CNN’s latest effort at activism instead of journalism sparked a collective eye roll – and backlash – on social media.
The network was raked over the coals after someone decided that releasing a guide to the midterm elections was a great idea – except it was geared to informing the “non-American.”
Why do “non-Americans” need a voters guide?
— Scot (@slraider) October 29, 2018
“Millions of voters will soon go to the polls across the US, but they won’t be picking a president. The impact of the midterm elections, however, could be almost as significant,” the piece by Doug Criss read.
“President Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot, but the results will be a referendum on the polarizing US leader, his policies and the Republican politicians who have tied their fortunes to his,” it continued, as it broke down the riveting questions every “non-American” must be asking.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 29, 2018
Topics were covered such as “What are the US midterm elections?”, “What does this mean for the rest of the world?” and “Why so much interest in an election that doesn’t involve picking a president?” which was answered so eloquently:
There’s a lot at stake for President Trump. The party that ends up in control of Congress can make the President’s life a breeze or a nightmare during the last two years of his term.
Under the topic “Which political parties are involved?” the response was simply: “Officially, a bunch of them, but really in America, every election comes down to a battle royale between just two parties: the Democrats and the Republicans.”
“The non-American’s guide to the midterm elections – (And a refresher for the rest of you)” was received about as well as expected on Twitter.
Non – Americans can’t vote …
— Cecilia M. Levi (@PROCITY_INTL) October 29, 2018
I’ll give non-Americans a tip on US elections. Don’t believe anything CNN tells you, ever.
— E.S. (@galaxysearchers) October 29, 2018
The short guide is NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS.
— Mark William Singler (@Equalizer008) October 29, 2018
A non-American’s guide???? WTH is this????
— KW (@Waylon9152) October 29, 2018
And it’s also disparaging language against our current president. It’s a campaign ad for every illegal voter to not pull any levers for anyone with an R by their name. Disgusting.
— Social Assassin (@realjasonlong) October 29, 2018
You lose on Twitter today. This is awful
— VeronicaCorningstone (@Andrea737312) October 29, 2018
— Andrea (@AndreaCampos68) October 29, 2018
Why would non-Americans need a guide to our elections?!?!
— Denise Waters (@dwaters7545) October 29, 2018
And they need this because….
— Patricia Anthony (@AreUforgiven) October 29, 2018
I did & found it unnecessary for non-Americans who’ve no right to vote to be so well informed about all that’s included within when nation’s public schools no longer teach it to American children/future voters. So, what was the real relevant purpose of writing it then?
— Maggie (@drillanwr) October 29, 2018
What the actual F***??????? Why in Hell is CNN putting their dirty thumbs on the scale and encouraging illegals to vote in our elections????
— 🇺🇸 Army-Brat❌ (@KandyLime) October 30, 2018
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