Denial of left-wing and partisan Democrat news biases in their professional conduct is a regular feature of CNN’s most prominent personalities.
Below is a montage of CNN figures framing their work as a good faith pursuit of truth:
As part of a panel ostensibly examining the state of the news media in April, hosted by the National Press Club, CNN’s Jake Tapper said of his and his colleagues’ work: “We want to cover [the news] in a fair and impartial way.” MSNBC’s Katy Tur agreed: “Journalists aren’t biased; and if they do have biases, our job is to put those aside and report fairly. If we have any bias, it’s a bias toward the facts.”
"My job is not to be liked. My job is to tell the truth and deliver the facts and hold people accountable,” said Tapper during a February interview with CBS’ Stephen Colbert.
CNN’s Dylan Byers described persons of “the media” as broadly “acting in good faith and with good intentions” during a panel discussion in May.
During an impromptu interview with TMZ in July of 2016, CNN’s Chris Cuomo denied the existence of an “anti-Donald Trump” bias at CNN.
CNN’s Don Lemon denied the existence of a broad “liberal bias” across the news media during an interview with MRCTV in October of 2015: “I don’t think that people are deliberately trying to skew things one way or the other.”
“I don’t know of anyone that has put out a story in the mainstream media … to intentionally deceive anyone,” said Lemon during a February segment.
“We need people to trust us, and I think that we have been acting in a way that garners that trust,” said CNN’s Jim Acosta during a Newseum-hosted panel discussion in April.
“We are going to be in dogged pursuit of the truth no matter what happens to us,” said Acosta during a January panel discussion at Georgetown University.
Jeff Zucker, CNN’s president, denied CNN’s approach toward President Donald Trump as biased in a political or personal manner during a March interview in Israel: “I don’t think we’re hitting back hard [at Trump], we’re doing our jobs.”
CNN brands itself "The Most Trusted Name In News."
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