Skip to comments.Liberal Hack Fabricates Story [semi-satire]
Posted on 01/26/2020 3:44:17 PM PST by John Semmens
CNN reporter Joe Lockhart "broke a story" he at first claimed to be based on a conversation he said he overheard between two GOP senators. He alleged that the senators were dazzled by the "irrefutable arguments" of House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) that supposedly "left the entire Republican Party in deep s**t." Later Lockhart admitted he made up the story, but still vouched for its "veracity, because we all know what the GOP scum are thinking."
CNN president Jeff Zucker defended Lockharts's methods saying, "when the target isn't forthcoming about what he's really thinking we expect our news staff to fill in the gaps with plausible assertions regarding the unspoken thoughts and motives they are trying to conceal. This is the kind of 'outside the box' approach that wins Pulitzers. I'm not going to cramp our journalists' style if it ruffles feathers that deserve ruffling."
In related news, the Biden for President campaign ordered the media "not to pry into the thoroughly debunked theory that Joe or Hunter did anything wrong" even though the then Vice-President Biden threatened to withhold one billion dollars in US aid from Ukraine unless that government fired the prosecutor investigating the corrupt Burisma Corporation that paid Hunter a million dollars a year to sit on its board of directors.
Normally, one might expect that such a demand might pique a genuine journalist's curiosity. However, MSNBC anchor Heidi Przybla hailed the Biden demand as "a brilliant preemptive strike. It reminds us all to continue to hold the line. As long as none of us break rank, the Bidens will be safe."
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Fake, but accurate.
“What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”.
It seems to come from a reliable source...
Can the truth be satire?
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