CNN has been losing credibility over the years as they shift from a non-biased news outlet to nothing more than a left-wing propaganda organization, and a recent article from their National Security Analyst only helps to prove it.
Not a word was mentioned about the man who killed three people at a Jewish Community Center over the weekend running for governor in North Carolina as a Democrat, or his being a fan of Max Blumenthal who’s the son of one of Hillary Clinton’s advisors, in a lengthy op-ed piece by Peter Bergen. Instead, he used the latest shooting to exemplify why those on the far right should be feared more than a global terrorist group that’s responsible for tens of thousands of deaths, including those on 9/11.
Bergen made the allegation that since 9/11, right-wing extremists have been responsible for more deaths than al Qaeda has inside U.S. borders. He did so by citing research from an organization called the New America Foundation, where he’s a research assistant, which is a left-wing think tank that’s trying to “change the country’s policy discourse in critical areas.”
He said that “since 9/11 extremists affiliated with a variety of far-right wing ideologies, including white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and anti-government militants, have killed more people in the United States than have extremists motivated by al Qaeda’s ideology.”
He then drew the comparison to al Qaeda-linked terrorists who he says have killed 23 people in the U.S. since 9/11.
Throughout the whole piece not once did he mention the casualties that have come from people who are on the opposite side of the fence like Christopher Dorner or Jared Laughner, who both had far-left viewpoints and lashed out in fits of rage.
As an article on Breitbart points out, the piece by Bergen was published exactly a year after Bergen appeared on CNN and tried to cast blame on right-wing extremists for the Boston bombings prior to there being any evidence of such. Rather than retract his statements from the past, or apologize for making such an accusation, he appears to have doubled-down on his anti-conservative rhetoric by writing this piece.
As long as CNN continues to push these viewpoints they can all but assure themselves their ratings will continue to decline. This isn’t news, its opinion based on unfounded claims using faulty reporting to reinforce it, and that’s not what people expect from a national news outlet.