CNN Called Out for Misleading Report

  • 2019-03-21
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
CNN Called Out for Misleading Report
By Ken Lund (Flickr: CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 

CNN was recently called out for a report where they lied about James Madison and the electoral college.

According to The Daily Wire:

On Wednesday, CNN, eager to push forward the current agenda of the Democratic Party, which is to abolish the Electoral College so that urban areas, which lean heavily Democratic, can dominate presidential elections, claimed that James Madison, the fourth president of the United States and the man known as the Father of the Constitution, called the Electoral College “evil.”

 

The inaccuracy of CNN’s heavy-handed attempt was pointed out:

 

Here’s some background on Madison and the Electoral College: In 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia first saw Edmund Randolph's "Virginia Plan" that urged "a National Executive...to be chosen by the National Legislature" with "a general authority to execute the National laws." He was countered by James Wilson of Pennsylvania, who favored choosing the president by a direct, national vote of the people, as a president chosen by the legislature would be controlled by the legislature. Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania, agreed, writing:

If the Legislature elect, it will be the work of intrigue, of cabal, and of faction; it will be like the election of a pope by a conclave of cardinals....The Legislature will continually seek to aggrandize & perpetuate themselves; and will seize those critical moments produced by war, invasion or convulsion for that purpose. It is necessary then that the Executive Magistrate should be the guardian of the people, even of the lower classes, agst. Legislative tyranny, against the Great & the wealthy who in the course of things will necessarily compose the Legislative body.


CNN is known for presenting news in a way that conforms to their narrative, this just seems like another example.

 Source: TTN

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