Photo credit: Josh Hallett via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

CNN Faces More Questions About Its Election Coverage


Photo credit: Josh Hallett via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Photo credit: Josh Hallett via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Earlier this week, Frank Cannon pointed out the transparently biased way in which CNN has reported on the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s “super-predator” comments made during her time as First Lady. While CNN anchor Jake Tapper had brought them up earlier this year in an interview with Bernie Sanders, a CNN story this week said Donald Trump was “dredging up” the comments, not-so-subtly suggesting to readers that Clinton’s offensive remarks are no longer relevant — despite the fact CNN clearly felt otherwise only a few months ago.

Now, CNN is in even more hot water after media-watchers caught the network airing a Trump tweet with the word “crooked” edited out from in front of Clinton’s name. From The Hill:

In a continuing effort to cast doubt on his presidential opponent’s health, Trump called on Clinton to release her full medical records in a tweet Sunday night.

But when CNN reported the tweet on “CNN Newsroom” with anchor Jim Sciutto, a graphic of the tweet omitted the GOP nominee’s use of “Crooked” proceeding “Hillary.”

A story that updated Monday morning does include Trump’s tweet in its entirety.

A CNN spokesperson told The Hill that “the tweet should have been shown in its entirety.”

Was this simply an innocent mistake made amidst the rush of preparing a story to air? Perhaps. But given the mounting evidence of bias in CNN’s coverage, it is becoming increasingly difficult to give them the benefit of the doubt.

MUST READ:  STRANGE: U.S. Embassy Handed Out Sensitive Data Contract to Now BANNED Chinese State-Owned Firm Just Days Before Trump's Beijing Trip.

And to make matters worse, a New York Observer column this week points out that CNN’s parent company, Time Warner Inc., has made significant donations to the Clinton Foundation — somewhere between $50,000-$100,000 — as have individuals connected to other major media outlets such as The New York Times and PBS. While this, again, does not necessarily prove a direct conflict of interest, it does make one thing clear: Americans should approach mainstream outlets like CNN with heavy skepticism when it comes to their coverage of Clinton and Trump.

Paul Dupont is the managing editor for

Paul Dupont

Paul Dupont is editor of

Stay Connected With Us.

Big Tech keeps banning or shadow-banning us, so we have to keep innovating.

Drop me your e-mail, so they can't keep hiding our work from you.

Raheem Kassam

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

The National Pulse. will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.