During Thursday's edition of CNN's Wolf, panelist Nia-Malika Henderson slammed NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch's statement at CPAC alleging that "legacy media" enjoy mass shootings and referred to members of the NRA as "conspiracy theorists” for believing that the Democrats want to take their guns away.
A video tweeted by CNN on Wednesday has been making the rounds, in which the network’s special investigations unit reporter Drew Griffin harasses an elderly Florida woman in for supposedly being “influenced by Kremlin-linked trolls.”
While discussing President Trump's recent tweets about the gun debate on New Day Thursday morning, CNN political analyst Joshua Green suggested that the tweets serve as proof that the President is "flailing" and "doesn't know what he's doing."
In a recent New York Times op-ed, Thomas Friedman sounded the alarm against President Trump and issued a "code red", saying that "the biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today is in the Oval Office." During an appearance on CNN's New Day Wednesday morning, Friedman doubled down, repeatedly referring to the President as a "disturbed person."
During an appearance on CNN Newsroom Tuesday morning, CNN contributor Walter Shaub argued that Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India to promote his business's condos proves that "The presidency and the United States is for sale."
During an interview with former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo Tuesday morning, CNN New Day co-host Chris Cuomo defended the leaks coming out of the Mueller investigation, saying "leaks are part of the currency of journalism."
Appearing on CNN Newsroom Monday morning, Brian Stelter seemed excited about the prospect of an Oprah Winfrey presidency. Stelter praised Winfrey's moderation of a focus group on 60 Minutes, saying she was "trying to find a sense of unity in the country." Stelter contrasted Winfrey with President Trump, saying "It’s interesting she’s doing that given that a lot of people think Trump is doing the opposite, being very divisive."
During CNN Newsroom on Monday morning, panelist Errol Louis dismissed claims from Trump supporters arguing that there is no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to secure an upset election victory, even insisting that there was “abundant evidence” of such collusion. While he cited the guilty pleas and indictments of former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Louis failed to admit that those indictments had nothing to do with alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
During Monday’s edition of CNN's New Day, panelist John Avlon said that President Trump’s “9-hour tweet storm” demonstrates that he is “unhinged.” The “tweet storm” in question consisted of about a dozen tweets primarily discussing the Russia investigation and arguing that the FBI’s obsession with it caused them to overlook warning signs about the school shooter that killed 17 people at a south Florida high school last week.
During Thursday’s edition of New Day, gun control advocate and part-time journalist Chris Cuomo seemed perplexed that gun control did not make it into the priority list of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda.
CNN’s New Day spent the majority of their show Thursday morning discussing the tragic school shooting in south Florida that has left 17 dead and injured more than a dozen others. As usual, the co-anchors repeatedly crossed the line back and forth between activism and journalism; a practice that has become quite common in 21st century media.
It should not have taken a crystal ball to predict that the media would use the tragic school shooting in Florida as an opportunity to push for gun control. Not surprisingly, the anchors of CNN’s New Day spent a sizable portion of its Thursday morning broadcast acting as advocates for gun control.