You can get a deconstruction of the media at many places. The people who visit the Treehouse want to see the entire context; The entire truth, as it presents. So here we go…. In any endeavor of corruption and misleading governance, the control of, and support by, the media, is an absolute necessity. The USSR needed Pravda to keep the ruse of governance for decades. The need of/by the U.S. government has steadily grown over the course of several progressive decades; but the urgency has increased exponentially over the past five years with the extremes
Comments: This important article is shocking in describing the lengths CNN went to hide the truth. I was proven right because I was skeptical when I read they were going to do a special on Benghazi. They can now be given credit for reporting this story without it being truthful. This is nothing more than propaganda and is designed so that 0bama and his regime are not shown to be complicit in hiding the truth. How unfortunate for our nation that we don´t have dogged investigative reporters like this in the MSM.
I watched the show. Erin Burnett asked tough questions. I was shocked that CNN would produce such a show about a subject that the WH would obviously like buried. The Treehouse is guilty of cherry-picking facts here to build it´s case and in doing so they unfortunately lose credibility. It´s just as wrong to omit as it is to error in what´s reported. The 1 hr show show featured a clip of Hillary in green THREE TIMES screeching, "What difference does it make?"! Under NO circumstances would the WH want her disastrous performance to be highlighted THREE times! Yet, The Treehouse ignores this and describes the show as "prime-time propaganda in the extreme." There are many other examples of CNN´s surprising attempt at objectivity, which The Treehouse neglects to mention. Interviews with the families of the 4 killed Americans humanized Benghazigate and made Hillary and the WH appear even more inept or deceptive. How can that possibly be seen as BO propaganda? I haven´t watched CNN in years. Although the show was not a stellar example of objectivity, it certainly was ENCOURAGING to see CNN take a (tiny) step in our direction. Perhaps providing positive feedback for their attempt at fairness might be more constructive than railing against media bias and then omitting important facts to prove a point.
I didn´t watch it so I don´t know for certain but maybe the clip of Hillary was shown 3 times as a means of convincing viewers that it really doesn´t make any difference. After all, most CNN viewers think that she´s the smartest woman who ever walked the planet and if she says it, it must be true.
I thought the Benghazi story did present some difficult truths, but danced around the most important questions. They treated Obama like an innocent bystander - never raising the issue of his whereabouts being accounted for all through that night. They mentioned there were 35 survivors of the attack, but never wondered who they were, and why they have been silenced.
Erin Burnett asked tough questions? Please. She´s just another lefty shill who wouldn´t tell the truth if it went against her dyed in the wool progressive talking points. Of course, if you´re going to CNN for your news and opinion...
Edward Bernays would be so proud. We´ve been manipulated for multiple generations; it´s just that now they´ve become a little less careful covering themselves. Or, we´ve become a little more educated. And cynical. Cynicism is good - it´s a survival tool...
I share #9´s view that CNN did a lot better job than I expected... of course my expectations were low. Besides showing Hillary´s ineptness it did present the fact that there was a stand down order. No, it didn´t pursue who issued it, but then, we don´t know that and CNN isn´t going to join the VRWC and speculate.
Overall, I think it showed the administration as inept and out of touch.
CNN is paid by the US government for reporting on some events, and not reporting on others. She shares: the Obama Administration pays CNN for content control. [bolding mine]
Not that I am anywhere near shocked, but if CNN is getting paid by this Administration, how many other "news" outlets are doing likewise? This could easily explain why there is so much liberal bias: They´re being paid for it.
Not that they don´t list to port anyway, but sweetening the news pot with some extra big money would go a long way toward understanding why liberal outlets don´t dare jeopardize the cash flow by reporting the truth.
#18 Bingo. ABCNBCCBS are no different. Bought and paid for by the DNC or whatever leftist $$$ pockets is so willing to pay. How much is paid to Rooters and Ass Press? NPR is the model and it has been replayed over and over. MSPMS is simply the experimental crap slinger and they do it for cheap. Isn´t that right Chrissieboy?
I hope this isn´t new news to those of us aware of the tactics of the MSM.
It is precisely what I conjectured when first learning of their piece - they would try to give their story credibility, somehow, and declare their version the truthful one, revealing nothing of note, and hoping thus to end discussion and investigation.
Who didn´t figure out this was their plan?
I didn´t watch it because of course it was going to be a Goebbels-like propaganda piece - sophisticated, but not nearly enough.
We haven´t watched cnn for decades but we did watch this production and observed how it minimized the following weeks & weeks of 0bama and Hillary´s insistence that a video was the cause for the attack. Rice and 0bama´s entire Administration continued that deceptive bogus lie and the lsm bombarded the airways with their fabrications, even after the truth was exposed. The lefty history revisionists are apparently already busy on this one.
Regarding the Benghazi attack, 0bama/Hillary and THEIR dem pols and THEIR dem media again displayed they have no shame and presenting the truth is NOT their game. They but display their pattern to COVER-UP, hide, obscure and lie about their relentless, now apparently ruthless, statist agenda & policy disasters.
I watched Erin Burnett´s crock of crap, and wondered when I´d see something about it. I´ve heard of the Treehouse before, but never checked it out until now. This post is incredible. Please continue allowing posts like this. WOW!
I haven´t watched CNN in 20 years but did watch the Erin Burnett debacle. There were no "tough" questions. She did not point out anything new. She did not hold Obama and his dimwits accountable for their cowardly acts that night, resulting in the death of 4 Americans. She ended the show by blaming the lack of answers to Bengahzi on Obama´s election agenda and on the Republicans "seeking revenge". Huh? The Republicans were nowhere near Benghazi that night. No, there was no objectivity by Burnett.
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