Despite protests to the contrary, CNN has not been subtle about its dislike of Donald Trump. Their coverage has empirically shown to be heavily slanted against the president.
CNN already proved it was in the bag for Hillary Clinton when they fed her debate questions during the general election.
Now CNN is deploying an unconventional weapon in their #resistance movement against Donald Trump.
CNN used little kids to soft-peddle its non-stop, anti-Trump agenda.
When CNN runs out of criticisms for President Trump, the network turns to children to do its dirty work.
Just last week, Anderson Cooper highlighted correspondent Gary Tuchman’s trip to a third-grade classroom in Monroe County, Pennsylvania to hear from “voices not often heard in moments like this: kids.” This site was specifically chosen, as Cooper explained, because the presidential election in that county was one of the closest in the nation.
Right off the bat, Tuchman asked the kids to give reasons they think Trump is under investigation. Armed only with what they’ve overheard from their parents or caught from news programs, the children predictably mentioned Russia helping Trump win. Except for one girl who hit the nail on the head:
“They maybe just don’t like him, so, they’re just trying to make up a case.”
Out of the mouth of babes.
Tuchman then asked the kids for their opinion on the best thing Trump has done.
“Lower the taxes,” a young boy says.
Tuchman informs him that the president hasn’t done that yet and has only promised to do so.
Another girl adds, “I think the best thing he’s done is promised to lower taxes, because I don’t want to be 80 and paying a million dollars for taxes.”
Tuchman pressed to get the amount of taxes this small-government-minded student would like to pay when she’s 80: “$100,” she says. (Somebody get her a cabinet position quick!)
Then Tuchman asked their opinions on the worst thing he’s done. The answers were a resounding “building a wall.” Of course, he hasn’t done that yet, either.
Then came Tuchman’s lowest moment in the interview as he played on the children’s innocent sensitivities: “Maybe Donald Trump is hurting deep down inside and needs to get it out. Do any of you think that’s maybe true? … Do any of you feel sorry for him?”
And the segment was over. CNN got all the propaganda it desired.
This was almost as bad as Chris Cuomo going to an elementary school and frightening a bunch of fourth graders about the “scary” government shutdown back in 2013.
But don’t take our word for it, CNN admits to reporting from the progressive “arc of history.” Just ask Dylan Byers.
As the article mentioned, this isn’t the first time CNN has used this tactic. Also, the government shutdown that the article mentioned was intentionally exacerbated by Barack Obama when he forced parks to close because it was politically expedient.
Cutesy question-and-answers aside, asking a loaded question about Trump hurting deep down inside is quite appalling. It assumes something is wrong with Trump and leads the children to that conclusion.
This type of subtle propaganda is what the left foments in its messaging, and then pushes to children.
Channels such as MTV openly posit notions like “voter ID laws are racist” (despite the fact virtually every other country requires voter ID), or “legal immigration is virtually impossible” (which is somehow a justification for illegal immigration).
The segment was only three minutes long, but one can only imagine which answers CNN left on the cutting-room floor.