CNN Exposed

https://nypost.com/2021/04/13/cnns-charlie-cheste…

Pretty damning evidence if you ask me. I don't care where you fall on the spectrum, CNN blatantly lied to the public. There are more sources out there than the NY Post and I suggest everyone who has some smart ass comment to watch the videos first, then post your shitty takes.

Liberals will not be able to spin this one... Also, preparing for debumped thread in 3..2...

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  • VP in IB - Ind
Apr 14, 2021 - 5:07pm

CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, OAN... all of them do the same shit. Fox News even testified that no reasonable human being would believe Tucker Carlson's words to be anything but entertainment. All major news networks spew propaganda to weak-minded viewers. 
 

What is the point of this anyway? Did "the liberals" deceitfully steal the election or did CNN brainwash the masses into rightfully voting Biden into office? Which one will it be today? 

  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Equities
Apr 14, 2021 - 6:36pm

True, but CNN/NBC/Others have created the narrative that they are the legitimate news sources and right leaning networks are conspiracy theorists. Perception is reality and I think that is the general perception. 
 

Point being: "they all do it" is all well and good as well as true....but it is not seen that way. 

  • VP in IB - Ind
Apr 14, 2021 - 7:07pm

And? Fox Nees anchors cry about "fake news" on other networks on a daily basis to their own viewers. Each network and major news source spins this narrative to their target audience.

  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Equities
Apr 14, 2021 - 8:14pm

Looking at some Statista surveys, 21% of respondents found CNN to be very trustworthy and 17% of respondents found Fox to be very credible. I guess it follows the voting demographics of the US, but there is still a ~20% difference. Not as big of a disparity as I would have thought, but my point is if all of these networks are equivalent in how they operate but the American public does not see it that way then you have the dynamic that I brought up earlier. 

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 14, 2021 - 10:32pm

CNN is better at appealing to people. They are both "news" stations, and both claim to be the "real" news station. All that proves is that one simply tells a better narrative and is more persuasive to viewers. It's fucked that reliable news is so hard to come by, but don't hate the player hate the game. In this case, media companies competing for viewers by claiming they are right (crazy, right?). 

Apr 14, 2021 - 5:12pm

If you watch CNN (or any corporate media) for 5 minutes, this comes as no surprise. It's obvious to anyone with a brain this has been happening for years. Doesn't excuse it and I still find it despicable. 

Apr 14, 2021 - 5:57pm

Duh. Of course they do this. So does Fox, NYT, OAN, MSNBC, etc. All of them do this to the exact same levels as CNN or even more. This should not be coming as a surprise to you. Honestly this thread should be de-bumped because this is like the most obvious shit ever and doesn't really merit a detailed discussion. Just the way she goes. Also you act like because someone is liberal (like me) that I'd just rush to CNN's defense. I definitely won't--I agree that this is bad. But lets see you say the same stuff about Fox as well. Keep it fair. Expecting fair unbiased media is like expecting to win the lottery.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 5:59pm

I did not realize people on WSO read the NY Post

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  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Apr 14, 2021 - 6:45pm

OP - you're completely and utterly missing the point.

Today, our world is not driven by an ideological debate regarding who's right vs. who's wrong, or democrats being right and republicans being wrong, etc. Stop paying attention to this.

Our world is being driven by half-truths and misinformation that propagate a lot of ideas that are all over the map. People are polarized, and extreme fissures and factions have formed in our population. And it's impossible to separate fact from fiction.

Narratives like this CNN article are a great example why it's so hard for us to do anything right these days whereas China are making coordinated moves to improve the state of their nation.

Your CNN link and commentary demonstrates that you - like everyone else - are being spoonfed information that is being delivered to you.

So my message to you is this...who cares? Who cares who's right and who's wrong? The real issue is that our country is so confused by this information and lack of a unified message that we can't function as a democracy and advance agendas that will help our collective interests. The last thing we need is another dumbass foaming at the mouth about democrats being wrong, how they're not perfect, etc. So next time, instead of reposting your bullshit, why don't you stop and think what it means in the context of everything else you're learning about the world and stop wasting our time until you have something meaningful to say.

  • Intern in HF - Other
Apr 14, 2021 - 7:33pm

Was just about to write this. Not only is this guys career likely over but he got catfished and the entire public knows it.

  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Equities
Apr 14, 2021 - 8:16pm

I think this same girl did it to some Twitter engineer who said on camera that his algo bans conservatives, so funny...

  • Intern in HF - Other
Apr 15, 2021 - 8:37am

Fox at least has the tag line a conservative news network. 

CNN markets themselves as unbiased and for the people while being clearly biased.

Both are bad but claiming to be unbiased and not being that IMO is worse than coming out that you're targeting one audience (conservatives) and peddling BS

Apr 14, 2021 - 7:49pm

If anyone is confused about which partisan outlet is closer to the truth, I'd suggest you go read the old Twitter feed of DJT or watch a press conference and determine for yourself if he was a deranged unqualified wanna be autocrat (CNN) or the infallible second coming of Abraham Lincoln (Fox).

I rest my case. 

you didn't make good choices; you had good choices

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Apr 14, 2021 - 8:44pm

Your case isn't rested because the infallible Abe Lincoln thing is much closer in line with OANN than Fox imo. Also autocrat means dictator... 

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Apr 15, 2021 - 8:37am

What's the point of arguing which biased and often untruthful network is "more correct" or  "less wrong" when the alternative of just saying F it to both is better for your quality of information?

I’m a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. I mean there’s more questions you have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I'm not just gonna give you a whole spill... I mean, I don't even know where you're sitting at

Apr 14, 2021 - 7:59pm

Have a good friend who is a special operations communications sergeant and he pointed out that all of the major news networks are propaganda. Doesn't matter on the political bend. He put it this way 'they have an agenda and it is in no way yours.' Hell, CNN was caught paying a left wing activist on the Capitol riot. I'm sure fox has similar things going on as well. When any event happens focus on anything that appears to be fact. The 'debate' is entertaining but try to get both sides and make your personal views from that. The fact that CNN focused on making Biden appear more youthful is very sad. The fact that some people bought into it is pathetic. However, it shows they have zero interest in people forming their own opinion. Guarantee that fox does the same. One thing that is certain is that they are both succeeding in keeping people divided. Generally, folks on the right tend to notice this easier than the left.

Only two sources I trust, Glenn Beck and singing woodland creatures.
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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 15, 2021 - 2:06am

Ehmerica

CNN was caught paying a left wing activist on the Capitol riot. I'm sure fox has similar things going on as well. 

This isn't a controversial thing. All the major news networks pay for videos of riots or other major events. If not, we wouldn't be able to see what happened inside. I believe the Capitol activist sold his footage to multiple networks.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 15, 2021 - 2:12am

Part of the record ratings was the 2020 election as well. Liberal outlets got huge ratings by mocking Trump's fall and whatever conservative outlet made the craziest claims about millions of dead people voting got a ratings boost.

Apr 15, 2021 - 8:37am

icm9823

At least FOX's lies advance civil liberties; CNN and other radical left outlets advance ideologies that quite literally take away peoples' rights and freedoms

Like the Big Lie that was aiding overturning a fair and free election? How does that advance civil liberties?

you didn't make good choices; you had good choices

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Apr 15, 2021 - 4:53am

Not needed as it was blatant, same for NYT, NPR, MSNBC, virtually all corporate media. Anyone who listens to them does not deserve to be listened to. Just mocked.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Apr 15, 2021 - 8:37am

So the lesson here is that if you want more Tinder dates say you work for CNN or any other mainstream news outlet.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 15, 2021 - 8:37am

I think this is important and should be spread as far as possible.

When people rebuttal and say "Fox does the same thing," I'd question who the viewers of each news network are. Outside of Tuker (who is blatantly an opinion piece, not even trying to be legitimate news) the only people who watch Fox are Rush Limbaugh level boomers. Literally no one who is young and able to be influenced. All the young conservative people I know looking for unbiased news generally watch Tim Pool.

Who watches CNN? Well, think about every single person at any Airport in the US. Think about any high school or college kid who is easily persuaded and thinks CNN is the unbiased source it used to be. Your average person isn't as smart as the people on here and tends to assume that CNN is unbiased relative to Fox and MSNBC. In reality, it is probably worse. Yes, we see it to be obvious. But someone who is constantly fed CNN nearly daily in public places is going to make the assumption that it is the most trusted news, because why else would it be playing everywhere on default?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 15, 2021 - 8:37am
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