You may have heard that Jeff Zucker went to the insufferably progressive South by Southwest gaggle and indulged in a little narcissistic conspiracy theorizing, as is his wont as head of CNN (Narcissism-and-Conspiracy-Theories-R-Us). Zucker said the DOJ tried to kill WarnerMedia’s merger with AT&T, and “It came from the president.”
Tuesday’s The Lead ended with a discussion about a new book called Kushner, Inc. by Vicky Ward, which alleges that President Trump wanted his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner fired from their positions as senior advisors in his administration. Not surprisingly, CNN host Jake Tapper and his panel were interested in this work of palace intrigue. The segment took an unexpected turn when CNN political commentator Paul Begala called Mr. and Mrs. Kushner “cockroaches” and backhandedly referred to President Trump as a “criminal.”
On CNN, NYT columnist and CNN contributor Frank Bruni suggests that a legal donation to Harvard made by Jared Kushner's father is not "morally different" from the crimes committed in the college admissions scandal. And so it was that this morning, CNN, with a big assist from New York Times columnist and CNN contributor Frank Bruni, found a way to tie the Trump family to the admissions scandal.
In a series of Tuesday tweets, President Trump weighed in on the latest concerns people were having regarding a couple of high profile deadly crashes involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and questioned the complexity of modern aircraft. Well, that triggered CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon who claimed the President was a “Luddite” who wanted to bring back primitive modes of transportation.
As first promised during an interview with conservative talk radio show host Mark Levin on Sunday’s Life Liberty, & Levin, attorneys for Covington Catholic High School Nicholas Sandmann filed late Tuesday a lawsuit against CNN seeking $275 million in damages from the “Facts Last” “mob” that “falsely attack[ed], vilifi[ed], and bull[ied] him” in order to advance their “anti-Trump agenda.”
After what must have been an insanely painful 42 days for the White House press corps, Monday afternoon featured a White House press briefing and, needless to say, carnival barker, CNN chief White House correspondent, and infamous newsman Jim Acosta made sure to make this briefing count. Acosta used his allotted two minutes as best he could, tussling with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders over the Democratic Party’s issues with Jewish people and the President’s rhetoric as a source of what ills America.
Offering the latest example on Monday’s New Day of how CNN has upped its game in working to destroy Fox News, Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter reveled in the controversies surrounding two opinion hosts to the point that he wondered why their straight news anchors aren’t quitting in mass protest.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer has spent the past week using his evening show The Situation Room as a platform for Democratic lawmakers to plug their numerous investigations of President Trump. Blitzer, a veteran reporter and host on the network, is not a name that immediately springs to mind when one thinks of biased or outlandish statements from CNN journalists. However, the many interviews he has conducted with politicians on the Hill — a staple of his show — tell a story of bias through careful and deliberate framing of facts.
On CNN's New Day Saturday, the show devoted a six-minute segment to the book, Dying of Whiteness, giving author and Vanderbilt University Professor Jonathan Metzl a forum to argue that poor white Republicans "vote in a way that may be killing them" because they are allegedly fixated on voting for race-based reasons. The segment even invoked poor whites in the late 19th century who refused to ally with recently freed slaves on common interests because of racial resentment.
CNN media hack and host of the inaccurately named program “Reliable Sources,” Brian Stelter drew a lot of flak last week when he came out in defense of the Democratic National Committee’s ban on allowing Fox News to host debates for them. Then, during his show on Sunday, Stelter flashed his deep-seated hatred for his more highly rated competitor when he expressed confusion as to why D.C. reporters were stand up in solitary with Fox News.
CNN boss Jeff Zucker "unloaded" on Fox News in an interview at the trendy leftist South by Southwest Festival in Austin with Vanity Fair media writer Joe Pompeo. The latest topic was the Democrats refusing to let Fox News host a presidential debate. Everyone at Fox is guilty of being part of "state-run TV," he insisted. "The fact is they work at a place that has done tremendous damage to this country.”
In a pre-recorded interview with radio host Mark Levin for Fox News that will air during Sunday’s Life, Liberty & Levin, lawyer Lin Wood, who represents smeared Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann, revealed that they planned to sue CNN for more than $250 million in a defamation suit in the coming days.