Of all the mainstream news networks, none is a bigger enemy of President Donald Trump than CNN — and, if you want proof, you need look no further.
The Daily Caller caught CNN “red-handed” on Thursday, reporting that the anti-Trump network “omitted critical background details in its Wednesday article about one of the seemingly biased jurors on the Roger Stone trial.”
The article that the Daily Caller took issue with, published by CNN on Wednesday, was entitled “Stone juror says she ‘stands with’ the prosecutors.” As the title indicates, the story revolves around one of the jurors who voted for the conviction of Trump adviser Roger Stone.
The juror, Tomeka Hart, is apparently not happy with recent events in Stone’s case. After prosecutors tried for a sentence of up to nine years in prison for Stone earlier this week, Attorney General William Barr and the Department of Justice, realizing that such a punishment would not fit the crime, asked for a shorter sentence, according to The Hill.
This reportedly pushed four prosecutors to remove themselves from Stone’s case — prompting backlash from Hart.
“I want to stand up for Aaron Zelinsky, Adam Jed, Michael Marando, and Jonathan Kravis — the prosecutors on the Roger Stone trial,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “It pains me to see the DOJ now interfere with the hard work of the prosecutors. They acted with the utmost intelligence, integrity, and respect for our system of justice.”
She continued: “As foreperson, I made sure we went through every element, of every charge, matching the evidence presented in the case that led us to return a conviction of guilty on all 7 counts.”
The Missing Piece
CNN soon reported on Hart’s Facebook post — but unfortunately for the network, it left out some critical details.
The Daily Caller reports: “[Hart] was recently discovered to have run for Congress as a Democrat. Hart also frequently posted anti-Trump stories and wrote a Facebook post Tuesday in support of the four prosecutors who withdrew after a revision in Stone’s sentencing recommendation.”
The Caller continued: “Hart’s social media accounts dictate a woman who closely watched the special counsel’s investigation. The juror also had numerous negative references to Trump on her Twitter, even calling him a ‘#KlanPresident’ in one post. She also retweeted CNN analyst Bakari Sellers’ attack on Stone defenders after he was arrested in January of 2019.”
This would all seem to be relevant information to CNN’s article profiling Hart and establishing her as a credible source against Stone. But apparently, the network thought otherwise. As the Caller points out: “None of it was included in CNN’s Wednesday article.”
No wonder the anti-Trump network is failing. It’s good to see Jeff Zucker and company get called out.