This exchange. Staggering.
Cruz: “A lawyer at the FBI creates fraudulent evidence,
alters an email that is in turn used as the basis for a
sworn statement to the court that the court relies on. Am I
stating that accurately?”
Horowitz: “That’s correct. That’s what occurred”
This exchange. Staggering.
Cruz: “A lawyer at the FBI creates fraudulent evidence, alters an email that is in turn used as the basis for a sworn statement to the court that the court relies on. Am I stating that accurately?"
Horowitz: "That's correct. That's what occurred" pic.twitter.com/pnsp7gssT1
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) December 11, 2019
MUSTN’T DISRUPT THE NARRATIVE, DEAR: CNN, MSNBC Cut Away From Horowitz Hearing Into Obama FISA Abuses.
As Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified about his report on Obama’s DOJ and FBI abuses in the FISA applications to spy on the Trump campaign, CNN and MSNBC cut away from the hearing just as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) delivered his opening statement. This was a stark departure from the liberal-leaning networks’ coverage of Democrat-led congressional hearings on impeachment.
The bias was not lost on the Trump campaign.
“After airing days & days of Democrat impeachment hearings, FAKE NEWS [CNN] and [MSNBC] are REFUSING to air [Lindsey Graham]’s opening statement in the Inspector General’s report hearing,” the Trump War Room tweeted. “They are COVERING UP the truth. They are nothing more than propaganda for the Democrats!”
They are COVERING UP the truth. They are nothing more than propaganda for the Democrats! pic.twitter.com/i7wyLNPVgl
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 11, 2019
Paul Green, a retired NYPD officer, tweeted footage showing Fox News covering the hearing while CNN and MSNBC cut to commercials.
IG Horowitz about to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen Graham laying out a scathing timeline of the Trump spying/surveillance FISA court abuses. FOX covering live. CNN/MSNBC refusing to cover this breaking newsworthy event. Fake News by omission. Shocking. pic.twitter.com/UdwHp8flen
— Paul Geren (@KeysRetired) December 11, 2019
While MSNBC aired some of Graham’s statement, the network cut away quickly. CNN appears not to have covered his opening statement at all.
Conservatives called out CNN for this blatant bias.
“Major misstep by CNN, after blanketing Democratic hearings, to blow off Lindsey Graham’s opening statement (and Feinstein’s) at IG hearing. And MSNBC dipped in and out of Graham. Fuels the criticism that they’ve taken sides,” Fox News host Howard Kurtz tweeted.
CNN and MSNBC refusing to run Senator Lindsey Graham’s opening statement in the Horowitz hearing. The most blatant form of media bias that I have ever seen. RIP, American journalism.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) December 11, 2019