President Trump has put his finger on a hot button that should make any honest American shudder. The simple truth is that most of the world views this country through the leftist TV lens of CNN – CNN International to be precise. CNNl’s domination worldwide assures that hundreds of millions of people in every continent are subjected to a daily dose of warped, one-sided and inaccurate coverage of what goes on in America.
This is not new, but it is troubling. Travel anywhere outside the U.S. and the only English-speaking news on the tube other than the BBC is CNN International.
Name a place anywhere across the globe — from hotel to airport — and CNN International will be either blaring in the background or subtitling you with their extreme leftist point of view. It is CNNI all the time and everywhere.
Indeed, the international version of CNN reaches an estimated 200 million hotel rooms and homes in close to 200 countries according to the network, and it’s highly likely this is not an exaggeration. Without a doubt, it’s all part of a grand plan by owner Ted Turner that is both powerful and efficacious. Their sheer market share should send chills up the spines of independents and conservatives alike. And so, the question must be asked:
How did this happen?
CNNI is part and parcel of Turner’s globalization plan going back to the 1980s. In 1994 Turner decided to go head to head against the BBC World Service Television. Way back when Turner began his political life as a Republican but has morphed into a leftist over the years. As a philanthropist, Turner spotted the United Nations a cool billion-dollar gift. That pretty much tells you everything you need to know about his politics.
Personally, Turner is a bit of a wildcard. According to multiple sources, Turner is involved in a long-running feud with – of all people – Rupert Murdoch. The bad blood dates to 1983 during a sailing contest when Murdoch’s yacht bumped into Turner’s causing it to run aground some six miles before the finish line. After the race, Turner went psycho on Murdoch and challenged him to a fistfight in Vegas.
This is not an anomaly. Turner is well-known for making rather bizarre comments. On September 19, 2005, The CNN King told a rather bewildered Wolf Blitzer that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il didn’t “look evil” to him. He went on to say:
“Well, hey, listen. I saw a lot of people over there. They were thin and they were riding bicycles instead of driving in cars, but…I didn’t see any brutality.”
No doubt, Turner is an odd duck, but there can be no discounting that he’s a television genius and pioneer. Most of CNNI is offered free around the world and as such rules and reigns the information flow about the U.S. on foreign shores. For all intents and purposes, CNNI has a virtual monopoly on informing the rest of the world about what is going on in America. If this doesn’t scare the Bejesus out of an honest conservative, nothing will. And thus far, no one has been willing to step up and challenge CNNI.
Should the world continue to receive this steady diet of leftist information for the next quarter century as it has for the last, there’s no telling what damage will be done regarding how the world views and understands the people, culture, and politics of United States.
It is quite simply an untenable situation.