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Tuesday was now former editor-at-large for CNBC John Harwood’s first day
at CNN as a network White House correspondent. Less than a week after CNN
complained that one of its reporters was called a “liberal hack,” CNN
hired a liberal hack.

some personal news: this is my first day at @CNN as White House
Correspondent. honored and proud to join a team of journalists I’ve
admired for so long

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 21, 2020

Harwood is a textbook example of a biased reporter masquerading around the
nation’s capital as an “objective journalist,” on a noble quest to uncover
the truth in clear and honest reporting in a media environment saturated
with fake news.

There is certainly no shortage of examples to illustrate Harwood’s left-
wing bias, but then again, the list to showcase CNN’s runs even longer,
making the pair a perfect fit.

SUPERCUT: @JohnJHarwood, Journalist pic.twitter.com/VjHOqQ3LDG

— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2020

Of course, true to form and well within CNN’s brand, Harwood thinks the
media has actually been too fair to the Republican Party.

In December, Harwood responded to a tweet by CNN’s chief arbiter of
objective journalism Brian Stelter, who lauded a column declaring that
media objectivity gave the Republican Party the power it has today.

“Good description of the challenge for journalism. Hard for reporters to
say plainly that the Republican Party, at this point in our history, is
fundamentally broken, but it is,” Harwood wrote on Twitter.

good description of the challenge for journalism

hard for reporters to say plainly that the Republican Party, at this point
in our history, is fundamentally broken

but it is https://t.co/HXHn3cmJ4N

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) December 22, 2019

One could dissect this theory however, using Harwood’s own work at CNBC.

In 2015, Harwood enjoyed the privilege of moderating one of the Republican
presidential primary debates.

His bias was full-on-display in what was arguably the least-substantive
debate of the entire cycle. Harwood’s first question of the night was
directed at candidate Donald Trump, asking the businessman if he was
running a “comic-book campaign.”

Here’s what Harwood said, emphasis mine:

Mr. Trump, you’ve done very well in this campaign so far by promising to
build a wall and make another country pay for it, send 11 million people
out of the country, cut taxes ten trillion dollars without increasing the
deficit, and make Americans better off because your greatness would
replace the incompetence and stupidity of others. Let’s be honest, is this
a comic-book version of a presidential campaign?

“No, it’s not a comic book and it’s not a very nicely asked question the
way you say that,” Trump said.

No kidding, and it’s a wonder to journalists why Trump entered the White
House with such animosity towards the press.

Throughout the night, Harwood’s bias was painfully obvious. He repeatedly
interrupted now former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and got into a tense
exchange with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio by aggressively attempting to fact-
check the Republican senator using wrong statistics.

During the primetime event, Harwood tried to cite a study from the
conservative Tax Foundation to paint Rubio’s tax plan as a giveaway to the
one percent, peddling a typical progressive talking point used to brand
Republicans as purveyors of the wealthy.

Despite Rubio correcting Harwood that lower-income individuals would
benefit more than the rich, Harwood interjected again and refused to
concede that he was incorrectly citing the Tax Foundation’s research.

The head of the Tax Foundation even corrected Harwood in real-time during
the debate on Twitter.

Rubio was right about his plan. Poor get larger tax benefit than the rich.
#CNBCGOPdebate https://t.co/GOkJyYpdfw

— Scott Hodge (@scottahodge) October 29, 2015

“Rubio was right about his plan. Poor get larger tax benefit than the
rich,” wrote Scott Hodge, the president of the foundation that conducted
the study Harwood attempted to smear Rubio with.

To pour salt on the wound, Harwood refused to admit the error days after
the debate. Just weeks before the debate however, Harwood once issued a
correction of an earlier tweet on the study from the Tax Foundation,
proving that the CNBC reporter was once well-aware of the foundation
study’s true conclusions.

CORRECTING earlier tweet: Tax Foundation says Rubio benefits lowest 10%
proportionally more (55.9) than top 1% (27.9%). Avg for all: 17.8%.

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 14, 2015

Another ripe example in Harwood’s past shows how Harwood should fit right
in at CNN working alongside the network’s Chief White House Correspondent
Jim Acosta who shares a fellow disdain for the president. In 2018, Harwood
criticized Trump’s characterization of the international gang MS-13 as
“animals,” and responded to a conservative columnist’s tweet who claimed
misleading reporting on the topic was “disturbing.”

“However repugnant their actions, MS-13 gang members are human beings
IMHO,” Harwood tweeted.

however repugnant their actions, MS-13 gang members are human beings IMHO

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 17, 2018

Harwood of course, did everything to support Hillary Clinton in 2016
without explicitly saying it publicly.

In September 2015, Harwood sought the advice of Clinton advisor John
Podesta on what to ask former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in an interview.

Earlier that year, Harwood revealed himself to be a chief defender of
Clinton’s as the former secretary of state was embroiled in scandal over
the use of a private email server to handle classified information while
working at the state department.

“PERSPECTIVE: Petraeus gave info he knew classified to someone he knew
unauthorized to see it. No allegation yet HRC did anything like that,”
Harwood wrote on Twitter.

PERSPECTIVE: Petraeus gave info he knew classified to someone he knew
unauthorized to see it. No allegation yet HRC did anything like that.

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 17, 2015

Petraeus’ mistress’ however, had security clearances unlike Clinton’s
attorney or the Denver IT firm involved in handling Clinton’s emails. In
addition, Petraeus didn’t put sensitive information on the internet as
Clinton did. That’s a more accurate perspective.

One could probably fill a book on Harwood’s bias against conservatives in
loyal defense of Democrats. One might say he’s a “liberal hack.” One might
even be President Donald Trump at their first press conference together.

Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020
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Miloch
2020-01-30 20:07:23 UTC
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Tuesday was now former editor-at-large for CNBC John Harwood’s first day
at CNN as a network White House correspondent. Less than a week after CNN
complained that one of its reporters was called a “liberal hack,” CNN
hired a liberal hack.
Correspondent. honored and proud to join a team of journalists I’ve
admired for so long
If disbelieving Fox News' lies makes me a hack, that's fine with me: Bob
Garfield

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...Fox News doesn't really produce news at all

Fox — where Sen. McSally raced to gloat over catching a reporter blue-handed
asking a simple question of a public official — is not a news organization (at
least not in the morning and prime time); it is a disinformation factory. Such
demagogues as Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro, Laura Ingraham and
the clown car that is Fox & Friends pump the co-ax full of lies and
misrepresentations, vilification, dog whistles and sometimes explicit hate
speech. Its own biggest star, Hannity, has also been onstage at Trump rallies,
dismissing the real press as “fake news.”

Sure. If you want the source of actually fake news, look no farther than his own
channel.

The boundaries of time and space prohibit a comprehensive rundown here but the
liberal Media Matters — which exists explicitly to debunk false right-wing
tropes — catalogues Fox outrages to a nauseating fare-thee-well. In non-partisan
Politifact’s accounting of 160 assertions made on Fox News Channel and subjected
to fact checking, 21% were deemed to be true or mostly true; 40% were half true
or mostly false; 28% were false and 10% were blatant, “pants-on-fire” lies. In
the past four years, most of the lying has been in direct service of — and often
word-for-word lockstep with — the Trump administration.

So toxic is this organization that in my new book (where the Fox lies are
annotated chapter and verse) I seriously examine the idea of using the vaunted
free market to shut that factory down. The notion is a boycott of Fox
advertisers, on the theory that brands historically hypersensitive about risking
their reputations in unsavory editorial environments might abandon a channel
rightfully tarred as extremist, dishonest, hateful and — worst of all —
destabilizing to civil order and democracy itself.

Now, such thoughtful critics as Politico’s Jack Shafer warn that advertisers
shouldn’t be the arbiters of acceptable speech. No, but in the free market of
ideas, citizens are very much such arbiters, and they have at times voted (think
South Africa) at the cash register. What do citizens think about $10 billion
underwriting sedition?

But it’s worse. Because Fox isn’t just Trump TV. It’s also a Trump whisperer,
feeding the world’s most powerful couch potato a steady stream of infuriating
tidbits — usually false or wildly out of context — which frequently reappear as
Trump tweets of official government policy by 10 am. This catastrophic feedback
loop has resulted in the pardoning of war criminals, the firing of cabinet
secretaries, the assassination of an enemy military leader, the caging of
children at the border, the conspiracy to shift blame for 2016 election
interference from Russia to Ukraine, and the smearing of a US Ambassador in the
process.



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