We’ll admit we’re not certain exactly what bug is up CNN Communications’ butt Saturday, but it might have to do with President Trump “attacking” two Washington Post reporters over their piece on President Trump’s “lost summer.” Never mind reading the piece (it’s behind a paywall anyway); Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley wrote a great response at the Washington Examiner called “The Washington Post’s Lost Summer,” and here’s a summary:
“News coverage of President Trump has been 92% negative. The most egregious and dangerous forms of this bias thrived this summer at media outlets like the Washington Post, which routinely masquerade opinion as news.” https://t.co/eqnf6bBRtM
— Nick Short ?? (@PoliticalShort) September 7, 2019
Trump picked up on the piece:
The Washington Post’s @PhilipRucker (Mr. Off the Record) & @AshleyRParker, two nasty lightweight reporters, shouldn’t even be allowed on the grounds of the White House because their reporting is so DISGUSTING & FAKE. Also, add the appointment of MANY Federal Judges this Summer! https://t.co/7d33tzKxXq
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2019
Maybe — just maybe — it’s to Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker that CNN Communications is offering its solidarity in the fight against attacks on the free press:
CNN proudly stands with @washingtonpost and its reporters. Continuing attacks on the media and the First Amendment are wrong.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) September 7, 2019
That's like Al Sharpton standing with Shaun King.
— Just Val (@Valnofux) September 7, 2019
What's he done now.
— ?Vincent ?? (@Vincent59370244) September 7, 2019
Continuing attacks on the Second Amendment are wrong, and those are actually happening — why not report on that?
There is nothing wrong when the media is called out for their obvious bias. Telling Trump or anybody to keep quiet while the mainstream media attacks and destroys their credibility is wrong.
Trump is exercising his first amendment right.
— henry omadogho (@omadogho) September 7, 2019
The First Amendment protects the rights of Americans to criticize the press.
— Charles Signorile (@CharlieSigs) September 7, 2019
Criticizing the media is part of the 1st Amendment and I'm thrilled that it bothers you.
— Rich Osborne?? (@SalKitchen) September 7, 2019
Pointing out that one media outlet or another is absolutely shit at its job is not an attack on the 1st amendment. Washington Post is shit at its job. And incidentally, So is CNN.
— gloomhauer (@gloomhauer) September 7, 2019
No one is "attacking" the first amendment! Trump and others are using our first amendment rights and calling out your lies, bias and bs!!
— kerry ⭐⭐⭐ ?? (@K1erry) September 7, 2019
Your media bias is exposed. Nobody is interested in your “journalists”.
— Saitama (@RandomFLDude) September 7, 2019
— 100 Proof (@ChampionCapua) September 7, 2019
— joe warner (@jwarner180) September 7, 2019
@CNN is an attack on the media. Every day all day. Probably still talking about a sharpie?
— War Eagle! (@WarDamn18) September 7, 2019
Thanks for reminding me to use this hash tag:#CNNFakeNews
— cps (@ROMANREB) September 7, 2019
You are not media, you’re the enemy.
— @stkboo (@stkboo) September 7, 2019
They love the First Amendment over there at CNN …
“Unless you make meme’s about CNN, then we’ll find you.”
— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) September 7, 2019
Attacks. Like threatening meme makers?
— Michael Dietsche (@mikedietsche) September 7, 2019
"Coming up: the name, address, and personal history of this meme maker"
— Destructive Chemistry (@DestructiveChem) September 7, 2019
Good tweet. Now let's doxx and blackmail a minor.
— I'm an edgy dog (@CTranquillity66) September 7, 2019
CNN literally tracked down and blackmailed a teenager over a gif
— Chris???? (@Mad_Croat33) September 7, 2019
Oh no not CNN. Laughingstock of a news org!!!!! Now we really have to be scared.
— freshdadjeans (@freshdadjeans) September 7, 2019
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) September 7, 2019
Obastard tried to arrest journalists and had them spied on, Trump has not done any of that so shove it
— Sourkraut (@ngru123) September 7, 2019
This is exactly what I would expect to hear from a bunch of Democrat activists trying to protect another leftist propaganda outlet. CNN and other partisan media are the true threat to the First Amendment.
— Wendy Fox (@WendyRedFox) September 7, 2019
Your First Amendment cover is disappearing as most Americans realize you are using that protection as a shield for disinformation, misinformation, partisan politics, bias, hate.
MSM is attempting to amass power to dictate who is “acceptable” for election to public office.
— Don Riedel (@DonRiedel) September 7, 2019
Exactly no one has attempted to silence the media.
— Fourier (@PaulHol03756299) September 7, 2019
Continuous erroneous reporting is an attack on all Americans. Self reflection is in order @CNN
— Shannon Schlafer (@ShannonSchlafer) September 7, 2019
Fine. But good Lord you often bring it on yourselves.
— live free or deb?♂️ (@livefreeordeb) September 7, 2019
Continued attacks on regular folks are also wrong…
— Jaron Guiley (@IRONRANGER_218) September 7, 2019
— Dan Stringer, Taycan Debunker (@Danstringer74) September 7, 2019
You should learn to code.
— Paul Rankin (@heyrankinboy) September 7, 2019
I stand with them learning to code
— Paddy O’Dhonnabhain (@ODhonnabhain) September 7, 2019
'Reallllllly not a good look': CNN's comms team has totally 'unprofessional' response after WH press secretary points out geography mistake https://t.co/xsIjfp9FXn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 5, 2019