CNN was called out this week on social media over its seemingly preferential treatment of the Biden administration, compared to President Biden’s predecessor.
The story: Critics on social media posted screenshots of tweets from the network’s coverage of the Biden administration and the Trump administration in response to a recent report about President Biden’s handling of the pandemic.
In late April, the network published a piece about the Biden administration’s vaccine rollout. The article claimed that the U.S. had “one of the worst Covid responses” but that the president managed to turn that around allowing him to become “a leader on vaccines.
“The urgent, wartime effort by President Biden and his advisers to get millions of vaccines has allowed to US to go from having one of the worst Covid responses in the world to being a leader on vaccines,” CNN’s Ashley Semler wrote. The network got that conclusion from interviews with top Biden advisors that revealed “how the Biden team inherited a pandemic at its zenith with a high demand for vaccines and little supply, along with no long-term plan to vaccinate millions of Americans.”
The urgent, wartime effort by President Biden and his top advisers to get millions of vaccines in the arms of Americans has allowed the US to go from having one of the worst Covid responses in the world to being a global leader in vaccinationshttps://t.co/jScdI9gWrL
— CNN (@CNN) April 26, 2021
In another report from October 2020 that focused on former President Trump’s effort to speed up vaccine trials, CNN framed it as him placing pressure on companies.
“Even before his diagnosis, Trump had taken to calling drug companies to check on their vaccine trials, asking how much longer they’ll take and ginning up pressure around his desire for a vaccine before Election Day,” the network wrote.
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) May 3, 2021
Some users on social media called the network out, insinuating a double standard.
“But the media isn’t biased!!” one user wrote sarcastically.
“They lie daily and don’t care,” another added.
Another example: Conservative columnist Brad Slager shared screengrabs of different CNN stories where the network argued that Trump’s vaccine goal is unlikely to achieved, but in covering Biden, CNN does not question his plan.
— Brad Slager- AKA ‘Brad Eagle’, formerly ‘The Crow’ (@MartiniShark) May 3, 2021
Hey …. visit CNN sometime and ask yourself, “Would this be any different if it were produced by the Democratic party?” #DontTrustTheMedia
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