CNN Calls for Press to Ditch Objectivity, Portray GOP as Threat to the Country

Nicholas Fondacaro | October 24, 2021
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***The complete post is on NewsBusters***

CNN continued to escalate its dangerous rhetoric against Republicans on Sunday, as so-called “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter and LA Times columnist Jackie Calmes urged the press to ditch objectivity when reporting about Republicans and just portray them as threats to the country. She even claimed that’s not what she wanted to do while she actively called for it.

This demand came, unironically, following multiple segments decrying Facebook for driving us apart and making us hate each other. Perhaps CNN and Stelter were afraid of the competition.

“I want to dive right into your argument about what both-siderism is and why it’s failing the public. Who’s – who’s – Is it that we're treating Democrats and Republicans equally and ignoring GOP radicalism, is that the heart of the problem,” Stelter prefaced, noting Calmes recent column titled: “Why journalists are failing the public with ‘both-siderism’ in political coverage”

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