We’ve already had a lot of laughs at CNN’s expense today — Chris Cillizza is seriously asking who handed celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti his “flash-in-the-pan” celebrity status after CNN had him on 74 times in a two-month period?
As Twitchy reported, Avenatti is being charged with extortion among other things, and surprise, surprise, his unnamed co-conspirator just happened to be CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos. CNN says Geragos has been let go, but we wanted to hear it from reliable source Brian Stelter just to be sure.
Attorney Mark Geragos moonlighted as a CNN legal analyst… but not anymore, per a CNN spokeswoman. He's no longer a contributor. https://t.co/RcyrdQignk
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 25, 2019
He was just moonlighting, but he’s not anymore.
Why? What happened? https://t.co/1fs4p2rUa3
— BT (@back_ttys) March 25, 2019
Holy Reliable Sources, Tater!
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) March 25, 2019
Not a good week for CNN eh? You clowns deserve this mess
— Deplorable_Maximus (@CritchlowPaul) March 25, 2019
2 “winners” picked by @CNN ?
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) March 25, 2019
You still have a man crush on Avenatti though?
— Rob Eno (@Robeno) March 25, 2019
Stelter thought he might even be president.
Did you have him on your CNN show called reliable sources
— eric (@eriContrarian) March 25, 2019
According to the @ReliableSources Twitter feed, Avenatti made the cut at least twice, if not more. He’s Stelter asking Avenatti about his strategy for his 2020 run for president:
.@MichaelAvenatti says he's "very serious" about running for POTUS in 2020 & argues that successful candidates will need media savviness. "We live in a different media age… & whoever is going to aspire to the presidency is going to need to understand what that realm entails." pic.twitter.com/l3CieojzCQ
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) September 16, 2018
Moonlighting…?…Mark Geragos has been a regular on @cnn for years…especially when there is a major court case going on…
— Wharfrat (@JamesHo03148924) March 25, 2019
Yep. That's all.
— Harmony aka Armonia Lise (@ArmoniaLise) March 25, 2019
— Brian Flood (@briansflood) March 25, 2019
— E Devoe ?? (@elliemae0404) March 25, 2019
You sure are trying to downplay everything. "Moonlighted"
— live free or deb (@livefreeordeb) March 25, 2019
"Moonlighted" lol… please use that for all Contributors going forward
— AzKELLYcom (@AzKELLYcom) March 25, 2019
"Moonlighted" …i will put that with Stelter other great quote…"honest mistakes"
— Gregg (@ECTSpoiler41) March 25, 2019
Someone should conduct an invasive, 2 year long investigation into @CNN’s connections to all these disgraced and indicted ex-analysts. Yes, I think it’s time.
— The Crypto Revenant ? (@onyxthx) March 25, 2019
Sounds like CNN collusion!
— John Metallurg (@Metal_Lurg) March 25, 2019
I’m sure you’re prepared for the inevitable “CNN employs 2 attorneys charged with crimes”. I’ve seen a few already.
— WendyG (@wglaaber) March 25, 2019
Wow the backup beeping is deafening
— Johnny Thunda ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@jthunda65) March 25, 2019
I’ll call it even if @CNN opens every new hour today with an apology for every contributor & panel of pundits & strategists they pushed for the past two years
— black is back (@wbltony) March 25, 2019
There’s still time Brian, Python and SQL scripting is a good place to start.
— JC Stout (@Flyover_JCS) March 25, 2019
— Shelley ? (@ShelleyCuz) March 25, 2019
'This somehow got better'! Per WSJ, Michael Avenatti's alleged co-conspirator should be familiar to CNN viewers https://t.co/9OCfUQ65Mf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 25, 2019