I know a post with the Polish President in the headline line sounds like the start of a joke, but Andrzej Duda is actually the one laughing. But first, a tale of two tweets.
Here’s the shot:
Say it with me: Fake news isn't news you don't like
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 5, 2017
Now here comes the chaser.
— David Lewis (@davidclewis) July 6, 2017
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 6, 2017
By now you know what happened. The press “reported” that the First Lady of Poland snubbed President Trump and refused to shake his hand. Chris Cillizza had an orgasm.
The truth was that she shook the hand of First Lady Melania first. You know. Becuase “ladies first” and all that. Remember when it used to be “ladies first”? But why let facts get in the way of news outlets like CNN (see 3 CNN Employees Forced to Resign After Pushing Trump-Russia Fake News and New York Times Gets Called Out for Fake News…By The New England Patriots)?
Reporters saw something on Twitter they wanted to be true, so of course, it must be true! It’s the definition of fake news, as President Duda pointed out.
Contrary to some surprising reports my wife did shake hands with Mrs. and Mr. Trump @POTUS after a great visit. Let's FIGHT FAKE NEWS.
— Andrzej Duda (@AndrzejDuda) July 6, 2017
#MakeCNNSuckLess is a hashtag I’d like to see. That is if #CNNisDead doesn’t pan out. What with #TooBigToFail still being a prevailing idea had by socialists who claim to hate corporations.
Goes to show CNN takes actual journalism as seriously as Amy Schumer takes chastity. It’s been a while since I slapped Amy around. I regret nothing.
Idea for CNN: try sucking less? Give that a test drive, maybe see how it feels for a little bit.