Wacky MOLE: Media on Slippery Slope of Smollett

Eric Scheiner | February 22, 2019
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Welcome to this week’s Wacky Moments of Liberal Expression:

This week the media attempted to defend itself on how they addressed the Jussie Smollett case. CNN’s Don Lemon bragged that his network had always treated the story skeptically from the start, before weirdly going on to defend Smollett as a victim of his own hoax.

A CNN panel was quickly convened to chime in on the media handling of Smollett and discussed how this could happen, with one guest claiming. “Folks have to go with what we suppose. And what we knew at the time was the President’s supporters are racist.” Uh-huh.

The liberal media got excited as Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for the Oval Office this week.  In an early interview on CBS, Sanders urged the media to help sell his brand of socialism saying, “Now I need you in the media to help us explain the truth.”

So CNN’s John Avalon decided to promote…er, explain socialism to viewers telling them “Strengthening the social net is not socialism,” and telling viewers to not trust Republicans who bring it up: “Don't believe the hype of the choice we face between capitalism and socialism.”

Don’t expect the liberal media to get their facts straight. Despite George Washington being a famous Virginian, born and raised in the state. MSNBC’s Katy Tur decided that Washington was a “native son of New York.”  She just couldn’t stop talking about “New York’s Big Papa.”

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