CNN, who led the campaign to have Infowars blacklisted from nearly every social network and Big Tech platform, joined in the protest this week to call out President Trump for allegedly attacking the “free press.”
“We are members of the community ‘trying to do a job,’ driven by ‘by a set of principles that demand objectivity, independence, open-mindedness and the pursuit of the truth.’ We deserve better from the man who holds the most powerful position in the world,” declared CNN in one article, while in another, titled, “These are the newspapers telling Trump that journalists are not the enemy,” the news outlet compiled a list of other mainstream news outlets who are also protesting President Trump.
On CNN’s Reality Check, the news outlet also proclaimed, “The free press is not the enemy of the people.”
Hey @CNN? I noticed that you’re phrasing it as “free press.” @realDonaldTrump has said “media” is the enemy of the people. When did he say “free press” is the enemy of the people?
That’s purposefully and willfully misleading. That’s what America can’t stand. #RealityCheck pic.twitter.com/31yj7U2PLV
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) August 16, 2018
Despite its campaign in support of the “free press,” CNN led the successful movement to pressure technology companies and social networks into blacklisting Infowars this month.
Infowars was banned from Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Spotify, Pinterest, Apple podcasts, MailChimp, Disqus, and Vimeo, while CNN also successfully pressured Twitter into temporarily suspending Alex Jones.
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