It’s the kind of news that knocks out headlines like, “ESPN Will Tape Delay The College Cornhole Playoffs”, or “The Days Of Our Lives” has been renewed for another season”.
It has formally been announced that informal CNN cast member, and former Ohio Governor, John Kasich will have a regular slot on the foundering news network.
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) January 15, 2019
To say the announcement that a devout anti-Donald Trump politician will join the round-the-clock anti-Trump network lineup was not surprising is to traffic in mass understatement.
I thought he was a CNN contributor already. https://t.co/DKlQhZwTou
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) January 15, 2019
Congrats to @JohnKasich! You have fulfilled every RINO's dream and have officially become a member of the anti-Trump liberal media. Especially at America's #1 fake news network. https://t.co/x0a2LWyMMr
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) January 15, 2019
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) January 15, 2019
Me: “Kasich couldn’t possibly be more insufferable”
Kasich: “Hold my hairspray” https://t.co/lmnHPpUfhZ
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 16, 2019
The man can make a tepid PR tweet sound even less interesting.
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) January 16, 2019
Fitting, given it is not baseball season, and everyone despises the umpires. The best you could say about one is if you did not notice them during the game. That should go far in igniting a Presidential bid.
Yea – about that prospective run …
CNN writeup of Kasich signing does not mention any arrangement for departure should he run for president, notes he 'has declined to rule out a 2020 primary bid against Trump.' https://t.co/JjhGA6DnDg
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 15, 2019
CNN is giving a campaign contribution to Kasich.
— Melissa Mackenzie ? (@MelissaTweets) January 15, 2019
Precisely. How do you suppose this will be reported in his campaign filings once he decides to run? A “charitible media donation”?!
Even Media Matters went all blind squirrel on this one.
There is no ethical way for a network to have someone considering a run for president on staff. This is nuts. https://t.co/oE7tWfUVIz
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 15, 2019
Curious – what does everyone’s favorite media analyst have to say about this questionable arrangement?
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 15, 2019
Uh…that is all? No mulling, no pondering the journalistic ethical stance of such? Tater was at least called out on his scathing report consisting of “Just Announced”.
How about hiring an actual journalist to investigate politicians instead of putting them on the payroll?
— Tim White (@filthyhiker) January 15, 2019
@CNN knows good and well Kasich is planning to run for president and will use his high-profile role at CNN to help him lay the groundwork.
Yet they happily give him a platform.
Another example of media irresponsibility.
— Stephanie Jones (@StephanieJ_DC) January 16, 2019
Well if you need more evidence that the 2020 coverage isn't going to improve here it is
— [checks notes] while holding beer (@SadFndngFathers) January 15, 2019
What could possibly encapsulate the majesty of this announcement? How can it be properly be framed that a mailman’s son and pickle devotee will be signing on to a network that is routinely being beaten in the ratings by “Sponge Bob Square Pants”?
Gillette should buy up every advertising spot in John Kasich's CNN show
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) January 15, 2019
And now there is the proper summation to this scintillating announcement.