Media BiASSed: Meltdown Continues….


1. Unprofessional: CNN Threatens Reddit User Over Trump GIF

After tracking down a Reddit user who posted a GIF they found offensive, CNN threatened to reveal his identity if he decides to post anything similar in the future. On July 2, President Trump tweeted out a GIF of himself punching a WWE founder Vince McMahon – with the CNN logo imposed on McMahon’s face. Predictably, CNN and the journalistic community were outraged, while Trump fans and media critics largely found the whole thing amusing.

2. Dowd: After North Korea Missile Threat, World Is ‘Worried’ About ‘Erratic’ Trump

 

Wednesday on Good Morning America, an ABC journalist casually compared our president to a tyrannical dictator of a totalitarian state, and no one batted an eye. The extreme comment came after ABC reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile this past weekend, that had the capabilities of reaching American soil.

3. NBC Predicts ‘Tough Trip’ for Trump, ‘Diplomatic Confrontation’

 

Reporting live from the site of the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on Wednesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Keir Simmons promised that “President Trump faces a tough trip here with some uncomfortable conversations.” The reporter hyped how Trump “does not see eye-to-eye with the German chancellor” and that “all eyes will be on that meeting with President Putin.”

4. Sneering CBS: G20 Summit a Success If Trump ‘Doesn’t Give Away Classified Info’

 

And journalists wonder why Americans dislike the media? It’s sneering statements like the one on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning. Yahoo! journalist Bianna Golodryga inserted a sneering commentary into a report on Donald Trump’s upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit.

5. Fake News: NYT Pathetically Falls for Fake North Korea Twitter Account

 

The New York Times found itself in hot water Tuesday and Wednesday after it dabbled in some false or fake news, falling for a well-known fake Twitter account posing as the official feed for the North Korea government. In a story about the murderous regime’s startling Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), a piece from The Times by Choe Sang-Hun claimed: “On Twitter early Wednesday, the North Korean government belittled the joint exercise as ‘demonstrating near total ignorance of ballistic science.’”

6. Morning Joe Labels Republican Medicaid Proposals a ‘Battle-Ax’ Aimed at the Poor

 

The panelists of Morning Joe continued to push the narrative that the fictional Medicaid “cuts” in the GOP health care bill would devastate the poor on Wednesday. With a brand new chart in tow, former Obama economic advisor, Steve Rattner, explained at length how the nonexistent “cuts” would ruin people at all walks of life, ranging from nursing home residents to the disabled. Co-host Joe Scarborough then dismissed those pointing out that Medicaid was not actually being cut as merely peddling “a talking point.”

7. NYT Locates the Real Tragedies in Charlie Gard Case: Trump, Pope, U.S. Individualism

 

In Wednesday’s New York Times, Dan Bilefsky and Sewell Chan reported from London on the tragic medical and legal controversy around the infant Charlie Gard: “Baby’s Illness Grows Tragic on Global Stage.” The text box declared the science settled, and the opinion of world leaders that the baby’s life should be fought for a mere nuisance that promises to make things worse: “Support from the pope and President Trump may give parents irrational hope.”

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