CNN’s Chris Cillizza must be looking to join the ratio hall of fame, because he or someone at CNN has tweeted out his latest column at least three times now, in which he says that Fox News has crossed the line by speculating that 2020 candidate Joe Biden is dealing with some secret health issues.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 11, 2019
In case you missed it earlier today, Twitchy went back into the archives and dug up examples of the months CNN spent speculating on President Trump’s mental and physical fitness, from citing a psychiatrist with TDS who’d never examined the president to doing a segment on what 12 Diet Cokes a day could do to a person’s body.
But Fox News has done it at last … it’s crossed the line from journalism into activism. Cillizza writes:
These attacks clearly are designed to raise questions in voters’ minds about electing Biden, who would be 78 on Inauguration Day 2021. That would make Biden the oldest president elected to a first term, breaking the record of — you guessed it! — Donald Trump, who was elected at age 70. Which makes the he’s-too-old-to-do-the-job argument a little tin-eared.
The Point: Trump — and his surrogates, including those at Fox — showed they were willing to do anything and everything to get him elected in 2016. These baseless hits on Biden’s health — more than a year before the election — suggest they’ll be following that same blueprint again.
Would it make any difference if we told Cillizza we monitor Twitter all day, and there are a lot of Democrats who have said they won’t support Biden because they’re tired of old men running the country and are looking to support someone younger and more dynamic (and amenable to socialism)?
If CNN had any self-awareness it would take any single one of Biden’s many gaffes and have Stelter run two weeks of segments on Biden’s mental fitness to serve as president. Today Biden said if elected president there’d be a cure for cancer … do a segment on that. Did CNN do a segment on that tonight?
That is some high-grade trolling right there, Chris.
Absolutely first rate.
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) June 11, 2019
Nice ratio, moron.
— JWF (@JammieWF) June 11, 2019
It is impossible that you can legitimately be THIS un-self aware. You HAVE to be trolling.
CNN has, for 2.5 yrs, questioned Trump's health constantly, has attacked him relentlessly, reported every leaked rumor and innuendo as fact in an effort to destroy him.
Come on, man.
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) June 11, 2019
And 2-scoops and Diet Coke scandals.
— Maggie (@drillanwr) June 11, 2019
I completely forgot about this.
Isn't this nonsense "questioning a man's health"? Did this stupidity "cross a line", Chris?" pic.twitter.com/41rnkZRCRm
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) June 11, 2019
— Douglas Karr (@douglaskarr) June 11, 2019
Love your parody account, Chris ?
— VaIarMorghuIis (@Appeal2DaStone) June 11, 2019
— JDP (@atJDP) June 11, 2019
This is the most intellectually dishonest thing I've ever read.
— Brandon.Stewart (@LionheartDTX) June 11, 2019
Chris Cillizza attempting to convince readers that CNN is nonpartisan in 2019. Ok.
— MissngLnk (@MissngLnk) June 11, 2019
I'm not sure what I laughed at more, the entire article or this quote from it – "CNN's Chris Cillizza cuts through the political spin and tells you what you need to know."
— Brian (@IAmBrianLC) June 11, 2019
— Bobby Newman (@TheHockeyScript) June 11, 2019
— Charles Signorile (@CharlieSigs) June 11, 2019
— Kevin (@libsareondrugs) June 11, 2019
— Sara Bevin (@politigal_) June 11, 2019
Why don't you do some self-reflection at CNN, Chris?https://t.co/7g5HR5zuh3
— Conscious Caracal ?? (@ConCaracal) June 11, 2019
Reaching levels of irony that should not be possible
— Rex (@red_s013x) June 11, 2019
— time to bounce (@time_to_bounce) June 11, 2019
— Kevin (@PennStateKev) June 11, 2019
Coming from CNN. Don’t you see the irony sir?
— Dr. Alfredo Axidento (@FredAxidento) June 11, 2019
Congrats, Chris, you’ve hit peak Cillizza! “Partisanship”, only at Fox? You consider yourself a nonpartisan? Be honest, I’m serious. Lol, wow!
— Ed Holmstrom (@ed_holmstrom) June 11, 2019
— Cholorecords Studios (@CholorecordsAja) June 11, 2019
Meanwhile for the last 3 years CNN “news” anchors and guests question Trumps sanity on the daily. But that’s totally cool and not over the line. ??♀️
— BamaGirl54 (@kjwebb54) June 11, 2019
So where is your story on CNN crossing the line for speculating endlessly, baselessly, and falsely about Trump's mental health?
— Scott Ruesterholz (@Read_N_Learn) June 11, 2019
Yes, Fox News is partisan. But the real problem is not them. It's with disingenuous crap like this article where you seem to imply that CNN is NOT in the pocket of the Democratic Party. (Laughable and disingenuous.)
— Tony Caiazzo (@Tzorizzt) June 11, 2019
Is this a joke? Are you unaware of the daily vitriol & slander against President Trump coming from your network? Self-awareness is not your strong suit.
— Kent Brockman ?? (@KentBrockman13) June 11, 2019
Don’t you, your colleagues, 98% of @CNN , @MSNBC do the same everyday towards our @POTUS? In two+ years, maybe 2-3 positive articles for @realDonaldTrump? Maybe you need to check your junk before calling out someone else’s if you want to be found credible.
— Vasilios Kalaitzidis (@VKalaitzidis) June 11, 2019
Buffoon, you work for a network that actively works against Trump and promotes Democratic town halls that no one watches. Comey town hall? Really? Talk about partisanship. Hypocrite
— Bruce Kappes (@handikappes) June 11, 2019
Your whole network is a megaphone for the Russia hoax.
— Lou Kreuzer (@loukreuzer) June 11, 2019
How could you even write this article with a straight face? Seriously ????
— berthablu (@berthablu1) June 11, 2019
Maybe #JohnDean can weigh in?
— jslinky (@jslinky) June 11, 2019
The fact that you write this with zero sense of irony when CNN is constantly questioning Trump's mental health demonstrates a) what a jerkoff you are and b) why your network isn't trusted by anyone anymore.
— 60SecondsOfSanity (@Secs60) June 11, 2019
So conspiracy theories about the President's mental health is journalisming.
But discussing the fact that Biden is looking increasingly drawn and skeletal and can rarely complete a sentence without stumbling over words is "crossing the line".
— J Doby (@oldandfleeting) June 11, 2019
I have to hand it to you, it takes some balls to write this knowing the ratio you are about to receive.
— Kristopher Millennial, Soy Enthusiast (@jd_2355) June 11, 2019
Remember when CNN was riding @Avenatti coattail for months, what happened to your lap dog?
— Steven VB ???? (@vbislands) June 11, 2019
CNN is sinking fast.
— AngeleStar- Funkytown (@AngeleStar11) June 11, 2019
This tweet is partisan clickbait … but you know that.
— Alan Huntley (@TheNewCivility) June 11, 2019
Wow, more trash on the @CNN dumpster fire of self-unaware commentary.
— Jim (@WFSecurityNerd) June 11, 2019
Have you ever, actually, watched CNN? This is the height of hypocrisy. Your station has had “doctors” diagnosing the Presidents mental health. Multiple times.
— Candy Lamb (@candylamb47) June 11, 2019
From their tweets, we’re pretty sure Cillizza, Stelter, and Oliver Darcy only watch Fox News.
How many times has CNN speculated The President is mentally unfit as well as physically unfit for office? So to say another network has crossed the line is laughable compared to the travesty that has been the CNN narratives for years now which has resulted in its own demise.
— AdamaSchifForBrains (@tinfoilhatfool) June 11, 2019
Apparently you are completely unaware of what your network does and when it does it ????
— Deplorable Fan of Border Walls (@PatrickArnold77) June 11, 2019