CNN disguises lobbyist interns and democratic politicians as “mothers, voters, and students.”

by Dessert42

Proof of CNN manipulating the truth from its audiences.

Watch out for this carefully because propaganda will become stronger as we get closer to 2020!

Don’t forget media itself is propaganda as Zizek would say.

Here’s some more:

twitter.com/CNN/status/1100201107471646720

elections2018.news.baltimoresun.com/primary/baltimore-county/county-council/district-1/sheila-ruth/

Relevant links:

twitter.com/FaerieWhings/status/1100409444200902656

www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/02/did-cnn-stack-the-audience-for-bernies-town-hall-l.html

Monday night, Bernie Sanders did a town hall on CNN, and for the most part, he was asked substantive questions and answered in kind. One minor exception came in a question about the sexual harassment that took place in his 2016 campaign. His response to the initial reports was too dismissive, and last night he wasn’t able to fully articulate how he would stop it from happening again, other than saying that his campaign is committing lots of resources and he will have the “strongest protocols” and utilize an “independent commission” that people can bring their complaints to, without really elaborating on who or what that commission would do.

The bigger problem here is that we find ourselves in a confusing situation thanks to cable news not adhering to basic standards of journalism. (Unfortunately, that’s an evergreen sentence.) When I watched the town hall live last night, this question seemed completely normal and well within the bounds of what Bernie was brought there to talk about, but now that it has been revealed that the question was asked by an intern at a major lobbying firm, you cannot help but wonder about the intent behind this, as well as CNN’s role in selecting this questioner while not disclosing her workplace.

heavy.com/news/2019/02/questioners-bernie-sanders-cnn-town-hall-bios/

CNN was not completely transparent about the background of some of the people who questioned Bernie Sanders during his town hall on Monday night. Although the brief descriptions shown on screen were accurate to a degree, they didn’t all represent the whole story for some of the questioners. Some of the people who asked Sanders questions had a background working with the Democratic party or lobbyists. However, interestingly enough, some of the people who asked tough questions were actually Sanders supporters. One shared on social media that he really wanted Sanders to publicly address an important issue in the campaign. Read on to learn more.

Beth (@FaerieWhings on Twitter), the Mike Grapes Fan Account (@respecteconomy), and others delved into the background of the people who questioned Sanders. Many viewers commented that the Town Hall questions were incredibly tough, a contrast to how some other town halls were handled. However, his supporters also agreed that it’s good for Sanders to be asked the tougher questions and address these issues up front. But for some, the tone felt overly harsh at times.

 

 

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