CNN Analyst: It's Part of Our 'Journalistic Function' to 'Police' Republicans

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Posted: Dec 14, 2019 12:50 PM
CNN Analyst: It's Part of Our 'Journalistic Function' to 'Police' Republicans

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CNN always seems shocked when they learn that their ratings are tanking. They can't possibly understand why no one would want to tune into the continual Trump-bashing fest and their rah-rah fest for Democrats. Their idea of "news coverage" is to continually provide commentary and "fact checks" on anything and everything Republicans say. They take cold hard facts and debate them, as if facts suddenly care about your political affiliation.

On Friday, a panel on the lefty news network discussed the Democrats' sham impeachment process. At that time, Jeffrey Toobin, a former federal prosector and CNN legal analyst, argued the media has an obligation to "police" Republicans' take on situations, like what occurred during President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"There are not two versions of the facts. There are only facts and the overwhelming majority of the case, of the time yesterday, you had Democrats talking about the actual facts of this investigation and you had Republicans essentially making things up. We have sorta two-sideism and I fall victim to it. But the fact is, the fact is the Republicans were making up facts about when the Ukrainians knew the aid was cut off," Toobin said. "And, to the extent we can, I think we should try to police that, you know, in our journalistic function."

The media has a job to act as a watch dog over government officials and to help provide readers and audience members with clarification and additional context that they may or may not be privy to. So-called "news organizations" like CNN, however, continually run with Democratic talking points. They've become an extension of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and will do anything in their power to make Republicans look terrible. We've seen it time and time again.

Trump has a booming economy. Will they give credit to him for that? Nope. They say it's a result of President Barack Obama. Unemployment is at a record low, especially for African Americans and Hispanics. Will they applaud Trump? Yeah, right. Instead they turn a blind eye. 

Their disdain for this president runs so deep that they would rather see Americans suffer than to prosper under Trump. 

We have the transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky. It showed no quid pro quo took place. There was no bribery. There were no threats. It was two men having a candid conversation and part of that candidness was Trump asking Zelensky to look into corruption taking place in his country. That's a fact – that's written in black and white – and yet CNN argues Republicans are "making up facts" about what took place.