One theme floating around the media today concerns GOP front runner Donald Trump and claims he wants to register all Muslims. It is an outright lie, but that hasn't stopped the usual suspects in the media from repeating it ad nauseum.
Here's how CNN did it. Watch this video clip (hat tip, Breitbart)And notice the obvious edit before trump says the word 'absolutely .'
Now here's a transcript of what was actually said, with the edited parts CNN cropped out in boldface:
Reporter: Should there be a database system that tracks Muslims who are in this country?
Trump: There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases. We should have a lot of systems, and today you can do it. But right now we need to have a border, we have to have strength, we have to have a wall, and we cannot let what’s happening to this country happen any longer.
Reporter: Is that something your White House would like to implement?
Donald Trump: I would certainly implement that. Absolutely.
That's how a routine, common sense position on border security was turned into something very different by the outright liars posing as journalists at CNN. As I wrote earlier this week, people talking about what the media needs to do to get it's reputation back are simply clueless. The media is not interested in reforming itself.
It's exactly what Sarah Palin said it was a few years ago after her own experience with the mainstream press's witch hunt on her. 'If they can't find something, they'll just make stuff up."
Since this is Donald Trump, one shouldn't expect the GOP establishment to kick up too much of a fuss. But we can.
For starters, turn it off. Avoid watching CNN, reading its content online or linking to its material.
Inform any aggregator like Real Clear Politics that you will no longer read anything CNN puts out or click on those links.
Browse this page, write down CNN's advertisers and inform them you will no longer patronize their products and services.
Inform the RNC that you will not watch any debates where CNN is moderating and urge them to cancel the upcoming one. let them know you will not be sending any donations until CNN is barred from access to all GOP candidates, events, conventions and primaries. Make them persona non grata, without access to the story.
These are the sort of thing that affect their traffic and their livelihood and get results.