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CNN busted when sharp-eyed viewers notice something odd about this “rescue”

“Fake news.” Two words that were hardly ever put together in the same sentence a mere matter of months ago are now uttered and typed thousands of times a day. On multiple occasions Donald Trump has stood in front of reporters from CNN and called them “fake news”, he’s lambasted the network on his Twitter feed and essentially gone on a crusade against the one-time cable news giant.


It’s not just Trump. Thanks to the internet, millions and millions of eyes are trained onto and looking out for biased if not outright false reporting, and CNN has once again gotten busted for faking a story — and this one is of the most sickening variety.

CNN has been caught leveraging an unfolding natural disaster, Hurricane Harvey, to push its own false narrative.

With the whole world watching the tragic loss of life and property in Texas, CNN corespondent Drew Griffin decided to play the role of hero and assist in the saving of a man in distress, which on the surface is certainly worthy of applause.

But then the ever watchful eyes of the internet began to pick up on some inconsistencies that point to the whole thing having been a faked set up.

Twitter user referring to himself as RedPill “Journalist/Reporter for Goldwater, Connoisseur of Truth, Logic, Reason” noticed a few strange things about the supposed ‘rescue’ — first and foremost being that Griffin seems to have squeezed in a wardrobe change during the ‘tense seconds’ while saving a man.

See for yourself:

Redpill then took the video and broke it down into byte-sized segments to highlight the obvious fake:

The ensuing Twitter storm was brutal on CNN, deservedly so with one tweeter asking “@realDonaldTrump why are U guys still allowing @cnn a WH press pass?”  And with RedPill himself sarcastically pointing out how Griffin was professional enough to keep a microphone on him while saving a man’s life.

Of course this isn’t the first time CNN has been busted faking it. While reporting on the Cleveland kidnapping story in 2013 CNN was busted faking a supposed “satellite interview” between anchor Nancy Grace (allegedly in Cleveland) and reporter Ashleigh Banfield (allegedly in Phoenix) when in fact they were in the same parking lot.

That particular embellishment while embarrassing for the network was nevertheless somewhat harmless. But with the eyes of the world watching the drama unfolding in Texas, with rescuers working themselves to the point of dropping from exhaustion and the sheer scope of human tragedy taking place, the very idea that CNN (or anyone else) would exploit the victims of this disaster is beyond the pale even for that beleaguered outfit.


As Rush Limbaugh’s voiceover guy says, “They used to get away with it.”  Used to.  CNN just doesn’t seem to be learning. The internet is watching and the more we see, the more we’re believing Trump is right. “You are fake news.”

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44 Comments

44 Comments

  1. Henry Meguess

    August 31, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    These people have reached another low thats why their rating are so low.

  2. DPerkins

    August 31, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I want to UNSUBSCRIBE from this website

  3. Kristen Rivera

    August 31, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    ALL i CAN SAY IS SMH!!!! SHAME!!!

  4. Susan C

    August 31, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    So Bloody Sick of these so called human beings on CNN. Not sure if the day will ever come that they could be TRUSTED again

  5. Bob Buchanan

    August 31, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Look at the Stetson hat on the dash board, no cowboy who wears these hats would ever put the hat down that way they always put it top down, it’s just the way it is. CNN has been caught doing this a number of times now, sad, very sad.

  6. June Wilson

    August 31, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    There is no doubt that CNN is FAKE through and through and shouldn’t be allowed to be on the air. What they tried to pull in Texas ( FAKING A RESCUE) is despicable to say the least. President Trump absolutely was right from the beginning.Maybe we ought to listen to him a little more often!

  7. paulette

    August 31, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Wow,im not so sure if i would have caught that but you know CNN thinks we are all stupid and some are but most aren,t just the ones who watch cnn and msmbs,this is terrible,needs to go viral

  8. PHILLIP BAUGHMAN

    August 31, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    CNN needs to be off the air for ever more THEY ARE THE REAL FAKE NEWS for sure.

    • William

      August 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      It would happen if everyone would BOYCOTT that crap of a news network. Nobody doesn’t seem to want to though. I NEVER watch or visit anything CNN.
      MAGA!

    • SAMMY

      September 1, 2017 at 1:25 am

      JUST THINK THEY HAVE BEEN BULL$HITING US FOR THE LAST 50YRS

  9. Stacey Morelock

    August 31, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    How funny, you had khaki shorts on, Mr. Griffen, now you have black pants and they are neatly tucked into your nice shiny black boots. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm.

  10. AHZZ

    August 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    SCUMS OF THE “FAKE NEWS” MEDIA!
    President Trump IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RIGHT!

    • AHZZ

      August 31, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      CNN – “CRAPPY NEWS NETWORK”!!!

  11. sandra morrison

    August 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    lOVED IT LAST NIGHT WHEN, THE REPORTER ON CNN GOT CAUGHT WITH HER PANTS DOWN, ON THE BIRTH OF A BABY STORY. TOO FUNNY. LADY TOLD HER SHE HAD THE STORIES MIXED UP, BAHAHAHAH! TYPICAL OF A FAKE NEWS STATION.

  12. noah jonas

    August 31, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Doesn’t the FCC or whatever government agency have the authority to jerk or fine CNN big bucks for constantly lying to their viewers. Over the past 4 years, they have gone from bad to worse. Not one of their talking heads respects our country.

  13. Bond, Wade Bond

    August 31, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Dickheads

  14. pk meloy

    August 31, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    That reporter is a fast change artist. How in the heck did he go from shorts and sandals to black pants and boots while running behind the bathroom sign???? My GOD, how stupid to these people think we are??

  15. RS Gosnell

    August 31, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    This report is totally off the mark. If you’ll listen to the audio, you’ll 100% hear the reporters running steps continuing BEYOND the view of the handicap parking sign. The individual shown in the shorts wasn’t moving……totally obvious that this gripper was on the scene prior to the reporters entrance.
    If you’re going to hack some news, bestest examine it THOROUGHLY and NOT jut the “so called” obvious appearance.
    Dumb ass hackers !!!!

  16. Lewis monroe

    August 31, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Time to put this stuff where it does a great deal of damage to CNN. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM TAKEN DOWN. WHY ARE THEY STILL IN BUSINESS?

  17. Kelli

    August 31, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    ~Hahahahaha :)!!!

  18. HOTPEPPER

    August 31, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    OMG How fake can it be? Unbelievable! CNN should be taken off Air ASAP!!

    • John Walton

      September 1, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Remember back when Hillary was Secretary of State and they reported that her plane was taking incoming fire. Then was revealed all fake not even in the area of hostile fire. That story was buried real fast.

  19. Rob

    August 31, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    As You Can See, The Trucker Driver Rolls Down His Car Window And Calmly Places His Elbow Arm On The Car Door.If That Were Me, I Would Be Desperately Waving My Arms Out Of The Car Window To Be Saved..This Is So Fckin Despicable By CNN.Fake And Staged..

  20. Thomas

    September 1, 2017 at 12:15 am

    This is the media version of Stolen Valor

  21. Dolores

    September 1, 2017 at 1:16 am

    What I find troubling is the fact that the video on this website did not include the full footage. Google “drew griffin cnn”. Google shows the original video as being posted 3 days ago. (1:51 minutes long) If you go to the original video which is 1:51 minutes long, stop at :33 seconds. It shows 3 people from the crew were there (Griffin, a photojournalist, and the producer) helping the man from the flood. Why would your website omit part of the footage? I’m ashamed to call myself a republican when both sides have to produce “fake” news.

  22. r

    September 1, 2017 at 3:08 am

    I think there’s just another guy there in khaki shorts and a red jacket, and the pan tricks you into thinking you’re seeing the reporter. But you can hear the reporters feet on the grass and it doesn’t match the motion of the guy in shorts, who i think is somebody else. If we saw the rest of the feed it would probably be clear. I hate CNN but honesty even about your enemies is the whole point we’re trying to teach them.

  23. Rick

    September 1, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Superman!!!!!!! Faster than a speeding bullet!

  24. John

    September 1, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Watch it again. The dude in the khaki shorts is a different dude in a red jacket. He’s way closer to the water than the CNN guy that was running. Trust me, I hate CNN (aka Clinton News Network) but this is just crap just feeds conservative paranoia.

  25. BillWhit

    September 1, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Only time I see the FAKE NEWS of CNN is in posts like this. I deleted that worthless channel from my tv over a year ago. Not one REAL Reporter at CNN, only Propagandists!

  26. Feoba

    September 1, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Y’all need to check your heads. Or you’ll die denying reality. CNN is not the fake news, you’re the ones who has been brainwashed. Pack of deplorables.
    BTW, the person in the video in short isn’t the same with the reporter. But that’s just how you want to see it. Fucking retards

  27. RPR

    September 1, 2017 at 10:41 am

    cnn is becoming or has become the Philadelphia Enquirer of tv. Too funny. I may believe the Enquirer a tad more than cnn now.

  28. Barbara Johnson

    September 1, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Why am I not surprised that CNN would sink to this level during a real crisis. Thank you Red Pill for pointing this out your right first shorts then a pair of pants{must be a very good and lightening quick person of extraordinary means to change in a matter of seconds do this wink wink} Oh how many times do you have to embarrass your selves over at CNN before you have to finally admit the obvious your the fakest of the fake when it comes to news.

  29. Dave

    September 1, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    They should revolk their license to broadcast anything! What jerks they have working for them. This is exactly why I never watch CNN anywhere. How did they get to become such super liars?

  30. Joe

    September 1, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    This story itself is the only fake news. Listen to the video. You can hear the reporter talking and running while the other guy in shorts is just standing there. It is obviously two different people. Please stop with the wild conspiracy theories!

  31. Shawn Lewis

    September 1, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Gotta weigh in on this. Not a fan of CNN and the bit afterward seems somewhat self serving. (Never let a tragedy go to waste) But, If you listen to the sound of the reporter running (footsteps in the grass) and his voice, the pace of his running and his voice don’t change as the pan of camera shows a guy in shorts and sandals who is clearly not running. The speed and angle of his running and the timing of the pan of the camera match that he would not be in the frame. I don’t think this is the same reporter but likely one of the other CNN crew on the scene. Just my forensic analysis.

  32. Tim J

    September 2, 2017 at 5:22 am

    It’s pretty obvious that’s just another crew member wearing the same red CNN branded raincoat as the reporter. There’s really no conspiracy here. Just two dudes wearing the same company jacket.

  33. Paul Renquist

    September 2, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    This is the fake news. Notice the speed the reporter was moving towards the victim and then look at the guy in the shorts just as he first appeared. The guy in the shorts is a bystander. Also, how did they miraculously get the truck to somehow stop and get set up for the fake shot. You people are so gulable

  34. Dolores

    September 2, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    My comment will never be published, guaranteed. I have sent screen shots of this page to my friends both conservatives and liberals proving your site is just as bad as CNN. So sad where American is headed. Nobody cares about the truth, whatever that may be.

  35. Carolyn

    September 2, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    CNN Reporter is an oxymoron.

  36. Allen

    September 3, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Did anyone notice that the man they pulled from the vehicle had completely dry shorts on that were not wet or sticking to his legs like wet shorts would have done. With other stuff that been notice in this segment it all boils down to “Fake News for ratings”.

  37. Vote4Hillary

    September 3, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    The sound of the footsteps don’t even match the guy in the shorts. So this story is fake news, trying to empower the lies of tRump.

  38. D. Russell

    September 4, 2017 at 1:41 am

    You people are all suckers, and this will be removed i’m sure because this site is for suckers.
    Listen to the audio.. The guy is running.. Is the guy in shorts running? no.
    Is there more than one person in CNN with a red jack on? Yes.
    Confirmation Bias at its best.. See what you want to see.
    And you wonder why we think you are all idiots.
    Take head out of ass for more than a second and review your sources, critical thinking and use all your faculties.. eyes, ears and most importantly your mind..
    ONCE in a while please..

  39. Terre

    September 4, 2017 at 10:24 am

    He is a professional camera man and he is going to take a picture of a road sign for 15 seconds…That would be pretty doubtful

  40. Rob

    September 5, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I wish I could sell bridges to trump voters. There’s so obviously nothing there, but …..whatever
    http://www.snopes.com/cnn-staged-hurricane-harvey-rescue-video/

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