Going for the gold medal in the Irony Olympics Monday, CNN tweeted their commitment to always putting #FactsFirst using a weird reference to an apple.
Here was the remarkably self-unaware tweet, assumedly posted by some poor CNN lackey who still thinks the network gives two rips about the truth:
It’s more than a little mock-able, considering the network’s spent the last year peddling Russia conspiracy theories, slamming the Trump administration, pushing biological lies in support of the gay agenda, and still has a typical media’s BFF relationship with Planned "It's Just a Clump of Cells" Parenthood.
Of course, Twitter users were quick to point out the 782 levels of irony to CNN’s tweet Here are just a few.
little hypocritical wouldn't ya say honey pic.twitter.com/T6j2LCIQOU— Danisha Carter (@DanishaCarter4) October 23, 2017
Stop offending the trans- Banana community you bigots!— Joshua Kim (@terrannightmare) October 23, 2017
Is this true with gender identity as well?— Josh Cox (@joshuacox) October 23, 2017
What if the apple self-identifies as a banana?— Adam Maddox (@MaddoxTellsAll) October 23, 2017
I can’t believe you are assuming this fruit’s identity.— Modern Lady Amber (@amberjulieann) October 23, 2017
Fact: "It's an apple". CNN: "It's a Russian apple, poisoned and delivered by Putin himself to undermine our democracy #FactsFirst".— RussianHacker#154 (@ruhkr54) October 23, 2017
Some people at @cnn might try to tell you the apple is proof of Russian collusion.— worthyjoe 🇺🇸 (@worthyjoe) October 23, 2017
To remind, CNN has had a consistently poor relationship with objective truth in recent memory -- including, for example, their erroneous claim that Philando Castile was killed by a white cop, their harping about the repeatedly debunked "gun show loophole" in firearms purchases, and, of course, the ridiculous notion that Trump has openly embraced white supremacy, just to name a few. Probably not the best time to launch a "Facts First" campaign.
If your stock and trade is in pushing leftist propaganda, don’t tweet about the “facts.” No one’s biting that apple.