Wednesday, February 28, 2018

When caught, just deny it ever happened

On February 19, CNN New Day host Alisyn Camerota allows student anti-gun activist David Hogg to label NRA members as "child murders." Camerota doesn't challenge Hogg's statement. CNN then posts the video an online story with the headline Shooting survivor calls NRA 'child murderers'.

Here's where it gets interesting.

By Friday, February 23, Camerota denies on air that the "child murders" theme was allowed on her program.

So much for the concept of presenting news in an honest manner. So much for any attempt to curtail, or even limit, bias in presentation.

Unlike host-driven commentary shows like Maddow or Hannity on MSNBC or Fox News, CNN's New Day markets itself as a morning news program. As such, you'd expect it to play by the rules of honesty in journalism.

Doesn't appear to be the case at New Day where it appears there's no longer any attempt to counter or mitigate bias in presentation. And when New Day gets called out? It just denies it ever happened.

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