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
It can get crazy behind the desk there at CNN’s “New Day.” Two liberals enter, two liberals leave.
— Paddy O’Dhonnabhain (@ODhonnabhain) July 6, 2017
Just like firefighters. https://t.co/NxeLuqcKPz
— Area Man (@lheal) 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
Sounds like somebody is tasked with bringing donuts.
— "It's Always Jimmy in Philadelphia" (@JimmyMcSavage) July 6, 2017
The self-congratulatory MSM now running pieces lionizing each other.
— rumBa Knight (@rumBaKnight) July 6, 2017
Maybe you guys should make politics less like sports and cover how things actually effect people.
— Chris Cillizza is trash (@CillizzaSucks) 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
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