"Make no mistake, Mr. President, CNN does not lie. We report the news.
And we report when people in power tell lies. CNN stands by our reporting and our reporters."
-- Official Twitter account for CNN Communications
That statement is itself a lie. Why would anyone trust a news source that has had so many instances of documented mistakes, misquotes, omissions, moral and ethical violations and blatant lies? Unless, of course, they like what they are hearing...
But the list of journalistic incompetency is undeniable:
How can you trust a media organization to be truthful when they employ so many proven liars?
CNN is not alone in the race to the bottom of journalistic credibility.
CNN has a Sunday program ironically called 'Reliable Sources' hosted by Brian Stelter who is a vociferous critic of Trump. He let Duke Professor of Psychiatry Allen Frances go unchallenged when he claimed:
"Trump is as destructive a person in this century, as Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were in the last century, he may be responsible for many more million deaths than they were."
Of course we know those megalomaniac Communist dictators murdered at least 100 million people. When supposedly credible news journalists accept without challenge hate speech, such as that by Dr. Frances, as a substitute for informed commentary by experts in their fields of study, they no longer deserve to be called journalists. CNN and other media operations that allow their employees to ignore industry standards are social justice advocates, not credible news sources.