American News Jan 25, 2021 7:26 PM EST

CNN chyron says it's 'refreshing' that Biden press conferences will dispense accurate information

The chyron was written by Brian Stelter, CNN's chief media correspondent, who posted a screenshot of it on Twitter.

CNN chyron says it's 'refreshing' that Biden press conferences will dispense accurate information
Noah David Alter Toronto
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A CNN chyron offered commentary on White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki's promise to share "accurate information," with the chyron reading "how refreshing."

The chyron was written by Brian Stelter, CNN's chief media correspondent, who posted a screenshot of it on Twitter.

The presumptive commentary, which assumes that the White House would not lie about lying, was heavily mocked on Twitter, with users noting the overt bias of the network in Biden's favour, with many suggesting in a half-joking manner that the state propaganda outlets in dictatorships would be more subtle in their bias.

Stelter also recently suggested in a tweet that the Biden administration would not be presenting misinformation in the leadup to Biden's inauguration, but that the right-wing press would "stir up faux-scandals that muddy the first week" of the administration.

CNN has already been found to have promoted fake news dispensed from sources within the Biden administration. In one recent story, CNN falsely claimed that the Biden administration inherited no vaccine distribution plan from the Trump administration, only for the claim to be refuted by Dr. Anthony Fauci not longer afterwards.

CNN also has a history of their journalists being uninterested in exploring potential malfeasance from Democratic administrations. In a recent interview published in Reason, Glenn Greenwald discussed a conversation he had with CNN legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin, who recently took a leave of absence after he was caught pleasuring himself during a staff meeting for The New Yorker.

In their exchange, Greenwald was praising whistleblower Chelsea Manning for leaking military secrets to WikiLeaks, which later published that information publicly. Toobin, however, argued that journalists should not have access to such information since the military said it was secret.

"[Journalists] think that reporting means somebody in power, like in the CIA or the FBI, gives you information and tells you to go repeat it to the public. And then you go and do that," Greenwald said.

"Journalists view the dissemination of information about what powerful people are doing in the dark not as their principal function and purpose—which is what it ought to be if we had a healthy media—but as something to be denounced and condemned."

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