CNN’s reputation was already at an all-time low after their consistent attacks against President Trump.
But now, their newest story just critically injured their reputation once and for all.
CNN was just fact-checked by Breitbart News, and the truth may shock you.
During their coverage of the recent shootings in Maryland’s Great Mills High School, CNN falsely reported that there has been one school shooting per week on average in 2018.
They claim the total number of school shootings for this year sits at 17.
Though to reach that number, CNN explained that they included violence of any sort as a “school shooting”, which allowed them to include random incidents which truly should not count in any category.
To reach 17, CNN explained that they counted “gang violence,” “domestic violence,” and an “accidental discharge” of a firearm on school grounds, as school shootings. This criteria allowed them to count incidents like the alleged March 2 murder of two parents by their son at Central Michigan University as a school shooting, even though the parents were not students at the university and no one, other than the parents, was targeted or injured.
It also allowed CNN to count the March 13 accidental discharge of a firearm in a Seaside, California, classroom as a school shooting. KSBW reported that a reserve police officer, who is also a teacher, accidentally discharged a firearm and a male student received “moderate injuries” from bullet fragments that “ricocheted off the ceiling.”
Other similar incidents were counted as school shootings by CNN as well, making actual school shootings like the February 14 Parkland Florida shooting or the March 20 Great Mills High School shooting seem legion.
Ironically, on the day of the Parkland shooting Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety tweeted that there had been 18 school shootings in 2018. That claim was quickly spread by pro-gun control liberals then debunked after Breitbart News did a fact check.
The audit showed that Everytown had reached the number “18” by counting suicides, in which no one other than the deceased were targeted, and eight non-suicide firearm-related incidents in which there no injuries or fatalities. Everytown also counted accidental discharges, a “shooting…outside a Louisiana high school resulting in a 14-year-old receiving an ‘superficial’ wound, and another [that] resulted in a 15-year-old girl being wounded by a 16-year-old boy.”
When suicides, accidental discharges, and firearm-related incidents with no injuries or fatalities are counted as “school shootings,” alongside heinous attacks like those on Parkland or Great Mills, we have reached point where the phrase “school shootings” no longer communicates anything.
CNN has been caught blatantly lying in yet another story.
Their ratings continue to fall as the American populace turns to more reliable news sources, yet CNN continues to manipulate their stories any way they wish to fit their agenda.
Despite this critical error, CNN continues to publish this story.
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