After what seemed like months of back-and-forth between President Trump and CNN over fake news and “violent” wrestling GIFs, the New York Times went and surprised everyone Monday night with one of those Trump-Russia bombshells everyone had come to expect. Sure, the sourcing was anonymous, but it turns out the story was solid.
For almost a full day there, it seemed as if the news media had remembered its core mission: to rid America of its elected president after failing to prevent said election. And speaking of journalists who failed to prevent an election, look who popped up just as the country was digesting some real news:
As you know, CNN had another embarrassing day and had to correct a story that began as a “bombshell” and ended as a fizzled dud.
White House Press Secretary added insult to injury after spotting CNN making a different goof:
Former interim DNC chair and CNN contributor Donna Brazile was fired from the cable news network after admitting that she leaked a town hall question to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Vox’s Matt Yglesias and Politico Magazine’s Blake Hounshell are arguing that it isn’t fair to lay the blame on CNN:
How the fake news is made, continued…
Step 1 — Tweet something with an explosive allegation in the headline:
It certainly does seem to be raining crap all over Kathy Griffin. And deservedly so. There SHOULD be consequences for sharing imagery of yourself holding the bloodied, severed head of the leader of the free world.
Apparently though we’re to believe that Kathy is the real victim here, because she’s losing work; she even felt betrayed by Anderson Cooper. James Woods doesn’t seem to have much sympathy for her or any progressive these days:
Reluctantly, the Democrats are planning to have a presidential debate this week. And this is what the stage will look like:
Can you imagine a more exciting way to spend an evening than listening to those five ramble?
Simply stoked to hear about how wonderful the government is and what it can do for you.
This afternoon, CNN posted a story claiming that some of Marco Rubio’s “advisers” think he should drop out of the GOP presidential race:
But CNN’s article didn’t sit well with some tweeters, whosmelled something fishy:
Rubio’s campaign is pushing back againstthe story:
And hiscomms director Alex Conant went on CNN to call B.S.:
That’s putting it mildly.
Here’s the video:
CNN is taking a beating on Twitter:
For what it’s worth:
This doesn’t exactly bolster CNN’s case:
That doesn’t reflect terribly well on CNN, does it?
Most would call it fair to say that candidate Lincoln Chafee did not win last night’s presidential debate. As Twitchy noted, the Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker and many others on Twitter were less concerned with Chafee’s policy positions than they were fascinated by his resemblance to TV’s Grandpa Munster.
Parker suggested that her tweetmight be “too mean,” but others thought it was nothing compared to Wolf Blitzer’s treatment of Chafee today. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake notes that CNN’s Blitzer, interviewing Chafee, inserted some serious concern-trollinginto the discussion.
After showing some of the brutal headlines aimed at Chafee’s debate performance, Blitzer offered this:
“Here’s what worries me, Governor: Because of your distinguished career, you’re going to wind up looking silly if you keep going on like this.” Blitzer then pressed Chafee on when he would give up the charade and drop out.
WillBlitzer ask Hillary Clinton if she will drop out of the race if it looks like she’ll be indicted?
Thursday night’s Republican debate on CNN quickly turned into theugly (but fun) three-way fight bookended by two nice guys that everyone was expecting. There will certainly be plenty of quotable insults from tonight’s showdown, but Donald Trump scolded Ted Cruz early on for his reputation fornot getting along with his colleagues in the Senate.
Yes, yes it does. Where’s the teacher to break this up?