During CNN‘s Monday coverage of the daily White House press briefing the biased network decided to run negative text graphics (chyrons) underneath images of the president as he was speaking.
Lines such as “Angry Trump turns briefing into propaganda session,” “Trump uses task force briefing to try and rewrite history on coronavirus response,” “Trump melts down in angry response to reports he ignored virus warnings” and “Angry Trump uses propaganda video, produced by government employees at taxpayers’ expense,” were used under Trump’s picture.
Even their own former employees thought it was too far.
Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien said the chyrons a “mess” and “inappropriate,” saying they were the “opposite of good journalism.”
Former CNN pundit Jeffrey Lord said, “It gets angry when its propaganda gets answered by this president. CNN said the China travel ban would ‘backfire’ — and instead it saved lives. Substitute ‘CNN’ for ‘Trump’ in those snarky chyrons and their problem is self-evident.”
Other comments from media professionals were just as damning.
“The CNN chyrons during yesterday’s presser were clearly designed to take a sledgehammer editorial approach to Trump’s comments,” DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall told Fox News.
Media analyst and Cornell Law professor William Jacobson opined, “CNN‘s argumentative chyrons demonstrate that news and opinion have completely merged at CNN, feeding into Trump’s claims that CNN is ‘fake news.’ What’s worse, CNN is quite proud of its chyrons, reflecting that CNN is oblivious to how deeply its reputation has been damaged by the games it plays with its news operation.”
“There’s no doubt about it, CNN is trying to fix the presidential election. They don’t even pretend to a journalistic enterprise anymore,” said Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor.
Their bias is so obvious that all they are doing is confirming the president’s description of them as “fake news” and thus helping his reelection chances.