President Donald Trump has become notorious for his ongoing stream of inflammatory Twitter tirades, but CNN’s Don Lemon has no hope that his staffers will ever be able to rein him in. During the start of his broadcast Thursday evening, Lemon caught up with colleague Chris Cuomo and the two discussed the commander in chief’s latest social media attack targeting Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Cuomo appeared stunned by Trump’s post falsely claiming Mueller served the Obama administration for eight years, stating, “I can’t believe that the men and women around this man let him tweet the things that he does when they have to know the minute they look at them, the minute they hear the idea, this is going to hurt us.” “Him saying that Mueller served under Obama for eight years, it’s just not true, and there’s no reason for him to double the amount of time that Continue reading "Don Lemon Doubts Trump’s Twitter Tirades Can Be Reined In: ‘He’s a Grown A– Man,’ How Can You Stop Him?"
CNN’s Jake Tapper addressed on his show Thursday the issue of questioning the integrity of elections, something Donald Trump has been doing casually on Twitter and the GOP has been doing rather more deliberately but equally consequentially in TV interviews and in court. It’s a topic that has come up a good deal on the network. But Democrats, too, have leveled charges of tampering and theft regarding elections, and Tapper asked his panel why that was any different or less serious. Tapper first addressed his question to CNN political commentator and Republican, David Urban. “This looks like it’s going to end with Republicans winning the Senate race and winning the governor’s office. We don’t know. It’s not final yet, but it looks as though, and yet there are Republicans who continue to cast aspersions about the process,” said Tapper. He played audio from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaking with Breitbart Continue reading "Jake Tapper on Hillary, Sherrod Brown Challenging GA Vote: Is That Any Different From What Trump is Doing?"
Kicking off a panel discussion Thursday on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, CNN’s Jake Tapper gave President Donald Trump an ominous message. “It’s snowing in Washington, D.C. today,” Tapper said. “Yes, Mr. President, winter is coming.” The anchor then cited the commander in chief’s rage-filled tweet earlier that morning, claiming “the inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess.” Political analyst Jackie Kucinich told Tapper that could be an indication of Trump’s mindset as he prepares to submit answers to Mueller’s questions. “We know he’s going through the questions from Mueller, and it seems like he’s walking down memory lane, and he doesn’t like the scenery, and so that might explain why we’re seeing the throwbacks to the campaign and to his old material in these tweets,” she said. David Urban, a former senior adviser to Continue reading "Jake Tapper, CNN Panel Debate if Mueller Probe is Nearing End: ‘Yes, Mr. President, Winter is Coming’"
CNN’s Bill Weir has been tapped by the Discovery Channel as host of a new live, reality series featuring border patrol agents, their families, the job itself, and the immigration issues around it. What makes him a bizarre choice is that he’s also an activist social media warrior on those same topics, fighting tooth and nail with anyone who supports border enforcement or opposes illegal immigration. Border Live will “document the work of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the real lives, real moments and real stories of those that live and work along its remote stretches,” according to the press release on Friday. What the press release does not say is anything about how the new host — who will air his portion from New York City — feels about the “lives, real moments, and real stories” of those agents, or their work. His Continue reading "Host of Discovery Channel’s New Border Patrol Series is Also a Liberal Immigration Activist"
Like many CNN contributors, reporters, and hosts in the last few days, David Chalian on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump and Republicans in general for alleging fraud and misconduct in the vote count and recount in Florida. The network has categorically labeled any claims of vote fraud “false,” although that determination has not been made by any officials, and Chalian said that Trump even suggesting it is “offensive” and a “dismantling” of Democracy. Chalian made the remarks to CNN’s Brianna Keilar in the 1 p.m. hour of CNN Right Now. Keiler presented Trump’s strange “disguise” tweet, which Chalian referenced to begin his remarks. “It’s funny, you know, sometimes we look at the president’s words like, what is he, a box of cereal or a disguise–this is actually, I think pretty darn serious,” he said, as Keilar interjected “Incredibly!” “I think that he is dismantling a fundamental pillar of Continue reading "CNN’s David Chalian Says Trump ‘Dismantling’ a ‘Pillar of Democracy’ by Questioning Vote, Ignores Dem Senators Doing Same"
CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson of smearing him in his broadcast Thursday night, claiming this is the second time he has pushed “lies.” “Last year @TuckerCarlson spread lies about me when my family was getting death threats and had to flee our home,” Kaczynski wrote in a Twitter thread on Carlson’s comments. “He did so again last night. He never reached out for comment either time.” Kaczynski, the head of CNN’s investigative “KFile” team went on to post a Gizmodo piece with the backstory on Carlson’s attacks, which started when Kaczynski published an article on a pro-Trump Reddit user who created a meme that was shared by the president. The Reddit user, named “HanAssholeSolo,” had a history of sharing antisemitic, bigoted content, but one of his GIFs — an edited clip of a WrestleMania match where a fighter with Trump’s likeness beats up a Continue reading "CNN Reporter Andrew Kaczynski Accuses Tucker Carlson of Spreading ‘Lies’ About Him"
For anyone who has watched CNN in 2018, the idea of the network skipping a story featuring Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti, or even being dragged kicking and screaming to it rather than enthusiastically covering it in every hour, would have been unthinkable before last night. But once news broke that the man who managed to make the Brett Kavanaugh hearings even less dignified had himself been arrested on charges of domestic assault — the network grew oddly reluctant to cover it. Or in the case of one of the biggest Avenatti promoters Chris Cuomo, didn’t cover it at all. Alisyn Camerota, who has interviewed Avenatti in the past and even expressed skepticism over some of the allegations he’s made, is a frequent on-air lecturer on feminism and #MeToo. She didn’t mention his name either Thursday morning, even while her co-host, John Berman, briefly reported Avenatti’s Continue reading "CNN’s Chris Cuomo Skips Avenatti News, Rest of Network Barely Touches"