Filling in for Don Lemon Thursday on CNN Tonight, New Day's Chris Cuomo once again sparred with White House counsel Kellyanne Conway. Conway called out the network for their obsession with the Trump-Russia story:
Six percent said it's the number one issue to them but it's consumed 75 percent of coverage...you wonder what other news you're missing or what are we going to cover, or what are we not covering today because we're covering this. You've got to feel a little bit of trepidation.
Cuomo put to rest that stipulation real quick:
CONWAY: That you are covering an issue...
CUOMO: I don't.
CONWAY: -- that 6 percent of Americans tell pollsters --
CUOMO: I don't.
CONWAY: -- that is most important to them when 75 percent of them --
CUOMO: I cover it because I think it's right...
Nobody is saying don't cover the issue at all; just be rational about it. Devoting 93 percent of a three-hour program to the Trump-Russia issue is not rational, especially since they were and are silent about Democrats colluding with the Russians in the 80's and the Chinese in the 90's (Both communist enemies by the way).
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Conway then brought up the hypocrisy of the media's lack of coverage on the Clintons' Russia connections:
I will just say this to you--Thank you--That if you are so concerned about what family members of presidential candidates get from Russia, whether they're involved in Russia, then please explain to your viewers why you're not or never were as a network incensed about Bill Clinton getting a $500,000 speaking fee in Russia, and his wife turning around and giving 20 percent, being part of the 20 percent of the Iranian rights that went to Russian interests.
This was perhaps the most humorous moment of the exchange:
CONWAY: Are you for sanctuary cities, do you think that's a good idea? Because that means the law is nothing.
CUOMO: I'm not for or against anything. I'm a journalist. I'm not an elected leader. People didn't put me anywhere.
Right, a "journalist." "Not for anything," you say. Just like you were "not for anything" in these moments either (Click here to see the endless propagandizing).
Conway followed up:
CONWAY: Well, OK, so you're not for the rule of law?
CUOMO: I am for the rule -- of course, I'm for the rule of the law. I'm an officer of the court. I'm an officer of the court.
CONWAY: You're asking for the rule of law. You want to appeal to America tonight.
CUOMO: I'm an officer of the court.
CONWAY: Are you for the rule of law? That's interesting, which is this nation, we're a nation of law.
CUOMO: Of course, of course, we're for the rule of law. But how you enforce the law is the subject of question.
CONWAY: OK. The rule of law...
CUOMO: And that's one issue but that's not what we're talking about here.
CONWAY: ... the rule of law would say that sanctuary cities should not get grants from DOJ and DHS.
CUOMO: That's fine, but that's not what we're talking about here. This is about the standards for who gets in...
CONWAY: Well, we are talking about...