Bias Alert: CNN, MSNBC Use Graphics to Fact-check Trump Only
Television news has long used graphics at the bottom of the screen to identify the people and places in their stories – but with the 2016 presidential race, two networks lately have been injecting analysis into them during their news reporting.
It started in June when Donald Trump denied having said Japan should have nuclear weapons. CNN inserted this snarky line in their chyron:
TRUMP: I NEVER SAID JAPAN SHOULD HAVE NUKES (HE DID)
Last week, when Eric Trump claimed his father had apologized to the Khan family over remarks he made about them after they spoke at the Democratic National Convention, CNN went with:
TRUMP’S SON: FATHER APOLOGIZED TO KHANS (HE HASN’T)
Last week, MSNBC followed its cable rival in having fun with parentheses.