CNN Mocked After Announcing New Team ‘Dedicated To Covering Misinformation’: Must Be ‘Covering CNN’
DOWNTOWN, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES - 2015/11/14: CNN World Headquarters.
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CNN was widely mocked online on Tuesday afternoon after one of its top editors announced that the left-wing news network was creating a team dedicated to “covering misinformation.”

CNN Business Managing Editor Alex Koppelman made the announcement on Twitter, writing: “I’m hiring 3 people for a new CNN team dedicated to covering misinformation.”

“What do we mean by covering misinformation?” He continued. “Really it’s about covering reality: The uses, abuses, and distortions of it, the people twisting it, and the effect that has on all of us. We already do a lot of important work on this; we want to do more.”

Koppelman later wrote the following about the reporters that CNN is seeking for the position: “Do you feel like you have to jump down every rabbit hole you see? Do you get mad when you see liars taking advantage of people? Do you spend more time on the internet than anyone really should? This might be the job for you!”

Notable responses to CNN included:

  • Buck Sexton, radio host: “Beyond parody.”
  • Candace Owens, The Daily Wire: “CNN to create a team dedicated to covering CNN.”
  • Monica Crowley, former Trump official: “The call is coming from INSIDE the house!”
  • Max Abrahms, professor: “Are you going to re-cover the Steele dossier, Hunter’s laptop, the Russian bounties, ISIS’ Air Force in Syria and all the other tales CNN told?”
  • Steve Deace, The Blaze: “Wow, impressed that CNN is investing real resources into internal accountability.”
  • Ram Prasad, entrepreneur: “This team will have to mostly cover the CNN anchors.”
  • Jeffrey A Dove Jr., former political candidate: “So a team dedicated to covering themselves. Seems a bit much @CNN.”
  • Seth Dillon, The Babylon Bee: “CNN creates team dedicated to covering CNN.”
  • Daniel Horowitz, The Blaze: “They will need at least one staffer per reporter they have to properly shadow.”
  • Drew Berquist, radio host: “Now this is going to be amazing! Can’t wait. Hope Brian Stelter is involved.”
  • Adel Meyer, political commentator: “The propaganda is going into overdrive now. Just when we thought 2022 couldn’t get any worse…”
  • Lee Williams, reporter: “Are you going to assign a reporter to cover Brian Stelter full time? He’s a walking, talking disinformation source.”
  • Sean Davis, The Federalist: “Pretty sure the entire network is already devoted to misinformation.”
  • Drew Holden, media critic: “They’ve finally found a description for CNN+?”
  • Steve Cortes, political commentator: “May I suggest they begin with the Charlottesville #FinePeopleHoax, a damnable calumny that CNN has propagated for years 5 years now? My repudiation of their role in spreading that myth led, in fact, to my departure from broadcasting for CNN.”
  • Jason Rantz, radio host: “This is rather surprising. You don’t normally hear of left-wing networks hiring staff to call out its fellow anchors, reporters and analysts for spreading nonsense. Kudos to CNN for finally looking in a mirror to call out their misinformation and disingenuous takes.”
  • Glenn Greenwald, blogger: “Along with NBC, the New Yorker, the Atlantic and NYT, Ground Zero for the insane Trump-is-Putin’s-blackmail-pawn conspiracy theory was CNN. They were led around by CIA to spread the most unhinged conspiracy. Now they really believe they fight, rather than spread, ‘misinformation.'”


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