“Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana.” #FactsFirst pic.twitter.com/LbmRKiGJe9
— CNN (@CNN) October 23, 2017
After months of President Donald Trump referring to CNN as “fake news,” the cable network punched back in a clever ad that could be seen as taking aim at the current administration.
In a CNN video advertisement, titled “Facts First,” an apple is shown in front of a all white backdrop. A voice narrating the clip then says, “This is an apple. Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘banana, banana, banana,’ over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.”
The idea behind the video seems to be a dig at Trump and his administration’s on-going “alternative facts” and “fake news” talking points, as they often suggest outlets are lying in their reporting or are presenting a misleading set of facts.
Some of CNN’s on-air talent took to Twitter to promote the new ad:
Please share with your factually challenged friends, relatives, coworkers. There are plenty around us lately. #factsfirst #cnn pic.twitter.com/K0wNuIPOvb
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) October 23, 2017
This is the start of a new marketing campaign by @CNN: https://t.co/PJi3iiBEEn
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 23, 2017
CNN LA break room this morning. #FactsFirst #FiberAndAntioxidantsToo pic.twitter.com/NtmeAvP9Ml
— David Daniel (@CNNLADavid) October 23, 2017
Watch above via CNN.
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