CNN once again showed that they simply cannot be trusted to be fair to Republicans in their regular every day reporting.
They were called out on it by Mike Pence’s press secretary:
This headline is misleading – so let me clear it up: Meadows never sexually harassed anyone. His former staffer did. I know, I am 1 of the women in the report. I respect the Ethics Cmte but my experience was that Meadows had my back, took me at my word, & respected & protected me https://t.co/domQmTsohf
— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) November 17, 2018
Here’s more about the misleading fake news headline:
An aide to Vice President Pence defended Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Saturday after he was reprimanded for his handling of sexual harassment allegations against his former chief of staff.
Alyssa Farah, Pence’s press secretary, defended Meadows in a tweet, saying she was one of the women in the House Ethics Committee report about the allegations released the previous day.
Farah previously worked as communications director for Meadows and served as a spokeswoman and senior adviser to the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which Meadows chairs, before joining the Trump administration.
“Meadows never sexually harassed anyone. His former staffer did. I know, I am 1 of the women in the report,” Farah tweeted Saturday.
“I respect the Ethics Committee (sic) but my experience was that Meadows had my back, took me at my word, & respected & protected me,” she added.
Farah was responding to a tweet from CNN, arguing it was misleading by making it seem like Meadows was the one who was investigated for sexual harassment, instead of his former aide.
Now look, it sounds like it was appropriate to censure Meadows, he definitely could have acted better in the matter. But CNN makes it sound like he was involved in the sexual harassment when he wasn’t. On its own, this isn’t that big a deal but when its a part of a pattern of bias against Republicans, it’s another nail in the coffin of CNN’s credibility as an objective source of news.