Earlier this week, CNN released a 30-second video called “This Is an Apple.” The spot features an apple and a voiceover saying that, “Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana.” Most interpreted the video as being aimed at President Donald Trump over his long-running feud with the network and his criticism of their “fake news.” The spot ended with a “facts first” message.
On Wednesday, NRATV responded to the CNN ad with a video of its own, “This Is a Lemon.” The NRATV ad stated, “Some people might try to tell you that it’s a journalist, that it is not biased, that it retains journalistic integrity after baselessly accusing our president of inciting a civil war … but this is a lemon.” In the true spirit of “facts first,” the video noted that the network colluded with a Democratic presidential candidate and that its colleague gave debate questions to Hillary Clinton.
The NRATV ad concluded with the message: “Don't be fooled. This is not a journalist. This is a lemon. A bitter lemon.”