Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was found guilty on multiple charges yesterday in the Nike extortion trial, and a legal analyst for the cable news network that hosted him countless times (and even touted him as a possible contender for president) is now having second thoughts:
CNN's Toobin on Avenatti: 'I Feel Kind of Snookered Because I Took Him Seriously' https://t.co/Jp4TqVCBwS
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 15, 2020
How could he have known Avenatti was a serial opportunist couldn't be taken at face value?
If only there was someone whose job it was to sniff that out.https://t.co/uKwLpsSA42
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 15, 2020
It's a major sign of poor judgment that so many people at CNN and MSNBC didn't realize that Avenatti was a train wreck in progress. https://t.co/IiWl3LymX2
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) February 15, 2020
No one was snookered. In their desperation to find someone to “take down Trump” they embraced an obvious con man. Everyone else saw it. ?♀️https://t.co/wGAANuxLdO
— Stacey – AKA The Liberty Gypsy (@ScotsFyre) February 15, 2020
Sorry folks. Anyone who heard Avenatti speak for longer than 60 seconds and took him seriously is a complete moron. That includes everyone at @CNN and everyone else in the MSM. P.T. Barnum was spot on about suckers. He just didnt know they would all work in one industry
— Peter DeGiglio (@PeterDeGiglio) February 15, 2020
Anyone who takes an obvious punk seriously is lacking gray matter https://t.co/1jaHwRaLwC
— Ana Scott?? (@bucharest98) February 15, 2020
But they wanted to believe so much.
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) February 15, 2020
And often on a show called “Reliable Sources” no less!
The Trump hate TDS has clouded any judgement they had left
— ❤️Canadian Kate❤️ (@kate_canadian) February 15, 2020
— Duh Wrench (@PaulGavigan4) February 15, 2020
There was lots of “snookering” going on when the Resistance media was giddily feting Avenatti.