(Republican Insider) – Employees working for left-leaning news network CNN are reportedly livid over the company’s coverage of the war waging on between Israel and Hamas, desiring to see more support given to the Palestinians. In other words, they are mad because the network is not pro-terrorist. To support “Palestine” is to back Hamas and that means you are giving the thumbs-up to terrorism. Why these folks can’t see the connection is puzzling.
As per BizPac Review, some of the staffers at CNN are accusing the coverage of being “skewed by a systemic and institutional bias.” This is what happens when you allow young people to be brainwashed by progressives in the public education system for all of their lives. They turn into mindless robots as adults that buy into lies spoon fed to them by their professors during college.
“The Guardian is reporting that CNN employees are charging that the network’s coverage ‘repeats Israeli propaganda and often skews pro-Israel.’ The Guardian interviewed a number of CNN staffers in both US and foreign newsrooms,” the piece said.
“CNN is facing a backlash from its own staff over editorial policies they say have led to a regurgitation of Israeli propaganda and the censoring of Palestinian perspectives in the network’s coverage of the war in Gaza,” the British media outlet went on to say.
“The majority of news since the war began, regardless of how accurate the initial reporting has been skewed by a systemic & institutional bias within the network toward Israel,” said a CNN staffer. “Ultimately, CNN’s coverage of the … war amounts to journalistic malpractice.” pic.twitter.com/o5k1OLVAC3
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One of the employees that was interviewed remarked, “The majority of news since the war began, regardless of how accurate the initial reporting, has been skewed by a systemic and institutional bias within the network toward Israel. Ultimately, CNN’s coverage of the Israel-Gaza war amounts to journalistic malpractice.”
“According to accounts from six CNN staffers in multiple newsrooms, and more than a dozen internal memos and emails obtained by the Guardian, daily news decisions are shaped by a flow of directives from the CNN headquarters in Atlanta that have set strict guidelines on coverage,” Chris McGreal, a writer for The Guardian, penned in his column.
He added, “They include tight restrictions on quoting Hamas and reporting other Palestinian perspectives while Israel government statements are taken at face value. In addition, every story on the conflict must be cleared by the Jerusalem bureau before broadcast or publication.”
So who is to blame for CNN not being anti-Israel enough? Who is it that the staffers see as responsible for their not being enough hating on the Jewish state? The editor-in-chief.
“CNN journalists say the tone of coverage is set at the top by its new editor-in-chief and CEO, Mark Thompson, who took up his post two days after the 7 October Hamas attack. Some staff are concerned about Thompson’s willingness to withstand external attempts to influence coverage given that in a former role as the BBC’s director general, he was accused of bowing to Israeli government pressure on a number of occasions, including a demand to remove one of the corporation’s most prominent correspondents from her post in Jerusalem in 2005,” the article proclaimed.
“CNN insiders say that has resulted, particularly in the early weeks of the war, in a greater focus on Israeli suffering and the Israeli narrative of the war as a hunt for Hamas and its tunnels, and an insufficient focus on the scale of Palestinian civilian deaths and destruction in Gaza,” the journalist went on to write.
The disunity and unrest happening in the newsroom has reached such a high intensity that one staffer who was interviewed claimed people are looking to get away from the company. Another journalist for CNN stated that the division is running so deep it is reminiscent of “the cheerleading that followed 9/11.”
“Senior staffers who disagree with the status quo are butting heads with the executives giving orders, questioning how we can effectively tell the story with such restrictive directives in place,” the staffer recalled.
“Many have been pushing for more content from Gaza to be alerted and aired. By the time these reports go through Jerusalem and make it to TV or the homepage, critical changes – from the introduction of imprecise language to an ignorance of crucial stories – ensure that nearly every report, no matter how damning, relieves Israel of wrongdoing,” they declared.
A statement released by a CNN spokesperson noted, “We fundamentally reject the notion that our coverage of the aftermath of the October 7th attacks has been anything other than fair.”
“We have vigorously pursued voices from Gaza and the Palestinian perspective, in addition to Israeli voices, throughout the last four months, including from Hamas. Our internal processes reflect our commitment to accuracy alone, and we have led industry-wide calls for access to Gaza to report from inside the enclave,” the statement finished. “We remain absolutely committed to reporting all sides of this immensely challenging, complex and emotive story.”
It’s a sad day for America when so many of its citizens are siding with radical Islamic terrorists who would easily wipe them out of existence if given the opportunity.
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