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No words to describe how low, unethical, and scumbag-like this is. April Ryan is a complete pos and CNN is just as bad for having her.

Trump involved in a sex trafficking ring? The msm never ceases to amaze me with how low they're willing to go.

CNN's April Ryan slammed for tweeting article about Trump running child-trafficking ring

CNN contributor April Ryan is being criticized for alerting her 336,000 Twitter followers to a story in The Root that asks if the Trump administration is involved in child sex-trafficking.

Among those condemning Ryan for the tweet is first lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman.

“If you’re a journalist w many followers & a @CNNPolitics contributor...is it ok to retweet any headline you want, regardless of if it’s true?” Stephanie Grisham asked on Twitter. “Remember: 'The core purpose of a journalist is to research, document, write, & present the news in an honest, ethical, & unbiased way.'”

Grisham may have been most disturbed by the headline of The Root article: “Is the Trump administration running a child-trafficking ring or nah? Follow me down the rabbit hole.”

Ryan responded later Sunday in a tweet: “So apparently fox just wants to slam me for clicks. and never read the article I retweeted either. Lol! So sad! Hello it said the conspiracies were unfounded. You just need me to hate. Thank you!!”

She also tweeted a link to her book.

Ryan, who is also the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, initially tweeted the article without comment. The Root is an online magazine of African-American culture.

So why should “alt-righters” have all the fun peddling disproven and unfounded conspiracy theories, writes The Root political editor Jason Johnson, who goes on to suggest one of his own.

“Now it turns out that the Trump administration may have an equally implausible conspiracy on its hands: Is the administration involved in child sex trafficking or just white nationalism? Follow me down the rabbit hole and see for yourself,” Johnson says in the article, published Friday.

Many of those who bashed Ryan on Twitter questioned how a professional journalist could associate herself with such a story.

“April Ryan has gone pizzagate on Trump,” tweeted Steve Robinson, who produces the Howie Carr radio talk show.

“This is a horrid excuse for journalism,” Carmine Sabia tweeted. “To quasi accuse the president of the United States of running a child trafficking ring is low even for her.”

“Case solved,” Michael Sheridan tweeted. He pointed out that The Root is owned by Univision, whose president and CEO criticized Trump during the presidential campaign.

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Seeing how they are pushing the Trump Russia collusion conspiracy I can't say that am surprised that they are trying to push other conspiracies about Trump as well.
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The left is so far out of ideas, they will try anything hoping something will stick.

I'm surprised they haven't tried to make the connection between these trafficed hookers and the pee on the bed hookers.
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A fantastic example of Trump supporters getting outraged and acting like a bunch of jackasses over a headline without reading a word of the article. Even Fox News joins in on the angry bullsh-t, which really is one of life's great ironies. The article in question is essentially a "what if?" scenario, what it would look like if the left peddled conspiracies as crazy as pizzagate using the same methods. A critique on political conspiracies.

Of course the same folks have had no moral qualms spreading every dumb conspiracy about Hillary, and still take no concern over the guy they voted for making up story after story.

I wonder if anyone on here that's outraged at April Ryan was just as upset over the folks that really did try to spread that pizzagate conspiracy.
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A fantastic example of Trump supporters getting outraged and acting like a bunch of jackasses over a headline without reading a word of the article. Even Fox News joins in on the angry bullsh-t, which really is one of life's great ironies. The article in question is essentially a "what if?" scenario, what it would look like if the left peddled conspiracies as crazy as pizzagate using the same methods. A critique on political conspiracies.
A)Then the headline was really just a lie and an attempt at clickbait...

B) Your attempted defense is NOT what replied...

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Ryan responded later Sunday in a tweet: “So apparently fox just wants to slam me for clicks. and never read the article I retweeted either. Lol! So sad! Hello it said the conspiracies were unfounded. You just need me to hate. Thank you!!”
They weren't "unfounded"...They were simply made up BY THE AUTHOR! "Unfounded" implies the conspiracy was already circling...

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Of course the same folks have had no moral qualms spreading every dumb conspiracy about Hillary, and still take no concern over the guy they voted for making up story after story.

I wonder if anyone on here that's outraged at April Ryan was just as upset over the folks that really did try to spread that pizzagate conspiracy.
I know InfoWars was leading the conspiracy, and YOU KNOW I've hated InfoWars ever since I first knew about them (add Rense & PrisonPlanet, too)...
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So the left spreads a rumor that Trump is involved in a child trafficking ring. What's the next conspiracy theory our lib friends will come up with? Child porn? Meth distribution empire? Whore house chain? Mastermind of 9/11? Hit-man services? Bigfoot breeding kennel?

Without the left we wouldn't have half the amount of humor in the world.

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A fantastic example of Trump supporters getting outraged and acting like a bunch of jackasses over a headline without reading a word of the article.
I remember some Obama supporters pooping a cow whenever Obama's name was even mentioned together with any synonym for "complete idiot".
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I remember some Obama supporters pooping a cow whenever Obama's name was even mentioned together with any synonym for "complete idiot".
As well they should. No reason to insult any form of "complete idiot".
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So the left spreads a rumor that Trump is involved in a child trafficking ring.
No, they didn't. You lie again.
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A)Then the headline was really just a lie and an attempt at clickbait...
Well Fox News and everyone outraged was fooled, by simply not reading plaything after the headline, of which said headline was written in the form of a question, not a statement of assertion.

Which was part of the point. The article exists as a thought experiment asking "What if the left went Pizzagate levels of crazy against Trump and pushed conspiracies like he does?", using meaningless facts and coincidences to create a self-admitted fictional story. It wasn't, "Hey look at what Trump did!".

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They weren't "unfounded"...They were simply made up BY THE AUTHOR! "Unfounded" implies the conspiracy was already circling...
The definition of "unfounded", implicit or otherwise, has nothing to do with whether or not the conspiracy was spread around.

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I know InfoWars was leading the conspiracy, and YOU KNOW I've hated InfoWars ever since I first knew about them (add Rense & PrisonPlanet, too)...
Oh wow, I forgot Rense was a thing. I think Alex Jones is just sucking out all the oxygen in Conspiracyland.

I will point out though that crazy Clinton conspiracies did make it to the mainsteam conservatism. I remember Hannity pushing the Seth Rich stuff, which was part of that grander "Clinton Body count" conspiracy theory.

Also Trump himself has bathed in this garbage (Millions of illegals voted!, Obama's birth certificate!, Cruz's dad killed JFK?, Joe Scarbourough had an intern killed? Spygate! Obama wiretapped me!, Deep State Witch Hunt against me! Special Counsel's gonna rig the midterms!", etc".) Anyone reading the article, or his own tweets would be able to figure that out.

Dude might as well be a guest host on InfoWars that somehow got promoted to president.
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