CNN’s president defended his network’s Trump/Russia coverage by claiming they’re not investigators so it’s not their fault they ran with a bunch of FAKE NEWS. They were only reporting what they thought were the facts and stuff.
What makes this all even funnier is that our favorite hall monitor, Brian Stelter, shared the quote and the story.
CNN prez Jeff Zucker: "We are not investigators. We are journalists, and our role is to report the facts as we know them, which is exactly what we did." https://t.co/DiUjr7Nkbg
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 26, 2019
Thanks for being honest about CNN, Jeff.
EL OH EL.
From the NYT:
Jeff Zucker, president of CNN, said he was “entirely comfortable” with the network’s coverage.
“We are not investigators. We are journalists, and our role is to report the facts as we know them, which is exactly what we did,” Mr. Zucker said in an email. “A sitting president’s own Justice Department investigated his campaign for collusion with a hostile nation. That’s not enormous because the media says so. That’s enormous because it’s unprecedented.”
It’s not their fault they’re a bunch of biased jacka*ses who got caught pushing a false narrative for YEARS. They were just given the wrong facts, or something.
And they’re NOT investigators, dadgummit! Or firefighters.
Yo, wassup Bri pic.twitter.com/aBU67du4nN
— TheRightWingM 🇺🇸 (@TheRightWingM) March 26, 2019
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
Jeff just basically neutered his entire news team.
He made you tweet that for him huh
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) March 26, 2019
Jeff Zucker: "We are not investigators."
Also Jeff Zucker: *hires top investigative reporting team in the country* pic.twitter.com/7f4MNCsCVM
— neontaster (@neontaster) March 26, 2019
Awww, the guy who tried to intimidate the maker of a meme.
Philippe, it's over.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 26, 2019
We so adore Mollie.
Journalists are supposed to investigate the facts as they come out to verify that they’re actually true. You’re not even journalists. You guys are political commentators who carry water for one party.
— Mr. Stubborn (@obdurate_one) March 26, 2019
Zucker then: Fix what is wrong.
— Flyer (@bama_flyer) March 26, 2019
Zucker now: HEY MAN, IT’S NOT OUR FAULT.
"Journalists" my ass. You're agenda driven, leftist hacks that have no shame. That's why you're #FakeNews. By the way eunuch, when are you going to apologize to @marklevinshow? He was spot on two years ago when you and others were calling him "conspiratorial".
— G. Brock (@mickeysooner) March 26, 2019
— William Keane (@largebill68) March 26, 2019
— ❌SmirkingLeeLewis❌ (@LeeLewis1972) March 26, 2019
— Kaitlin with the Good Hair (@thefactualprep) March 26, 2019
— Kaydee King (@KaydeeKing) March 26, 2019
— Shubham Khanna (@Shubhamkhanna96) March 26, 2019
Journalists are usually unbiased…
— susan (@marathonmama) March 26, 2019
Winner winner, chicken dinner.