Tag Archives: CNN

News & Comment

Banned CNN Bandies About ‘Ban’

Banned CNN’s Jake Tapper tries to separate “ban” from ban from ban.

Poetic Justice

It’s Medium Done

So no Trump admin folks will appear on CNN,
There’ll be no more Sean Spicer or Kellyanne.
They’re replacing Jake Tapper
With a conservative rapper,
And getting all their fake news from Mike Flynn.

News & Comment

CNN Calls Out Trump’s Lies About Voter Fraud

Poetic Justice

There’s the Snub!

Something to remember about the RNC —
There’s no Fourth Estate in its democracy.
When it coms to debates,
CNN’s softball questions are great!
Which is why the GOP is now snubbing NBC.

Enumerati

Cable News Is for Old People

61

The median age for CNN viewers in 2015; it was 63 for MSNBC and 67 for Fox News, the New York Times reports.

Enumerati

CNN Won’t Pay $5 Million to Have Trump Participate in Debate

$5 million

Amount CNN will not give to charity to ensure Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump appears on the Republican debate set to air on the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet on December 15,” Variety reports. “We do not pay candidates to appear,” said CNN chief Jeff Zucker.

Verbatim

Roger Ailes On Competing Networks

I flip to MSNBC occasionally to make sure their blind pig didn’t find an acorn. But they never have once. I tell you who I do like at MSNBC — I like Joe and Mika. I don’t watch much CNN, they got out of the news business in primetime. But I look to see if they have a good documentary or movie. If they do, I’ll watch that.

— Fox News chief Roger Ailes, quoted by the Hollywood Reporter.

Poetic Justice

A Pointless Poll

CNN says the GOP leads by one point,
Putting upon it way too fine a point.
Is it just for the ratings
Or just Democrat baiting?
Really, CNN — what’s your point?

Camera News & Comment

Will CNN Shred Its Credibility by Hiring Dick Morris? He Says They’re in Talks


 

But stay tuned. It has been confirmed that he is out at Fox, but the source for the story that he’s been hired by CNN is as unreliable as they get — it’s Morris himself.

Camera

Andrew Sullivan Debates Obama’s Record with Bay Buchanan

The venue for this debate is Anderson Cooper’s show on CNN. Meanwhile, Fox is signaling that it is terrified of this story. The network’s spokesmodel hosts have been trashing Sullivan’s article while refusing to invite him on to debate it. (They even blurred his name on a graphic of the Newsweek cover.)

The biggest surprise is that Andrew Sullivan is surprised that the GOP’s propaganda network won’t allow its viewers to hear a dissenting view:

I knew from afar that they were a propaganda channel. Now, in this close-up personal interaction, you realize just how deep the rot goes. This is a channel dedicated to money, power and entertainment, in that order.