CNN unbelievably labels Democrat in photo scandal a Republican. Northam apologizes but won’t resign.

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When Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was discovered to have dressed in blackface or KKK robes during his college days back in the 1980s, CNN portrayed him as a Republican.

The network has a history of lying.

The brouhaha started Friday afternoon when the news publisher BigLeague Politics published a bombshell report with a photo from the Democrat governor’s yearbook that shows him and a friend photographed together with one wearing blackface, and the other wearing KKK robes.

Look at the photo below:

What remains unclear is which of the two men seen above is Northam.

According to BigLeague Politics’ reporting, there’s another bombshell as well: The governor’s biography in Eastern Virginia Medical School’s 1984 yearbook reveals that one of young Northam’s nicknames at the time had been “Coonman.” The other had been “Goose.”


Following the publication of these photos, scathing criticism began pouring in from both sides of the aisle, with Republicans and Democrats calling for Northam’s resignation.

In response to the growing backlash, the governor first released a written statement apologizing for his past but essentially vowing to remain on the job by stating his “absolute commitment to living up to the expectations Virginians set for me when they elected me to be their Governor.”

This apology appeared to only aggravate his critics further.

“We all act foolishly in our youth. But a college graduate, studying to be a physician, in a state with Virginia’s troubled racial history, should know better than to reduce that history to a callous joke,” the editorial board for Virginia’s top newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, wrote.

“The photograph reveals a lack of adult judgment that is disturbing. It does not erase Northam’s service in the military or his compassion as a physician. It does, however, strongly suggest that he should, for the good of Virginia, step down from its highest office and allow Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to succeed him.”

Late Friday evening the Virginia governor released another statement — this time via video. Besides apologizing again for his past behavior, Northam doubled down on his commitment to remain on the job by again stating his “absolute commitment to living up to the expectations Virginians set for me when they elected me to be their Governor.”



This is where CNN enters the picture. As CNN host Anderson Cooper reported the governor’s apology to his relatively small viewer base Friday evening, a chyron appeared at the bottom of the screen. That chyron read as follows: “Gov. Ralph Northam (R) Virginia.”

Ladies and gentlemen, this is CNN:

This subtle manipulation of the facts by CNN, which distorts the truth on a daily basis, triggered almost as much outrage as Northam’s photos for the simple fact that the far-left network controls so much of the airways. It is, as noted by Fox News, the only news network airing at every airport in America.

Look at some of the backlash below:

Unlike Northam, CNN has reportedly neither fixed its egregious error — one of many — nor apologized for it. Case in point:

But just like the Virginia governor, the network refuses to step aside and — in its case — allow real journalists to take over.



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