Chris Cuomo Discovers, Then Forgets, CNN’s Hyperreality

April 16, 2020

This is a week of surprises. Bernie Sanders has renounced his revolution and endorsed Joe Biden. Boris Johnson has discovered humility. And now it appears that CNN host Chris Cuomo, still struggling with the coronavirus known as COVID-19, may be carrying water for Donald Trump, as he has...

In the Run-Up to the US Election, Storytelling Becomes Rather Less Innocent

January 21, 2020

Dan Rather is one of the most famous and highly respected journalists in the US, having served for decades as the anchor of CBS Evening News. He left the network in 2013 but maintains his image as a serious independent commentator on the news. Like most public celebrities today, Rather stakes...

CNN Declares Saudi Arabia Redeemed and Ready to Lead

June 06, 2019

Saudi Arabia hosted a triple summit to consolidate and unify the policy of Arab nations in building opposition to Iran. CNN applauds its convergence with Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Reporting on the emergency summit Saudi Arabia organized to rally other Arab nations to its increasingly...

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CNN’s Broken Lie Detector: Don Lemon

March 14, 2019

In the hyperreal world of American news media, lying about lying has become the foundation of effective fake news.  Complaining about President Donald Trump’s belated, laborious and disingenuous explanation of why he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple,” CNN’s Don Lemon told...

Fake Exposure of Fake News from the Fakest of Fakers

July 03, 2017

James O'Keefe's latest "exposé" does, in fact, provide us with a valuable insight into the workings of mainstream media. James O'Keefe is one of the most odious, disreputable and despicable characters in American political media. His devious and tendentious techniques can, however,...