While talking with five Donald Trump supporters, CNN host Alisyn Camerota’s frustration got so worked up she face-palmed herself live on air in disbelief that they would dare suggest voter fraud was committed during the election.
In typical fashion from an elitist reporter, Camerota insulted the entire room as she looked down her nose at them as they defended their vote. But Camerota went off the rails when one of them said “three million” illegal votes were cast in California.
Camerota smugly asked where the woman was getting such information. She responded that she may have heard it on CNN, which Camerota couldn't believe because, why would they ever report something like that if it DID happen? Yet, the woman just settled on hearing it from “the media.” She added that President Obama himself encouraged illegal aliens to vote.
With a face full of condescension, Camerota pressed if the woman truly believed that and had to turn to her trusty source of information to debunk the Trump supporter: Google.
“I see where [that story] came from,” the CNN host said in disgust. “Fox Business Network.” She then proceeded to read the first thing that came up in her search that the clip was deceptively edited to make it appear that Obama encouraged illegal voting.
Camerota doubled down in her disbelief: “You believe there was widespread voting abuse?”
The woman said California “allows” illegal voting and that prompted the face-palm:
“You mean voter fraud? California allows?”
And this is exactly why the media’s credibility is in question.
The clip of Obama was not deceptively edited. In fact, here are his own words when he was asked by Latin actress Gina Rodriguez about “undocumented citizens” being “fearful of voting” because immigration will find them and deport them.
“Not true. And the reason is, first of all, when you vote, you are a citizen yourself. And there is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over, and people start investigating, et cetera. The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential in terms of who you voted for. If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote.”
Now, the case can be made, and Larry O’Connor did so over at HotAir, that the president wasn’t expressly encouraging illegals to vote. The strange line of questioning and his confusing answer muddies the water. But what the president didn’t do is address Rodriguez’s question with an emphatic, “If you are not a citizen, you can’t vote and if you do, you will be prosecuted for breaking the law.”
But he didn’t. And in the resulting confusion, all sorts of conclusions were drawn.
But one thing is for sure; CNN wasn’t interested in going beyond a simple Google search and reading the first entry to find out the truth. And to be that shocked by the reality of rampant voter fraud — after all, there are plenty of examples here on TruthRevolt — shows just how out of touch the mainstream media really are.