CNN has spent the better part of two years RAILING against “election interference.”
“RUSSIA STOLE OUR ELECTION, Y’ALL.
TRUMP IS NOT A “LEGITIMATE” PRESIDENT BECAUSE RUSSIA DID SOME SHADY STUFF AND STOLE THE PRESIDENCY FROM QUEEN HILLARY!”
As we know, there’s still absolutely nothing that proves Russia had any notable effect on the 2016 presidential election. Russia pumped out some awkward memes about masturbation. If this swayed votes, we have significantly bigger issues to deal with in this country.
There IS, however, CONCRETE EVIDENCE of a misinformation campaign that may have had a significant impact on an American election.
CNN is suspiciously disinterested.
A left-wing billionaire gave $100,000 towards an online misinformation campaign that mimicked Russian interference operations — but if you only get your news from CNN, then you have no idea that happened.
But WAIT. I thought CNN was VERY VERY VERY interested in the “integrity of our Democracy?”
Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman, an early investor in Facebook, was behind a six-figure misinformation campaign that involved falsely linking Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to Russian influence operations during Alabama’s December 2017 special election.
Hoffman funded Democratic operatives who staged a “false flag” — in their own words — meant to falsely link Moore’s campaign to Russian bots in order to boost Democratic candidate Doug Jones’ Senate campaign.
Jones went on to win the election after defeating Moore in an upset.
Hoffman devoted the same amount of money toward the misinformation campaign as actual Russian operatives are said to have spent on a Facebook influence operation during the 2016 operation, according to reporting by The New York Times.
Huh. Well isn’t that SOMETHING.
THIS DUDE LITERALLY SPENT AS MUCH MONEY AS RUSSIA DID on the ENTIRE 2016 election on ONE local election.
But no biggie… he was specifically helping Democrats. So our “Democracy” wasn’t at risk. Right, CNN?
But CNN’s readers and viewers have been kept in the dark about the domestic misinformation campaign.
Since news broke of the “false flag” operation on Dec. 19, CNN has yet to devote a single story — or even a single second on television — informing its readers of the Democratic misinformation operation, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation search on the cable news aggregation website Grabien.
So, what does CNN have to say for themselves?
CNN vice president Barbara Levin did not return a request for comment on her network’s absent coverage on the story.
CNN hasn’t touched the story, even as it has undergone several developments.
Hoffman apologized on Wednesday for funding the misinformation campaign. Hoffman’s apology came after Facebook suspended the operatives he paid for their role in the misinformation campaign.
And yet, as of Thursday morning, CNN’s readers and viewers remained completely in the dark about the domestic misinformation campaign in the Alabama Senate election.
Nothing. They have NOTHING to say.
But please, CNN. Keep telling us we’re all EEEVIL for calling out your biased hackery.