CNN’s Alisyn Camerota exposed the agenda of the liberal media during a panel discussion on President Trump’s comments on accepting foreign information about political opponents.
Camerota joined others on “New Day” to react to Trump’s remarks made during an interview this week with ABC News, indignant that Republicans and Fox News would dare to focus on Hillary Clinton and her campaign soliciting dirt on the Trump campaign in 2016.
“One of the things on the right the talking point you hear over and over again on Fox and you hear from the President’s surrogates, Hillary Clinton did it,” she said Friday.
“They hired Christopher Steele. I find this one to be mind scrambling. One — one went this way where a campaign or the DNC has a vetted source that they reach out to, another came in this way from a foreign adversary into the Trump Tower with who knows what agenda, unvetted…,” she ranted, adding how they are “bringing in all sorts of bogus information about it.”
At issue was Trump expressing that he would be willing to take information from a foreign power about an opponent in the 2020 race. The left had a meltdown over Trump’s comments which became fodder for an endless stream of negative coverage on liberal news outlets and renewed calls for impeachment.
The president clarified his remarks during a “Fox & Friends” interview on Friday.
“If I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated, I’d report it to the attorney general, the FBI, I’d report it to law enforcement absolutely,” he said.
But the left continues to miss the correlation between what Trump described and the violation of law when Christopher Steele, a former British spy who was hired by Fusion GPS, used Russian sources to gather negative information about Trump during the 2016 election campaign, all funded by the Democratic National Committee.
CNN’s senior political analyst John Avlon told the panel there was “no comparison” between the Steele dossier and working with a “hostile foreign government.”
“You’ve got to remember that this isn’t about the Russian Trump Tower meeting. This is about the top line conclusions of the Mueller report that the Russians wanted to influence the election on Donald Trump’s behalf and the campaign expected to benefit from that and it was disseminated stolen information which was disseminated through Wikileaks,” he said.
“There is no comparison between what Christopher Steele did for Fusion GPS and with a hostile foreign government,” Avlon added. “Of course. It’s ironically an old Soviet technique called whataboutism. It’s about distracting, deflecting and making it about something irrelevant.”
“I literally have no time for that argument, I mean, which is why I’m moving on. I think — it’s absurd. It’s an absurd argument,” co-host John Berman interjected, trying to get the panel to move on.
But Camerota pushed back.
“I understand you have no time for it, but I think it’s our job also to give people, the viewers, ways to shut it down if they are intrigued by that argument because they make it so often,” she said.
“Christopher Steele is not a country,” Berman spouted. “Check the map. He is not a freaking country and Russia is.”
Twitter users, not surprised by Camerota’s slant, mused on the demise of CNN and the real job of journalists.
Everything they say in that clip is a lie, how can they sit there with straight faces.
— American 🇺🇸 Mike (@DeplorableMikeX) June 15, 2019
Gee, and here I thought it was to REPORT the news…who knew?
— sbkfig (@sbkfig) June 15, 2019
No Darling, Your Job Is To Inform The Public.
— Sean Bergin (@SeanBerginNews) June 15, 2019
So she is saying,we are Pravda. Perfect
— Frank Vespa (@FrankVespa1) June 15, 2019
— Nationalist (@Wajima) June 15, 2019
Oh. Ok. For some unknown reason, I thought the purpose of “journalism” was to “journalist,” and not prevent free speech. Odd.
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸 MAGA ROX 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@magarox247) June 15, 2019
I hope she keeps this narrative going until the good ship CNN-Titanic sinks beneath the seas.
— Michael McConnell (@MikeMcConnell67) June 15, 2019
— Ck (@lavindir75) June 15, 2019
They’re spinning so hard that they’re imploding on their own argument.
— Les Magrittes ☠ (@prodgeneric) June 15, 2019
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