(National Sentinel)Â Media:Â The network honchos, on-air â€œtalent,â€ editors and reporters have a big problem over at CNN: They are all so mentally handicapped by Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) they literally are incapable of rational thought.
â€” Has been forced to retract a fake news hit piece about an alleged â€œRussiaâ€ connection involving former Donald J. Trump campaign official Anthony Scaramucci;
â€” Had three staff, including a seasoned journalist who spent many years at The New York Times, resign over the fake story;
â€” Had producers and on-air contributor Van Jones outed by Project Veritas, in a series of undercover journalism stings, admitting that the Trump-Russia narrative is â€œbulls**tâ€ and that itâ€™s being pushed merely for ratings;
â€” Got a ton of negative feedback over its threat to blackmail a Reddit user who created a comical meme of Trump during his WWE wrestling days pummeling a guy whose face was covered with a CNN logo;
â€” Has watched its ratings free-fall during primetime from respectable to tenth this past week alone, behindÂ Fox News and MSNBC, but also to FX, TLC, The Discovery Channel â€” and even childrenâ€™s TV network Nick-at-Nite.
And now, we learn, network execs were in a panic after host Jake Tapper, who used to be a respected journalist while still with ABC News, was erroneously featured on the front page of a recent National Enquirer that contained â€” wait for it â€” fake news! They never learn.
Tapper did a segment on his â€œThe Leadâ€ show about Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinskiâ€™s claim that Donald Trump tried to blackmail them with a hit piece in the National Enquirer.
During the piece, it showed a cover from the tabloid, which seemed to be about a scandal involving GOP senator Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi Cruz.
Unfortunately, the cover is â€” literally â€” fake news.
The cover â€” which has the headline â€œHeidi Cruz: Betrayed by Cheating Husband!â€ and promised details on a â€œsordid threesome, sleazy love letters and sensational photo proof â€” has never appeared on the National Enquirer, according to sources at the magazine.
Some speculate that the cover was created as click bait, which tends to happen quite a bit these days as websites compete for eyes â€” and dollars.
Nevertheless, given what has happened to the network of late, execs are taking this latest screw-up very seriously; the matter, reportedly, has been referred for further investigation to CNNâ€™s standards and practices department (we didnâ€™t even know they had one) for review.
But honestly, it may be too little, too late. If you watch the idiots who were captured on tape by Project Veritas discussing the pervasiveness of Trump hate at CNN, you will understand that TDS is a real thing and that the entire network is stricken by it â€” meaning, the people who work there are physically and mentally incapable of performing even basic journalistic standards of fact-checking and verification before airing or publishing negative things about the president.
Thatâ€™s their modus operandi; itâ€™s in the networkâ€™s DNA, so to speak. They canâ€™t help themselves. And apparently, they donâ€™t want to. (RELATED: 2018 Prediction: CNN Collapses And Goes Bankrupt After Trumpâ€™s FDA Bans Prescription Drug TV Commercials)
As The National Sentinel reported, just this week the networkâ€™s White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, who is becoming more unhinged by the week, â€œaccused President Donald J. Trump of â€˜fake newsâ€™Â for claiming thatÂ â€˜three or fourâ€™ intelligence agencies had identified Russia as the culprit in hacking during the 2016 presidential election.â€
The president happens to be right. Last weekÂ The Associated Press andÂ The New York Timesreluctantly published corrections retractingÂ widely reported claimsÂ that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election with the goal of helpingÂ Donald Trump.
Every day now, more Americans tune out the â€œFraudulent News Networkâ€ because nearly every day it proves unworthy of our attention and our trust.
This story originally appeared at NewsTarget.com.