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Donald Trump: 1, CNN: 0

No American president has been attacked by leftist American media outlets as much as Donald Trump. Not even George W. Bush was criticized as much.

The war against him started since it became clear that he was “the bulldozer” of the electoral race within the Republican Party and in the society after he was a material for mockery by liberals and leftist journalists and celebrities.

CNN is one of the media podiums, which took it upon itself to fight Trump and not just criticize him. The war between Trump, his administration and supporters and this channel is a severe war in which all weapons were used.

The majority of the American media, and the European media to some extent such as the BBC, the German DW and the French France 24, have a leftist orientation that’s naturally hostile to the right-wing and conservatives, mainly to President Trump.

The media is a very strong tool that masters “stereotyping” characters, monopolizing the interpretation of events and “morally” assassinating figures via comments, caricatures and comedy shows.

Trump however is strong-willed and he decided not to submit to the media’s bullying because he understands the agenda which dictates their moves. He also knows that Barack Obama was the American president whom the American media was the nicest and kindest to.

The problem is not in the political affiliation and whether one is a leftist, a centrist or a supporter of the right-wing. The problem is when a journalist is dragged under the enthusiasm of this affiliation and when he forgets professional standards

Mashari Althayidi

Trap for Trump?

Few days ago, CNN fell in a trap that it had dug for Trump. It announced dismissing – it said it accepted the resignation – of three of its most prominent journalists due to a fake report on Trump and Russia. One of those dismissed is Eric Lichtblau, an editor of the channel’s investigative unit. Lichtblau had been awarded the renowned Pulitzer prize for his work in the field of journalism.

In response, Trump tweeted: “Wow, CNN had to retract big story on ‘Russia,’ with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!” Before that, Trump and his son Donald Jr. blasted the famous channel by describing it as a “fake news network.”

The problem is not in the political affiliation and whether one is a leftist, a centrist or a supporter of the right-wing. These are related to freedom and interest. However, the problem is when a journalist is dragged under the enthusiasm of this affiliation and when he forgets professional standards.

For example, we all know that the Qatari Al Jazeera channel and other media outlets which are allied with it, such as those affiliated with the Brotherhood, the Khomeini’s ideology and leftists, promote the Qatari narrative about Qatar’s crisis. We all know that, for example, Al Arabiya and Sky News Arabia channels are against this media camp.

However, it is not right to step on the media profession while fighting these media battles. Political affiliations are not the problem as the “basic” problem is lying and falsifying. Whims make one blind and deaf. This is the summary of the story behind CNN’s retracted Russian report.

This article is also available in Arabic.
Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy


CNN Launches New Show to PROMOTE Muslim Propaganda

With CNN hoping to raise their ratings, they recently announced the addition of two shows that will likely be as controversial as they are short-lived.

The new shows, hosted by W. Kamau Bell and Reza Aslan, will appeal directly to their hardcore liberal audience, as both shows touch on issues of religion and race.

Aslan’s show has a working title of “Believer.” The CNN press release stated, “Aslan will immerse himself into one of the world’s most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer.”

Translation: He will spend most of his time defending Islam. He already has a past filled with bashing Christianity and claiming the Bible is inaccurate, even though he’s not a historian or biblical scholar by any stretch of the imagination.

He also once labeled Bill Maher’s criticism of Islam as “frank bigotry” and called Sam Harris’ criticism of Islam “paranoid, unsophisticated and uniformed.” (H/T Breitbart)

Bell is also no stranger to controversy either, especially when dealing with topics of race in the United States.

His new show, to be called “United Shades of America,” will have Bell “explore the far corners of our country and its various groups and subcultures.”

Translation: It will showcase anything Bell remotely considers racism and probably repeat the phrase “white privilege” as often as possible.

At one point, Bell remarked that whites don’t have the right to label what’s racist and what’s not, because, in fact, only white people are racist.

On his previous attempt at a show, which was nothing short of a disaster, Bell even accused everyone who identifies with the tea party as being racist.

He’s also a major supporter of President Barack Obama.

Better set your DVR if you want to catch these shows, folks. We don’t expect them to be around long.

Share this on Facebook and Twitter if you think the shows will last about as long as Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails on a private server.


Islam: Terrorists to Set New Record in 2013

2013 is on track to beat 2012 as the year with the most worldwide terrorist attacks and terror-related deaths.

By Maayana Miskin

Global terrorism is still on the rise, and is set to hit a new record high in 2013, CNN reports.

The report cited the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), which reported that terrorism hit a record high in 2012, and that so far attacks have been even more frequent in 2013.

There were over 8,500 terrorist attacks worldwide in 2012 and nearly 15,500 people were killed by terrorism, the group reported. The data showed a major increase compared to 2011, with attacks up by 69% and fatalities up by 89%.

The previous high for attacks was set in 2011, while the previous year in which the most people were murdered by terrorists worldwide was 2007.

So far, terrorism has been even more frequent in 2013, with 5,100 terrorist attacks recorded by START in the first half of the year alone.

Several high-profile terrorist attacks took place in the second half of 2013, including a terrorist assault on the Westage Mall in Nairobi, Kenya in which at least 67 people were killed, a string of bombings in Pakistan that included an attack on a church that killed 75, and fresh waves of violence in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At least 4,000 people have been killed in fighting in Iraq in 2013.

START defines terrorism as activity by a “non-state actor” aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious or social goal, in which civilians were targeted, and which was intended to coerce or intimidate a larger group beyond the immediate victims.

The group gathers information on attacks by scanning world media.