It’s no wonder CNN was named the least-trusted cable news outlet. On Monday, a Twitter user noticed something a bit odd with a graphic CNN used in one of its reports. The graphic showed a group of former top U.S. officials the outlet said supports the fight over President Trump’s temporary travel ban. One of those shown was John McLaughlin, but CNN didn’t use a picture of the former CIA director. Instead, it showed a picture of a television talk show host who died last year.
CNN, that's not former CIA director John McLaughlin. That's the TV host with the same name who died last year. pic.twitter.com/tjSNY4zLIu
— Mathias Ask (@MathiasAsk) February 6, 2017
Last August, the New York Times reported:
John McLaughlin, a former Roman Catholic priest who became an aide to Richard M. Nixon in the White House and parlayed his fierce defense of the president into a television career as host of “The McLaughlin Group,” the long-running Sunday morning program of combative political punditry, died on Tuesday at his home in Washington. He was 89.
This was John McLaughlin, the television host:
This is the former CIA director of the same name:
Apparently, CNN couldn’t be bothered to get this right. To be fair, though, it’s kinda easy to see how this could happen. They’re both white guys, after all…
— Iknewthat (@Iknewthatchief) February 6, 2017
No, it sure looks like they don’t.
— Wes Reynolds (@WesReynolds1) February 6, 2017
At least the Fake News Network didn’t pick this guy:
— Marshall Julie (@MHJulie) February 6, 2017
Another Twitter user noted the obvious:
— danmet! (@danmet) February 6, 2017
Of course, the sheep will believe whatever CNN puts out, no matter how fake or incorrect.
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