A new CNN report examining the eating habits of ‘ancient Judeans’ sparked major backlash on Twitter Wednesday night, with critics accusing the outlet of ‘scratching the bottom of the barrel’ in what appears to be a ‘pathetic’ attempt to distract from the real news. .
The outlet tweeted a story on Wednesday titled “Ancient Judeans ate non-kosher seafood, fish bones.” The story details the kosher eating habits of observant Jews, which include eating fish only if it has easily peeled fins and scales.
But, according to the writer, “after analyzing fish bones at many sites in Judea dating from the Iron Age (1130-586 BC) – including in the capital of Judea Jerusalem – researchers have found a significant proportion of the remains of non-kosher fish, such as catfish and sharks. “
CNN has been widely ridiculed on Twitter, with critics calling the story an apparent exception to the network’s “hard-hitting journalism” of which they are proud.
“Seriously… is this news?” »A user questioned.
“Wow. Who knew? Who cares? Another wrote.
“Hard-hitting journalism … now I can sleep better at night,” critics joked.
“Wow! What a scoop! CNN…. Most trusted name in …… just kidding. This piece of “journalism” provides another example of the joke this network has become. “
“Omg! :: grabs the pearls :: But are we going to get over the SCANDAL !? ”
“Please keep us posted !!! No one has ever signed, ”another conceded.
“It may take a while, but I will continue to try to find a use for this information. “
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Other users have pointed to the special moment in history, which comes as the United States grapples with a spike in anti-Semitic attacks. The outlet was also criticized earlier this month for downplaying the biggest international news – the Israeli-Palestinian escalation – during its prime-time programming.
“What is the purpose of this message? An answer reads. “(I’ll give you a hint. A vain attempt at covert criticism of a group of people). “
“At least you admit there was ancient Judea. Small steps, ”another joked.
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Some have accused the media of peddling the story to distract from President Biden’s growing crisis on the southern border of the United States.
« @CNN It appears CNN is in collusion with the O’Biden administration when it comes to suppressing the story of the border crisis, ”one tweet read. CNN is afraid to show America the truth at the border. ”