CNN clearly views Kelly Tshibaka as a legitimate threat to take down Sen. Lisa Murkowski in her bid for reelection in 2022. On April 27, the left-leaning cable network published a hit piece with the goal of painting Tshibaka’s Christian faith and conservative values as out of step with mainstream America.

Earlier this month, Tshibaka stepped down as Alaska’s Commissioner of Administration in order to launch a campaign for Murkowski’s U.S. Senate seat. She has come out of the gate as a pro-life, pro-America-first, pro-Second Amendment and pro-liberty conservative. In essence, she has framed herself as the antithesis to Murkowski, who has been rejected by Alaska’s Republican Party for betraying conservative principles, religious liberties, traditional marriage and pro-life values.

With the current Senate split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, Murkowski has emerged as a powerful ally of Democratic leaders. She now regularly breaks with her party to confirm Biden Administration cabinet posts, votes reliably for pro-abortion legislation, and has become a solid supporter of the most radical elements of the LGBTQ agenda, while supporting legislation that rolls back basic religious liberties.

CNN’s targeting of Tshibaka’s faith and values comes at a time when the network is weathering serious allegations of blatant and intentional bias in its reporting.

If Murkowski were replaced with someone of Tshibaka’s inclinations, Democrats would lose a key tool in advancing their agenda in a sharply divided U.S. Senate.

CNN, however, appears intent on using its influence, resources and multiple reporters to dig up Twitter posts, decades old blog entries and college newspaper articles in order to discredit Tshibaka as a legitimate candidate.

The hit piece, which is currently featured on CNN’s political page, begins by claiming that Tshibaka believes in “baseless conspiracies” about “widespread voter fraud in key states.” The article cites social media posts in which Tshibaka expresses support for the Texas lawsuit that challenged the legality of four swing states that made last-minute changes to their election laws. She noted that Alaska, also experienced a last-minute upheaval of its laws when the Alaska Supreme Court suspended a state law requiring that absentee ballots include a witness signature to verify voter identity.

The CNN article notes that Tshibaka had called for “credible allegations of fraud, voter suppression and voting irregularities” to be investigated before a winner was declared in the presidential race.

CNN then goes after Tshibaka’s faith and conservative values by highlighting several opinion pieces she wrote for an independent student newspaper at her alma mater, Harvard Law School. Tshibaka’s op-eds from the early 2000s argue for robust religious liberties and open and honest debate over hot-button cultural issues. She upholds the idea that there are “absolute truths” which the university should help students discover. Her stated aim in writing the columns was to “challenge our predominantly liberal, relativist campus on a host of political and theological issues.”

In one 2002 column, highlighted by CNN, Tshibaka questions the narrative that LGBTQ people must accept and act on their desires in order to be healthy. She references a now defunct ministry called Exodus International – the first national ministry in the United States which aimed to help people leave the homosexual lifestyle and embrace Christian teachings about human sexuality.

The CNN article concludes with an attack on Tshibaka’s Evangelical Christian faith, noting that her and her husband Niki are pastors who established a church in Virginia. The article states that Tshibaka had a blog from 2007 to 2017 in which she “frequently wrote about her family, her church and her faith.” It goes on to highlight that “several posts” addressed the dangers of witchcraft and the occult, especially as it is glorified in youth books and Hollywood movies such as “Twilight.”

CNN’s targeting of Tshibaka’s faith and values comes at a time when the network is weathering serious allegations of blatant and intentional bias in its reporting, and attempting to manipulate public perception on politics, climate change and COVID. A series of investigative reports by Project Veritas has captured, on camera and audio, top employees at the network detailing their plans to drive certain narratives that benefit Democratic policies and candidates, while driving up ratings with fear-based reporting.

To help generate maximum play of its recent article on Tshibaka, CNN publicist Lauren Bobek sent an email highlighting the piece to various reporters and news outlets.

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CNN publishes hit piece on Kelly Tshibaka’s faith, Christian beliefs

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    Yep typical CNN to accuse the right of CONSPIRACY theories when there is actual video and audio evidence and loads of whistleblowers and the supreme court still refuses to hear the case. Hey libtards if rudy gulianni is lying then let it go to court so all the evidence can come out. What are you so afraid of. If he is proven wrong then you have nothing to lose do you?

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Any American that has common sense doesn’t pay any attention to the COMMUNIST NEWS NETWORK. we all know that CNN, MSNBC,, ABC, CBS and every other affiliates are satanic cults and non journalists that will spew whatever their overlords tell them to spew. I will vote for this new candidate. She sounds pretty solid to me. Imagine a world with a candidate that loves christ and hates the sin. OMG what a crime we must cancel her!. MSM is just disgusting! Oh and we’re all racist because we refuse to swollow your gay agenda. OMG we should all be cancelled!

  • Mongo Like Candy says:

    CNN is still in business? Who knew?

  • Rebecca Hinsberger says:

    i am going to do everything within my power to help her. Apparently Donald Trump is too!

  • M.John says:

    “Left leaning????” our own Lisa Begich is left leaning. CNN is not left leaning. They fell over a long time ago.

  • Steve Peterson says:

    When the left hates something, it is worth embracing. CNN’s logo was “The most trusted name in news”; yes, trusted to be dead wrong on every issue.

  • Deborah Nolan says:

    I have been wanting to learn more on this new candidate. So glad all this is coming out.. I am not even going to say sorry lisa,, you chose not to comply and now we say goodbye. What the heck lisa, we kept telling you but you would not listen,, my vote will be for KELLY. KELLY, KELLY, sounds better than the other one. You make your daddy proud lisa,, he got ousted and so shall ye !!!!

  • NAV says:

    When Trump was in office all the rag papers were going bust now that the brain dead usurper is in office the are all back in the black thanks to you tax dollars. P.S. Murkowski will run as a Democrat in her re election campaign because she is a dead RINO as far as the Alaskan Republican Party is concerned!!! And that traitor Sullivan still backs her time that snake was cut off!

  • G Aleution says:

    To keep the republic the US Constitution must be supported by elected public servants. If they want to play the left cabal war games for fading funds in lieu of protecting the best form of government the American people will remove them from office. Alaska maybe a long way from the shards of the beltway but we KNOW what’s going on and we are more than disappointed. You are fooling yourself if you believe for one moment that we don’t know exactly what you are doing and not doing. SINCERETY is a thing.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Vote Lisa out, Vote Lisa out, Vote Lisa out
    Yes Mr Trump come to Alaska.
    I’m Voting for Kelly

  • John J. Otness says:

    Harvard indoctrinated Lawyer, Has not lived in the state but a few months after a lengthy swamp life back in D.C. Praised pedophile encourager Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a leader for women that reached a pinnacle ? But what was that pinnacle ? Abortion and trying to lower the age of consent for pedophiles to have access to minors sexually and basically tearing down the moral fabric of our Nation by her every liberal act. A Christian does not praise that type of action no matter how high a position satan grants them. I do not trust her. We need a live aboard Senator not one raised up in the sewer of D.C.

  • Mike in Barrow says:

    The fact that CNN supports Murkowski should say all an Alaska needs to know about her as a senator. She’s way left of center and I don’t think most people in Alaska agree with it. I will be voting for Kelly!

  • Jan DeLand says:

    I already liked Kelly and now am convinced that she’s the right person for the job! Thanks corrupt CNN. Murkowski has crossed the line WAY too many times. Sen. Sullivan may not have understood the level of contempt many Alaskans now have for Murkowski when he pledged to support her to retain the senate seat she initially inherited from her father. I hope he sees the light soon and throws his support to Kelly Tshibaca. Sullivan did recently call out John Kerry on the Senate floor and give a very nice speech in support of the good Anchorage Mayoral candidate Dave Bronson to be elected May 11th. Both of these are noteworthy, but he must drop the Murkowski loyalty to be taken seriously. Politicians are being weighed in the balances.

  • Steve says:

    Really? Who give any credence to CNN?

  • Sally Pollen says:

    Another great article, Joel! The focus is on Kelly Tshibaca replacing Lisa, yes, but we need US Senator Dan Sullivan to publicly apologize to Alaskans for his support of Lisa, one of the most liberal and anti freedom politicians Alaska and America employs. Dan has shown his liberal leanings openly, and is much like Lisa with an R behind his name but hanging out in the middle of the road so as to appear on both sides to the unsuspecting voter. Kelly is not ashamed of America’s foundation and is not afraid to confront the socialist agenda which has progressed way too far without serious opposition. Thanks to CNN for confirming the conservative candidate for Alaska’s next US Senator.

    • John J. Otness says:

      Sullivan a one time Marine who gave up his honor openly voted for a Communist enemy of our Nation and States interest when he voted for the new interior secretary a communist. He said nothing of the Communist Chinese Party owned DOMINION evil that stole our election but thank GOD Maricopa will reveal all these traitors… Its coming you traitors…. and it will get you. Seeing treason and allowing it you have no excusr=e you are complicit , Ignorance is not gonna let you slide. As an Oathtaker he should be removed from any form of Govt. Betrayals like this occur way to often without repercussions. The most recent is this abomination to honesty Rep Merricks vote against our PFD. Blatant pissing on our Constitution and bowing to Union special interests they get elected on lies even for just one term and they are well paid for lying and taking the heat of a liar…. We need to institute a clause of an open monitor of Bank accounts of one who takes office and family as a pre condition to these that enter only to deceive.

  • John J. Otness says:

    Calling out the treasonous dishonest children of the devil is not a pleasure one wishes to be a part of.
    But if we continue to allow this behavior then we have made our own bed. I am sick and tired of allowing deceiving creeps
    to rule our lives. We fought hard to remove Giessel and that band of dirty liars and we reloaded with some dandies of the same caliber…. Our fight for honesty in Govt will never end until we the people rise and slap down the arrogant for their wicked intentional betrayal.. Enough is enough….. Move the Capitol and allow the population access to these that think their little club of thieves is immune to the peoples WRATH!!!!!!

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