CNN recently made a hilarious mistake when reporting on the Capitol incursion. Its original reporting stated that Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu “grabbed a crowbar” before leaving his office. The network was forced to make a correction to the lengthy article, “How a swift impeachment was born under siege.” It eventually added the following correction: "A previous version of this story misstated that Rep. Ted Lieu [D- Calif.] grabbed a crowbar before leaving his office. He grabbed a ProBar energy bar.”
CNN further clarified things by noting that “Lieu was simply hungry as opposed to the original report that misled readers into thinking he grabbed a crowbar to defend himself." Crowbar, ProBar…same difference, right? What’s the big deal?
What if CNN’s unbiased, stalwart journalists had said that Chuck Schumer brandished a “big dick” instead of a “beef stick?” Would that be so bad? I mean, Sen. Chuckles (D-N.Y.) did recently say that then-President Trump incited an “erection.”
So what if CNN stated that Nancy Pelosi “grabbed a cop by his candle” rather than “a mop by its handle?” Or that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached for her “Uzi” rather than her “ouzo?”
Does it really matter if “The Most Trusted Name in News” should claim Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “wants war with our allies” when he really said he “wants to warn our allies”…about, say, the heartbreak of Psoriasis?
After all…”This Is CMT.” Oops, we mean CNN.