CNN Rages Against 'Susan Rice Bombshell', Urges Viewers To Ignore Story

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Authored by Tom Elliott, originally posted at Grabien News,

Since news broke Monday that the Obama Administration's National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, directed the "unmasking" of NSA intercepts of Trump associates, CNN has raced to shoot down the blockbuster report.

CNN Tonight's Don Lemon went so far as to announce he would ignore the news at all costs.

While interviewing a Democratic congressman, CNN's Chris Cuomo claimed it was "demonstrably untrue" Rice sought surveillance of the Trump team, even as that's exactly what yesterday's reports prove.

Over the last 24 hours, the network has also repeatedly called on its chief national security correspondent, Jim Sciutto, to dismiss the reports as a non-story; Sciutto has even excused Rice claiming ignorance of the unmasking scandal two weeks ago, arguing Rice "wasn't aware" what unmasking Rep. Devin Nunes (D-Calif.) was referring to.

And on Tuesday's "New Day," anchor Alisyn Camerota openly pleaded with Sen. John McCain to write-off the news as unimportant.

Last night, Lemon began "CNN Tonight" with an announcement that the Rice report a "fake scandal ginned up by right-wing media and Trump" that he would not be baited into justifying with coverage.

"On this program tonight, we will not insult your intelligence by pretending," it's legitimate, he said. "Nor will we aid and abet the people trying to misinform you, the American people, by creating a diversion. Not going to do it."

Sciutto also claimed the story was "ginned up" to distract from Trump tweeting that the Trump Tower was "wiretapped," when it was in fact communications were picked up through ordinary NSA surveillance.

"Again, to note by senior intelligence officials who work for both Democrats and Republicans, this appears to be a story, largely ginned up, partly as a distraction from this larger investigation," Sciutto told Anderson Cooper, explaining that "someone close to Ambassador Rice" told him this type of unmasking is "not unusual." 

In another appearance, Sciutto even attempted to excuse Rice from claiming to have no knowledge of the unmasking she's been caught orchestrating.

"From her perspective she didn’t know what specific unmasking Devin Nunes and others are talking about, in part because that is something she asks — or asked during the regular course of her work as national security adviser," he said. "I do know from speaking to people yesterday close to her that she doesn’t know specifically what Devin Nunes and others are accusing her of when it comes to unmasking because that was something sets in the regular course of her job."

And in yet another appearance, Sciutto also setup something of a strawman, arguing that the unmasking story is not important because "unmasking is not leaking."

During an interview with Sen. John McCain, CNN's Camerota plainly tried nudging the Arizona senator into dismissing the Rice bombshell:

CAMEROTA: “Okay, senator, I want to move on to other news of the day and that is, as you know, the Trump White House has talked about what they see or they say they see as a controversy of the former national security adviser Susan Rice unmasking a name, someone on team Trump, that was somehow caught up in some incidental collection of surveillance. They say that this is a controversy, it shows that she has done something wildly out of the bounds of normalcy. Is this business as usual for a national security adviser to ask for a name to be revealed, an American name, if she wants to know more or is this some sort of a controversy?”


McCAIN: “I think the circumstances indicate that there’s a possibility that that request could have been politically motivated. But we need to get to the bottom of it. As I’ve said, and I’ll probably say many more times because I’m kind of boring, this is a centipede. A shoe will drop every few days, the latest the meeting in Seychelles. This is a requirement, in my view, why we need a select committee in order to get through all this because there’s lots more shoes that will drop. I can’t make a judgment on what I just heard. She did have the authority to do it. What was the motivation for doing it, I think is the question.


CAMEROTA: “What we’ve heard from the reporting, is that if she saw a masked name that said American number one had these conversations with Russians at the same time that President Obama had imposed sanctions, wouldn’t that arouse some curiosity on her part?”


McCAIN: “All I can say, Alisyn, is that I don’t know enough to reach a conclusion except to say this is another aspect of this multi-dimensional scandal."

CNN were not alone in this effort to desperately cover up Rice's misdeeds - just skim MSNBC or New York Times' headlines - but CNN does seem the most vociferous in its defense of Rice. Here they are this morning...

Roughly translated: "That Susan Rice story is fake. We know this because Susan Rice's friend says so."

The pushback comes as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Monday that Rice should testify under oath to address multiple reports she had unmasked the identities of Americans associated with the Trump campaign and transition team.

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Truther's picture

Fuck you Lemon and CNN. Go die already. You're fucking toast....

froze25's picture

And CNN dies a little more.... Don Lemon Party, really dude now your just blatantly lying.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

I wonder if CNN would still be liquid if the Ad Counsil quit purchasing unsold timeslots at night.

jcaz's picture

I was too distracted by the nifty bow tie to listen to what he said.....

how_this_stuff_works's picture

I always liked bow ties on Tucker Carlson. This guy? Not so much.

Troll Magnet's picture

These niggas just never cover up their tracks.

LasVegasDave's picture

This is what happens when you let niggers run things


We are so very, very sorry, Gov. Wallace and Mr. Maddox; you were right.


We will try and do better in the future.

Stackers's picture

Just like when CNN declared itself a "Rev. Wright Free Zone" when interviewing Senator Obama and his 20 year association with the most racist church in America came to light.

Richard Chesler's picture

Quick fellow libturds! Put your head in the sand now!

Syrin's picture

And oh yeah, Podesta got paid a billion rubles by a Soviet company while running Hillarnazi's campaign, but TRUMP!   RUSSIANS!

MagicHandPuppet's picture

It's high time President Trump permanently BAN the Criminal News Nonsense (CNN) from all white house briefings.

nope-1004's picture

Susan Rice, Barry Soetoro, Don Lemon, Eric Holder......  I don't see a trend, do you?











The Once-ler's picture

 …  By God,  the media is gonna
      save our nation  if it kills  us.

manofthenorth's picture







j0nx's picture

If I was Trump this would be the last straw. Banned from the press pool. All WH credentials yanked. No more tolerance for liars and propagandists.

Kidbuck's picture

Unfortunately, for the people who define everything by the hoped for results, instead of the actual results, diversity often means not a diversity of opinion or even a diversity of talent, but a diversity of intelligence.

resaci's picture

Complain to management at any business that shows CNN. Tell them you don't watch FAKE NEWS and threaten to BOYCOT their business.

PrayingMantis's picture


... Dawn Lemon ... 'she' has worse anal ysis than an octogenarian senior's diarrhea-soiled diaper ...


eatthebanksters's picture

The Libtards will do anything to keep the first black POTUS from going down in flames...sad day for our country.  Sad day that our first black POTUS was some sociopath like Barry when there are so many better people to choose from. 

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

CNN is much better at handling news about missing airplanes.  Perhaps they sould refocus on that.

Dormouse's picture

Don Lemon and the rest of the CNN crew are guilty of sedition at best and treason at worst. I demand executions; hangings, electric chair, injection, Kim Jong Un-style anti-aircraft gun. But I demand them soon. These people are quite literally committing acts of war and terrorism against this great nation. Kill them already!

Chupacabra-322's picture

It's absolute, complete Hubris by the Presstitute Media.

Little do they realize that this, like the PedoGate Deep State Sex Compromised Operation of Blackmailing "Officials" isn't going away.

Feeble Final attempt of "Gas Lighting" "Blue Pilling" the American Mindset Psyche.

glenlloyd's picture

Wanna get back at CNN? Cut the cable cord and get rid of douchebags like Lemon.

NoDebt's picture

No, don't look behind that curtain!

- The Wizard of Oz

(We are definitely not in Kansas any more.)


Delving Eye's picture

Exactly! "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."

larz's picture

Yeah because he's bizzy with hotdogs and pizza

The Wizard's picture

The Wizard asks who is doing the diversion? Which is a diversion the Russian meme which is being used to divert from so many happenings, or is unlawful surveying being used as a diversion? It seems pretty obvious to The Wizard.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Now it becomes clear how "legitimate" news defines the difference between itself and  "fake" news: "legit" news asks their favored people's best friends and closest associates if it's true or not..... and UNQUESTIONABLY takes their word for it.

Scott Pelly, CBS: "Well, we asked the Clinton Campaign if it was true and they said 'no' "

CNN: " Well, we asked Susan Rice's friends if it was true and they said 'no' "

Amazing... what "THOROUGH" and "PROFESSIONAL" and "UNBIASED"  "journalism."

Syrin's picture

CNN - not fake news, very fake news

Franklin Mint Chip's picture
Franklin Mint Chip (not verified) Syrin Apr 4, 2017 10:29 AM

Don Lemonhead... faggot extra-ordinaire...

auricle's picture

Susan Rice should not have to testify, there should be records that show the request for unmasked documents containing Trump associates. All of this information is closely tracked. Simply show the custody chain. 

John_Coltrane's picture

I'm surprised you received any down votes for your truthiness. Just look at what happened to the formerly prosperous and low crime rate countries of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South Africa now that low IQ negroes are in charge. Or of course, every city in America run by these chimps is another example. Remember, folks, the Africans did not even develop the wheel prior to European colonization. They've got a few thousands generations of evolution under difficult northern climatic conditions to go before they will "integrate" into an advanced Western culture. Low cost slave labor has become very high cost welfare.

btn's picture

"Troll Magnet" - looks like you found a lot of them

waspwench's picture

They don't need to.   CNN will do it for them.

Can't remember the last time I looked at CNN anyway.

SixIsNinE's picture

lulu lemon's just trying to tighten up his image after his disasterous election & new year's decadent debauchery ...


Clinton NonNews  - Vanguard of the Fakestream Shills


Anderson Pooper.


Matt Damon.


Perimetr's picture

Time for the FCC to suspend CNN's license to operate

Fuck those lying sacks of shit

New_Meat's picture

duuuude, while there are many ways to interpret CNN, their actual non-fake name is "Cable News Network."

Cable.  Capische?

FCC don't do no licensin' on no Cables.

But you can feel free to have the necessary relations with them if it would please you.

- Ned

DC Exile's picture

CNN = CIA, Deep State. Trump must yank CNN's black budget funding stat. Watch CNN shrivel up and die without the secret subsidy. Yank the NYT's too. And cancel all the Bezos Amzn (WashPost) CIA contracts today!!

Drain it!

SixIsNinE's picture

cnn - cia  Doofus state.   eyeballs deep into their deep doofushit


Tonkin _Gulf_Yacht_Club's picture

Unfortunately FCC only controls over-the-air stations, not cable content

Cut the cord now

TeamDepends's picture

The used car salesman was trying to sell you a Lemon.

laser's picture

You should see him in his high heels.

provokethegoyim's picture

Lemon Tree, very pretty,

And the Lemon flower is sweet,

But nothing is so lovely

As Susan hanging there like meat.

Secret Weapon's picture

They need to ban CNN from all airports around the country and put on the Weather Channel instead. 

No_More's picture

I'd rather airports be TV free zones thanks. I can amuse myself in peace just fine thanks.

SixIsNinE's picture

+ a gazillion -


but, TSA & DHS & IC boys & girls claim Terrrrrrists could bring in a toothpaste tube filled with C4 and a water bottle with mustard gas & your little boy could sneak in some VX & ricin in his briefs -  

no, best keep the Lobotomy Boxes installed, for our Safety of course !  /////ssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!


Syrin's picture

I couldn't agree more.   That's where half of their ratings come from.   That and from my idiotic mother in law.