CNN Anchor Doesn’t Recognize US National Anthem [VIDEO]
Maybe if they played the Russian national anthem CNN would recognize it.
As KellyAnne said of CNN, “You people spend more time talking about Russia than you do America.”
So when CNN anchor Poppy Harlow apparently didn’t recognize the Star Spangled Banner on Thursday, nobody should have been surprised.
Harlow was covering President Trump’s arrival in Paris, France to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. After the two world leaders shook hands, they stood together as a band played the United States national anthem.
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Harlow, being the professional she is cut to the scene by saying,
“Let’s just listen in to the French national anthem for just a moment.”
A few seconds later whispering could be heard in the background, likely a CNN producer who caught Harlow’s error. Harlow would later correct herself, chuckling,
“The US–American national anthem–I should say.”
Ironically, CNN can’t even get the national anthem right without a retraction.
You might think we are being hard on CNN, however the number of retractions they make in a month nowadays are what they would make in a decade in years past.
Remember the Scaramucci story? We documented it as follows:
According to the New York Post,
The cable network’s coverage of Trump transition-team member Anthony Scaramucci came amid federal scrutiny of corporate parent Time Warner’s pending purchase by AT&T — and the widespread belief among media execs that CNN President Jeff Zucker can’t survive a merger.
CNN immediately caved after Scaramucci, a financier and frequent network guest, cried foul and threatened to take legal action, sources said Tuesday.
Scaramucci got an unusual public apology but still hired a top Manhattan lawyer to put further pressure on CNN and “look after [his] interests in this matter,” one source said.
As we reported earlier, the three journalists responsible for the story were fired.
Sources also said the three journalists responsible for the retracted story — reporter Tom Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris, who headed the CNN Investigates unit — were urged to resign.
“They called them in and said they’d pay out their contracts, but they should leave immediately,” one source said.
And CNN’s malfeasance isn’t limited to politics.
As we wrote of David Carbone, CNN’s fake news got him fired.
The courts are finally punishing CNN for at least one of their fake news stories that caused real harm.
David Carbone, former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida won his lawsuit against CNN for their fake news and false statistics.
Carbone alleged that CNN “intentionally” manipulated statistics and purposely ignored information that would look favorable to the hospital. Because of CNN’s negligence, Carbone was fired.
USA Today warned CNN to slow down.
CNN needs to do two things: Slow down, and conduct a thorough investigation of how and why this media-damaging mistake happened. Yes, it gives CNN a black eye, but it also hurts thousands of other journalists in big and small towns across the country because it feeds the president ammunition to continue attacking journalists.
The cable network has been in the midst of an impressive hiring spree, expanding its political and investigative teams and garnering much more attention than it did in the pre-Trump days. One gets the feeling that CNN is moving too fast, trying to do too much too quickly, and now is paying the price. (Look at its Comey retraction, the Kathy Griffin debacle and the firing of Iranian-American scholar Reza Aslan.)
Considering all these issues at CNN, is it any wonder that Harlow didn’t recognize the national anthem?
If you watch CNN you wouldn’t recognize America.
CNN needs to clean up its act. And though Harlow’s faux pas was harmless–nobody got sued or hurt,–it’s a sign of the times for CNN. It’s time the network re-establish journalistic integrity. Before that happens, colleges and universities need to begin teaching it again. As for other leftists, they need to demand integrity of themselves.
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