While the mainstream media is busy being appalled at Trump referring to CNN as “Fake News” at yesterday’s press conference, the president-elect is continuing his offensive by using Twitter to side step the bias press.
Although Trump is taking heat from media pundits for his branding of CNN as fake news, he once again successfully controlled the headlines by steering the narrative away from the unsubstantiated Russian blackmail report, effectively controlling the headlines to his advantage. After over a year and a half of covering Trump’s rise to the presidency, the mainstream press is still completely ineffective at diminishing him in the eyes of his supporters.
In fact, the press has only provided Trump with more ammunition and credibility with the American public, as he is the only politician to call out the media to their faces for their extreme liberal bias.
In true Trump fashion, rather than backing down, he took to Twitter at 6:22am this morning to rub salt in the wound to CNN’s credibility after they reported on what amounts to tabloid trash.
.@CNN is in a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS because their ratings are tanking since election and their credibility will soon be gone!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2017
CNN, often referred to as the “Clinton News Network” during the election, has made no secret about their disdain for Trump. They attacked the president-elect relentlessly for the past year while presenting a glowing image of Hillary Clinton despite her crimes. Now, their network is reaping the loss of credibility that results from their extreme liberal bias reporting.
It’s worth noting that nearly every person or organization that has attacked Donald Trump has failed and as a result only negatively impact their own images with the public.
You’d think the media would be learning their lesson by now, but the very fact CNN and Buzzfeed would present a slanted, error-ridden dossier with such outlandish claims like Trump hiring prostitutes to urinate on a bed that Obama once slept in, only goes to show that you can’t teach dinosaur media new tricks.
The sad part is, I can imagine a conference room full of CNN reporters discussing this Trump/Russian blackmail report with excitement, truly believing that finally they had the magic bullet that would take down Trump for good. The only thing they accomplished was proving to the nation that they indeed earned the title of “FAKE NEWS”, while also proving Donald Trump right yet again by branding them as such.