As they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day. After President Trump held a press conference Monday and midday Tuesday over his administration’s response to the coronavirus, the rapidly anti-Trump CNN team was amazed in its aftermath and actually found some positive things to say about the president.
On Friday, the State Department summoned the Chinese Ambassador to the United States as the Chinese government ramps up its propaganda efforts to blame the coronavirus on the U.S. military. CNN's Kylie Atwood joined Inside Politics host John King to discuss the developments and over the course of the segment referred to COVID-19 as the Wuhan Virus, a term the media has recently decided to be racist and xenophobic.
How many gaffes and hostile interactions with voters does 2020 Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden have to make before the media notices or cares? Yet again, Biden was caught both shouting obscenities, and lying to a man who confronted him during a campaign stop over his stance on guns. Instead of ignoring the hostile exchange as they typically do, CNN decided to cover for Biden by spinning it positively and refraining from fact-checking.
The self-proclaimed “facts first” outlet had apparently given that up for more a facts a la carte approach. According to CNN Inside Politics host John King, one didn’t need to believe the fact that President Trump was describing the Democratic and media fearmongering of his administration’s handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a “hoax;” “you can read this how you wish” and believe he said it about the virus.
CNN’s Inside Politics continued on Friday the latest liberal media crusade to do not only Russia’s bidding by sowing dissent, but argue with a rhetorical wink and nod that Donald Trump is an illegitimate President. Most amusingly, host John King and his fellow panelists claimed that “no one” has been “saying” in the wake of Thursday night’s New York Times article “that Trump was colluding with Russia again.”
On Monday morning, CNN and MSNBC missed an easy lay-up that would have reinforced their love for America and our military. Instead, they refused to carry live the public portion of a White House event honoring Conan, the Belgian Malinois dog who became famous for their heroism during the October 26 raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In CNN’s case, the Jeffrey Zucker-led network’s hatred for Trump led them to not even acknowledge that the event took place during Inside Politics and since then (as of this blog’s publication).
There is perhaps no greater sign that your presidential campaign had a bad day than when CNN says that your immigration plans will "play into a Trump ad" and that you are "essentially saying we have open borders," but that is exactly where Bernie Sanders found himself on Thursday after Inside Politics host John King and Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim discussed Sanders' radical immigration plans.
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.
Since 9:00 am ET Sunday morning, CNN and MSNBC have spent nearly four hours of airtime peddling dubious new charges of misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh that allegedly took place when he was in college. The claims were first published by The New York Times late Saturday night.
On Tuesday's Inside Politics, CNN host John King harrumphed about President Trump playing golf on Labor Day while Hurricane Dorian was over the Bahamas. "The president played golf yesterday, provoking considerable backlash and accusations he is not spending enough time worrying about the hurricane." Then King played a pile of clips from 2016 of Trump mocking Obama for golfing and insisting he wouldn't do that so much if he were elected. The tone was different when Obama golfed right after a statement about ISIS murdering journalist James Foley
CNN's John King began his Inside Politics program on Thursday by lamenting Israel's refusal to admit leftist Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar as "unprecedented" and contrary to democratic ideals.
Another day, another Joe Biden gaffe, another story framed as "Republicans Pounce" or "Republicans Seize." That's how CNN Inside Politics guest host Nia-Malika Henderson framed the story of the former Vice President's Thursday gaffe where he said that, "Poor kids are just as bright as just as talented as white kids" before immediately correcting himself, "wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids."