The mainstream media often pretends to be unbiased and balanced … but of course, anybody who pays attention to networks like CNN and MSNBC knows that nothing could be further from the truth.
Perhaps one of the most biased anti-Trump journalists is Chris Cuomo, the brother of the current Democrat governor of New York. That left-leaning slant against the president became so bad on Thursday that even a liberal senator found himself scolding the CNN journalist.
Sen. Angus King of Maine was previously a Democrat before changing his party affiliation to independent in 1993. He still caucuses with the Democratic Party, however, and frequently votes from a decidedly liberal viewpoint.
While discussing possible “meddling” by Russia and the appropriate U.S. response, Chris Cuomo tried to paint Trump as weak against Putin … even though the White House issued a scathing rebuke of Russia and backed new sanctions against the former Soviet Union.
“So, the White House backing British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats after the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK,” Cuomo said. “President Trump, however, leaving it to his aides to condemn Russia.”
The CNN reporter tried desperately to make it seem like Trump was purposely covering for Putin.
“Am I wrong to be suspicious of why once again, the President… will not mention Vladimir Putin or Russia even after an alleged murder on the soil of one of our greatest allies?” Cuomo challenged, referring to the possible Russian plot in the United Kingdom.
Surprisingly, even the liberal King spoke up to defend Trump against the latest CNN accusation of weakness.
“Well, I think maybe you’re being a little hard because he said we don’t know all the facts,” the senator pointed out, according to Newsbusters.
“They (Trump’s team) got the facts, the White House just issued a statement. It’s true he didn’t issue the statement but the, the statement that I saw yesterday from, and it was on the White House stationery speaking for the president was pretty strong,” King continued.
Cuomo then tried to complain that because Trump didn’t personally get on camera and rebuke Putin, but instead issued a firm statement from the Oval Office, he was somehow being weak.
“Well, I think it’s, that’s preferable but, you know, I think maybe we’re cutting the lines fairly fine here,” the senator responded.
It seems no matter what, Trump can do nothing right in the eyes of CNN and Chris Cuomo.
If the White House issues an official statement condemning Russian meddling, the media attacks Trump for not making a speech. If the president personally speaks out about the issue, the same pundits criticize him for using the wrong wording or not being strict enough.
King is right: “Journalists” like Chris Cuomo are supposed to report the news as evenhandedly as possible, but instead go into every issue with an agenda.
Constantly smearing the president may win Cuomo points within his elitist liberal inner circle, but when even a left-leaning lawmaker like King calls him out for bias, a line has definitely been crossed.
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