Atlanta is known for its hot summers, but that's not stopping two conservative groups from protesting at CNN's Georgia headquarters on Saturday. At noon, the Media Equality Group and Main Street Patriots will gather to protest the networks propagation of fake news and conspiracy theories against the President of the United States. The Washington Examiner has more details:
"CNN has shown an obsessive focus with conspiracy theories that have been debunked and stories based on discredited sources," the press release said.
CNN has regularly reported on the ongoing Russia probes embroiling the Trump White House, as well as other controversies in the administration.
"We are fired up to confront CNN's blackmail, doxxing and #CollusionDelusion head-on," said Melanie Morgan, co-founder of the group, in the release.
However, the question remains how much of this protest will get on the news. “If there’s one anti-Trump protester standing in Times Square with a sign, CNN will rush a camera to the scene seizing the opportunity to make our President look defeated. It will be interesting to see if CNN will notice that real news is happening outside their front door as Americans gather to protest the hysteria and fake news being peddled by their network every day," said Brian Crabtree. "Americans want real, truthful news and that’s why CNN is not even in the top ten – even trailing Nick at Nite.”
The "fake news" phrase gained popularity when President Trump refused to call on Jim Acosta at his first press conference. Since then, the phrase has become a battle cry for conservatives sick and tired of putting up with the biased reporting.
The Atlanta rally will be held directly in front of CNN’s headquarters at noon on Saturday, July 22 from noon until 1:30 pm.
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h/t The Washington Examiner