If you thought the mainstream media networks would start to warm up to Donald Trump since the election, and at least attempt to put on an act of fair reporting, think again as CNN lived up to the title of “fake news” when they released a bogus smear report the night before Trump’s first press conference since the election.
Finally, the liberal media is getting beat back by a conservative politician who isn’t afraid to stand up and fight against an onslaught of bias, slanted and unfounded reporting by a hostile press.
Today, Donald Trump outright called CNN a “terrible organization” and branded them as “fake news” for blatantly promoting a smear job hit piece of a story, then having the nerve to expect Trump to call on their reporters for questions.
The headlines this morning might have been about the slanted Trump/Russia dossier, but by this afternoon the news flashes were reading “Trump Calls Out CNN for Fake News!”
During President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference today, Trump took aim at “fake news” regarding the release of an unverified dossier by Buzzfeed, calling them a “failing piece of garbage.” Following that, he ended up getting into an argument with a CNN reporter, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they claim was presented to Trump.
With Trump looking to call on other reporters, Jim Acosta from CNN yelled out, “Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?”
“Not you,” Trump said. “Your organization is terrible!”
Acosta pressed on, “You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?” Trump countered by telling him “don’t be rude.”
“I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump responded. “I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”
As those on stage by Trump clapped, Acosta retorted, “Now, Mr. President-elect, that’s not appropriate!”
Isn’t it nice to have a conservative president who doesn’t roll over and surrender to the liberal press every time they publish a slanderous hit piece?
The mainstream media hasn’t been challenged or criticized in many years, and I honestly believe they are clueless on how to respond. Therefore, they stick to their tried and true strategy that use to work so effectively against conservatives in the past, and that is to broadcast a series of “bombshell” allegations without any evidence, but including some fine print about “letting the public decide” for themselves what is true.
That’s not going to fly anymore with Donald Trump as president.