The Patriot Post® · CNN Plays the Victim in Package-Gate
“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media. The President, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that,” bellowed CNN president Jeff Zucker in a statement following the rash of (fake) pipe bombs sent to several high-profile Democrats. The obtuse nature of the statement by the head of CNN serves to further demonstrate that the Leftmedia outlet’s blatant anti-Trump bias isn’t merely expressed by some of its reporters — it flows straight down from the very top.
CNN has deservedly become one of President Donald Trump’s favorite punching bags for its biased reporting and repeated incidents of propagating fake news. For its part, CNN has been highly critical of Trump, regularly referring to him as both a racist and a liar. The network is after ratings…
Interestingly, Zucker failed to note the fact that the suspicious package was not intended for CNN but for former CIA Director John Brennan, who appears regularly on the network but is actually a contributor at MSNBC. In other words, none of these packages targeted CNN. Never mind that important detail — Zucker is evidently so united with the Democrats that he has no reservations over presuming that the threat was directed at CNN. Fake news?
It also appears that Zucker intentionally ignored the president’s call for unity when Trump said, “We have to unify. We have to come together. Acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.” Clearly, Leftmedia propaganda outlets don’t believe Trump should be allowed to call them on their own hypocrisy as he did at a campaign rally on Wednesday night: “The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative — and oftentimes, false — attacks and stories.”
Friday morning, Trump responded to CNN specifically, stating, “Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, ‘it’s just not Presidential!’”
Meanwhile, the FBI has arrested a Florida man in connection with the series of inert packages. However, since we still don’t know his motive, it would be foolish for any professional news organization to assume one — in fact, it would journalistic malpractice. But that hasn’t stopped CNN and other Leftmedia outlets from blaming Trump.