No one is asking questions about the journalistic integrity of CNN any longer. That’s largely because they have none and a recent bombshell audio leak proves that hosts such as Chris Cuomo coach guests to follow a script in an effort to put their thumb on the scales.
Fox News recently aired audio of ex-Trump lawyer and convicted felon Michael Cohen. The recording was captured after CNN believed tape was no longer running. What transpired goes far beyond political bias.
“I think the way this conversation goes is almost exactly the way we’re having it right now. Which is, where I say, ‘this looks shady,’ and you say, ‘it looks shady to you because you’re coming with a specific intention,’” CNN Host Chris Cuomo told Michael Cohen to say.
The CNN fraud then goes into a play-acting shtick to nail down the details of what he’ll ask live on camera, making it all seem unscripted to the casual viewer.
“And why didn’t you let it all come out and let the people decide?” Cuomo says role-playing himself. Then he feeds Cohen his lines.
“Because it’s not a fair process,” Cuomo reportedly says, now playing Cohen. “They wouldn’t have had any of the counter facts and they would have had her, if she was somehow convinced to do it and people decided to believe that her denials were somehow less true than her admissions. I didn’t want to play that game. Everything was tilted against Mr. Trump.”
And when it came time for CNN to pretend to ask hard and pointed questions about Cohen’s felony conviction and shell corporations, Cuomo provides a quid quo pro to shepherd him through it.
“I’m not being shady,” Cuomo tells Cohen to say. “I was being legal, and I did it my way. You’re wrong about the LLC. I’ve used it for other things. I have tons of LLCs. I did not form it just to do this. And even if I had, my whole point would have been to keep it quiet. But that happens to just not be true.”
In essence, CNN manipulated what is supposed to be a journalistic Q&A process to create a reality TV show that left-wing viewers would enjoy. In that regard, CNN is nothing but pure radical entertainment. But its impact on misleading everyday people about facts has damaged the country.
Consider for a moment that this supposed “news” outlet literally sent Hillary advanced debate questions while keeping Bernie Sanders in the dark during the 2016 primaries. Would these unscrupulous liberals do the same in a presidential debate? You betcha.
“(Jeff) Zucker and Cuomo in other words are frauds, just like the channel they work for. Despite its name, CNN is not a cable news network. It is a slickly produced propaganda loop,” Fox News host Tucker Carlson said during a broadcast. “Every topic CNN covers has been chosen for its political effect. Every word its anchors speak has been curated to manipulate you. Nothing winds up on CNN by accident. The whole thing is a scripted drama written for the benefit of the Democratic Party. That’s not overstatement. Tonight, we have proof.”
What honest Americans may want to consider is this was not the first time CNN tricked you. It’s just the first time they got caught.