CNN’s new ad features an apple with a narrator saying: “This is an apple. Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana… But it’s not. This is an apple.” But how about the 10 times that CNN told us an apple was actually a banana?
A “banana” is when CNN features a picture of an AR-15 with a suppressor (extraordinarily difficult to obtain since it is heavily regulated through the National Firearms Act) and a grenade launcher (also heavily regulated; and civilians can’t purchase grenades) when you’re talking about bump stocks.
A banana is when you run conspiracy-mongering pieces that assert Republicans want to make rape and domestic violence pre-existing conditions in their Obamacare repeal bill when there is not a single word or action that backs up the allegation. CNN not only reported this, it went out and spoke to survivors of rape so they could react to the fabrication. The only difference between this story and some random fake news piece on social media is that CNN has the budget to run ads telling me to trust it.