CNN has managed to use the controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Who apologized on Monday for anti-Semitic comments, as the latest impetus to attack President Trump and other Republicans – and raised his eyebrows at the guards Media.
Omar condemned members of both parties when she suggested on Sunday that the American Public Relations Committee (AIPAC) paid members of the congress for helping Israel. House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Even condemned the statements, while Trump told reporters that Omar must be "ashamed".
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CNN's coverage, however, is the latest example of why William A. Jacobson, a professor at Cornell Law School, told Fox News it was time for Jeff Zucker's network to acknowledge that it has a left-most agenda, and essentially one Anti-Trump programming is implemented.
"The behavior of CNN news reporters, especially Jim Acosta, highlights CNN's anti-trump and left-wing orientation. Transparency would be the best way, "said Jacobson. "CNN should just admit that its news department, not just its commentators, hates Trump and wants him to leave."
"CNN should just admit that its news department, not just its commentators, hates Trump and wants him to leave."
"CNN Tonight" host Don Lemon mentioned that Trump had asked Omar to resign because of her hateful rhetoric before looking at a laundry list of Trump's controversial remarks in the past – even using the uncensored S-hole country line , "Lemons argument was that if Omar is hateful, then Trump and thus" stupefaction "the President also burdened the controversy surrounding the Freshman House Democrat.
NewsBusters chief editor Curtis Houck told Fox News that CNN's "anti-trump obsession definitely shows stories that have nothing to do with him," until his hosts and reporters found a way to talk about him.
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"A house democrat has tweeted anti-Semitic things over and over again. Period. It should not be that hard for CNN to report, but instead they tried to help Omar by confusing the water and mentioning her plus Trump and in that story Steve King and Kevin McCarthy, "said Houck.
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The segment of lemon mirrored that of Erin Burnett of CNN made similar points earlier on Tuesday.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo set up a Whataboutism clinic Tuesday night when he compared Omar's anti-Semitic comments to Trump's rhetoric. He criticized Omar's tweets and asked if House Democrats needed to do more to punish the Congressman as a "legitimate question." Cuomo then turned to argue about Trump instead of focusing only on Omar.
"He's calling for Omar to get out, and that's interesting," Cuomo said, before playing a clip in 2015 with Trump's speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition when he told them he did not want any money and therefore expected no support.
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"Why is it different? Is it because Omar is a Muslim and wears a hijab? I hear a lot of it and it's not right, "Cuomo said. "Especially when you remember that this president has gone the path of intolerance more than most others."
Cuomo then said Trump's "selective indignation is transparent." This is exactly how many media watchdogs think about CNN – the network that was once known for Ted Turner's bare-bones just-the-facts approach to journalism.
Dave Rubin, moderator of The Rubin Report, noted how CNN tweeted stories about Omar and Donald Trump Jr. The president's son was bluntly accused of extraditing the genocide of Native Americans while mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren. criticized as anti-Semitic, "said the network.
"Note the editors here," Rubin wrote. "CNN is propaganda."
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Earlier this week, CNN's Jim Sciutto wondered if "the Republican Party was sufficiently vigilant in monitoring the bigotry in its own ranks" while discussing Omar. CNN's John King took advantage of Omar's remarks to remind viewers that Minority House chairman Kevin McCarthy had once deleted a tweet stating that the Republicans could not allow Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and Tom Steyer to vote to buy.
"As he says now, on the democratic side, there's anti-Semitism on his own, not so long ago, so he should be careful how high he jumps on the box," King said of McCarthy.
In the meantime, Scott Whitlock, Editor-in-Chief of NewsBusters, mocked a recent CNN screen graphic in which Omar apologized for tweets called "anti-Semitic."
Called anti-Semitic? As a reminder, the Democrat from Minnesota used an old trope and said that the Jews bought lawmakers and "all about the Benjamins, Baby". This is the same woman who once called Israel "evil," Whitlock wrote.
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Before Omar apologized, CNN mitigated the comments with a headline: "Omar says it's" exciting "that their controversial views on Israel trigger a debate," which led to NewsBusters accusing the network of defending themselves in their defense.
On Wednesday morning, the theme of "What's Over Trump" continued when John Berman, host of "New Day," said the president, who criticized Omar, was "an example of how the pot calls the kettle anti-Semitic."
"Well, we had a few days when the media had to allow the Democrats to look bad. Well, CNN pushes the reset button and tries to do any bad thing that makes the Democrats a hit … Trump, "Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News. "Any scandal will sooner or later be an anti-trump scandal."
Fox News "Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.