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SNL Hilariously Exposes the Real ‘Fake News’ During Skit of CNN’s ‘Robotic’ Political Coverage

Throughout the presidential campaign, the corporate mainstream media news refused to cover the numerous damning revelations contained within the emails leaked by transparency organization WikiLeaks. Instead, they operated as a buoy to Clinton by colluding with her campaign to frame the presidential race in a manner necessary to keep her from drowning in scandal.

Essentially, the media acted as a propaganda arm and surrogate for the Clinton campaign in an effort to bolster her candidacy.

So, last night, Saturday Night Live took aim at the farcical coverage provided by CNN in a skit that highlights the absolute absurdity of the mainstream media coverage. The skit features Anderson Cooper moderating a panel with Kayleigh McEnany, Van Jones, Gloria Borger, David Axelrod, and Dana Bash, featuring all six of them giving the same exact takes on a whole range of Donald Trump scandals — kind of like in real life!

And while the past week has seen widespread talk of “fake news” — mainstream “fake news” propaganda has seemingly come out unscathed – even after having been exposed as working in collusion with the Clinton campaign.

Ironically, throughout this election cycle, it was these independent/non-corporate media outlets, now being targeted as “fake news,” that reported on the numerous bombshell WikiLeaks releases. All the while, the corporate media simply ignored the daily revelations contained in the DNC and Podesta emails — or declared them illegal. It’s these very outlets which now see’s themselves in the crosshairs of a new censorship regime announced by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

And while Facebook’s plan might rid the platform of misinformation — it will also rid the platform of dissenting voices, the debate of controversial topics, editorial opinions provoking new thought, and alternative news outlets whose integrity proved the corporate media worthless.

While the old media dinosaurs toed the line — forwarding essentially only government approved news — the alternative media blew the doors off the election campaign by reporting on a continuous stream of damning revelations revealed by the transparency organization.

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It’s worth noting that the U.S. mainstream corporate media has been weaponized as a means of controlling public opinion by propagandizing the American public. Noam Chomsky, in his book “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media,” detailed how U.S. media frequently serve as an errand boy for U.S. corporate, military and imperial interests.

“The media serve, and propagandize on behalf of, the powerful societal interests that control and finance them. The representatives of these interests have important agendas and principles that they want to advance, and they are well positioned to shape and constrain media policy.” –Chomsky

Below is the skit of SNL’s damningly accurate takedown of the lamestream media:

  • Nasty_ahughes798_woman

    Seriously? The media gave Clinton a pass? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! Good lord, that’s funny. Do you read what you write? Do you write it in context with what was actually going on in that time and place? JFC.

    • Rey d’Tutto

      Well, other than focus on what words could be taken out of context that Trump used in his speeches, I didn’t see any negative Clinton (or Podesta PizzaGate inquiry) on the TV or Cable news.

      • Nasty_ahughes798_woman

        Oh FFS, the e-mails were all we heard about during the last 2 weeks of the election. And Benghazi. And the Clinton Foundation. Trump said what he said. Nothing was taken out of context, as there is videotape of him saying those words, in context. He DID actually insult McCain because he was captured. He DID actually insult a Gold Star family.

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  • MaybeYes

    Actually none of those stories were reported accurately. This is disturbing.

  • Pynckone

    Actually, a majority of American CITIZENS voted for Trump……..!!!

  • lchris33

    Overall, SNL is very anti-Trump. All the big corporations that own the media supported Clinton. That skit was a good expose of CNN, so that slipped through, but most of that show was one long tirade against Trump (who I don’t even like btw just think Clinton was even worse).

  • haauwnk

    After all the free press the donald got? Very little was said about trump u, raping 13 year olds et.al. Very few called him out on his lies, to include this site.