CNN just can’t resist the urge to make even the most non-political stories all about them.
Americans were moved by a viral video about Keaton Jones, an 11-year-old from Tennessee who told his mom about the bullying he faces at school everyday.
This is Keaton Jones, he lives in Knoxville and he has a little something to say about bullying.https://t.co/coyQxFp33V
— OutKick Bets (@OutKickBets) December 9, 2017
In response, a number of celebrities–including Donald Trump, Jr.–reached out with lavish offers.
Keaton’s story provoked widespread discussion on the issue of bullying. CNN on Monday alluded to the Keaton Jones in a sharp critique of President Trump.
CNN statement on Trump insulting Don Lemon: "In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself. Leaders should lead by example."
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) December 11, 2017
The network’s statement read:
“In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself. Leaders should lead by example.”
CNN was directly responding to a Monday morning tweet for the President in which he scolded the media for faulty coverage and took a sarcastic job at CNN anchor Don Lemon.
President Trump in turn was referring to a New York Times story that claimed he watches copious amounts of television, is late to his early-morning meetings, and drinks 12 Diet Cokes a day.
The President was critical of various instances of false or misleading coverage in the mainstream media last week, including disproven reports that Donald Trump Jr. received an email with allegedly stolen DNC documents before they were made public.
Subsequent reporting by the Washington Post showed that the email was sent after the information was already publicly available.
Many of the President’s supporters stood by him on social media.
It’s good that CNN is admitting their reporters are the equivalent of school children.
— Kevin D Jones (@Kevin_D_Jones) December 11, 2017
It’s only “bullying” if it is unprovoked.
It would be pretty hard to make a case suggesting that the Main Stream Media hasn’t been collectively bullying Donald Trump. Fighting back is not bullying.
The truth matters.
— Frank d’Anconia (@LoveToLead1) December 11, 2017
They bully @POTUS everyday ! They call him names all the time !
— ANNORA11 (@AnilNS425) December 11, 2017
Now @ChrisEvans has to take CNN to the avengers premiere.
— Dr. Richard Milhous Harambe (@Richard_Harambe) December 11, 2017
Ya Lemon shows so much respect when talking about our president
— godbout36 (@godbout36) December 11, 2017
I guess a couple of the sissies tried to catch the dodge ball with their faces again.
Maybe go over and sit on the sidelines or try hopscotch.
— Mike Turner (@Fishinthemirage) December 11, 2017
He should be forced out of the “journalism” racket.
— Brian Stewart (@brianandst) December 11, 2017