By saying this, she is referring to the fact that Navarro had previously pleaded guilty to “placing a tracking device on his wife’s car” and Flynn had previously pleaded guilty to “lying to the FBI.”  

In a follow-up tweet, she stated, “indicted Michael Flynn who pleaded guilty about his conversations w/ Russians is in CA tonight campaigning for convicted Omar Navarro on probation for putting a tracking device on his wife’s car. Apparently, the two will spend a lot of time together discussing their crimes.”

Much like Griffin and VoteVets, Waters also recently lashed out at President Trump as well, going so far as to call him “Con Man Don.”

And before Waters’ comments about Navarro, Flynn, and the president, liberal comedian Bill Maher attacked Scott Pruitt, who is the current head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), during an episode of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” by calling him an “eco-terrorist.”

Later in the episode, Maher also slammed everyone working at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency by claiming that they are acting like the Gestapo.

Without a doubt, the media’s publishing of false, misleading, or dishonest news as well as the constant attacks on President Trump and other republicans are both utterly reprehensible. Hopefully, they are eventually held accountable for their actions.