Earlier in April, CNN was outed by Project Veritas for being a de facto wing of the Democratic Party and putting a big thumb on the scale of the 2020 presidential election.
The undercover video captured CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester saying, “Look what we did, we got Trump out. I am 100% going to say it, and I 100% believe that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out. I came to CNN because I wanted to be a part of that,” Chester said.
The video is here.
Now, CNN’s opposition research department has the long knives out for an Alaskan who just burst on the national scene: Conservative U.S. senatorial candidate Kelly Tshibaka.
Kelly who? Tshibaka (like Chewbacca) announced last month her run against incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and she’s obviously made CNN nervous. Thus, the media attack machine was sent in for the kill.
A CNN publicist reached out to Must Read Alaska to make sure this news organization saw the story CNN posted: Senatorial candidate Tshibaka is a conservative and should be framed as a Trump-supporter and — gasp — a Christian.
It’s free and easy content, and comes with the CNN seal of approval. Most political blogs would bite.
According to the CNN’s KFile, 20 years ago in the Harvard Law School student newspaper, Tshibaka wrote that those who are gay should not be controlled by the ‘once-gay-always-gay’ rhetoric used to advance political agendas.” She also supported a group that ministers to ex-gay Christians and seekers.
The KFile also found a post on the internet years ago where Tshibaka said the “Twilight” book and movie series is “evil” and not something people should read because it “leaves us spiritually vulnerable.”
Twilight is a young adult horror-romance novel based on vampire mythology. For some, it is fantasy, but for conservative Christians, it’s normalizing horror fantasy for younger readers.
CNN also advises Must Read Alaska that Tshibaka “spread baseless conspiracies about the 2020 election, alleging widespread voter fraud in key states, which has been disproven.”
It is passing strange that a major news network would reach out to a tiny political blog published from “Somewhere in Alaska” to see if the blog would bite on that big scoop. We’ve never heard from CNN before, so why now?
Must Read Alaska has an average of 20,000 readers a day. Most of them live in a place considered at the edge of the earth for those in the national political realm.
Must Read Alaska, ranks 19,000 on Alexa’s U.S. ranking, while CNN ranks #92 worldwide. CNN has 5,400 employees, while Must Read Alaska has one and a half. Must Read Alaska’s portfolio is politics on the Last Frontier. CNN covers the world.
But the Murkowski-Tshibaka contest, CNN has determined, cannot be ignored. It’s the big race in 2022, and therefore it is important to attack the conservative challenger, and to do so now, so as to frame the narrative.
Although she has not been endorsed by Donald Trump, Tshibaka has a campaign team that includes many heavy-hitters from the Trump 2020 campaign — Bill Stepian, Justin Clark, Nick Trainer, and Tim Murtaugh of Line Drive Public Affairs.
She’s from a great, big multi-ethnic family of Bible-believing, church-planting Christians, with family members stretching from Alaska to Republic of the Congo (her husband’s family immigrated), and she came from humble beginnings, with parents who started out in Alaska living in a tent. Tshibaka, brilliant from the start, managed to graduate from Harvard Law School and distinguished herself as a government watchdog.
Tshibaka has a unique life story that CNN was not interested in telling. No mention of her African-American husband and children. No mention of her devotion to family and country. Instead, they packaged her as a Christian, and made that deeply held faith their point of attack.
It wasn’t just Must Read Alaska that CNN reached out to. The publicity department planted the story at other Alaska news organizations, most of which have already reported on Tshibaka’s Christian beliefs, as these were matters brought up by Democrats opposing her confirmation for Commissioner of Administration in 2019.
We’ve seen the CNN playbook — the one it used on Trump. We know the operatives disguised as reporters are gunning for Kelly.
CNN has picked a side in the Murkowski-Tshibaka race in Alaska. It’s the anti-Christian, anti-conservative side. They must be really worried about Murkowski.