CNN recently faced backlash after an accidental tweet revealed how the news network really feels about the “little people.”
On April 22, CNN posted a tweet that said, “The little people are getting crushed in this economy.” The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before it was screen-grabbed and shared by hundreds of people on social media.
The tweet sparked outrage from many people, who felt that the tweet was insensitive and dismissive of the struggles of the working class. The tweet was interpreted as a sign of elitism and privilege, and many accused CNN of having a disregard and lack of understanding for those who are struggling financially.
CNN issued an apology, saying that the tweet was “a mistake” and that it “did not reflect the values of our organization.” The network also said that it was “committed to covering the stories of everyday people and the challenges they face.”
Despite the apology, the incident highlighted the disconnect between the media and working-class people. It is clear that there is a lack of understanding and empathy for those who are struggling financially, and that the media often fails to accurately represent the experiences of those in poverty.
In order to bridge this gap, the media needs to do a better job of representing the stories of the working class. This could include more in-depth reporting on the issues that affect working-class people, such as rising costs of living, low wages, and the lack of access to quality healthcare and education.
By doing this, the media can help to ensure that the struggles of the working class are not overlooked or dismissed. Only then can the media truly represent the experiences of the “little people” and make sure that their voices are heard.