CNN Reporter Blatantly Reports Fake News on Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearing
Liberals are experts at rewriting history.
The reason for this is simple: If you are going to set the narrative with which to lead the faithful, you must make sure it’s a narrative that benefits you and your agenda.
As hard as the left has tried to shape a sexual predator narrative around Justice Brett Kavanaugh, they failed in their objective. But there is no guarantee they won’t stop their efforts to sully even though Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the Supreme Court.
And even though Justice Clarence Thomas has served on the high court for 27 years, he too is a victim of the left’s attempt to rewrite history.
Case in point — CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tried to draw parallels to the ordeal of Thomas’ 1991 confirmation and Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment with the sexual assault allegations brought against Kavanaugh.
While she was covering the ceremonal swearing-in of Kavanaugh on Monday, Collins falsely stated that Thomas had been accused by Hill of sexual assault.
“One moment during that — people in the room are telling me that, as President Trump was saying, ‘this shows you are still innocent until proven guilty’, Clarence Thomas was seen clapping in the room,” Collins said. “I don’t know if any other justices were, but Clarence Thomas was. Of course, during his confirmation hearings, was also accused of sexual assault. He was there clapping as well.”
As Breitbart reported, CNN colleague Kate Bolduan neglected to correct Collins’ false statement.
It goes without saying that there’s a huge difference between sexual assault and sexual harassment. That’s something a reporter from a high school newspaper should know, let alone a White House correspondent for a major cable news network.
About the only legitimate parallel that could be drawn between the two conservative justices is that while both suffered humiliating allegations against them during their confirmation hearings from those on the left, Democrats were unsuccessful in using those allegations to derail the justices’ confirmation.
Twitter users were equally stunned at Collins’ statement.
Incredible. Kaitlin Collins of @CNN reports that Clarence Thomas was accused of sexual assault. No producer catches it, nor any colleagues. No correction. @brianstelter ? I’m not even suggesting maliciousness but where is everyone? pic.twitter.com/yT8QKtdr0Z
— Tom Shattuck (@tomshattuck) October 9, 2018
How much time has @CNNPR spent this week cleaning up Kaitlan Collins' gay slurs and false statements about sexual assault?
— Not Guilty Poso ?? (@JackPosobiec) October 9, 2018
This wasn’t the first time Collins was the focus of controversy in the past week.
As The Western Journal reported Monday, Collins issued an apology after tweets she posted in college featuring derogatory remarks about homosexuals surfaced last weekend.
“When I was in college, I used ignorant language in a few tweets to my friends. It was immature but it doesn’t represent the way I feel at all. I regret it and apologize,” Collins tweeted.
The homosexual group Log Cabin Republicans shared screenshots from Collins’ Twitter account from 2011 when she was a student at the University of Alabama. In one, the reporter referred to someone by using a gay slur, and in another she tweeted, “Idk (I don’t know) if I wanna room with a lesbian.”
Collins isn’t the first person to admit to using bad judgment in college, and that alone shouldn’t prevent anyone from pursuing a career in journalism.
Accurately reporting the facts, however, should be of paramount importance to news agencies like CNN. And all reporters should make every effort to be accurate when describing the nature of allegations against someone, regardless of their political slant.
Perhaps President Donald Trump has accurately identified CNN as “fake news” for a very good reason.
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