CNN Correspondent Ironically Proclaims ‘There’s A Lot Of Money In Bulls***’
In the area of self-awareness, CNN journalist Donie O’Sullivan earns -500 points.
O’Sullivan, appearing alongside host Jake Tapper, lamented the alleged spread of conspiracy theories on Elon Musk’s X social media platform.
Particularly sticking in the craw of the CNN duo is the reinstatement of conservative provocateur Alex Jones’s account on X.
Musk reactivated Jones earlier this month following a 5-year ban. The X CEO stated, “Permanent bans should be extremely rare” and noted that any false information spread by Jones would be fact-checked by Community Notes.
“He didn’t just bring this account back,” Tapper complained. “He’s playing a role in elevating Alex Jones’s account.”
CNN Correspondent Complains About X Making Money Off Of Bulls***
O’Sullivan proceeded to whine about X’s reach in the public sphere, something that far outreaches CNN’s.
“In this case, it is one of the most powerful and one of the wealthiest men in the world. And he’s promoting these people,” aghast O’Sullivan told Tapper.
“And I will just say that that audio stream you mentioned on last check, it had 11 million people, 11 million listeners. Now, of course, numbers online can be a little deceiving, but needless to say, millions of people now have access to this junk,” he added.
It seems this pair suffers from an extreme case of listener envy.
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The CNN reporters then discussed if the Alex Jones reinstatement might lead to an exodus of advertisers.
Musk has told advertisers if they attempt to control the narrative on X, if they attempt to “blackmail me with money,” they can “go f*ck yourself.”
“Yeah, I mean, I think the conventional wisdom here would say, you know, this is going to push advertisers away,” O’Sullivan said.
“It certainly is going to be very interesting what major brands like, including the NFL, are going to do as this platform continues to seemingly descend,” he continued. “But let’s not forget, there is a lot of money in bulls*** as well, right?”
If Anybody Knows About Bulls***
The words ‘there’s money in bullshit’ being uttered on a network that critics maintain has a monopoly on bulls*** is rather remarkable.
CNN was one of the biggest purveyors of the Russia collusion hoax for years. In 2017, three CNN journalists were forced to resign after the cable news network published and ultimately retracted a story linking a Trump transition team member to the Russia-related investigations.
CNN in 2020 agreed to a settlement with Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann after various entities at the network falsely portrayed him as an aggressive, Trump-supporting racist when he was involved in a viral interaction with a Native American man.
CNN was also consistently doling out misinformation regarding COVID, declaring that “racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians” were spreading “faster than the pandemic” and telling viewers it was less deadly than the flu.
Just the absolute pinnacle of bulls***, that network is.
Adding to the irony is the fact that O’Sullivan, after being suspended from X in 2022, warned that the ban on him and his media colleagues would have a “chilling impact” on journalists.
Donie, like Alex, was reinstated.
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