Clips of MSNBC and CNN anchors had been spliced right into a pro-President Biden advert launched by the Democratic National Committee — prompting harsh criticism from some who stated the information organizations had been performing as mouthpieces for the administration.
Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, reacted Wednesday to an advert launched by the DNC displaying a number of anchors and commentators from the 2 information networks.
“President Biden’s sturdy, regular management delivered as soon as once more for the American folks to keep away from catastrophic default and defend our financial restoration,” learn the caption of the June 2 tweet, which was posted on its “DNC War Room” account.
The advert, which was produced shortly after Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) reached a deal on elevating the debt ceiling, then confirmed MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell declaring, “Joe Biden received. Kevin McCarthy misplaced. The Democrats have delivered.”
The clip continued with a video of CNN’s Jake Tapper reporting on the debt ceiling deal.
“President Biden says the settlement protects Democratic priorities and legislative accomplishments,” Tapper stated within the clip utilized by the DNC.
The subsequent phase of the DNC advert confirmed MSNBC analyst Steven Rattner, a former Obama adviser and frequent commentator on “Morning Joe,” declaring: “Game, set, and nearly match to Biden.”
Rattner stated within the phase utilized by the DNC that “the White House nonetheless obtained the higher of the deal.”
The advert additionally featured clips of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Joy Reid praising Biden in addition to interviews with Democrats on CNN who hailed the president and his “wonderful negotiators.”
“Show me a president within the final 25 years that’s had extra bipartisan laws than Joe Biden,” Scarborough stated in a single phase.
The DNC clip additionally used a Fox News phase that includes a Biden ally, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), touting the “bipartisan” nature of the deal.
Some of the responses on Twitter to the DNC advert had been scathing.
“Their bias is excruciatingly apparent,” tweeted one critic.
Another Twitter person remarked: “They are completely pathetic.”
A Twitter commenter wrote that CNN and MSNBC had been “higher than Pravda” and that they deserved an “A+” for “creating narratives and controlling speech.”
The Post has sought remark from CNN and MSNBC.