CNN is kind of the TV flagship for the #cronymedia, (The mother ship is The New York Times) which in the wake of the recent election isn’t enjoying the same kind of crony status any longer. This could be very interesting.
Say what one wants about O’Keefe, but the guy is fearless and I wouldn’t be surprised to see serious nastiness from CNN in the release. As I’ve said before, I once interned for a “conservative” news network (not Fox) and even there the production staff was all basically “liberal.” I can just imagine the things said in the newsroom at CNN.
My feeling is that this scrutiny is well within bounds despite the wailing from the #oldmedia. For a very long time this website has pointed out the partnership between the #oldmedia and the political class. Now it looks like the #oldmedia, the #cronymedia, which for too long seemed to parrot the talking points coming out of the de facto Ministry of Information, Media Matters, is under the microscope. That seems fair given the disposition of much of the #oldmedia over the last decade.
The 1st Amendment is sacrosanct. As we say at ACC, FREE SPEECH! FREE SPEECH! A THOUSAND TIMES FREE SPEECH! CNN can say whatever it wants for the most part. But the network is not above scrutiny. Especially given its track record over the last decade or so.
In other words, a closeted Trump supporter working deep inside hyper-liberal CNN just gave O’Keefe a ton of behind the scenes footage of “The Most Trusted Name In News.” My guess is we’re about to hear a bunch of establishment media puppets revealing their extreme hatred for the sitting President of the United States.
Remember that time CNN employees were laughing about Trump’s plane crashing? If O’Keefe’s release is anything along these lines, popcorn sales are about to go through the roof…