When Fake News Meets Real News on It’s Own Network

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When Fake News Meets Real News on It's Own Network

There’s was piece at CNN con­cern­ing the com­pro­mis­ing of the FBI in the attempt to take down that is so good that one is shocked that it appeared at the site:

McCabe remains a very impor­tant fig­ure in the unfold­ing Mueller inves­ti­ga­tion; the lat­est reports arethat McCabe may be a key wit­ness back­ing Comey’s claim that the Pres­i­dent had improp­erly asked him to ter­mi­nate the Flynn inves­ti­ga­tion. McCabe’s cred­i­bil­ity, how­ever, may now be com­pro­mised by the facts and cir­cum­stances regard­ing Strzok’s text mes­sages, the meet­ings in “Andy’s Office” and the polit­i­cal con­tri­bu­tions given to McCabe’s wife.
While I rarely agree with much of what the Pres­i­dent does or says regard­ing legal issues, this time he’s got it right. The FBI’s rep­u­ta­tion has been severely dam­aged not by the President’s crit­i­cism but by a sys­tem­atic fail­ure of the bureau’s leadership.
The story which lays out the evi­dence is some­thing but the story behind the story as reported by the Con­ser­v­a­tive Tree­house is even more interesting:

Mr. Callen broke the car­di­nal rule, he actu­ally did some inves­ti­gat­ing of the claims he was crit­i­ciz­ing. To CNN’s hor­ror, Paul Callen came away from his research with an evolved and informed posi­tion that Trump was right, and his detrac­tors were wrong.

Callen appeared on a CNN seg­ment with Poppy Har­low to dis­cuss his find­ings on Wednes­day Decem­ber 27th. At the very end of the seg­ment an obvi­ously uncom­fort­able Ms. Har­low told view­ers they could read Mr. Callen’s Op-​Ed for them­selves and decide.

Except, there was a prob­lem. CNN never pub­lished the Op-​Ed. How­ever, two days after the inter­view, around 8:26pm tonight (Fri­day), the op-​ed appears.

Now think about this. You have CNN hav­ing an expert look at a mat­ter, their expert writes an op ed on the sub­ject and goes on the air and dis­cuses his find­ings, and it a full two days after the on air inter­view from one of their reg­u­lar hosts before they put it up?

And peo­ple won­der why CNN gets called fake news.

Three cheers to the Con­ser­v­a­tive Tree­house for being on top of this, and all things Trump this year for that mat­ter. If only CNN did as well.

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There’s was piece at CNN concerning the compromising of the FBI in the attempt to take down that is so good that one is shocked that it appeared at the site:

McCabe remains a very important figure in the unfolding Mueller investigation; the latest reports arethat McCabe may be a key witness backing Comey’s claim that the President had improperly asked him to terminate the Flynn investigation. McCabe’s credibility, however, may now be compromised by the facts and circumstances regarding Strzok’s text messages, the meetings in “Andy’s Office” and the political contributions given to McCabe’s wife.
While I rarely agree with much of what the President does or says regarding legal issues, this time he’s got it right. The FBI’s reputation has been severely damaged not by the President’s criticism but by a systematic failure of the bureau’s leadership.
The story which lays out the evidence is something but the story behind the story as reported by the Conservative Treehouse is even more interesting:

Mr. Callen broke the cardinal rule, he actually did some investigating of the claims he was criticizing.  To CNN’s horror, Paul Callen came away from his research with an evolved and informed position that Trump was right, and his detractors were wrong.

Callen appeared on a CNN segment with Poppy Harlow to discuss his findings on Wednesday December 27th.  At the very end of the segment an obviously uncomfortable Ms. Harlow told viewers they could read Mr. Callen’s Op-Ed for themselves and decide.

Except, there was a problem.  CNN never published the Op-Ed.  However, two days after the interview, around 8:26pm tonight (Friday), the op-ed appears.

Now think about this.  You have CNN having an expert look at a matter, their expert writes an op ed on the subject and goes  on the air and discuses his findings, and it a full two days after the on air interview from one of their regular hosts before they put it up?

And people wonder why CNN gets called fake news.

Three cheers to the Conservative Treehouse for being on top of this, and all things Trump this year for that matter.  If only CNN did as well.

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Finally might I suggest my book  Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer makes an excellent Gift.