You'd think by now Leftists would know better than to capture their candid comments on-camera. But the investigative geniuses at Project Veritas, in their ongoing marathon round of Liberal Scandal Whack-a-Mole, have squarely hit on another doozy. The latest victim, to no one's surprise, is CNN, once again.
The undercover video recorded CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester, who recited, "I 100 percent believe that if it wasn't for CNN, I don't know that Trump would have got voted out." Way to be humble, Charlie. Of course, there's two ways for cable news to drive a politician out of office. One is to fairly report on a corrupt politician's egregious abuses of the responsibility voters have placed in them. For example, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo could have asked his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, why he was forcing elderly people with COVID into nursing homes.
The other method is to twist the facts and craft a misleading narrative -- as Chester put it, "propaganda." For instance, the network consciously tried to portray Joe Biden as young and healthy, and Donald Trump as old and ill. In reality, Biden is four years older than Trump. Chester explained, "[Trump's] hand was shaking or whatever, I think" -- that, by the way, demonstrates the network's attitude toward facts -- "We brought in so many medical people to tell a story that was all speculation, that he was neurologically damaged, and he was losing it. He's unfit to, you know, whatever. We were creating a story there that we didn't know anything about. That's what, I think that's propaganda." Compare that with their Biden coverage: "We would always show shots of him jogging and that [he's] healthy, you know, and him in aviator shades," said Chester.
It's common knowledge that CNN wasn't friendly towards Trump. Over the last four years, it invested countless hours to non-stop coverage of the latest anti-Trump talking point. CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta earned notoriety for his abusive, confrontational manner during press briefings. What's news here is how frankly they are willing to admit it. After this, CNN viewers must know they're allowing themselves to be hoodwinked. Or perhaps CNN viewers were never under any illusion that the network reported the straight facts. Perhaps they simply tuned in because they heard what they wanted to hear.
The media's bias problem affects more than just CNN, and many Americans have caught on. According to a new Gallup study, 86 percent of Americans believe media outlets are politically biased, with 56 percent of Americans saying their own go-to news source has "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of bias. Maybe this helps explain why a record 33 percent of Americans in 2020 put no trust at all in mass media to report the news fairly and accurately -- up from 28 percent only the year before.
It's tempting to be discouraged by the media's transparent hypocrisy. But that's exactly the wrong takeaway, and here's why: God isn't surprised or alarmed. He predicted through Paul, "the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths" (2 Timothy 4:3-4). So he exhorts Timothy, "preach the word; be ready in season and out of season" (2 Timothy 4:2). Now is the time to stand, to boldly proclaim the truth, to not be intimidated or silenced by the world's constant barrage of falsehood. Will you stand with me for the truth?