It looked for a while there Wednesday as if the drama surrounding CNN and its ongoing battle with President Trump had quieted a bit, once the network’s investigation into the person responsible for that Trump vs. CNN WWE mash-up had backfired into a trending #CNNBlackmail hashtag.
Jeff Zucker talking about Trump's attacks: "He's trying to bully us, and we're not going to let him intimidate us." https://t.co/25yQLCiDI7
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 6, 2017
There’s been a lot of wringing of hands over whether the clip was an incitement to real-life violence against reporters in the field, whom Katy Tur of NBC News recently likened to firefighters running into a fire.
While that comparison led to a few muscle sprains as people’s eyes rolled back into their heads, it was CNN host Chris Cuomo who told the New York Times Wednesday that he doesn’t mind punching the clock at Thunderdome.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 6, 2017
So is it Thunderdome or firefighters rushing into the flames? Just so I can tell journos in Syria how brave it is to work in Columbus Circle https://t.co/GC6J7d6byg
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 6, 2017
It can get crazy behind the desk there at CNN’s “New Day.” Two liberals enter, two liberals leave.
— DiggingUpDom (@ODhonnabhain) July 6, 2017
Just like firefighters. https://t.co/NxeLuqcKPz
— Runs With Dogs (@lheal) July 6, 2017
Just like firefighters……
I can't even. https://t.co/2iS7C0bmej
— Colonel Potter (@laurakfillault) July 6, 2017
Gosh, you guys are such hard case bad asses. Marines envy your salty professional ability to look danger in the eye without blinking.
— Dave Rodgers (@HomeRodgers) July 6, 2017
Forget soldiers, firefighters, police, etc. You desk jockeys are the real heroes.
— Foot (@g8rjc) July 6, 2017
Bunch of quivering lip pansies trying to pretend they are dealing with real adversity. Truly pathetic.
— Tired of Me R Thomas (@Plate0fShrimp) July 6, 2017
Spoken like a true whiner
— MurphyLinn (@johnjharvey1013) July 6, 2017
Sounds like somebody is tasked with bringing donuts.
— Jimmy McSavage (@JimmyMcSavage) July 6, 2017
The self-congratulatory MSM now running pieces lionizing each other.
— rumBaKnight (@rumBaKnight) July 6, 2017
Maybe you guys should make politics less like sports and cover how things actually effect people.
— Chris Halperin (@CillizzaSucks) July 6, 2017
— Meech (@michi83) July 6, 2017
Diving on that sword a little hard, eh? When rich white men pretend to be martyrs, at 11.
— DK (@D_L_L_K) July 6, 2017
Way to make yourselves a story. How noble of you
— Tim Johnson (@timjohnsonmd) July 6, 2017
Don't hurt yourself from all those pats on the back. https://t.co/XDaKLqtpc9
— Hi, I'm Wicked (@WickedSmaaaht) July 6, 2017
What a bunch of self absorbed pussies.
— peaceprosperity (@peaceprosperity) July 6, 2017
jesus, get over yourselves. If you want to report, report. You want to be activists, do that. But you can't be both.
— Athena (@1trueathena) July 6, 2017
What a stupid take. https://t.co/9mrVP1eIPR
— Snake Doctor (@xSnakeDoctorx) July 6, 2017
Speaking of …
Say it with me: Fake news isn't news you don't like
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 5, 2017
Say it with us: “Fake news” was one of the original excuses Barack Obama and company floated to explain Hillary Clinton’s defeat last November, before the media decided to focus on Russia instead.
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‘Are you f*cking serious?’ Chris Cuomo digs his — and CNN’s — hole EVEN DEEPER https://t.co/0DbzlOLfGg
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 5, 2017