The mainstream media’s days are numbered, and they’re now lashing out desperately in a pathetic display of self-preservation.
CNN has been the focus of this renewed media criticism, after being forced into a rare retraction by free-press pioneers Breitbart. With egg on their face, CNN has simply given up on their journalistic responsibilities, instead becoming a clear and present danger to the world of political media. Their increasingly unprofessional behavior both in print and in the White House has their press credentials in Washington on the verge of being torn in half, much like the network’s credibility.
Now, in retaliation, or perhaps “resistance”, the liberal-leaning entertainment station is now blaming President Donald Trump for the dangers being faced by reporters embedded in war zones and other precarious outposts, claiming that the administration’s insistence on the network to do its job of reporting the news is putting their staff in harm’s way.
“CNN’s Clarissa Ward, a foreign correspondent, served as guest co-host on Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s News Day. Ward fretted that ‘people’ in war zones have been ’emboldened’ by President Trump’s ‘declaration of war on the media.’ Ward, expressing concern for members of the media in dangerous areas of the world, said to guest Chris Cillizza, ‘I can only imagine what a person like you is dealing with. At what point does this become reckless or irresponsible?’
“It should be noted Chris Cillizza is a Washington-based political correspondent and commentator.
“Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem, who has received new-found fame after his exchange with White House deputy spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders at Tuesday’s press briefing, said Ward is ‘absolutely right’ and talked about the trial and tribulations of reporters who have been jailed and even killed.
“‘Our newspapers after Donald Trump’s election, we’ve gotten threats from both the far left and the far right,’ Karem said. ‘They are emboldened, it is dangerous, and the fact of the matter is, it is insulting to the memory of the people who have given their lives for the cause for providing information to the public to then be told you are fake media, you do not matter, and what you’re doing is false.'”
Unfortunately for both of these “journalists”, their lame attempt at attacking the President is extremely transparent.
CNN has been a particularly malfeasant mess as of late, with a number of unbelievable issues emanating from within the organization. Not only were they responsible for the employment of ISIS-imitator Kathy Griffin, the network was also at the forefront of an unverifiable and anonymously released story regarding a bogus Russian dossier that sought to tie the President of the United States to prostitution in Moscow.
If CNN is truly concerned about the safety of their reporters, they will be required to begin acting like adults in order to remedy the situation.