Friday, January 15, 2021

CNN Proves Their Unparalleled Reporting Abilities Again.

In what's become more and more frequent for them online, CNN was forced to issue an embarrassing correction to a story Thursday that falsely claimed Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu of California valiantly “grabbed a crowbar” and took up a heroic defense position leading readers to believe that the congressman was bravely waiting to ward off those who breached the Capitol building.

Going as always for the coveted Pulitzer prize, the CNN reporters Jeremy Herb, Phil Mattingly, Lauren Fox and Manu Raju pieced together quite a timeline of the events of the incursion and Lieu’s role during the chaos.

Rep Ted Lieu (D-Cal)
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Cal) & Constituent

The CNN correction clarified that Lieu was apparently never in any danger at all. It appears that while he never held a blunt defensive object, Lieu was never in any danger of starving.
"CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated that Rep. Ted Lieu grabbed a crowbar before leaving his office. He grabbed a ProBar energy bar."
In reality Lieu was no Charles Bronson after all. He and his chief of staff hunkered down in House Rep. Cicilline’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building, the CNN report said after the correction.  Apparently it was after grabbing the protein bar that Lieu, joined by Cicilline, promised Democrats would again impeach President Donald Trump.

The network was obliterated online by people who didn't give CNN's amateurish reporting any slack for apparently, on purpose or not, portraying Lieu as a heroic symbol of defiance to those who eventually breached the House chamber. Even some at the NYT took a shot:

In regard to the ProBar Energy Bar the Democrat was apparently wielding, the company states its products are "delicious, on-the-go, plant-based food that is essential for a healthy and balanced life. "

[Western Journal]
H/T Sweeney Toad

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