In the aftermath of the Iranian missile attack against two U.S. bases in Iraq Tuesday evening, it appeared as though there were no U.S. casualties (as of this post's publication) and both President Trump and Iranian officials were ready to deescalate the situation. But CNN was not having it. During an appearance on CNN Tonight, chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta insisted that Trump was backed into a corner, and could do nothing but push the United States closer to a major conflict with Iran. He even suggested Trump was gambling with the lives of U.S. troops.
Late Thursday night in the U.S., the Defense Department accepted responsibility for the air strike that killed key Iranian military figure and Quds Force head Qassim Soleimani, less than a week after U.S. airstrikes on the Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah and just over two months after the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi. But for some CNNers, it was a rough night. Much like their friends at The Washington Post, one might as well have kidnaped their pets or burned their house down.
On Monday's CNN Tonight, CNN terrorism analyst Juliette Kayyem accused Rudy Giuliani of "spewing anti-Semitism and hatred" during a discussion of a recent interview he did with reporter Olivia Nuzzi of New York magazine, saying "Soros is hardly a Jew."
The panel on Tuesday’s edition of CNN Tonight did not take the news of Kamala Harris ending her bid for the White House very well. Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson attributed the demise of her campaign to “sexism” and actually had the audacity to claim that “the coverage on her is pretty tough.” Apparently, Dyson has not paid very much attention to the news over the past year; otherwise, he would know that the California Senator has received largely fawning coverage from the media.
Both CNN and MSNBC rushed to put disgraced CBS News anchorman Dan Rather on the air Wednesday night, which underlines they think all that matters about journalism is your "heart was in the right place." Rather's liberal heart was on display as he sought to underline that "history" was going to be tough on Trump and his Republican defenders. Rather actually told Don Lemon -- no laugh track provided -- that there are people out there who take the attitude "don't bother me with facts, I have my mind made up."
Aging acting coach Sandy Kominsky, once a successful actor, and his best friend, his longtime agent Norman Newlander, are back in Season Two of Netflix’s The Kominsky Method. Airing on October 25, the eight episodes, each one-half hour long, are an easy and enjoyable binge. The only problem is that Chuck Lorre, the Executive Producer, is an openly anti-Trump member of the Hollywood community so there are a few random anti-Republican, anti-Trump remarks.
Despite the fact that the Jeffrey Zucker-led CNN has created a cottage industry out of town halls involving presidential candidates and/or their liberal causes, CNN showed very little interest in recapping their four-and-a-half-hour, horrendously-rated Thursday night LGBTQ town hall with nine 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Between midnight and 7:30 p.m. Eastern Friday (so 21 and a half hours total), CNN shows spent just under 25 minutes (24 minutes and 47 seconds) on a town hall that featured a slew of alienating takes.
Appearing as guests on Thursday's CNN Tonight, former CBS anchor Dan Rather and former ABC anchor Sam Donaldson declared that President Donald Trump is "out-Nixoning Nixon" on the Ukraine issue, with Donaldson claiming that there is a "smoking transcript" and Rather suggesting that it is already time to "roll the credits on a mob movie" based on President Trump and Rudy Giuliani's activities.
During a conversation on the Trump administration’s impact on the judicial branch Tuesday night, two CNN prime time hosts expressed disappointment about the administration’s progress in transforming the judiciary and slammed Christian conservatives for supporting President Trump in spite of his personal moral failings.
Imagine CNN running with a story based on anonymous sources that Barack Obama thought his children were stupid. Or the Clintons thought Chelsea was a moron. Unthinkable? Naturally. But with the Trump family, anything goes. On CNN Tonight on Tuesday, Don Lemon brought on McKay Coppins of The Atlantic to tout his tabloidish story about how Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump are furiously fighting each other to be president.
Black unemployment reached a record low of 5.5 percent in the month of August. While CNN Tonight host Don Lemon and his panel acknowledged the statistic Friday night, they did their best to downplay it and rejected the notion that President Trump deserved any credit for the strong economy. In addition, Lemon argued that when black voters go to the polls in 2020, they should prioritize the President’s “racist behavior” over the strong economy.
Over the past several days, the networks have delivered the latest example of the dominant liberal media suddenly taking notice of a normal government activity done by the Donald Trump administration and treating it as outrageous even though there was no media scrutiny when the same activity was also done by the Barack Obama administration.