Democracy dies in…..well, you know

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CNN's Brian Stelter, who hosts a program called Reliable Sources (which once unironically hosted Dan "Fake but Accurate" Rather as a guest), called out Fox News a few months ago over that network not covering what he deemed was a huuuuuuuge story.

Well if that's the standard Stetler wants to uphold, he might wanna take it up with the CNN brass as to why they didn't cover a key Senate vote taken on Monday.

.....CNN doesn’t feature a single story on their website regarding the Democratic Party blocking of Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would have saved newborn babies who survive abortion attempts from negligent homicide.

CNN didn’t even bother producing one of those predictably prejudiced pieces, like the ones we saw in Politico or the Washington Post yesterday, mischaracterizing Sasse’s bill as “anti-abortion.” They didn’t bother with the “conservatives pounce!” stories, like the Daily Beast or Vox did. They didn’t bother, like so many others, to distract from the number of viable babies being aborted by stressing only 1.5 percent of the procedures are post-20 weeks’ gestation, rather than pointing out there are somewhere around 15,000 to 18,000 aborted every year. They just ignored it.

CNN features a long string of stories about Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen on the site—surely, legitimate news—but not one about a highly unpopular policy position that is supported by every Democratic Party presidential hopeful in the Senate. This issue that dominated the political discussions of around half the country yesterday was not worth a single piece from this unbiased, undeterred, truth seeking, information-gathering operation. I wonder why that is?

Obviously that's a rhetorical question. CNN President Jeff Zucker pretty much conceded that a lack of wall-to-wall hysteria over President Trump doesn't do a lot for their ratings. So with Trump actually having the moral high ground when calling out Dems over their ghoulish behavior, that flies in the face of CNN's perpetual Trump bashing.

....This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2019

So when Mr. Stelter says that ignoring a problem is "another form of denialism," he unwittingly came up with the most apt description of his own network.