CNN portrayed Bruce Carter, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, as an Angry Anti-Trump Black Man. The picture posted by CNN depicts Carter unhinged and furious–as if he were part of a larger group of black protestors and rioters.
Brian Stelter of CNN admits that good reporting involves “putting out the numbers, but in the proper context.” He then admits that this story is too important–the health consequences too serious–to make it all about Trump.
But he still makes it all about Trump.
He begins comparing the virus with Vietnam and the terror attacks of 9/11. However, Brian Stelter of CNN forgets to mention that these wars and acts of terror resulted in the deaths of many under 30 years of age. He also fails to mention that these incidents have caused serious physical injuries or wounds, as well as emotional trauma like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Brian Stelter of CNN is not only deliberately causing panic and fear by drawing these false comparisons but also denigrating the service of our veterans; further, comparing the viral outbreak to terror attacks minimizes the suffering endured by the victims and their families of terror attacks like 9/11.
A screenshot of the edited ad is pictured below. The number of cases in the U.S. was about 2,800 in mid-March, half the number listed in the ad. At the top of the ad, the entire quote has been inserted, helping clarify that it’s learning about the virus that he [Trump] likes; not the rise in new cases or deaths.
The Trump campaign is fighting the airing of the ad, stating that the hoax claim in the ad is false and has even issued a “cease and desist,” which demands that television stations stop running the misleading ad.
The law firm that represents Priorities USA is Perkins Coie, a major contributor to Democratic candidates, including Joe Biden. The law firm has already contributed more to Biden’s campaign than to any other Democratic candidate running for president, with contributions totaling $27,896.