CNN Only Calls Mount Rushmore Majestic When Obama Was There
In another proof of its blatant hypocrisy, CNN called Mount Rushmore a “monument of two slave owners” as President Donald Trump went there to kick off the celebration of Independence Day at a time when being patriotic is being branded as a crime by those on the left. CNN is being inconsistent and hypocritical with its reporting because back in 2008 when Barack was campaigning, CNN gushed over the monument when he visited it.
“Barack Obama is campaigning in South Dakota. That state’s primary is Tuesday. Obama arrived there late last night and got a good look around Mt. Rushmore—it’s quite a sight if you haven’t seen it,” CNN anchor Ron Marciano said in 2008. His fellow anchor then described the monument as majestic.
Fascinating how CNN called Mount Rushmore "majestic" and "quite a sight" in 2008 when Obama visited, but now its a symbol of slavery and stolen landhttps://t.co/3sV1ZEfW9L https://t.co/GTIH9tzOim pic.twitter.com/5Vu6uQp4XS— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) July 3, 2020
On Friday, their correspondent Joe Johns was not very generous with how he described the monument. He criticized how Trump is trying to preserve the relics of hate during a time of racial tension. He mentioned that the monument is a symbol of their oppression and that two of the presidents depicted on it were slave owners.
“President Trump will be at Mt. Rushmore where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans told to be focusing on the effort to, quote, tear down our country’s history,” CNN correspondent Leyla Santiago said.
The criticisms of the monument are based on facts. Two of the presidents on the monument, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. The monument was also built on land that is important to a Native American tribe, but the problem is the inconsistency of CNN’s reporting. Their bias is so obvious they cannot even deny it. The monument is okay to them when Barack visits it but when President Trump and conservatives go there they say it’s a symbol of oppression.
This is a problem with mainstream media today. They are manufacturing controversies instead of just reporting straight facts. The way that they have described Mount Rushmore and the President’s visit there is just a way to divide Americans even more.