CNN Falls in Love With Nancy Pelosi's 'Star Power', A.K.A. Putting on Sunglasses

After CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon professed their love for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Tuesday night, their colleague Erin Burnett ended Wednesday’s OutFront with another fawning tribute to Pelosi’s “star power.” This one was filed by comedic (?) reporter Jeanne Moos. The smarmy report boasted about Pelosi’s new-found fame on social media and actually tried to make Cuomo and Lemon’s ridiculous “Nanchuck” nickname something that stuck.

Starting with “that now-famous Oval Office meeting” where President Trump duked it out with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over immigration and border security, Moos touted how “[t]here was a lot of shade thrown, but when Nancy Pelosi put on shades for exactly five seconds, that became the moment her fans immortalized.”

Moos read numerous tweets from liberals also falling for Pelosi:

“Pelosi like a rock star.” “That look when you just got finished manhandling a man baby.” “The new power suit for women, red coat, sunglasses, nerves of steel.” “For a politician who almost saw her position as House speaker to be blown up, it must be sweet to be compared to the cool dude in CSI: Miami.”

After playing a clip of CSI Miami actor David Caruso walking away from an exploding boat saying “burn baby, burn” while putting on sunglasses, Moos whined about “critics [who] threw cold water” on people like her and CNN. “When you're getting excited by Nancy Pelosi putting on sunglasses, you need to take a deep breath and maybe look in the mirror,” she read from another tweet.

 

 

Tell that to whoever made Pelosi gangsta by adding Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg,” Moos perked up as she played an eye-roll inducing clip of Pelosi as the “Thug Life” meme. “Pelosi joins other sunglass wearing women who went viral like Hillary and Elisabeth Moss from Mad Men,” she continued to gloat.

Moos then huffed that “[a]t the meeting, President Trump Nancy’ed and Chucked the two leaders to death.” “But why waste time with two separate names when you can combine them into one,” she opined as she prepared to praise the mind-numbing creation of Cuomo and Lemon: “Nanchuck!

“Nanchuck was the brainchild of two CNN anchors, Lemon and Cuomo. Or if you prefer, Lemonuomo,” she said in what one might assume was supposed to be a joke. Moos also had fun with Cuomo’s suggestion that the nickname made him think of Pelosi as the legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee:

CHRIS CUOMO: My name was not good. I had “Pelumer”, and “Shelosi”. [Flash] Nanchuck is great because it's like what Bruce Lee would do with those things.

[Clip of Bruce Lee from Enter the Dragon]

MOOS: From Bruce Lee to Jay-z—

JAY-Z: -- Allow me to introduce myself –

MOOS: -- Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi. Also known as Nanchuck.

CNN doesn’t even try to hide it anymore. It’s plain as day who’s corner they’re in. Over the summer, Moos boasted about people who were “not at all proud” to be American because of Trump. This is CNN.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront
December 12, 2018
7:58:04 p.m. Eastern

ERIN BURNETT: New tonight, Nancy Pelosi's star power. Here's Jeanne.

[Cuts to video]

JEANNE MOOS: At that now-famous Oval Office meeting --

NANCY PELOSI: You should not have a Trump shutdown, or you'll have --

DONALD TRUMP: A what? Did you say Trump? Oh.

MOOS: -- There was a lot of shade thrown, but when Nancy Pelosi put on shades for exactly five seconds, that became the moment her fans immortalized.

“Pelosi like a rock star.” “That look when you just got finished manhandling a man baby.” “The new power suit for women, red coat, sunglasses, nerves of steel.” “For a politician who almost saw her position as House speaker to be blown up, it must be sweet to be compared to the cool dude in CSI: Miami.”

DAVID CARUSO: Burn baby, burn.

MOOS: Critics threw cold water, “when you're getting excited by Nancy Pelosi putting on sunglasses, you need to take a deep breath and maybe look in the mirror.” Tell that to whoever made Pelosi gangsta by adding Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

SNOOP DOGG: It’s the mother [bleep]ing D-O-Double G.

MOOS: Pelosi joins other sunglass wearing women who went viral like Hillary and Elisabeth Moss from Mad Men. At the meeting, President Trump Nancy’ed and Chucked the two leaders to death.

(…)

MOOS: But why waste time with two separate names when you can combine them into one? Nanchuck! Nanchuck was the brainchild of two CNN anchors, Lemon and Cuomo. Or if you prefer Lemonuomo. Cuomo gave Lemon credit.

CHRIS CUOMO: My name was not good. I had “Pelumer”, and “Shelosi”. [Flash] Nanchuck is great because it's like what Bruce Lee would do with those things.

[Clip of Bruce Lee from Enter the Dragon]

MOOS: From Bruce Lee to Jay-z—

JAY-Z: Allow me to introduce myself.

MOOS: Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi. Also known as Nanchuck. Jeanne Moos, CNN…

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