Dershowitz: ‘CNN Banned Me From Their Air Because I Was Being Too Fair’

Appearing on Fox News Monday evening, prominent attorney and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz touted the fact that he had “been right from day one” in his skepticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump. He also revealed that his routine criticism of the Russia probe caused him to “banned” from CNN.

“Look, I have been right from day one and almost all the other pundits and professors have just been dead wrong,” Dershowitz told anchor Martha MacCallum on FNC’s The Story, adding: “It’s time for them to fess up.” In addition, the lawyer demanded that CNN, where he used to frequently appear as a guest, to “issue an apology” for it’s biased coverage of the investigation.

 

 

Going further, Dershowitz explained why he hasn’t been on CNN recently:

CNN banned me from their air because I was being too fair. I was trying to assess what the essential issue was, and I wasn’t being partisan. They didn’t want that. They didn’t want that....CNN wouldn’t have me on the air because they only want a one-sided presentation.

According to a Nexis search, the last time Dershowitz appeared on the Cable News Network was over six months ago, on September 22, 2018. At that time, he went on CNN’s Smerconish to discuss a New York Times report on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offering in 2017 to secretly record President Trump in the Oval Office.

Talking to MacCallum on Monday, Dershowitz praised: “Fox is prepared to present all sides of the issue. I’m a liberal Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, but you have me on the air.”

He concluded: “And everybody who watched CNN was shocked by the conclusions of the Attorney General. Nobody who watched me was shocked because I’ve been predicting this from day one.” MacCallum replied: “We can attest to that, you have.”

Despite his liberal political views, Dershowitz has frequently defended the Trump administration on a number of legal issues based on his understanding of the law. As he observed, apparently CNN wasn’t interested in such objective analysis.

Here is a transcript of the March 25 exchange:

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ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Look, I have been right from day one and almost all the other pundits and professors have just been dead wrong. It’s time for them to fess up. It’s time for CNN to issue an apology. CNN banned me from their air because I was being too fair. I was trying to assess what the essential issue was, and I wasn’t being partisan. They didn’t want that. They didn’t want that.

Fox is prepared to present all sides of the issue. I’m a liberal Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, but you have me on the air. CNN wouldn’t have me on the air because they only want a one-sided presentation. And everybody who watched CNN was shocked by the conclusions of the Attorney General. Nobody who watched me was shocked because I’ve been predicting this from day one.

MARTHA MACCALLUM: We can attest to that, you have. Alan Dershowitz, thank you very much. Great to have you with us here tonight.

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