CNN Reports Trump Served Two Scoops of Ice Cream While Reporters Get One
CNN has had a difficult 2017 year. It’s ratings have dramatically slumped since the election. Meanwhile, the cable news network continues to engage in heavily biased reporting about the Trump administration, even down to the food he eats.
CNN reported the observations of a Time magazine journalist who noted that Donald Trump apparently serves his dinner guests one scoop of ice cream for dessert. The kicker: he serves himself two scoops.
“The waiters know well Trump’s personal preferences. As he settles down, they bring him a Diet Coke, while the rest of us are served water, with the Vice President sitting at one end of the table. With the salad course, Trump is served what appears to be Thousand Island dressing instead of the creamy vinaigrette for his guests. When the chicken arrives, he is the only one given an extra dish of sauce. At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else. The tastes of Pence are also tended to. Instead of the pie, he gets a fruit plate.” (CNN report)
CNN created an entire segment about ice cream as proof that Donald Trump is a bully. And to justify their story, CNN used the tweet of Alpha Gator, a Twitter user with 20 followers, to suggest that Donald Trump’s extra scoop was really about a “dominance thing.” This tweet has since been removed.
After the segment, Donald Trump Jr. called CNN the Clinton News Network for posting a ridiculous story.
While this story is far from being considered real news, that didn’t stop bottom-feeder sites like Mashable, New York Magazine, and Buzzfeed (publisher of the fake news Golden Showers Dossier), from producing cringe headlines critical of Donald Trump’s second scoop.
According to New York Times reporter Sopan Deb, the media has entered into a “golden era” of journalism. This is a scary notion considering they were responsible for generating false Trump stories like the Golden Showers Dossier, the Rachel Maddow Trump tax return fiasco, and the allegation by Andrea Mitchell that Juanita Broaddrick was “discredited,” which was completely false. NBC later removed the entire segment and scrubbed their website of Mitchell’s comments.
Sorry, Sopan, your comments are just more fake news.
-Michael Lane for Squawker.org