CNN Has A Shameless Newsgasm Over National Poll Showing Trump ‘Tied’ With Hillary

If you had any doubts whatsoever that CNN doesn’t give a good golly goddamn about the consequences of their reporting as long as it gets them ratings, this should clarify things for you:

Story highlights

  • Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has largely evaporated, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson stands at 7%

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton start the race to November 8 on essentially even ground, with Trump edging Clinton by a scant two points among likely voters, and the contest sparking sharp divisions along demographic lines in a new CNN/ORC Poll.

 The breathless video that accompanies the article is just as bad. The host actually says, out loud, “horse race” right at the beginning and that tells you everything you need to know about how CNN is gleefully framing this poll.

The rest of the article goes on to just how close the race is! and Trump appears to be winning with several important demographics! and Trump is seen as more trustworthy!

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What you won’t find is a single mention of the mountain of lies that Trump has been spewing or that Clinton’s “scandals” keep turning out to be total nonsense. And why should CNN mention these unimportant facts? It’s not like they’re reporting actual news here. They have ratings to maintain so they’re going to manufacture a close race no matter what. There are millions in advertising dollars at stake, CNN wants its share and they’re not above lying to you to get it.

And make no mistake, CNN is ABSOLUTELY lying to you.

The problem with all this excited reporting over a national poll is that it doesn’t mean anything. Sure, if you look at the entire country as a whole, it LOOKS like Hillary and Trump are neck and neck. OOOOH!!!! EXCITING!

But the second you look at the individual states, it’s not a race at this point; it’s a question of just how badly is Hillary going to crush Trump.

For the last month or so, the only swing states that Trump has been competitive in have been Ohio and Florida; in every other swing state, he’s getting crushed. Hell, last night, Rachel Maddow reported that Trump is doing so poorly in individual states that Texas and deep blood red Mississippi are in play if Hillary decided to put her time and effort into them.

That adds another two reliably red states to the list of places Trump is struggling in: Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina and Utah, among others.

None of this is to say that Hillary is going to run the board and pick up half a dozen red states in November or that liberals should get complacent; we shouldn’t. Ever. Trump must lose and he must lose by a lot if the GOP has any hope of pushing Trump’s white supremacist base back into the fever swamp of fringe politics. But Hillary’s dominating performance in individual states clearly shows that CNN’s “horse race” reporting is pure clickbait garbage. I’d say they should be ashamed of themselves but when the news puts profit over honesty, anything goes.

Featured image by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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