I know they fired a few people for making up a connection between one guy and Russia that didn’t exist. I didn’t hear what you said yet though but I’m probably behind.
They’re already on Trump’s shit list for months and they’ve been sensationalizing as they’ve always done.
But people even people who watch CNN regularly know to treat it the way intelligent Fox watchers too: grain of salt. They exaggerate. They make up shit too. But CNN has nothing to lose in any case. Trusting them for political news is like trusting RT for accurate portrayals of Russia: not gonna happen. Same as it is with Fox or Brietbart. You learn their bias and take it into account.
Perhaps you’re right. I dunno. I’m independent through and through. I’m left leaning – bleeding heart even – but I expect fraud and deception to be a part of every media, including and especially “sting reporting”. They sucker people constantly into believing their REAL TRUTH videos when they’re BS most of the time, like trying to get your 5th grade teacher to say “FUCK” and getting it on video to prove they’re a bad teacher.
So, I dunno. I don’t think there’s “the masses” that are idiots but rather most people just go about their day, seeing headlines and moving on with their day.
I guess the people who don’t mind CNN won’t give it much mind, whereas Trump supporters along with people who like to see the big media ships go down will find this significant.