It’s been said by people far smarter than me that media and the Democrats are entangled in a love affair of a rather incestuous nature. Because of stories like this one. CNN has some “undisclosed” ties to Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the Russian Dossier. Beware the pissing prostitute splash zone. It’s widening.
From The Daily Caller:
CNN’s reporting on the Trump-Russia dossier has left out at least one crucial fact: the close ties between the network and the opposition research firm at the center of the dossier controversy.
CNN’s reporting on the dossier, led by justice correspondent Evan Perez, has been favorable to the firm, Fusion GPS, and hyped the dossier’s credibility. Left out of Perez’s reporting, which has relied largely on unnamed sources, is his personal closeness to Fusion GPS’ operatives. Fusion has repeatedly been described in Senate testimonies as a smear-for-hire operation that manufactures misleading or false media narratives for its clients.
Political campaigns funding opposition research isn’t concerning so much as it is daily politics. Both sides load up on ammo against their opponents. But the opposition research should at least be true. Like the George W. Bush was once arrested for a DUI in his youth. Many reading this post might have been too young to remember that October Surprise in Election 2000. But that’s opposition research.
But major media outlets having multiple ties to opposition research firms? In a perfect world, journalists are supposed to report objectively on political campaigns. Oh I know, we’re not even close to a perfect world. We’re more living in The Upside Down. Creepy smoke monsters and diabolical lizards abound. Still, obvious points need to be made.
CNN having close ties to Fusion GPS: proof the network is as unbiased as a Clinton judging Miss America. Bill or Hillary. Give those melons a squeeze. Which means if CNN was in bed with Fusion GPS, then CNN would theoretically (stated for the lawyers) push Fusion GPS’s narrative: Trump loves Russia and all its pissing glory. Reporting on the actual truth? Not in CNN’s best interest.
Real mystery why people trust CNN as much as they trust a lesbian’s hot take on jock straps.
Read the full Daily Caller article here. It’s worth it.