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CNN: Reporting News Like They Want It To Be

CNN’s on-again/off-again love affair with James Comey has finally backed them into a corner that they may not be able to escape. Because they take any suggestion that Donald Trump has done something, anything, wrong and run full tilt into the nearest brick wall.

CNN is once again relying on “unnamed sources” for its news. I recall a CNN anchor a week or so ago yelling at a panelist who expressed doubt at the wisdom of repeatedly using these unidentified unnamed sources. The yelled-at panelist had suggested that these anonymous people could be unreliable and could misrepresent the truth in their efforts to please CNN producers, manager, and journalists.

The original CNN report related to the Comey Senate hearings predicted that in last Thursday’s Senate hearing, former FBI Director James Comey would refute President Trump’s claim that Comey told Trump that he was not under investigation by the FBI. The CNN chief political analyst, Gloria Borger, also verbally and separately confirmed that Comey would refute the not-under-investigation claims in Thursday’s hearing. But she was wrong, as usual. At this point Ms. Borger probably wishes that she were also an “unnamed source” after having to eat her own anti-Trump, hateful words.

But as Walter Cronkite used to say: “that’s the way it is”. And indeed that is the way the leftist press presents news during the Trump administration. And that’s the way it will remain until the liberal press and Democrats get over their Trump derangement syndrome and find the integrity to report the news as it is and not create the news and shape it to fit their anti-Trump narrative.

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Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor.

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