We know that CNN’s Brian Stelter is still obsessed with Fox News, and Chris Cillizza does make note of Fox in his piece, but his new targets are OAN and Newsmax, which have gained viewers, thanks in part to Fox News’s sketchy election night coverage.
Cillizza links to a poll we don’t believe. Four in 10 who watch right-wing news agree with the statement that “the government, media, and financial worlds in the US are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.” We wanted to check the PRRI poll concluding this, but the link in Cillizza’s piece is broken, so …
This is exactly how dangerous right wing media is to democracy https://t.co/D6EKjFal2E
— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) May 27, 2021
The rise of far-right channels like OAN and Newsmax has led to a massive amount of disinformation flowing through American democracy. While espousing this garbage is a business model for these channels, it has massive impacts on Americans — many of whom are living in a conspiracy theory that they have been tricked into thinking is the real world.
Conspiracy theories like the Wuhan lab leak theory that CNN had reported had been debunked? What kind of “massive impacts on Americans” are these channels having, exactly?
— IonaGael (@IonaGael) May 27, 2021
How many retractions does CNN issue?
— Brad #RESIST #NOTMYPRESIDENT (@thedirector21) May 27, 2021
— Clyde (@TriIronClyde) May 27, 2021
— Kyle Bagrie (@KBagrie) May 27, 2021
So it's not dangerous when you lie about Russiagate and the Covid-19 origin stories?
— Milton Keynes (@bluetroll21) May 27, 2021
Don't forget the Russian bounties on American troops lie.
— OC and Stiggs (@_Me_Three) May 27, 2021
Are they promoting russia bounty conspiracy theory? Covington kid sue them too? Promote kavanaugh gang rape klan leader? I know trump colluded with Russia to steal an election conspiracy theory 24/7 for years. Did they claim hunter laptop was Russian disinformation aswell?
— followers get blocked (@karmahitsUback) May 27, 2021
Any information contrary to the liberal media narrative is “dangerous”.
— Socially Smug (@burner_social) May 27, 2021
Now Cillizza like a good a Soviet opposes a free press
— Jim mostly peaceful fortified election (@Dayton89Jim) May 27, 2021
I'm so sorry you don't understand the 1st Amendment, Chris. Need a tissue?
— Laura Denton (@lauradenton1955) May 27, 2021
Doesn’t stuff like this embarrass you?
— Dr. Shep Reynolds (@TurdFergusonUSA) May 27, 2021
You’d think CNN would figure out that tearing down OAN and Newsmax isn’t going to get them out of the ratings basement they’re in.
Drew Holden’s thread pulls the final plug on CNN hack Chris Cillizza’s life support after Cillizza bashes Fox News’ coverage https://t.co/oWSEsIariH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 12, 2021
Tweets from CNN’s Chris Cillizza praising Gov. Cuomo & slamming Gov. DeSantis among those that have disappeared https://t.co/fg2KTG2GsI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 30, 2021