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With the avalanche of evidence coming out about Joe Biden’s corruption, I wondered how CNN would attempt to put a positive spin on such negative information about their candidate. I went to CNN.com, and found the home screen pictured at right. (I love the neutral, non-partisan, nothing-but-the-facts headline.) I then scrolled all the way down through their entire homepage, and I found Trump’s picture seven times, all in negative stories like, “New York Times: Tax records show Trump had over $270 million in debt forgiven after failing to repay lenders” and “Acosta asks Trump: Did you blow it on COVID-19?” and “Anderson Cooper: We are witnessing dishonesty the likes of which no one has seen before” and so on and so on. There is a picture of an angry Barack Obama (“Obama slams Trump…”). There are also stories about wildfires, Borat, Jamie Foxx’s sister, the Supreme Court, the former king of Belgium, matte lipstick, BLM protests, and so on and so on.

And absolutely zero stories about Biden. There are no pictures of and no articles about Joe Biden or Kamala Harris anywhere on the home page of CNN. Mr. Biden is running for president of the United States. Leader of the free world. The election is in six days. You might think that he might be in the news. No. He’s not mentioned. Nothing positive. Nothing negative. Just nothing. Nothing at all. CNN apparently feels that there is only one person running for president. And he is very, very bad. And that is all you need to know.

This is surreal.

With fewer people in airports these days, I guess the only people who watch CNN are the Democrat true believers. So this striking cognitive dissonance may go unnoticed by many of their viewers.

Still, CNN viewers must be wondering,

“Presuming the evil Trump loses, I wonder who our president will be? I wonder what that person’s qualifications are, and what they believe in? I wonder what their policies will be, and who will be in their cabinet? I wonder how their beliefs differ from President Trump’s? I wonder what they look like?”

If you get your news from CNN, you wouldn’t know.

Joe Biden’s campaign hasn’t exactly been a high-profile affair, but with a little investigative reporting, CNN could probably at least find out who he is and what his plans are. Maybe he has a website or something.

Or maybe CNN actually does know who Biden is. And maybe they don’t want you to know.

Maybe CNN is not a news organization at all, giving us all the news that’s fit to print. Maybe they have other motivations besides reporting facts.

Just maybe…

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  1. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat

    I have lots of friends who watch CNN because they consider it to be a neutral, unbiased source of information.

    I find this incredible.

    I don’t understand.

    • #1
    • October 28, 2020, at 7:26 AM PDT
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  2. Chris Oler Coolidge
    Chris OlerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Dr. Bastiat: I then scrolled all the way down through their entire homepage, and I found Trump’s picture seven times, all in negative stories

    One previous Oval Office occupant was of the opinion that any coverage was good coverage and your post illustrates it: Trump living rent free in the minds of everyone at CNN. With his name all over the website, there is no room to boost enthusiasm for the… you know, the thing.

    • #2
    • October 28, 2020, at 7:36 AM PDT
    • 12 likes
  3. Front Seat Cat Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    I have lots of friends who watch CNN because they consider it to be a neutral, unbiased source of information.

    I find this incredible.

    I don’t understand.

    My cousin’s husband is one of them. We are in a new era in this country where the media is no longer the media even though they hold a lot of power. The same goes with social media, and the cancelling and locking people out of their accounts by Twitter and Facebook. Very powerful elements do not want another Trump presidency and are willing to throw away everything good and decent – what our Founders created, and wars were fought for, to get their way. This is new territory for all of us and it happened very quickly. We can’t let it happen.

    • #3
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:02 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  4. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge

    It has always been known that a generic candidate beats a specific candidate. Thus, Trump has always trailed a generic DNC candidate in polling. It was assumed that would change when a specific nominee was selected. A specific nominee has a opinions and history that will be negatives to some people. Biden is attempting to remain a generic candidate and it can only work, because the media lets him by not asking him questions and hyping up the Covid fear that Joe uses an excuse to not campaign.

    • #4
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:04 AM PDT
    • 9 likes
  5. John Park Member

    Bongino Report has a link to a story that Rumors are swirling about Jeff Bezos buying CNN. Then there will be the Bezos Post and the Bezos CNN.

    • #5
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:09 AM PDT
    • 7 likes
  6. Full Size Tabby Member

    Dr. Bastiat:

    Still, CNN viewers must be wondering,

    “Presuming the evil Trump loses, I wonder who our president will be? I wonder what that person’s qualifications are, and what they believe in? I wonder what their policies will be, and who will be in their cabinet? I wonder how their beliefs differ from President Trump’s? I wonder what they look like?” 

    If you get your news from CNN, you wouldn’t know.

    Joe Biden’s campaign hasn’t exactly been a high profile affair, but with a little investigative reporting, CNN could probably at least find out who he is and what his plans are. Maybe he has a website or something.

    Or maybe CNN actually does know who Biden is. And maybe they don’t want you to know.

    It appears no one cares. No one wonders who would be president if Trump loses. From commentary (both “professional” and “average person on the street”) it matters not what the policies of the other guy are – they could be the policies of Kim Jong Un or of Xi Jinping or of Vladimir Putin, and it just wouldn’t deter them from “Trump must lose.” 

    • #6
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:09 AM PDT
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  7. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Chris O. (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: I then scrolled all the way down through their entire homepage, and I found Trump’s picture seven times, all in negative stories

    One previous Oval Office occupant was of the opinion that any coverage was good coverage and your post illustrates it: Trump living rent free in the minds of everyone at CNN. With his name all over the website, there is no room to boost enthusiasm for the… you know, the thing.

    You’ve got to finish that Chris. Joe wants to know what will boost enthusiasm too.

    • #7
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:14 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  8. Stina Member

    After the debate, those CNN talking heads all making fun of trump because none of their readers were familiar with anything Trump was saying…

    We need a meme of them saying something like “all our viewers are asking who is that man debating Trump? None of our readers have even heard of Biden”.

    • #8
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:26 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  9. Chuck Thatcher

    Dr. Bastiat:

    This is surreal.

    With fewer people in airports these days, I guess the only people who watch CNN are the Democrat true believers.

    I guess you never go to the doctor’s office, or to see a dentist, or to a restaurant. (Admittedly my doc has turned to a different channel.)

    • #9
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:30 AM PDT
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  10. The Reticulator Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    I have lots of friends who watch CNN because they consider it to be a neutral, unbiased source of information.

    I find this incredible.

    I don’t understand.

    You can’t be unbiased unless you hate Trump and do everything you can to destroy him and his followers. These characteristics are inseparable.

    • #10
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:34 AM PDT
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  11. Chris Oler Coolidge
    Chris OlerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Percival (View Comment):
    You’ve got to finish that Chris. Joe wants to know what will boost enthusiasm too.

    Start small: coherence. But he didn’t hear it from me.

    • #11
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:39 AM PDT
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  12. Susan Quinn Contributor

    Biden’s absence on the CNN site is so bizarre! Nothing! Did they make a concerted effort to leave him off the site? Was it an oversight? Did they think negative focus on Trump was enough to get people to vote for Biden. Too weird . . . 

    • #12
    • October 28, 2020, at 8:49 AM PDT
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  13. Henry Castaigne Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Joe Biden’s campaign hasn’t exactly been a high profile affair, but with a little investigative reporting, CNN could probably at least find out who he is and what his plans are. Maybe he has a website or something.

    Or maybe CNN actually does know who Biden is. And maybe they don’t want you to know.

    Maybe CNN is not a news organization at all, giving us all the news that’s fit to print. Maybe they have other motivations besides reportin

    I do. Leftists don’t understand that they are leftists. They think leftism is the neutral. Jonah Goldberg explained this pretty well in his second book.

    • #13
    • October 28, 2020, at 10:32 AM PDT
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  14. MarciN Member

    Trump’s foes are formidable. As @drbastiat has written, the entire press is against him. They publish and sensationalize every negative rumor about him and our country they can find or invent, and they somehow manage to completely ignore every negative allegation about the Bidens. Scanning the front pages of the various news organizations is alarming.

    Perhaps what is really on the ballot this year is the Truth. I hope it wins.

    • #14
    • October 28, 2020, at 10:44 AM PDT
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  15. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge

    The weird thing is that if the Dems manage to win the election for Biden, there will be no constituency to push back against the Trumpsters. There will be a TEA Party 2.0 and a lot of ignorant Biden voters will be sympathetic. When people in the Northeast realize Joe is talking about their home heating oil subsidies they will be very unhappy. Baby it’s cold outside.

    • #15
    • October 28, 2020, at 11:05 AM PDT
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  16. PHCheese Member

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Trump’s foes are formidable. As @drbastiat has written, the entire press is against him. They publish and sensationalize every negative rumor about him and our country they can find or invent, and they somehow manage to completely ignore every negative allegation about the Bidens. Scanning the front pages of the various news organizations is alarming.

    Perhaps what is really on the ballot this year is the Truth. I hope it wins.

    Was it Churchill who said that “ a Lie is half way around the world before the truth gets its pants on”?

    • #16
    • October 28, 2020, at 11:07 AM PDT
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  17. Full Size Tabby Member

    Despite my earlier comment that many voters don’t care (they’d vote for Kim Jong Un before they’d vote for Donald Trump), I didn’t really believe you that a “news” site would have no articles about one of the presidential candidate.

    So I looked. I haven’t looked at CNN for years. Today they do have “Biden” in one headline – on an article about how Biden could accumulate 270 votes in the electoral college. But, no substantive articles about Biden (or Harris). Lots of hate toward Trump, but not even any “Republicans pounce” articles on the ethics accusations against Biden. Totally ignore one of the candidates for United States President a week before the election.

    I’d make a joke linking to the “Whoever Courageously Leads Us to Wherever” post by @drbastiat (oh, that’s also your post!) and “Who is that masked man?”, but CNN readers may not even know that the masked man exists. 

    • #17
    • October 28, 2020, at 11:20 AM PDT
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  18. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Trump’s foes are formidable. As @drbastiat has written, the entire press is against him. They publish and sensationalize every negative rumor about him and our country they can find or invent, and they somehow manage to completely ignore every negative allegation about the Bidens. Scanning the front pages of the various news organizations is alarming.

    Perhaps what is really on the ballot this year is the Truth. I hope it wins.

    Was it Churchill who said that “ a Lie is half way around the world before the truth gets its pants on”?

    Twain may have said something close, but it (and variations on it) had been around for a long time.

    Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a man, who hath thought of a good repartee when the discourse is changed, or the company parted; or like a physician, who hath found out an infallible medicine, after the patient is dead.

    — Johnathan Swift, The Examiner No. XIV, 1710

    That one is my favorite, because Swift also works in l’esprit de l’escalier.

    • #18
    • October 28, 2020, at 11:44 AM PDT
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  19. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    Id rather see Elon Musk buy CNN. MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • #19
    • October 28, 2020, at 1:40 PM PDT
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  20. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    I have lots of friends who watch CNN because they consider it to be a neutral, unbiased source of information.

    I find this incredible.

    I don’t understand.

    My cousin’s husband is one of them. We are in a new era in this country where the media is no longer the media even though they hold a lot of power. The same goes with social media, and the cancelling and locking people out of their accounts by Twitter and Facebook. Very powerful elements do not want another Trump presidency and are willing to throw away everything good and decent – what our Founders created, and wars were fought for, to get their way. This is new territory for all of us and it happened very quickly. We can’t let it happen.

    I am with you on wishing that we not let this happen. However:

    Not only is our media, including our social media big wigs, focused on having Trump lose, things are moving at a pace most of us cannot keep up with.

    Consider this: Whether the following is happening as a distraction or simply as a way to compete with Bill Gates being the Emperor of the world, we now must face the fact that Mark Zuckerberg went before Congress on Oct 23rd, not only to answer complaints about his organization, but also to explain his decision to create a bitcoin-styled monetary system run by Facebook!!

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?465293-1/facebook-ceo-testimony-house-financial-services-committee#

    Even if you only have time to listen to the first forty minutes of the above video, you will come to understand how dominant Zuckerberg’s activities can be.

    • #20
    • October 28, 2020, at 5:40 PM PDT
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  21. Kozak Member
    KozakJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    . Very powerful elements do not want another Trump presidency and are willing to throw away everything good and decent – what our Founders created, and wars were fought for, to get their way.

    Tucker Carlson had documents relating to the Biden Laptop disappear in transit with a major delivery company. They just ….Vanished.

    The Dark Forces are indeed pulling out all the stops this time.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 5:33 AM PDT
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  22. Kozak Member
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    Chuck (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    This is surreal.

    With fewer people in airports these days, I guess the only people who watch CNN are the Democrat true believers.

    I guess you never go to the doctor’s office, or to see a dentist, or to a restaurant. (Admittedly my doc has turned to a different channel.)

    I got one of those tiny universal remotes that can turn off any TV. Great fun in Airports and other places that have CNN on all the time.

    • #22
    • October 29, 2020, at 5:35 AM PDT
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  23. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    This is surreal.

    With fewer people in airports these days, I guess the only people who watch CNN are the Democrat true believers.

    I guess you never go to the doctor’s office, or to see a dentist, or to a restaurant. (Admittedly my doc has turned to a different channel.)

    I got one of those tiny universal remotes that can turn off any TV. Great fun in Airports and other places that have CNN on all the time.

    Oh wow – I’d pay a lot of money for one of those when I travel…

     

    • #23
    • October 29, 2020, at 6:00 AM PDT
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  24. Front Seat Cat Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    This is surreal.

    With fewer people in airports these days, I guess the only people who watch CNN are the Democrat true believers.

    I guess you never go to the doctor’s office, or to see a dentist, or to a restaurant. (Admittedly my doc has turned to a different channel.)

    I got one of those tiny universal remotes that can turn off any TV. Great fun in Airports and other places that have CNN on all the time.

    Oh wow – I’d pay a lot of money for one of those when I travel…

     

    We have an emergency care clinic that I went to for my ear and they have two TV’s – one plays cartoons and the other a cooking show.

    • #24
    • October 29, 2020, at 6:10 AM PDT
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  25. Front Seat Cat Member

    CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    I have lots of friends who watch CNN because they consider it to be a neutral, unbiased source of information.

    I find this incredible.

    I don’t understand.

    My cousin’s husband is one of them. We are in a new era in this country where the media is no longer the media even though they hold a lot of power. The same goes with social media, and the cancelling and locking people out of their accounts by Twitter and Facebook. Very powerful elements do not want another Trump presidency and are willing to throw away everything good and decent – what our Founders created, and wars were fought for, to get their way. This is new territory for all of us and it happened very quickly. We can’t let it happen.

    I am with you on wishing that we not let this happen. However:

    Not only is our media, including our social media big wigs, focused on having Trump lose, things are moving at a pace most of us cannot keep up with.

    Consider this: Whether the following is happening as a distraction or simply as a way to compete with Bill Gates being the Emperor of the world, we now must face the fact that Mark Zuckerberg went before Congress on Oct 23rd, not only to answer complaints about his organization, but also to explain his decision to create a bitcoin-styled monetary system run by Facebook!!

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?465293-1/facebook-ceo-testimony-house-financial-services-committee#

    Even if you only have time to listen to the first forty minutes of the above video, you will come to understand how dominant Zuckerberg’s activities can be.

    Thank you – I want to listen to this later after work. So much power in the hands of a very few…..

    • #25
    • October 29, 2020, at 6:12 AM PDT
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  26. The Reticulator Member

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    This is surreal.

    With fewer people in airports these days, I guess the only people who watch CNN are the Democrat true believers.

    I guess you never go to the doctor’s office, or to see a dentist, or to a restaurant. (Admittedly my doc has turned to a different channel.)

    I got one of those tiny universal remotes that can turn off any TV. Great fun in Airports and other places that have CNN on all the time.

    I looked into those at one time. I’ve also made a huge fuss about the ubiquitous TVs in hospital waiting rooms and in the county jury waiting room. Also when I was recovering in a hospital last time. While nobody responded directly to my written comments, these places are all better than they used to be.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 3:24 PM PDT
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  27. Chuck Thatcher

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    This is surreal.

    With fewer people in airports these days, I guess the only people who watch CNN are the Democrat true believers.

    I guess you never go to the doctor’s office, or to see a dentist, or to a restaurant. (Admittedly my doc has turned to a different channel.)

    I got one of those tiny universal remotes that can turn off any TV. Great fun in Airports and other places that have CNN on all the time.

    I looked into those at one time. I’ve also made a huge fuss about the ubiquitous TVs in hospital waiting rooms and in the county jury waiting room. Also when I was recovering in a hospital last time. While nobody responded directly to my written comments, these places are all better than they used to be.

    @thereticulator you should change your name to “the squeaky wheel”.

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    • October 29, 2020, at 4:33 PM PDT
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  28. The Reticulator Member

    Chuck (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    This is surreal.

    With fewer people in airports these days, I guess the only people who watch CNN are the Democrat true believers.

    I guess you never go to the doctor’s office, or to see a dentist, or to a restaurant. (Admittedly my doc has turned to a different channel.)

    I got one of those tiny universal remotes that can turn off any TV. Great fun in Airports and other places that have CNN on all the time.

    I looked into those at one time. I’ve also made a huge fuss about the ubiquitous TVs in hospital waiting rooms and in the county jury waiting room. Also when I was recovering in a hospital last time. While nobody responded directly to my written comments, these places are all better than they used to be.

    @thereticulator you should change your name to “the squeaky wheel”.

    I don’t usually squeak. But television drives me crazy, so I tend to lose my usual inhibitions when it’s around. 

    • #28
    • October 29, 2020, at 6:06 PM PDT
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  29. Kozak Member
    KozakJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    This is surreal.

    With fewer people in airports these days, I guess the only people who watch CNN are the Democrat true believers.

    I guess you never go to the doctor’s office, or to see a dentist, or to a restaurant. (Admittedly my doc has turned to a different channel.)

    I got one of those tiny universal remotes that can turn off any TV. Great fun in Airports and other places that have CNN on all the time.

    Oh wow – I’d pay a lot of money for one of those when I travel…

     

     

     

    TV-B-Gone

    • #29
    • October 30, 2020, at 3:53 AM PDT
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