Epic – Very Fake News CNN Host Don Lemon Cuts Interview When CNN Called “Fake News”…

The term “Lyin’ Ted” stuck, because Ted Cruz lied.  The term “Little Marco” stuck because Marco Rubio belittled himself.  The term “Crooked Hillary” stuck because Hillary Clinton was crooked… etc.  The truism within the behavior is what embeds the term.

Similarly the multi-million brand of CNN is following the same path with the term “Fake News”; and the more they put fake news into their broadcasts, the more it sticks.  If you want to know how self-aware CNN executives are that this term is factually killing their reputation, you only need to see the desperation of CNN to try and avoid it.

Cue Don Lemon:

“Fake News” isn’t just false news, it’s also the intentional manipulative manufacturing of actual news to create false narratives. Ergo, “very fake news”.

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424 Responses to Epic – Very Fake News CNN Host Don Lemon Cuts Interview When CNN Called “Fake News”…

  1. Katherine McCoun says:

    I don’t like Lemon defining “fake news”. To me, Fake News is sometimes completely untrue stories or unverified stories or half true stories or stories inspired by real events but actually not the reality of the situation. Fake News is not just False News, Inaccurate News or Purposefully Lying News. Fake News does not have to be the opposite of reality, a clear cut lie, to qualify as Fake News.

    Fake News is All of the above but more often Fake News takes a quote and makes a story up that is not there based on the quote. The Quote is real, or the Opinion of Someone is Real but the spin results in an alternate reality news that is created via liberal, biased, agenda driven spin. They will spin a Nothing into headlines and hours of air time. They will do so with body language, tone and facial expressions that are Not “just” reporting the news but that are intended to come across as Official and that this is Real. MOST Of their reporting of reality is a parallel reality that they attempt to create via Fake News.

    We can watch the press conference for ourselves, read the facts and Know that they are spinning like a whirling dervish, trying to create a dust storm from nothing. They are now frustrated at President Trump’s ability to calm the winds and speak reality into their narratives.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      “I don’t like Lemon defining “fake news”. “

      It’s scientific socialism 101. Of course you don’t like it.

      Liked by 6 people

      • donnajeanz says:

        Donnyboy, just gave us a fake definition of fake news. Excuse me, I call them Liars fabricating All the so-called News of the Day we can Lie about. And do not go on The Liars News Network unless you are a really good liar. CNN will be vetting only liars on their station to give their opinion. Call it like it is, stop being politically correct, if we are, we are Liars also.
        Change the name of the Sin, it is still a Sin in God’s heart and eyes. We will not be fooled.

        P.S. I am not in a good mood this morning.

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        • yy4u says:

          Back in 1980, I voted for Jimmy Carter KNOWING he was a bust as a president, that the USA was in the doldrums, that the economy was a mess because I believed the media when they informed me Reagan (Ray-Gun) was going to start World War III, put women back in second class status and reverse civil rights for the blacks. Yes, they were just as uncorked then as they are now — it’s just there was no alternative news. Once Reagan won, became (until now) my favorite president, I saw the light. I turned against the MSM like a duck on a June bug and believed NOTHING they reported. NOTHING! Had they told me the earth was round, I’d have joined the Flat Earth Society. There are people out there now — people like me in 1982, watching what’s happening and watching what’s being reported and they’re catching on just as I did. And they’ll come away just as I did of never believing the media again.

          The media’s feeding frenzy right now is understandable. They understand that they are on the cusp of losing everyone except the dedicated Left (many of whom don’t watch the news anyway only march as they’re instructed by their community organizer). But, as in sharks’ feeding frenzies, the crazed shark will sometimes gut itself and then eat its own intestines. That’s what the media is doing right now. The smart ones will catch on — a few have already — but the Don Lemons will continue to eat their own guts.

          The big surprise to me this year was Fox News. I thought I was cynical enough NOT to be taken in, but until that first debate, I WAS taken in. I couldn’t understand their antipathy to Donald Trump, however, until that first debate it didn’t occur to me that they were part of the DC Establishment — the distaff side that was supposed to keep us focused on he “little things” (taxes, education, abortion) while the Republicans in the House and Senate (Ryan and McConnell) focused on joining the Democrats on the “big things” (open borders, amnesty, one world government).

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          • yy4u says:

            Wish we had an “edit” button. “But, as in sharks’ feeding frenzies, the crazed shark will sometimes gut itself and then eat its own intestines.” What I mean is that at times a shark will be gutted by another shark in the frenzy and the crazed shark will then eat its own intestines (over and over).

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          • uvaldegirl says:

            I do believe many eyes are opening. The media is overplaying its hand and only those in the game, bureaucrats, social welfare system workers etc will willingly support their fake news as real.

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      • It’s what they do! They set definitions for their agenda.

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    • kathyca says:

      He was actually using the definition of defamation under Sullivan v. NYT. According to Lemon, it’s not fake news unless you intentionally lie. Which just goes to show you that CNN is okay with saying absolutely anything and pushing an agenda (as opposed to being journalists) so long as they can’t be found liable for defamation. That’s why Trump wants to change the defamation standard back to what it was before that stupid case.

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Good point. They think as long as they are not legally defaming they are “allowed” to spin, twist and deceive. Sure, they Are legally allowed but then the rest of us can call them out and they are Choosing to give up all credibility!

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        • Sayit2016 says:

          It is that parsing of the truth that irks me……Truth is absolute. Period. It is either the truth or a lie.

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          • Jedi9 says:

            Just a rumor going about the ATT merger with Time Warner, that as a condition either CNN will be disbanded, or that Zucker (Sucker) will have to resign. I hope Trump uses this as leverage when it comes to deciding on this merger, something that Trump doesn’t approve to begin with.

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    • SPOT ON….But I will add this…And Lemon said it himself…sometimes they get ti WRONG… But they leave it out there with no follow ups and spend 0 time talking about what was wrong and why. Perfect example is Hands up don;t shoot.
      A complete lie…that many still believe

      that’s a fact

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    • Scott says:

      I’m very surprised that Lemon did not call the man “boy” and threaten him with a whipping for stepping off the plantation.

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    • roy1982blog says:

      It was CNN that created the term “fake news” referring to Info Wars and Breitbart. Now they’ve become fake news. They labeled the above two as conspiracy theorists and fake, while morphing into fake news and conspiracy theorists themselves

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  2. Gov Jay says:

    CNN attempts to establish their false narrative by having a panel of so-called “experts” (read Marxist liberal political hacks) offering their opinion, without presenting any facts, data, etc… thereby giving the viewer the impression that it must be true…. when actually, it’s not… In a nutshell, they use the old “perception vs. reality” tactic to perpetuate the lie…

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      you said it much better than my own attempt to explain how I see the old media. Yes, they try to control perception. The BBC clip with Gorka and the interviewer asks what measures President Trump plans to take against the press, implying that he will actually try to use law reduce freedom of the press, something he did not say, is a great example. They are asking questions to plant seeds, to shape the reality/perception of all of those listening. They are trying to Make the news v. reporting on the actual accomplishments, issues and statements made by the Trump Administration.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      They’re drama queens whose debate tactics are innuendo, identity politics and histrionics.
      That’s what their audience lives by.

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    • My “daddy” always preached to us boys that a half truth is a whole lie. I a just sayin’. 😇😇

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      Who they PAY handsomely to parrot the theme of whatever they’ve chosen to LIE ABOUT on that particular day (or hour).

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  3. VegasGuy says:

    Perhaps an all encompassing hashtag might get to the heart of the matter……

    #YOU’VEBEENCNN(ED)

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  4. The harder they fight the #FakeNews label, the more it will stick.

    From our elite “betters”, I am shocked at how little social awareness these snowflakes have.

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  5. KBR says:

    VFN means lies.
    Therefore, they are CNNers. (Pronounced sinners)

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  6. MIKE says:

    If you want a political opinion show, go for it. Just don’t masquerade as a “news” program. Many can not distinguish between the two.

    Liked by 4 people

    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      The liberal ‘news’ business model is an attempt to make propaganda, entertainment.
      It works on those who don’t like to think for themselves.

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      • CNN is just a small step away from the Left’s other news sources – Colbert and the late night comedians. This is probably* the first time they ever mentioned Obama’s vacations and it was only done so that they could call Trump a hypocrite. They still didn’t mention BHO’s > $85M vacation bill paid for by us. (* In the interest of full disclosure, note that I haven’t watched every minute of CNN for the last 8 years so it’s just an opinion on my part based on their bias – I am not a ‘news’ source 😉

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    • mikeyboo says:

      They count on the fact that many people can not distinguish between the two. That’s why the masquerade.

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  7. sunnydaze says:

    Lemon cut the show off just as that guy was about to explain WHY this qualified as Fake News.

    Which is: They NEVER brought these expenses up for 8 years of Obama.

    So: A huuuuge Negative when Trump does it. A non-story when Obama does it.

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  8. MaskOfZero says:

    Lemon seemed to sour toward his guest when he called it ‘fake news’–as if he was afraid to confront the epithet. Is Lemon yellow?

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  9. psadie says:

    Ooooo testy much, CNN…what happened to free speech???

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  10. OmegaManBlue says:

    Looks like Don never wanted to give him time to speak in the first place. Having 4 people on in such a short segment seems unproductive. No wonder they are doing so bad in the ratings. I hope Paris Dennard finds another network that will treat him better.

    And since the subject was Mar-a-Lago I think it’s fine that the president goes there all the time. The same with Trump towers. While both probably present challenges for the secret service. Continual use of them probably make easier over time for the secret service to keep the president safe.

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  11. Howie says:

    The stupid leftists have no clue just how much trouble they are in.

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  12. Summer says:

    Once again…

    Liked by 16 people

  13. Okeydoker says:

    Notorious racist and extremely stupid african don lemon is so typical CNN. He is the face of very fake news.

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  14. amanda4321 says:

    Here’s some interesting info on information warfare from Professor George Stein of AWC–thought it was kind of interesting that it even goes to mention CNN and the Hollywood technologies that are now available. –Makes me think of all the staged events we’ve been seeing in recent years (CNN staging photo of Syrian kid in ambulance, staging of photo of refuge kid washed ashore in Europe to make Europeans feel sympathy, and staged photos of rescues in Syria by PR group White Helmets)

    http://www.iwar.org.uk/iwar/resources/airchronicles/stein.htm

    It’s important to keep in mind what Professor George J. Stein wrote in his 1995 essay “Information Warfare”:

    Information warfare, in its largest sense, is simply the use of information to achieve our national objectives. Like diplomacy, economic competition, or the use of military force, information in itself is a key aspect of national power and, more importantly, is becoming an increasingly vital national resource that supports diplomacy, economic competition, and the effective employment of military forces. Information warfare in this sense can be seen as societal-level or nation-to-nation conflict waged, in part, through the worldwide internetted and interconnected means of information and communication. […]

    Information warfare, in its essence, is about ideas and epistemology- big words meaning that information warfare is about the way humans think and, more important, the way humans make decisions. And although information warfare would be waged largely, but not entirely, through the communication nets of a society or its military, it is fundamentally not about satellites, wires, and computers. It is about influencing human beings and the decisions they make. […]

    A major new factor in information war is the worldwide infosphere of television and broadcast news. Information warfare at the strategic level is the “battle off the battlefield” to shape the political context of the conflict. It will define the new “battlespace.” We face an “integrated battlefield,” not in the usual sense of having a global positioning system (GPS) receiver in every tank or cockpit but in the Clausewitzian sense that war is being integrated into the political almost simultaneously with the battle. Many people suspect that the national command authorities (NCA) are in danger of becoming increasingly “reactive” to a “fictive” universe created by CNN, its various international competitors, or even a terrorist with a video camera. This media-created universe we live in is fictive rather than “fictional” because although what we see on CNN is “true,” it is just not the whole, relevant, or contextual truth. Nevertheless, this fictive universe becomes the politically relevant universe in which the government or the armed forces are supposed to “do something.” […]

    Fictive or fictional operational environments, then, whether mass-targeted or niche-targeted, can be generated, transmitted, distributed, or broadcast by governments or all sorts of players through increasingly diversified networks. […]

    Let us take just one example of how current technologies could be used for strategic-level information warfare. If, say, the capabilities of already well-known Hollywood technologies to simulate reality were added to our arsenal, a genuinely revolutionary new form of warfare would become possible. Today, the techniques of combining live actors with computer-generated video graphics can easily create a “virtual” news conference, summit meeting, or perhaps even a battle that would exist in “effect” though not in physical fact. Stored video images can be recombined or “morphed” endlessly to produce any effect chosen. This moves well beyond traditional military deception, and now, perhaps, “pictures” will be worth a thousand tanks. […]

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  15. Treeper 1956 says:

    When we put this into perspective- Trump is incurring travel expenses for himself/family while honestly striving to improve security, wealth, freedom for our entire nation. Obama’s, on the other hand were traveling in excess with friends/family for their own personal enjoyment. The media never squawked about that.

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  16. I would suggest another reason for the “Little Marco” sobriquet is the fact that he is so short and has been known to wear built-up boots/shoes.

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  17. wondering999 says:

    What I got out of this is that *I like Paris Dennard* and want to support him
    http://www.parisdennard.com/

    How can we lift up Paris Dennard? The guy has courage. Want him to go to #1 like Joy Villa. Give him clicks and love, folks

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  18. Sorry – off-topic, but Fox just announced the Blind Sheikh has died – guess he is eating his 72 raisins now!

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    • yy4u says:

      Joke: Blind Sheikh dies and goes on up to Paradise.
      But as he steps off the celestial elevator, Robert E. Lee jumps out from behind a cloud bush , pummels him and disappears.
      He brushes himself off and walks on. But a few feet down the celestial highway, John Marshall steps into the road and slugs him, then proceeds to beat the crap out of him. Marshall disappears.
      Shaking and frighting, Blind Sheikh dusts himself off and goes on, trying to reach the celestial harem. A few more feet and Thomas Jefferson appears and he, too, beats the dickens out of the Sheikh, then disappears.
      This goes on. When he finally reaches Allah, he asks what’s going on in Paradise to which Allah replies, “Weren’t you listening? I told you 72 Virginians were going to be waiting for you.”

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  19. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    Methinks we have identified a quick reaction button on Don Lemming that will act as an emergency stop to a narrative running amok… I need to make a mental note to deploy this emergency stop if the need ever arises…

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  20. Robert says:

    The liberals are the ones who started the “fake news” meme; now it’s back fired on them big league lol

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  21. Paul Killinger says:

    From some ratings I’ve seen CNN captures about 1/8th of the cable news audience in most timeframes.

    And their hard Left viewers know exactly what they’re going to get when they tune in.

    (They’re like buying a Hershey bar. You know exactly what it’s going to taste like before you bite into it.)

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  22. Howie says:

    I hope he announces a Pedophile Task Force. Save the children/

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  23. rumpole2 says:

    WHAT qualifications does Don Lemon claim?

    I put it to you that if has ever passed an exam.. he cheated!!
    (and/or was given a wee boost via “affirmative action”)

    The guy is an idiot! Clearly LOW on general knowledge, and UNABLE to think, analyze information, and relay his take on the facts, or even a reasonable opinion).

    In the same way that dopes like Lemon call for the release of Tax return documents etc… I am calling for the release of Don Lemon’s (e al at CNN) IQ TEST RESULTS!

    #CNN #VeryFakeNews

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  24. What don did is fake news. No one has any data other a couple numbers thrown around that lack context. So people talk about in a completely predictable fashion.
    News on that matter would include analysis of sending data and the ability to back up the claim that bush to more vacation than Obama. Something I never heard before.

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  25. Tejas Rob says:

    “A hit dog’ll holler.”

    The truth hurts. Don Lemon can’t handle the truth.

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  26. TakeBackOurRepublic says:

    Loved it when President Trump tagged CNN with the upgraded label of “very fake news” during his presser the other day. Brilliant, another tag that’s gonna stick for good reason as this embellished non-story proves.

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  27. CNN has fallen to #9 (18 – 49 viewership)
    http://www.medialifemagazine.com/this-weeks-cable-ratings/
    This guy gets it.

    CNN fake news compilation

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  28. Walt says:

    Trump to the Media

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  29. Janie M. says:

    I somehow managed to find this gem (I’m now a subscriber) on youtube some months ago. Don’t agree with everything he has said but he is for the most part right on target. His hair drives me crazy but I’m there for the content, not his appearance. BTW, he does use the “F” word on occasion but I don’t have a problem with that. Believe he is in NH.

    The Media Groups We’re Attacking Aren’t the Press, They’re Just Corporations

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  30. Buck Turgidson says:

    Hey Don, A few pulls from that hip flask might help.

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  31. Watcher says:

    I wonder if a white hat in the cia “Operation Mockingbird” is feeding the fake news stories.

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  32. 4bleu says:

    ok. the entire set-up of the panel was to actually discredit not Trump, but Paris Dennard.
    So fake Lemon’s fake outrage of ‘walking off’ with the ‘majority opinion’ and mockery that Dennard was being an outlier.
    They’re so slick, analyzing people to construct tactics on how to undermine them. Lemon knew exactly what he was doing, letting everyone say what they were scripted to say and not let Dennard make a point.

    Stay away from these set-ups. They have paid staffs spending days on how to ambush one person who has to wing it while the others are working off pre-set practiced roles.

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  33. barton2016 says:

    The CIA News Network decides what is fake or not, thank you very much!

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  34. Beverly says:

    Don “A Black Hole Ate My Brain” Lemon didn’t let that gentleman finish ONE SENTENCE.

    They’re getting more and more brutal in their approach. In tv terms, that was the equivalent of forcing the man onto the floor and stuffing a ball gag into his mouth.

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  35. eric says:

    what a joke…cnn complaining about how much it costs for secret service to protect President Trump and his family.
    pull their credentials…..and pull the plug.

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  36. Davey says:

    Little Donnie ran because he heard Sherrif Clark was in the building.

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  37. Sayit2016 says:

    I was taught that if someone makes a comment and it irks you it may be because part of it is true. If it is true then you do what you can to correct it. I think the “skin” on this particular “lemon” is very very thin…

    PS. I do love it that “saying VERY FAKE NEWS” is a burr under CNN’s proverbial saddle…..

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  38. roy1982blog says:

    This is really what they air in at night? Cardona and her evil smile takes the cake. Obama spent over $8 million on vacations for him and his wife. This is not news. CNN has completely lost it. This must be the 10:00 show Trump mentioned in his presser. News flash, Trump isn’t taking a salary! He does spend his whole time in Washington, and stays at his own home in Florida. And it should be celebrated and honored that the FLOTUS chooses to sacrifice her time with her husband to be with their son. They do not have an enterage of hair dressers for the FLOTUS and her mother. Just makes me sick this stuff on TV.

    Sorry fellow Treepers this isn’t a professional r reaction as opposed to a news post. It’s more emotional and from the heart

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  39. Pf Mahan says:

    Awwwww poor little Donny gay boy got his feelings hurt

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  40. Pf Mahan says:

    He gonna go till his boss suckaturd

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  41. Rox says:

    The Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” while its usual camp and fun rang true for me as far as manufacturing news.

    What surprises me more than anything is that so many people trust the media.

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  42. Prothonotary Warbler says:

    Your Honor, I object to being accused of “Grand Theft Auto”. Theft means stealing, see? And I did not steal that car. To “steal” means to take something from somebody else and then never, ever give it back.

    See the issue, here? I didn’t steal that car. I borrowed it. I was totally gonna give it back once I was done with it, after maybe a week or so.

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  43. UKExpat says:

    As Cpl Jones on the BBC comedy ‘Dad’s Army’ would say ‘Then Fuzzy Wuzzy’s they don’t like it up ’em” as he gestured as if holding a riifle with a bayonet.

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  44. UKExpat says:

    America’s disgusting ‘Media’ is becoming more and more to resemble ‘ PALLYWOOD’ at its most outrageous

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  45. T.L. says:

    Woooo Hoooo! CNN imploding right before Americas eyes! Just made my day! Thank you so much for not backing down on them on their typical “Everybody take pot shots at Trump show! Seems demons & minions totally freak out when we show and call them out live on TV like this right in the Act of Hate Speech! It was the same reaction as Demon’s getting doused with Holy Water! Ha ha! Thanks. I needed some Great Entertainment.

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  46. Wayne Robinson says:

    News should be reporting the facts , without any English on it. News should reference in the details person places dates and such . This way the facts may be confirmed by anyone . This is not what fake news is , fake news is in fact not really news at all . It is in fact manufactured agenda driven programing designed to mis-inform and brainwash people . Come to think of it , just like all their poles during election season from primary right to Trumps election . Remember the bitch ? ” why aren’t I fifty points ahead you might ask” yeah she was only twenty points up by some fake news reports and poles. These same globalist banksters are still at it lies lies and more lies. America is waking up daily more people are realizing how the fake news are the enemy of truth and America .! That’s right

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  47. Dave Dickerson says:

    I guess Don Lemon doesn’t believe in freedom of speech. That is why CNN cut the “fake news comment off. Shame on CNN AND DON Lemon…

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