Thursday, January 12, 2017
CNN 'FAKE' NEWS NETWORK MONIKER, A KISS OF DEATH?
Icheoku says anyone who watched and followed the Cable News Network throughout the last American election knows that the Cable Network was heavily invested in a Hillary Clinton's presidency. From their election news coverage and reportage to their lack of interest in really reporting the Wikileaks leaked emails of Hillary Clinton and her campaign; to the type of people they invited on their network to give their paid ten cents opinions; everything was geared and tailored towards realizing only one objective - electing Hillary Clinton president. That much was obvious to even the uninvested casual observer or watcher of the network, who periodically tuned in and casually listened to the hogwash narrative which they pushed out.
Icheoku says whether the Saudi oil billionaire Prince Alwaleed Ibn Talal who owns Time Warner the parent company of CNN used his influence to try and achieve the Saudi State objective in electing Hillary Clinton, there is no conclusive evidence known to Icheoku to so conclude. However, when the whole shebang of their election coverage leading up to the last November 8, 2016 presidential election is added up, it is a reasonable deduction to make that their skewed and one-sided heavily biased in favor of Hillary Clinton coverage was heavily motivated. The world saw what happened with the CNN during the last presidential election, from their coverage to commentaries to their refusal to wallpaper cover Julian Asange Wikileaks leaked Hillary Clinton's emails and the fact that one of their paid talking hack Dona Brasille leaked debate questions to Hillary Clinton and every other thing in between, CNN is guilty as hell in their objective to influence the election in favor of Hillary Clinton. Even on election night, they delayed calling the election even when it was obvious that their candidate has lost as they waited for Pennsylvania to somehow magically upturn the votes.
Hillary Clinton did not hold a press conference for more than 235 days leading up to the election and walked away free. But in the eyes of CNN it was not a big deal as Hillary Clinton could do no wrong in their eyes and they never called her out on that nor forcefully demanded that she hold a press conference as is the normal etiquette of presidential candidates. Even some of the most damaging revelations of Wikileaks concerning Hillary Clinton did not germinate enough curiosity to want to follow up on the story to actually get to the root of the matter. It is obvious that CNN has been on the decline from their former Olympian heights during the days of Bernard Shaw and the first Iraqi Operation Freedom war when CNN was the holy grail of real breaking news. But a lot of waters have since passed under their bridge, including vapid political correctness, which literally appears that one has to be first an open homosexual to work for the network. That, Icheoku gets; but to skew their news in such a manner that the blatancy becomes completely repulsive is unacceptable. This is the reason why their ratings have tanked so much that even the rudderless MSNBC have surpassed them in ratings because so many people have since tuned out and many more are still changing channels.
Icheoku has nothing against whatever direction the management of CNN want to take their network; but they should be man enough to own up and apologize when they are caught pants down with fake unsubstantiated news story, instead of mounting a rather worthless defense thereof. They reported a fake news story about someone who is still alive and well; someone very well known to the network and who has appeared severally on the network's news programs So if there was an unsubstantiated story concerning that person, why didn't a credible news network reach out to the person to confirm or at least hear his side of the story before going to town with it. From the gravity of the story, what if the wife of the accused person had broken his head upon hearing the story of how he traveled to Prague to cavort with prostitutes when he had told her earlier that he was going to Los Angeles? What if President Elect Donald John Trump has summarily and impulsively fired him before even investigating the alleged story that his lawyer traveled to Prague to engage with issues involving him, without first getting a clearance from him? What if the guy's international passport was lost and there was no other incontrovertible and credible means of verifying that he did not even travel outside the United States of America during the relevant time and period?
But a network which wants its viewers to believe the stories they air disregarded every known rules of journalism by not first verifying the story or hearing from the other side and went on air with the story, that Michael Cohen was in Prague to negotiate issues involving Donald Trump with the Russians. Michael Cohen has never traveled to Czech nor to any of the territories formerly belonging to the old Soviet Union before and he produced his passport to show that there was no Czech immigration stamp on it. But the CNN are still holding their position and have refused to apologize, both to the wrongly defamed Michael Cohen and to President Elect Donald John Trump who was maligned by the story. Icheoku says it is not the way to go and CNN will not be the first news outlet to ever run a wrong story or retract a story and/or apologize for incorrect reportage. Icheoku says the correct thing to do and the only way CNN will repair its image is to issue an apology forthwith; and Icheoku hereby calls on CNN to tender unreserved apology to the two parties concerned, failing which they will cease to have any credibility left whatsoever. Viewers do not tune into CNN to hear "unsubstantiated" stories; nope, they tune in to hear the latest developing stories around the world including within the United States of America. CNN caused themselves a grievous harm by this caught-in-the-act fake story and it behooves on them to seek a revalidation of self and an apology is a good way to start.