Donald Trump, Raphael “Ted” Cruz, Hillary Clinton and John Kasich will all appear on a live CNN presidential forum next Monday evening. Bernie Sanders will also appear via a remote feed from the campaign trail.
CNN is hosting a three-hour candidate forum with Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer in Washington DC. Each candidate interview will be conducted separately, so they will not be debating each other. All of them, sans Sanders, are in town for the pro-Israel AIPAC conference.
The event appears to be a rather significant ratings victory for CNN because Fox News tried to host a GOP presidential debate but failed miserably due to poor timing overlap with the AIPAC conference and planned speeches. Donald Trump declined the Fox debate due to scheduling conflict with AIPAC and in turn Kasich backed away in response to Trump’s decision.
This forum event by CNN is a rather large poke in the eye to their competitor Fox News.
However, the event does not come without some potential issues. The last time CNN conducted a GOP Town Hall, they planted questioners in the crowd with a transparently specific intent to target Donald Trump.
The framing of media narratives, in opposition to those candidates they do not support, is is a familiar pattern for CNN specifically. Their corporate ownership, production staff, and directors of content for CNN have a very well known history of subject manipulation. Previous examples include:
♦ FIRST EXAMPLE – CNN Busted using Jeb Bush Staffer in New Hampshire (Production team Jeanne Moos):
♦ SECOND EXAMPLE – CNN Plants two lobbyists in the audience with pre-planned questions directed to target Trump over “Tone”, and “George Bush”.
♦ THIRD EXAMPLE – CNN Nancy Grace and Ashleigh Banfield are standing mere feet away from each other during a live broadcast and yet acting as if they are in totally different towns during a broadcast discussing the Cleveland Kidnapping.
♦ LAST EXAMPLE – In perhaps the most stunning admission of media manipulation, CNN Emmy Winning Reporter/Producer, Amber Lyon, goes on record admitting CNN is paid to create content by U.S. State Department and other governmental agencies.
So there is always a risk for any politician (who holds adverse interests to the CNN and globalist agenda) to go on their broadcast television shows and attempt to communicate with the larger U.S. electorate.
Much of the manipulation is subtle. It might be optics, it might be specific wording, it might be adversarial narrative injection or structured confrontation, but generally the CNN angle is to push a more progressive globalist view into the U.S. psyche via manipulation of ideological content.
Trump’s willingness to engage in this known adversarial battle-space with CNN is also evidence of how far askew the Wall Street/Corporate agenda alignment of Fox News has become. CNN’s approach is more open and transparent. Fox is more deceptive, cunning and dangerous. However, the larger corporatist goals of both agents are identical
More, lesser known, CNN examples below:
- CNN Uses Headline “Right Wing Nuts“, then tries to hide it.
- Jeff Zucker’s son goes to work for Corey Booker, then quits when discovered.
- CNN Creates fake “GUN POLL” – uses international readers, not Americans.
- CNN Creates fake “Right-Wing Extremist” DOJ Report – no such evidence.