This week the CNN network hit a new low and we don’t mean ratings-wise, but by transforming a synagogue into a mosque.
Once a market leader among Western 24-hour news channels, CNN has now become infamous for its slipshod mislabeling of maps across the world, not to mention bullshit reporting by trying to pass off fiction as fact or simply omitting factual information altogether in order to support the left-wing agenda.
CNN’s coverage of the Jerusalem terror attack on November 18th raised eyebrows in Israel and around the world. Reporting live on the horrific attack at a Jerusalem synagogue, which left three Israeli-American citizens and one British-Israeli citizen dead, the American network ran the questionable headline: “4 Israelis, 2 Palestinians killed in synagogue attack,” misleadingly failing to note that the two Palestinians were actually the attackers.
What’s worse, CNN ran a graphic that said that the attack happened at a “Jerusalem mosque,” provoking a wave of social media outrage.
Unbelievable! Was this horrible J'lem terror attck CNN graphic a gaffe or foul bias? | Calls attack on a J'lem MOSQUE http://t.co/Ji8aNcShnW
— Bill Balderama (@WJGBalderama) November 20, 2014
— Standing Together (@24_7IDF) November 18, 2014
CNN’s often geographically-challenged news coverage in November has occasionally slipped from the merely slipshod to the realm of total disaster. The apotheosis came when the news channel accidentally “killed” none other than President Barack Obama – instead of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden – in one of its shows.
The channel’s Erin Burnett OutFront show was dedicated to Robert O’Neill, a Navy SEAL, claiming to be the one to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden in the 2011 raid on a Pakistani compound.
For nearly a minute, a graphic super on show mistakenly read “SEAL who claims he killed Obama under attack”.
In mid-September CNN embarrassed itself while covering the independence referendum in Scotland. The news channel featured a graphic which showed that 110 percent of the Scottish had been polled. Many viewers said CNN journalists need some math and geography lessons.
Scottish voters have given it 110% according to CNN pic.twitter.com/0Z2WfYsiDx
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) September 18, 2014
Math may not be CNN’s weakest subject, but geography probably is.
Having recently rolled out its new slogan “Go There,” it’s clear that whatever direction CNN is headed, someone left the map at home. The US channel recently outdid itself when it relocated the capital of Great Britain all the way to Norfolk, much to the surprise of the local residents.
— Edward Vanderpump (@BoswellAffleck) March 24, 2014
Previous gaffes included relocating France’s Cannes, famous for its international film festival, to Spain and Hong Kong, just off the coast of China, to South America.
— Daniele Keshk (@DanieleKeshk) August 10, 2014