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Unbiased, Totally Objective CNN Boycotts White House Christmas Party

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In a snit-fit that can only be categorized as “embarrassing,” CNN executives decided this week that they would not accept an invitation to President Trump’s Christmas party on Friday, demonstrating once again that they are more interested in playing up this “feud” with the White House than getting back to the principles of real journalism.

“CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party,” a CNN spokesperson told Politico. “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants.”

Oh a reporting team, you say? Well…that’s “attending,” is it not? We wouldn’t blame the White House for denying your reporting team access to the event. Certainly, they’d better not catch you trying to sneak a cup of punch out of the bowl.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders decided to have some fun with CNN’s petty announcement on Tuesday, tweeting: “Christmas comes early! Finally, good news from CNN.”

As for Trump, he’s been ruthless in his attacks on the network this week. On Saturday, he wrote, “Fox News is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!”

And the next day, he wrote, “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!”

CNN has been trying hard to keep pace with the attacks. In an op-ed for their website this weekend, a couple of their staffers made an argument for getting rid of the term “fake news” or at least reserving it solely for obviously-fraudulent stories like the shark swimming in the streets of Houston after Hurricane Harvey. And the network has also been testing out a new slogan: “Facts First.” Which is just…laughable.

When compared to, say, MSNBC, CNN is more even-handed in their approach to Trump’s coverage. But that’s is actually part of the problem. Unlike MSNBC, which does not shy away from being the “liberal” cable news network, CNN is still trying to make people believe that it is an antidote from all of that partisan coverage. It isn’t. Not by a long shot. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that correspondents like Jim Acosta are actually MORE plainly biased than most of the people who work on the air at MSNBC. And this guy’s still presenting himself as an objective journalist! It’s shameful.

CNN, much like the New York Times, had a golden opportunity this year to reclaim the public trust after wildly botching the 2016 election. Instead, both outlets went in the other direction, seemingly in a race to see who could take down this presidency the fastest. That’s not journalism – that’s activism. And if it hasn’t caught up with them in terms of subscribers and viewers yet, it’s only a matter of time.

  • Juan Carcao

    CNN has been exposed for quite a while …… as the left’s (& deep state) biased news network … it is a highly exposed propaganda machine…. the White House deserves better than these unprofessional biased commentators at the people’s house…… CNN will never recover from their downward spiral in unpopularity with the national viewers.. unfortunately CNN lives not by viewership but by infusion of dirty dollars…..

  • Kevin

    Tell them to stay away. Don’t come back. They are not wanted anymore!

    • Robert Cuillerier

      I understand that they are planning on attending the Left-Wing party.

      • Mark Plenn

        as always!

      • bendecido

        To each their own. They will not be missed at all.

      • supergun

        Oh….those communists.

    • supergun

      Lets hope,,,,and I really mean hope they do not change their minds.

  • Dave Fischer

    CNN can go and fuck themselves……I will never watch their bullshit news anymore…..just like the Daily Rag (I mean daily news), Newsweak (I mean Newsweek) they can all go shit in their respective hats……..and fuck off

    • Rob D

      Commie-socialists POS’z is all they are. Hope theyGet fucked and stay fucked.

      • boone1

        CNN, Communist news network Clinton news network either way all are communist to the core and full of crap. And the only thing I watch on any news channel is the weather and none of them are to right about the weather.

      • Linda Lee Smith

        Your language is an example of stupidity and having no command of the English language.

  • larry outlaw

    Bunch of clowns,a real circus.

  • buffalobob826

    They won’t attend the Christmas party don’t let the news crew in either.

  • Jim Hays

    I don’t think we even get CNN in our area. at least I KNOW we don’t get it on my TV.

  • Jackie Malcolm

    CNN doesn’t like the playing field so they are going to take their toys and go home like a spoiled brat. And to be PC, we shouldn’t call it Fake News. It’s “Journalistic Malpractice”. (ha-ha)

    • dragondog 59

      I’m sure Donald and Melania are devastated that their BFF’s at CNN won’t be there. snicker snicker 🙂

      • Mark Plenn

        And President Trump so wanted CNN to be there so that mis-truths could be printed against him.

    • Mark Plenn

      So sorry you are such lousy sports CNN!

      • bendecido

        Yes Mark, they are. Like they think that by not showing up, it will ruin President Trump’s Christmas party. On the contrary, everyone present will be breathing much purer oxygen. They will not be missed.

        • supergun

          It is like the neighborhood party. There are certain neighbors that you wish would not come, but you have to invited them or all hell will break out. Then they say they are not coming,,,,and you say, “thank goodness” a miracle.

    • Robert Uda

      I call journalistic malpractice as “Flake News” like all of the garbage that soon-to-be Ex-Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona spews out daily.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a712e95600eb163164c2caeca134853ae91d90b54a77dc0365ee81c6c3ba701.jpg

    • Robert Uda

      Remember “wardrobe malfunction”? How about “journalistic malfunction”?

  • sally

    I personally have know about CNN deceit since sometime in the 90’s we referred to them as the commie station.
    The President should feel Great that they wont be there, I would. If today you still get your so call news from that station you will never know the truth about anything. Thank God we have a lot of other sources to get the news from. Thank God the President Tweets to us so we know what he is thinking first hand. Than if we don’t know about the subject we can research. You would think CNN would be a shame and start reporting the truth. I don’t think they really understand their job. They are to investigate and inform the people with details on what they found. No opinions or agendas just the facts that is their responsibility of a free press in a free society (Republic/America) In other parts of the world you can do whatever you want, as most countries are socialist, commies, or dictators and they seem to be Ok with that. In America we are not OK with that. Do your job or leave the media business in America, as deceit is not welcome here.

  • dfinch

    Was that refusal supposed to put a black mark on the Whitehouse? I don’t believe they really care,

  • GuardianFlame

    CNN: CLINTON NEWS NETWORK. We all know how truthful and trustworthy the “Clintons” are, so why would CNN be any different?

    Like the NFL, Kupernicke, and others, they will find that the American people won’t stand for lies, arrogance and just plain disrespect. Either fall in line and respect our Country and its traditional symbols or GET OUT! No more playing Mr. NICE GUY by the American public!

    CNN, if you can’t “play nice” then no more American readership for you and CNN will stand for CAN NOT NEWS! Your choice.

  • ch

    Who cares, I wouldn’t want those back stabbers there anyway. If they were butt hurt that President Trump had 2 scoops of ice cream, they will have a meltdown trying to report on what he is eating a doing.

    President and Melania Trump have invited all the behind the scenes workers for the news to attend as they never get to go and they are the ones who set everything up. I think that is a great thing for those employees and families that never get to go. He is the PEOPLES President

    • bttrap

      A MEN

  • Robert Kahlcke

    Saves the taxpayers from having to fumigate the White House after CNN left the premises.

    • SNUFFER

      THAT WOULD BE TWICE IN A YEAR PLUS A FEW DAYS. THE FIRST ONE WAS THOSE MONKEYS CALLED OBLOWZO AND HIS HEAD ORANGUTAN MITCHELL. HAVE YOU SEEN THE ADAM’S APPLE THAT FRIZZED OUT HAIRED CHIMP HAD.

  • Terry Arnold

    Everyone needs to understand: There is a difference between fake news and freedom of the press. The real press should state the problem and the alternatives. Not take sides or push for anyone’s agenda with made up stories that are unverified. Freedom of the press means the press takes responsibility to report that its coverage is based on verifiable facts. CNN does not. I suppose that Fox falls into that category, too. Don’t report “news”that is “editorialized.”

  • Not A Farmer

    Too bad CNN invitees will not attend the White House Christmas Party. I guess they are afraid they may actually have fun and to see what real hospitality looks like. Sending in a reporter to put a bad spin on the event is tacky.

  • WriterDudeLA

    Yes we have Freedom of the Press, but it’s not a carte blanche ticket to make stuff up, ignore facts and tear, bend and mutilate reality so that it fits with CNN’s socialist world view. We also have freedom of speech, but CNN would deny President Trump his right to speak up about their antics when he catches them in the act.

    • Phyllis Schultz

      Let’s face it, the double standard is the liberal slogan. Cnn fits right in. If the truth doesn’t get you what you want, just make it up or twist it to suit your agenda. It boggles my mind that after all the trash they have put out there, that anyone believes one word they write or utter.

  • joe joe

    so does anyone GAS?????

  • Karen

    Wow, do they really think Trump and crew want them there? President Trump and his First Lady have too much class to NOT invite them , but really, do they think they will be missed? And no, they should not be allowed to have reporters hanging around!p either then!

  • Jiggs D

    CNN has their head up their A….! Let;s not take down Christmas!!

    • Linda Lee Smith

      Merry Christmas!

  • a fool

    Reporter means to report as accurately as possible what the Speaker has said, not what the Reporter had in mind what should be said! CNN is Wrong, unworthy to be Trusted for any form of news! Will never watch it again!

  • phil62

    I do not , and never will, watch Communist News Network.

    • SNUFFER

      I QUIT WHEN IT STARTED BY PLOWING AT PRES. TRUMPS BUTT CONSTANTLY. SPECIALLY THAT BLM DON LEMON- HE IS A PIECE OF WORK- ANOTHER SO CALLED JOURNALIST WORKING AT CNN. HE IS JUST ANOTHER BLACK FOOL AT WORK TO GET ALL HIS BLACK GHETTO TRIBESMAN THEIR WELFARE CHECKS BY ON SCHEDULE. WHY CAN’T WE GET SOME BROKE WHITE GIRL TO SAY LEMON SHOWED HER HIS BIG TONGUE AND LIPS AT THE WATER FOUNTAIN. ANSWER: RESPECTFUL WHITE WORKING CLASS AMERICANS DON’Y USE THE RACE CARD TO GET THE ATTENTION THEY WANT. JUST THE BLM LIKE LEMON AND THE REST OF THE CNN TRIBESMAN.

    • bendecido

      I have never and will not ever watch CNN.

  • AL ELLIS

    Well it’s not breaking anyone’s heart CNN isn’t attending. CNN would just find fault with everything anyway, but BTW, isn’t that just a mature thing to say and do. LOL They are nuts at CNN.

    • bttrap

      they look as dumb as their polls did in the election

  • David W BmyBud
    • bendecido

      That is a good picture to define then. Too bad it does not show someone sitting down on the bowl. ha ha ha haaa lol

      • Robert Uda

        That would be Jim Acosta sitting on the bowl.

  • joe birle

    I told Silversea (Italian Line) that I was boycotting them due to them having CNN. It was my favorite for years.

  • Richard Wittauer
  • KJHanover

    Our President wouldn’t attack them if they had not continuously attacked him for so long.

    • Robert Uda

      Donald Trump never starts a fight, but he always finishes it with a knockout blow! He never shies away from a fight like all the other weak-kneed, spineless politicians, e.g., Mitt, Lyin’ Ted, Little Marco, flaky Flake, McLame, et al.

      • KJHanover

        Hope you read The Paradigm, amazing book!!

  • KJHanover

    As Sarah Huckabee said, “Christmas comes early!”

  • Ralph E. Martinsen III

    Who cares!

  • vinny

    They want people their with class, not you LOW LIFE SCUMBAGS!!!

    • Chi Sam

      The word is ‘there’, you stupid, stupid man. How can any adult not know what the word ‘there’ means?

  • ROBERT WAYNE

    They’re giving President Trump a compliment by not showing up and ruining the Christmas party.

  • David Perry

    CNN and all the filthy pigs that work for them need to leave America and make our country smell better.

  • Steve Sano

    the CNN reporters that comes to the white House Briefing should all be kick out all they are trying to do is get under Sarah’s skin.

    • bttrap

      she’s too smart for them she knows how to shut them down she is great at her job you go Sarah !!!!

      • Mark Plenn

        We love you Sarah!

        • bttrap

          keep up the good work your great !!

  • Jim Hays

    I didn’t know that they had been attending. I imagine the spirit and odor will be much better this year.(I’ll bet you they don’t believe in Santa Claus either).

  • Yannik Anglehart

    CNN = This Exactly Why You’re Fake News………You’re Sooooooooo BIAS, Not Neutral!

    • bendecido

      That is a good one Yannik. So CNN should stand for: Can”t Neutralize News. lol

  • GuardianFlame

    No one will even miss CNN at the Christmas Party of the Year where all other Media are invited – and will attend – to see how Christmas should look at a Christian Country’s Presidential Christmas celebration. It will be a great Christmas event unlike P.T.’s predecessor who removed all Christian symbols of Christmas from our White House and blackened the halls of our pristeen White House. But what did you expect from a muslim pretending to be a pseudo American President? We’re lucky they could get the towelhead stink out of the W.H. Halls.

    CNN who? Didn’t they used to proclaim Liar hillary as a winner President? Yeah, CNN who…

  • DrBarbara

    Yes, by all means tell the “reporting team” to come, but they have to stay outside and peer in through the window.

  • rick meek

    Hey Folks – Freedom of the press is one thing —– Lying of the press is another…..
    Besides – the party will be better of without you A-Holes…..

  • Robert Uda
    • Mark Plenn

      That is a future CNN Headline!

    • Askjrsk

      I replied to your excellent comment to me. Frustrating, my response and your comment all disappeared. Anyway you made excellent points and I agree wholeheartedly. Merry Christmas.

  • Richard B

    Donald Trump will dismiss any news agency that does not automatically agree with him and his policies which are screwing the American public. We all know about how millions of people will be stripped of their Medicare in order to give money to Mr Trump’s cronies by the truckload. We all know what a liar Mr Trump has turned out to be. We all know how our President deserted Puerto Rico in a time a deep crisis (Puerto Ricans happen to be American citizens — yet I say lots of help being given to white folks). We all know about those alternative facts Miss Conway likes to spout from time to time for the lies they are. Does President Trump think we’re all a bunch of dummies? Just wait until he and his cronies start to whittle away at our Social Security (we paid for this) and Medicare (we paid for it too).

  • 2399molly

    If I had to bet who is the loser, I would say CNN. MSNBC is just plain lame.

  • The Capatin

    CNN = Cowardly Nonsense Network. These “journalists” couldn’t (read: wouldn’t) pubilsh the truth if it was handed to them and wrapped with a bow.

    • the_better_capatin

      then why would they have reported on clinton’s emails days before the election you moron

      • Mark Plenn

        To churn the waters STUPID!

        • the_better_capatin

          what does that even mean MARK

        • the_better_capatin

          are you saying that the dems reported on their candidate’s biggest political problem days before the election on purpose in order to “churn the waters”…?

  • jamon377

    I don’t reckon there will be any fake news come from this get together with the Trump’s. That will be a pleasant feeling.

  • Roy Fredrichsen

    CNN Is disseminating more false news than any other network including NBC.

  • Linda Abernathy

    Just maybe they aren’t attending because they weren’t invited…………

  • William Hull

    POOR CNN their fake news caught up with them

  • BatGuanna

    The only reason they are not going is they were told that there would not be an open bar, and they had canceled the “Liars Contest”!

  • BatGuanna

    I do not think the “Morning Joe Show” will show up either!

  • SNUFFER

    SOUNDS GOOD TO ME – NOW FOLKS CAN CELEBRATE THEIR XMAS WITH A MERRY XMAS IF THEY CHOOSE TOO!! KEEP THESE BAD BREATHE CNN ASSHOLES AWAY FROM ANYTHING RIGHT AND GOOD.

  • Charles Wolfe jr

    Does CNN really think that they’ll be missed not attending the Christmas Party ? What a joke .

  • depaz

    Good. Save the taxpayers $, since we won’t have to feed ’em. . . . .

  • Deborah Pratt

    Well, we’ll always have that ‘group’ that WANT to believe everything the ‘liberal’ media prints!! That is their only subscription base. Truly ‘fair-minded’ people tend to expand their information base and not rely on MSM to begin with. After this past couple of years, and all the times they’ve been exposed as being ‘less’ than truthful –most of us have learned better.

  • Robert Cuillerier

    CNN, is really part of the swamp, and they cannot handle the sweet smell of cleansing air and waters. CNN, should close their doors, since they don’t know the truth.

  • Ron haymaker

    Oh well, just leaves more for non-hypocrites!

  • ts5583

    sooo who wants a dog at a pony show anyway

    • bendecido

      You mean mutt dog, right?? lol

  • moma

    I don’t think they will be missed. I know I wouldn’t. They are fake everything and who cares is they attend or not. I say good bye to good for nothings.

  • bob

    Great. This will save the taxpayers some money cause these assholes WON’T be eating & drinking stuff provided by the WH & then go out & broadcast shit about you the next day.
    It would be like two sides fighting each other, then one side saying ” come on over & we’ll feed you before you try to kill us after your done eating “.

    • Mark Plenn

      To them POTUS getting two dips of Ice cream is news!

  • Nanaof7

    Thank goodness! Now the people who do attend can actually enjoy it! CNN finally did something right I could not be happier!

  • Mark Plenn

    CNN = Clinton National News!

  • supergun

    Looks like cnn just got their fanny whupped by President TRUMP. Gotta LUV that Huckabee. That is good. Most of America is smiling on all of this. Wow.