CNN’s Chris Cillizza falsely claimed that ‘NO ONE’ was saying the fake news second Trump/Putin ‘meeting’ was ‘secret.’ It’s so laughably absurd that it is should be an example of how not to do research in journalism classes.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 19, 2017
The undeniable fact that ‘secret’ is a synonym of ‘undisclosed’ aside … CNN anchors have been calling the chat a secret meeting nearly constantly.
On the same day that Cillizza published his fake news—Wednesday, July 19—two different CNN anchors contradicted his assertion that nobody said the meeting was “secret” live on air on CNN.
Brooke Baldwin, a CNN anchor, twice referred to the meeting as a “secret sitdown” between Trump and Putin—and even at one point asked, “Why didn’t we know about this?”
Kate Bolduan, another CNN anchor, also repeated the line that it was a “secret” meeting between Trump and Putin.
Bolduan on Wednesday called it a “secret and second sitdown between the president and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Why wasn’t the meeting revealed? What was discussed? And who knows what really was said?”
Also on Wednesday, Bolduan described the meeting a second time live on CNN as “secret.”
The Washington Post also attempted to say an undisclosed meeting was different than a secret meeting. Remember when President Obama said you are grasping at straws if you use the dictionary to define a word’s actual meaning? That depravity is alive and well at Russia Conspiracy Inc.
Ok, just two people at CNN are calling the meeting ‘secret’ though right? Nope.
That’s page one of an internet search on the issue. Whole lot of ‘secret’ for no one calling it secret … specifically anyway.