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Thursday, April 30, 2020
CNS' Gotcha Fail on Pelosi

As to be expected from a "news" outlet dripping with right-wing bias, is fundamentally unfair to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. For instance, CNS found it somehow newsworthy that Pelosi "has posted the entire text of a story about her that ran in the New York Times yesterday on her official congressional website," and it obsessed about the (allegedly expensive) ice cream in her freezer.

Pelosi is also the victim of headline bias at CNS. When Pelosi pointed out that President Trump has largely refused to speak to her since she became House speaker, commenting that "when I became Speaker, a person of tremendous power, then that didn’t get as interesting to him,"  the ridiculously cherry-picked headline on the article about it read "Nancy Pelosi: ‘…I Became Speaker, a Person of Tremendous Power…’" CNS would never do that to its sainted President Trump.

The uber-Catholics at CNS also tried to own the Catholic Pelosi on her religion. From an anonymously written April 22 article:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said on PBS “NewsHour” on Tuesday that she had an “Epiphany” on Easter that told her she “must call out the truth” on the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result of that Epiphany she has been criticizing President Donald Trump.

“Easter,”  Pelosi said, “I had sort of an epiphany, an epiphany on Easter, that said: ‘We must call out the truth on this.’ Because we cannot--It's one thing to overlook what happened in the past and be sad about that. It's another thing to let the misrepresentations continue.

“And so that's why I am saying that he's a poor leader,” Pelosi continued—referring to Trump.


In Pelosi’s Catholic faith, the feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6. It commemorates the day the Magi visited the baby Jesus and became the first gentiles to meet Christ.

CNS is rather clumsily arguing that Pelosi can't keep her religious holiday straight and rather stupidly claiming that one cannot possibly have an epiphany on Easter and that epiphany has only a religious meaning. The holy day of Epiphany describes the revelation of baby Jesus as divine to the Magi, something that might actually be more accurately described as a theophany.

While the dictionary offers a religious definition of epiphany, it also offers a non-religious one as well "a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience."

In other words, it's possible and permissable to have an epiphany on Easter. And, thus, CNS' attempt to own Pelosi utterly fails.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:19 PM EDT

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