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CNN Child
CNN Ceo, Jeff Zucker's corporate tactics were honed on the playground, where he may have regularly beat up 4th graders for lunch money...

On Wednesday, Jeff Zucker, President of CNN, alleged that President Donald Trump is “trying to bully us, and we’re not going to let him intimidate us.”

He claimed that he thinks President Trump has been targeting CNN and criticizing it because the network has viewers that are more susceptible to changing their views than other networks.

In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday, Zucker said, “My job is to remind everyone that they need to stay focused doing their job. He’s trying to bully us, and we’re not going to let him intimidate us. You can’t lose your confidence and let that change the way you conduct yourselves.”

To a question about why Zucker thinks President Trump is targeting his network, Zucker claimed that Trump prefers television as a medium to reach the masses.

“Television is his preferred medium,” Zucker said. “And he knows our viewers can be swayed because they’re not watching Fox or MSNBC” — networks with an ideological bent in prime time.”

The Times’ interview of the CNN boss comes at a time when Trump’s battle with the network appears to be escalating.

Earlier on Sunday, Trump took to twitter to post a redditor’s video that showed Trump put a wrestler to ground before beating him up. The wrestler’s face was superimposed with the CNN logo.

The video received attention immediately, online. It was retweeted almost 330,000 times, but also received immense criticism from CNN and other members of the media.

However, the news network was also criticized for trying to blackmail the redditor who created the video. According to some, CNN “threatened” the creator with exposing his identity.

“He is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again,” the story, titled “How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF,” reads on CNN.com

Following news of CNN’s threats to the redditor, #CNNBlackmail began trending on social media and public figures including Donald Trump Jr., WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and Vox’s German Lopez.

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Indoctrinated Kids
"The number of the day is Five! Now go and tell your parents that the US should be admitting 5 million un-vetted Syrian refugees per month!"

CNN takes the issues concerning immigration laws to the lowest level, by involving an iconic childhood character in the discussion.

Apparently, CNN used “Sesame Street’s” Elmo as their means to convince those that are against immigration laws.

In Monday’s airing of CNN, Sesame Workshop’s Sherrie Westin, CNN reporter Clarissa Ward, David Miliband from the International Rescue Committee, and the world known character Elmo was involved in a discussion about Syria.

CNN reporter Ward asked Elmo, “Did you find that the Syrian little girls and little boys were a lot like your friends here in America?”

“Yeah, they really were,” Elmo responded in a low tone. “It was very interesting because they like to play and learn just like Elmo and all of his friends at Sesame Street.”

“Elmo thinks it’s important to know that everybody is the same deep down and that’s very important,” Elmo stated.

He added, “It was really sad because Elmo’s new friends told Elmo that they had to leave their homes because it wasn’t safe for them to stay, and that made Elmo really sad and sometimes a bit scared.”

Miliband chimed in, “It’s worth saying, perhaps especially today that this country, the US, receives very few refugees and there’s a lot of fear and loathing being put out,” he said.

The show focused on explaining all those watch that they need to take a “child’s perspective” under account and carefully consider “staggering number of children who are displaced,” Westin argued. “This was an area where we really had to try and do something to help,” Westin added.

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Press Conference
"I'll be taking none of your silly questions today, or tomorrow, or..."

CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta, during a live report on Monday, said that there is now a new normal at the White House and he is clearly not liking it; referring to the way the new administration is now conducting business and with the way officials are answering the press’ questions.

Elaborating on his point, Acosta criticized Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary for apparently “getting to the point where he’s just kind of useless.”

Acosta’s remarks come following the White House communications team ban on recording press briefings on camera. This Monday, Spicer announced that reporters will not even be allowed to record any audio clips of the briefings.

Instead, reporters were calling into the briefing room to ask questions, with no way for them to prove what was actually being asked and said.

However, the White House has apparently decided to upload its own videos of the press briefings to its official YouTube channel, the last of which was uploaded on June 12. Also, the White House has started releasing its own transcripts of the press briefings and Q&A sessions, since reporters aren’t allowed to record anything anymore.

Talking to CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, Acosta spoke about the issue in detail.

“If he can’t come out and answer the questions and they’re just not going to do this on camera or audio, why are even having these briefings or these gaggles in the first place?” Acosta asked.

Baldwin then suggested that maybe press secretary Spice “just simply doesn’t know” what President Trump’s take on the issue is. Baldwin, assuming that was indeed what was happening at the White House, inquired, “Why isn’t he having those conversations with the president?”

“It’s a really good question,” Acosta replied, “and it’s a question that I would ask but, unfortunately, at this White House, we wouldn’t have the video or audio to show you the answer to that question because of the stonewalling that we’re getting over here at the White House.”

Talking about his own stance on the issue, and highlighting one of the most prized constitutionally upheld rights of American democracy and the foundations on which the country has progressed: freedom of the media.

“That’s the White House behind me, the White House. And it’s just — it’s bizarre. I don’t know what world we’re living in right now,” Acosta said. “We’re standing at the White House, and they bring us into the briefing room here at the White House and they won’t answer these questions on camera or let us record the audio. I don’t why everybody is going along with this.”

“It just doesn’t make any sense to me and it just feels like we’re sort of slowly but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country where the president of the United States is allowed to insulate himself from answering hard questions,” the CNN reporter said.

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Sheriff Clarke
"I spy a swamp that need to be drained"

Earlier last month, Sheriff David Clarke announced that he would be joining the Department of Homeland Security in some capacity. However, late Saturday evening, it was announced that he has changed his mind and withdrawn his acceptance of the job.

On a radio show in May, Clarke announced that he was offered the position of Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary of the Office of Public Engagement by President Donald Trump. He said that he would leaving his position as sheriff to take on that role.

Clarke’s recent statement has left many bewildered as to what made him change his mind.

“Sheriff Clarke is 100% committed to the success of President Trump, and believes his skills could be better utilized to promote the President’s agenda in a more aggressive role,” said Craig J. Peterson, Clarke’s advisor.

“Last Tuesday Sheriff Clarke met with President Trump and discussed other roles where the Sheriff could be of greater assistance to the President, and the Country,” he continued. “The Sheriff is reviewing options inside and outside of government.”

Following the announcement, CNN published a report, accusing Clarke of submitting a plagiarized master’s thesis. However, those charges had more to do with insufficient citation, not a complete literary theft, as purported by CNN. This also led to a lot of people accusing CNN of exaggerating their news story.

Meanwhile, Clarke responded to the accusations by calling out the reporter, Andrew Kaczynski, on social media. He called Kaczynski a “sleazebag.” “This @CNN hack @KFILE oppo research MO is to accuse plagiarism. I’m next. Did it to Rand Paul, Monica Crowley et al,” he added.

However, some also wondered whether it was the plagiarism allegation that led to Clarke turning down the offer by President Trump, since similar reports from Kaczynski earlier seem to have cost Monica Crowley, a contributor at Fox News, a job in the Trump administration.

Previously, Clarke has been criticized for the way he handled inmates at his jails. There have been a number of deaths reported, including a man who was reportedly mentally ill; he died of severe dehydration.

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Fake News
President Trump said it all, "CNN is VERY fake news"

White House aide Sebastian Gorka and CNN’s Chris Cuomo argued about over whether the Trump administration is on message on the terror travel ban.

“There are no games,” Gorka said. “The president can call it whatever he likes because he has the constitutional authority to control whoever comes into this country, Chris. That’s his job. The Constitution, tradition, precedents, and administrative law give him that right. If he wants to call it a ban he’s the president, he’s the chief officer of this administration and he has every right to do that.”

To this, Cuomo responded, “Right, and why wasn’t the administration just honest about it, why have Sean Spicer and you and everybody else say ‘it’s not a ban, it’s just vetting, and you’re trying to make it sound like something it isn’t.’ The president just proved what the truth is – all this has been spin and a distraction. Why?”

“I’m not going to fall into the trap of us being the spinmeisters when CNN is one of the greatest purveyors of fake news,” Gorka interjected. “The fact is it’s been the same from the beginning. From the first EO to the second EO, it’s one thing, Chris, it’s about protecting Americans. And if anybody out there has a problem with us trying to keep Americans safe they need to look in the mirror and they need to ask themselves if they are the purveyors of fake news.”

“It’s always been about who it targets,” Cuomo replied, “how it targets them and whether or not that will keep us safe. And you guys played games about it and said it’s not a ban. I could play you Sean Spicer right now but you know it’s true.”

“And then the president decides to be honest about it this morning,” he continued. “That is spin, you are the purveyor of spin because that was your message that it wasn’t a ban and it was untrue that’s why I’m asking you.”

“So I guess President Obama was also a purveyor of spin with that calculation because the executive order is based upon the Obama White House analysis of the seven nations of greatest concern for immigration into America,” Gorka shot back. “Is he a purveyor of spin, Chris?

“Well that’s an interesting question,” Cuomo replied.

“It is, isn’t it?” Gorka laughed.

The much heated debated devolved into shouting.

“The facts are not your friend because that move with the executive order from the Obama administration was about travel to those countries,” Cuomo claimed. “It was about whose coming in and out and why. Your order is about Muslims. About targeting Muslims and keeping them out and allowing those who are not Muslims a carve-out, to come in. Very different.”

 

“So if this had anything and I mean anything, to do with race or religion, why would those two nations, the most populous Muslim nation and the most populous Arab nation, not be included in the executive order?” Gorka demanded. “Explain that logic to me, because this is where your spin fails. This is where the fake news propaganda collapses, because if we had some dark dread ulterior motive, then those are the two first nations you would put on the list, not the seven nations the Obama White House identified as the greatest concern. So please answer that question.”

The debate stirred up as President Trump tweeted on Monday, calling his executive order to “ban” travel from terror-stricken countries.

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Mueller Investigation
Are Muleller and Comey plotting together?

Now retired FBI agent James Gagliano is not convinced with how Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel in the Russian investigation. Gagliano, who has worked under both, former FBI Director James Comey, and Special Counsel in the Russian probe Robert Mueller, who also headed the bureau, says the two men have a special relationship.

According to Gagliano, he’s had reservations since Mueller’s appointment to oversee the Russia probe last month. The decision was announced only two days after Comey shared memos of his conversations with President Trump.

Talking to CNN host Poppy Harlow on Monday morning, Gagliano said referring to Comey and Mueller, “The only thing that has troubled me from the start [is] … why would you appoint a special prosecutor that has a personal relationship with one of the central figures in the investigation.”

Harlow asked Gagliano to elaborate on his concerns with the way things are proceeding.

“My criticism is the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, has a personal relationship with former Director Comey,” he reiterated. “Why would you appoint a special prosecutor to conduct an investigation where a central witness and figure has a personal relationship?”

Harlow then turned to legal analyst Paul Callan, who agreed with Gagliano in saying that Mueller was indeed an “odd choice” to oversee the investigation.

“I think to put [Mueller] in charge of the investigation now of Comey — that, maybe, could be problematic,” he explained.

Gagliano’s remarks come only a few days following Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, when he admitted to leaking memos of his private conversations with the president to “a close friend.”

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey said. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”

The New York Times first published its report on the leaked information on May 16

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Hillary Clinton

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stated, “If the election had been on Oct. 27, I would be your president.”

During an interview on Tuesday with CNN at the “Women for Women International” conference in New York, Hillary Clinton was seen blaming her loss in the presidential election due to “intervening events” in the final 10 days of the campaign.

Clinton emerged from her political hibernation and declared herself as “part of the resistance” to Trump’s presidency and went on to spread the blame for the reason why she is not sitting in the Oval Office right now.

Although, she acknowledged that her campaign did make some mistakes; “Of course, I take absolute personal responsibility…… Oh my gosh, yes, you’ll read my confession and my request for absolution,” she said with a reference to a book she is writing. She then went on to add, “But the reason why I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days.”

She talked about how she was very confident in winning the elections until two events that supposedly reversed her course. “I was the candidate,” she said.

“I was the person who was on the ballot,” she stated and then went on to blame WikiLeaks and the FBI Director James Comey that caused her the defeat. “There was a lot of funny business going on,” she said.

“It wasn’t a perfect campaign, there is no such thing, but I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off. The evidence for that intervening event is, I think, compelling, persuasive, and so we overcame a lot in the campaign,” Clinton said.

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CNN writer Dylan Byers went full on Fake News in a report yesterday with the blaring headline, “Sean Hannity once pulled a gun on Juan Williams.”

Byers wrote, “Last year, after ending one of his many spirited on-air arguments with liberal contributor Juan Williams, Hannity pulled out a gun and pointed it directly at Williams, according to three sources with knowledge of the incident. He even turned on the laser sight, causing a red dot to bob around on Williams’ body.”

The CNN reporter claims the report is backed by three sources.

Yet both Sean Hannity and Juan Williams are calling the report fales, with Hannity calling Byers a “fake news hack”:

The report stems from Hannity simply showing Williams his personal firearm. Hannity who is licensed to carry in New York, has been safely handling firearms since he was a boy and Juan Williams described the incident like this:

Oddly, despite both targets of CNN’s story calling it “sensationalized” or even “fake” Byers arrogantly stands by his story:

It’s clear that despite the damage to his credibility as a reporter, Dylan Byers just can’t help himself from going “Full Fake News.”

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Chris Cuomo

Chris Cuomo, the brother of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, attacked a father on Twitter who asked about his 12-year old daughter not wanting to see a grown man in the girls locker-room.


Things got really heated when Mark Dice, a conservative new commentator jumped in and defended the father.

Mark Dice is not someone you want to start a Twitter war with.

Reports are also coming in from the Washington Examiner that Chris Cuomo didn’t show up for his job at CNN on Friday.

What is going on at CNN? How can they complain about Trump’s Twitter rants when they have employees doing the same thing?

Thoughts? Comment below.

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James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released over 100 hours of audio (#CNNLeaks) that were recorded inside a CNN newsroom in 2009, but why isn’t the corporate media reporting on it?

The tapes cover a wide variety of topics and issues and a few have already surfaced that could be damaging.

CNN Leaks became the top story on Drudge within an hour, but the media outlet that the president calls “fake news” didn’t even have the story on the homepage.

Hunreds of people on Twitter are claiming that the social media giant is actually suppressing and censoring the hashtag #CNNLeaks from trending.

One user posted a screen shot of the trending topics and #CNNLeaks was number 10 despite having tens of thousands of more tweets than other higher ranked trending topics.

The corporate media has never been fair to James O’Keefe. It could be because he is breaking the stories that they are not investigating.

For example, while the corporate media was 100% focused on all the bad things surrounding Donald Trump’s inauguration, James O’Keefe and his team at Project Veritas investigated the DisruptJ20 protests which lead to three domestic terrorists being arrested.

Here is the official update from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas.

The work that James is doing is valuable and shouldn’t be dismissed so easily by the corporate media. More importantly, they shouldn’t actively try to suppress the information either.

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