Earlier this week, Frank Cannon pointed out the transparently biased way in which CNN has reported on the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s “super-predator” comments made during her time as First Lady. While CNN anchor Jake Tapper had brought them up earlier this year in an interview with Bernie Sanders, a CNN story this week said Donald Trump was “dredging up” the comments, not-so-subtly suggesting to readers that Clinton’s offensive remarks are no longer relevant — despite the fact CNN clearly felt otherwise only a few months ago.
Now, CNN is in even more hot water after media-watchers caught the network airing a Trump tweet with the word “crooked” edited out from in front of Clinton’s name. From The Hill:
In a continuing effort to cast doubt on his presidential opponent’s health, Trump called on Clinton to release her full medical records in a tweet Sunday night.
I think that both candidates, Crooked Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records. I have no problem in doing so! Hillary?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2016
But when CNN reported the tweet on “CNN Newsroom” with anchor Jim Sciutto, a graphic of the tweet omitted the GOP nominee’s use of “Crooked” proceeding “Hillary.”
A CNN.com story that updated Monday morning does include Trump’s tweet in its entirety.
A CNN spokesperson told The Hill that “the tweet should have been shown in its entirety.”
Was this simply an innocent mistake made amidst the rush of preparing a story to air? Continue Reading