By Duncan Smith
If any symbolizes the decline of modern journalism as an institution dedicated to the unbiased pursuit of truth with the objective of keeping the American people informed, it’s CNN.
In 1991, the network’s live, as-it-happened coverage of the first Gulf War catapulted CNN to the top of the cable news heap.
The network’s correspondents, reporting from Iraq and neighboring Kuwait, brought the country accurate, up-to-the-minute information. It was truly a top-notch network.
My, how things change.
As much as CNN once represented a cable news leader nearly 30 years ago, CNN host Jake Tapper today represents all that is wrong with the network which consistently ranks at the bottom in terms of viewership.
Literally, the network has become nothing more than a propaganda outlet for the Democratic Party.
That means if Democrats take power after the elections in a few weeks, CNN will be something akin to ‘state-run media’ like you’d find in China.
You may have heard this week new (and very credible) allegations of massive, years-long corruption involving Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the Biden family.
There are emails, photographs, text messages, video. There is a witness — Tony Bobulinski — who has documented and corroborated all of the allegations.
There is an FBI investigation into alleged money-laundering involving Hunter Biden.
There are direct links between Joe Biden and his son, who has direct links to ‘business’ contacts in Ukraine, Russia, and China.
Now, in a sane world, the free press would be all over this story because it involves a powerful political family and a guy who wants to be president (and might just be in a few weeks).
CNN’s Jake Tapper doesn’t think this story is worth covering, and he’s come up with the lamest of excuses as to why.
CNN's Jake Tapper is the epidemy of modern journalism; partisan, incurious, grossly opinionated, and dedicated to his cause.
Tapper was involved in a panel discussion with political commentator Bakari Sellers and made some startling statements about the Hunter Biden story that show what's terribly wrong with journalists and CNN.
During a panel discussion on what advice President Trump and Joe Biden should take ahead of the final debate, Tapper alluded to the line of attacks the president is likely to make against his Democratic opponent and his son, though he avoided sharing details of the explosive claims to his viewers.
'Bakari, the rightwing is going crazy with all sorts of allegations about Biden and his family. Too disgusting to even repeat here,' Tapper told his Democratic colleague Bakari Sellers. 'I mean, some of the ones I've seen from the president's son and some of the president's supporters are just wildly unhinged. If Trump goes there, what should Biden do?'
'I mean, that's a tough one,' Sellers responded. 'If it's me or you, Jake, somebody goes after our kids, you want to go back at them just as hard as they're going after your children.'
'And that's Biden's record!' Tapper jumped in. 'I mean, he gets passionate about defending his kids.'
Well, okay, but while Hunter Biden might be Joe Biden’s ‘kid,’ he’s an adult and one, apparently, who has been helping his daddy and his family become very wealthy, in part by doing ‘business deals’ with authoritarian regimes that could become U.S. enemies in an instant.
Tapper’s ‘journalism’ is what is really disgusting here. And that does bear repeating.
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