Fake News Alert: CNN Identifies Virginia’s Gov Blackface as Republican

CNN gets it wrong.

Twenty minutes ago, I wouldn’t know a chyron from a Macron. But now, thanks to the good folks at Oxford Dictionaries, I’ve found out that a chyron is “An electronically generated caption superimposed on a television or cinema screen.”

Thanks, Oxford Doctionaries!

Anyhow, I know this may come as a shock to you, but in an aired segment regarding Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam (D-VA), the chyron during Anderson Cooper’s segment listed Northam as a Republican, see video below.

Amazingly enough, this isn’t the first time leftists have gotten their party affiliations bass ackwards.

Just a handful of examples;

  • In June of 2013, the screamingly liberal MSNBC ran a story regarding the man famous for saying “segregation now, segregation forever!”, Gov George Wallace (D-AL) was listed on the chyron as a member of the Grand Old Party. Wallace was born into a Democrat family, lived his entire life as a Democrat, and died as a Democrat.

  • In Nov of 2013, UPI reported that Northeastern Illinois University erected a plaque on campus that clearly cites that Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat. Oddly enough, Northwestern defends citing The Rail-Splitter as a Democrat, with no indication that a correction to the discrepancy will ever be made.

In Dec of 2017, NewsBusters.org reported;

Washington Week on PBS, host Robert Costa — also a Washington Post reporter — suggested that Wallace was a part of the Republican party’s “past” as he recalled that some black voters in Alabama are worried about the direction the GOP is taking. Costa:

I spoke to a lot of African-American voters when I was down there, Jeff, and they said that they’re worried that the Republican Party — broadly speaking — is turning back to its past. They cited the former governor of Alabama, George Wallace, a segregationist, and they say, in Roy Moore — sometimes even in President Trump — they hear echoes of a past that makes them uncomfortable.

Not one of the four panel members jumped in to correct the suggestion that Wallace was ever a Republican as CNN’s Jeff Zeleny, CBS’s Nancy Cordes, NBC’s Kristen Welker, and Vice News’s Shawna Thomas got their turns to speak.