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Default Richard Grenell Gets CNNís Erin Burnett So Flustered That She Tries to Lie to Cover

Richard Grenell Gets CNNís Erin Burnett So Flustered That She Tries to Lie to Cover
Posted at 10:13 am on June 20, 2020 by Bonchie

https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/202...gument-on-cnn/

Yesterday, Grenell lit into John Bolton but he apparently wasnít done for the day. The former acting DNI then took to CNNís airwaves to spar with Erin Burnett. I say spar, because from the moment go, Burnettís tone was combative and dismissive. All that was missing was a few eye rolls.

Grenell was ready as he always is when she tried to suggest that a document, in this case Boltonís book, canít contain both classified information and falsehoods. This is a preschool level attempt at spin that is easily disproved.

I like the little laugh and ďof course you canĒ from Grenell at the beginning. The media have already tried this tactic once, in which they asserted that because marginal aspects in the Steele dossier were true (i.e. a publicly known bit of travel or the name of a place), that it was ďverified.Ē No, parts of it were outright false while other parts that didnít provide salacious accusations were true in some instances. Thatís how the real world works. Rarely is a document, even if labeled fictional, 100% true or false. Nuance is apparently something Burnett canít grasp though, as she quickly tried to interrupt Grenell.

He didnít stop though and explained that itís perfectly possible to have sources and methods mentioned while intentionally misframing or outright lying about the actual meat of an event.

But it was the end of the video that stuck out to me. Grenell points out that media reports on King Jung Un being near death and possibly brain dead were an example of how this can happen, where the end claim ends up being completely false while other ancillary aspects of information gathering are exposed.

Burnettís response is to lie about her networkís role, claiming it was another network that pushed those claims about the North Korean dictator. Except her network didnít just report on Kim Jung Un supposedly being on his death bed. It was her network that reported it first. This is the former Obama official turned ďjournalistĒ who started the entire frenzy.

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Breaking: The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korean leader Kim Jong Unís health is in grave danger following a surgery, a US official with direct knowledge tells me.

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Are we supposed to act as if CNN wasnít complicit in this bit of fake news because they didnít use the words ďbrain dead?Ē They were still 100% wrong in their reporting and ďgrave dangerĒ has a meaning. Burnett knows this but decided to mislead her audience while quickly ending the segment so Grenell couldnít point it out. So much journalism.

CNN continues to be the last place youíd go for an honest portrayal of news.
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