CNN lies Send Ratings to Record Lows, Yogi Bear, Olsen Twin Reruns Now Have More Viewers
There's a reason why TFTP does not cite CNN in most of our articles. Plainly stated, the Cable News Network is unreliable. And while the free-thinking great awakening continues to take place, Americans and many around the world have also taken notice. As a result, CNN's ratings are tanking.
Some of us are old enough to remember when "cable" became a household word and was sought after above the often unreliable over-the-air broadcasts of the usual big three networks and local channels. In the 1980's, Ted Turner's Cable News Network (CNN) was revolutionary. Prior to its inception, the only day-long news broadcasts available were on AM/FM radios, followed by one hour of broadcast news starting at 6 pm on television.
There's no question CNN pioneered 24-hour cable news, but somewhere along the way, the company not only lost its objectivity but became a shill for the establishment and a tool for divisive distraction.
Often criticized for being leftist leaning, in recent years, CNN has become known as the Clinton News Network by its critics. It was also one of the only networks with whom the Obama administration (including the president) would consult.
Obama once treated Fox News as an unreliable fake news network, and refused to be interviewed by the network, along with many members of his administration. And, as TFTP has pointed out numerous times,FOX News has been busted multiple times pushing fake news. But let's get back to CNN's death spiral.
Take for instance Chris Cuomo's warning in October to all Americans they would be committing a crime if they read Wikileaks' publication of Democrat National Committee emails. He told viewers, "Remember, it's illegal to possess these stolen documents." Cuomo even attempted to steer viewers into only listening to CNN's narrative on Wikileaks. He said, "It's different for the media, so everything you learn about this (latest Wikileaks' revelations) you're learning from us."
One thing's for sure, Americans hate being told what to think, and they don't take kindly to threats. Cuomo's threat wasn't received well by freethinkers, many of whom went straight to Wikileaks to see for themselves what CNN might have been hiding.
Apparently, CNN knew they had every reason to fear Wikileaks' DNC database publication. After all, the DNC email data dump revealed CNN's troubling collusion with the DNC against not only Democrat Bernie Sanders, but favored Hillary Rodham Clinton as well during a presidential election.
CNN has come under fire recently, not only for their negligence in reporting facts, but also for the focus of their news reporting. As The Federalist recently reported, CNN takes poetic license, apparently, with their quotations.
Not only did CNN misquote Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin, but they were the target of an investigative journalism sting operation led by the Veritas Project. Undercover VP reporters caught CNN producers claiming their news coverage of Russian meddling in the presidential election as "mostly bullshit", driven by CNN executives who wanted to make a mountain out of a molehill so to speak.
More recently, the sitting president of the U.S., Donald Trump, has made it his mission to add fuel to the fire of CNN's demise, openly calling their network "Fake News."
Whether genuine or not, the Trump CNN battle has served as a highly effective distraction from US starting war in Syria, sponsoring terrorism, killing hundreds of civilians, and the military-industrial complex in general. While Trump claims they are his enemy, they've done nothing but help to cover up his war crimes in Syria and the fact that he is aiding the Saudis in murdering civilians in Yemen.
Just this week, at the G20 Summit, he again called them out for their shenanigans, not the least of which was the recent threatening of a GIF creator who depicted CNN getting body slammed by a professional wrestler with Trump's visage.
It now appears that all of the lies and propaganda spewed out by the network have taken a toll on CNN's ratings which is apparently now at an all time low. According to Zero Hedge, "CNN's primetime shows (Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon) managed to draw about 6% fewer viewers than multi-decade old re-runs of "Yogi Bear," "Full House," and "Friends" which air in the same time slots on Nick-At-Nite." One would be hard-pressed to find anyone born after 1980 who has ever heard of Yogi Bear! How CNN is hanging on is anyone's guess at this point.
The Federalist describes how bad it has gotten for the once reliable CNN;
According to cable ratings from the week of June 26-July 2, CNN's viewership of its primetime shows was ranked significantly lower than its competitors like Fox News and MSNBC, which place first and second respectively. Clocking in at No. 10 on the list, CNN fell behind HGTV, Nick At Nite, History Channel, and ESPN ...
Nick at Nite! More Millennials are getting their programming from YouTube than Nick at Nite. In a time where scandals at FoxNews have seen the departure of its top performer (Bill O'Reilly), and the resignation of the third highest rated anchor (Megan Kelly), CNN could have capitalized, but instead it looks like CNN is capitulating; a victim of its own fake news stories, biased reporting, favoritism, and corruption.
Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels”
The Western media refutes their own lies
Prof Michel Chossudovsky
The Western media refutes their own lies.
Not only do they confirm that the Pentagon has been training the terrorists in the use of chemical weapons, they also acknowledge the existence of a not so secret “US-backed plan to launch a chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime”
London’s Daily Mail in a 2013 article confirmed the existence of an Anglo-American project endorsed by the White House (with the assistance of Qatar) to wage a chemical weapons attack on Syria and place the blame on Bashar Al Assad.
(Update; April 8, 2017) Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian airbase in retaliation for Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people confirms that the “False Flag” Chemical Weapons attack scenario first formulated under Obama is still “on the table”. Our analysis (including a large body of Global Research investigative reports) confirms unequivocally that Trump is lying, the Western media is lying and most of America’s allies are also lying.
The following Mail Online article was published and subsequently removed. Note the contradictory discourse: “Obama issued warning to Syrian president Bashar al Assad”, “White House gave green light to chemical weapons attack”.
This Mail Online report published in January 2013 was subsequently removed from Mail Online. For further details click here
The Pentagon’s Training of “Rebels” (aka Al Qaeda Terrorists) in the Use of Chemical Weapons
CNN accuses Bashar Al Assad of killing his own people while also acknowledging that the “rebels” are not only in possession of chemical weapons, but that these “moderate terrorists” affiliated with Al Nusra are trained in the use of chemical weapons by specialists on contract to the Pentagon.
In a twisted logic, the Pentagon’s mandate was to ensure that the rebels aligned with Al Qaeda would not acquire or use WMD, by actually training them in the use of chemical weapons (sounds contradictory):
“The training [in chemical weapons], which is taking place in Jordan and Turkey, involves how to monitor and secure stockpiles and handle weapons sites and materials, according to the sources. Some of the contractors are on the ground in Syria working with the rebels to monitor some of the sites, according to one of the officials.
The nationality of the trainers was not disclosed, though the officials cautioned against assuming all are American. (CNN, December 09, 2012, emphasis added)
screenshot of the CNN article, the original link has been redirected to CNN blogs,
The above report by CNN’s award winning journalist Elise Labott (relegated to the status a CNN blog), refutes CNN’s numerous accusations directed against Bashar Al Assad.
Who is doing the training of terrorists in the use of chemical weapons? From the horse’s mouth: CNN
Sources: U.S. helping underwrite Syrian rebel training on securing chemical weapons
And these are the same terrorists (trained by the Pentagon) who are the alleged target of Washington’s counterterrorism bombing campaign initiated by Obama in August 2014:
“The Pentagon scheme established in 2012 consisted in equipping and training Al Qaeda rebels in the use of chemical weapons, with the support of military contractors hired by the Pentagon, and then holding the Syrian government responsible for using the WMD against the Syrian people.
What is unfolding is a diabolical scenario –which is an integral part of military planning– namely a situation where opposition terrorists advised by Western defense contractors are actually in possession of chemical weapons.
This is not a rebel training exercise in non-proliferation. While president Obama states that “you will be held accountable” if “you” (meaning the Syrian government) use chemical weapons, what is contemplated as part of this covert operation is the possession of chemical weapons by the US-NATO sponsored terrorists, namely “by our” Al Qaeda affiliated operatives, including the Al Nusra Front which constitutes the most effective Western financed and trained fighting group, largely integrated by foreign mercenaries. In a bitter twist, Jabhat al-Nusra, a US sponsored “intelligence asset”, was recently put on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.
The West claims that it is coming to the rescue of the Syrian people, whose lives are allegedly threatened by Bashar Al Assad. The truth of the matter is that the Western military alliance is not only supporting the terrorists, including the Al Nusra Front, it is also making chemical weapons available to its proxy “opposition” rebel forces.
The next phase of this diabolical scenario is that the chemical weapons in the hands of Al Qaeda operatives will be used against civilians, which could potentially lead an entire nation into a humanitarian disaster.
The broader issue is: who is a threat to the Syrian people? The Syrian government of Bashar al Assad or the US-NATO-Israel military alliance which is recruiting “opposition” terrorist forces, which are now being trained in the use of chemical weapons.” (Michel Chossudovsky, May 8, 2013, minor edit)
The original source of this article is Global Research
CNN Forgets To Turn Off Mic, Records Reporter Telling Debate Focus Group What To Say
Make no mistake about it, Hillary Clinton and her elite backers control the mainstream media narrative. However, the illusion of an unbiased press is quickly falling apart as multiple leaked emails, and now, a video from last night’s debate on CNN shows.
During a brief clip, which has now been posted to YouTube, CNN forgot to kill reporter Pamela Brown’s mic when they cut away. As the camera cuts back to the allegedly ‘unbiased’ debate focus group, Brown can be heard speaking to the group under her breath.
“America is great, because we’re good,” Brown whispers to the group in an obvious attempt to coach their answers.
Once Brown realizes she is back on air, she quickly asks a participant in the focus group what anti-Trump argument from Clinton impressed her most. Having just been told what to say by Brown, the participant quickly regurgitated her canned response, adding her own adaptation for good measure.
“She stated that America is already great, and I tend to agree with that,” the panel member says. “Though we are slow in progressing in a number of ways, we are progressing and we need to continue the momentum.”
As the Daily Caller notes,
this brief exchange is being interpreted by many as proof CNN was coaching focus group member about what to say on the air. Within just a few hours of being uploaded, the video collected nearly 150,000 views. There are other possible explanations, though; Brown may have been informing focus group members about what clip CNN had just aired (since they couldn’t see the replay themselves), or Brown could have been setting up a semi-staged response after previously finding out what the focus group member wanted to say.
Due to the recent revelations by WikiLeaks highlighting Clinton’s control and outright dictations of the mainstream media narrative, the Free Thought Project is leaning toward the idea that this focus group was actually being coached.
As we recently reported, “The Podesta Emails” reveal not only direct evidence of media coordination, but an attempt to alleviate the damage expected to be wrought by the impending 2015 release of a book by Peter Schweizer titled: Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.
In an email dated April 19, 2015, Clinton Foundation senior vice president of programs Maura Pally writes to White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri, under the subject heading, “FOR REVIEW: Statement for NYT story on Clinton Cash”:
Agree. I like it, especially the ‘twisting previously known facts into absurd conspiracy theories’. I suspect we might be able to get repeat use of out of that one.
As Clinton has proven, the establishment only needs to label its critics as ‘conspiracy theorists’ to force the rest of society not to take them seriously. Unfortunately, for Americans, this schoolyard tactic of name calling and ridicule works — as no one wants to be cast out of the herd.
However, as our readers know, questioning everything is the only way to build a free and peaceful world.
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