CNN is living up to its well-earned nickname as the Clinton News Network.
The cable news giant boasts 24-hour a day news coverage but could only muster less than five minutes in an entire week to report on Hillary Clinton’s Russian Uranium scandal.
In the week following The Hill’s publication of new bombshell information, CNN provided 3 minutes and 54 seconds of actual news coverage about the scandal, according to Newsbusters.
CNN talking about anything but the Clintons and the Russian bribery over uranium. Talk about subversion and sabotage- fake reporting.
— alan moca (@alanmoca) October 25, 2017
The case involves allegations that the Obama administration and then-secretary of state Clinton transferred 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to Russia while foreign investors poured millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation. A Russian bribery plot was uncovered by the FBI even before Obama approved the controversial deal in 2010.
With the first new revelations on the story from The Hill published on Oct. 17, it took CNN another two days to mention the news, and then only because on Oct. 19, President Trump slammed the media for not covering it. CNN’s response was to have anchor Wolf Blitzer give a 19-second explanation of what Trump was talking about.
You should watch what CNN is saying about the uranium deal and DNC and Clinton Foundation collusion with Russia…nada!
— Salvatore Giovanni (@amareitalia1) October 25, 2017
— T (@tdtom89) October 25, 2017
The next day, the network touched on the scandal for 3 minutes, 35 seconds when Blitzer interviewed former Obama administration official, Jake Sullivan, who declared that Trump’s charge of corruption against the Clintons had “no basis in fact.”
Blitzer asked how “some of these Russians who were involved were giving the Clinton Foundation thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of dollars, and Bill Clinton was going to Russia to deliver speeches for huge speaking fees?”
Another 4 minutes, 53 seconds were allotted by CNN on Wednesday as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley discussed the case at a hearing which the network aired live, with no commentary.
The news channel went Tuesday to live coverage of a press conference by House GOP members announcing an investigation into the claims, which CNN hardly reported in the first place. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash followed the coverage by dismissing the story as a conspiracy theory.
“What we do know is that the President tweeted about it a couple of days ago, on the 19th of October. Sean Hannity, Fox News, the conservative media, from Breitbart to talk radio, they have been aggressively pushing this story, saying that the mainstream media is ignoring it,” Bash said, according to Newsbusters.
Obviously the fact that all the Republicans, not the Democrats, but just the Republicans on the House intel committee gathered to announce that they’re investigating this, you know, means that there is – that they’re listening to their base,” she concluded.
Stellar analysis from Trump’s favorite “fake news” outlet.
Agree, been watching CNN, not one word about Uranium One. I resent the fact that they are trying to brainwash us. We’re not that stupid.
— Ursula Rodgers (@UrsulaRodgers11) October 25, 2017
If U only watch CNN, you wouldn’t know about recent developments in the Uranium One scandal involving HillaryClinton ClintonFound, Obama Adm
— Dawg (@Dawgzze) October 25, 2017
It seems CNN is only obsessed with Russia and its meddling in U.S. politics if they can point fingers at Trump, not Obama and the Clintons.
On Monday, the network launched “facts First,” a new advertising campaign apparently aimed at shutting down the fake news jabs.
— CNN (@CNN) October 23, 2017
While u r reporting on Apples & Bananas, the Uranium 1 deal is breaking wide open! Why aren’t u reporting that? Libs with hand n cookie jar!
— DeplorableKatwood (@Thunderhorse149) October 25, 2017
Calling an apple a banana is like calling you a credible news organization. Ur way behind the 8 ball on Uranium One scandal hmm wonder why?
— Brett Adams (@BrettAdams12) October 25, 2017
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