Liberal News Outlets Panic over ‘Extremists’ at Trump Social Media Summit

NewsBusters | 7/12/2019 | Staff
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Liberal media outlets hysterically condemned free speech defenders as “extremists” and “conspiracy theory peddlers” commenting on the White House Social Media Summit.

At least six major news outlets ran with the same narrative — from CNN to NBC to The Washington Post. CNN Business headlined its article: “Trump invites right-wing extremists to White House 'social media summit,” smearing the event as an opportunity for “legitimizing fringe political allies.”

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Journalists relied on anti-Trump critics who fit the narrative. The Post’s coverage quoted Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) who condemned the summit for rallying “some of the most extreme voices on social media.” The same article quoted Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) who blasted the president for “inviting known extremists and conspiracy theory peddlers to the White House.”

The Hill’s article on the event cited its interview with liberal Change the Terms coalition founder Jessica González. She scorched the summit as “a propaganda tool to pressure social media companies to allow hate, racism, xenophobia and religious bigotry, homophobia, to run wild.”

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One of the “extremists” multiple outlets condemned was YouTuber CarpeDonktum who they described as “an anonymous troll” who became famous for an “anti-media meme.” This being their spiteful way of showing they are still salty over being hilariously parodied. CarpeDonktum has been retweeted by the president multiple times for his cartoonish meme videos which often lionize Trump and or make the media look foolish.

NBC News wrote how “Trump touts the 'power' of extremist social media activists at White House summit,” then slammed the summit as based on lies. NBC blasted Trump for supposedly accusing social media companies “without evidence” of manipulating his content as well as “praising conspiracy theorists and far-right agitators alike.”


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