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Doc Sportello

(7,708 posts)
Thu May 11, 2023, 08:03 PM May 2023

CNN Employees Are Not Happy With The Network's Trump Town Hall

This adds to Darcy's opinion piece this morning and includes a shot by Herr Licht at their media critic (who may get the door like Stelter did).

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“I don’t know anyone who was happy with last night,” one unnamed journalist told Vanity Fair. “The mood is absolutely the lowest it’s been in the Licht tenure, and that’s saying a lot.

Multiple CNN insiders also gave their reactions to Rolling Stone, calling the event “appalling,” “just brutal,” “a fucking disgrace” and “1000 percent a mistake.” One questioned why the network would arrange a town hall that was “stacked with his voters.”

Michael Fanone, the former Washington police officer who was assaulted by rioters during the 2021 Capitol attack, now serves as an on-air contributor for CNN. He told HuffPost that he was upset by the broadcast.

“It’s worse than I could have ever imagined. It’s an absolute disaster,” he said. “There’s no way to fact-check this guy in real time. He’s a volcano of bullshit.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-town-hall-cnn-employees_n_645d281de4b03e16f1a1c1a7

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world wide wally

(21,764 posts)
3. Hey CNN, need some help?
Thu May 11, 2023, 08:23 PM
May 2023

So, your all star "pros" gave you one hell of a shitshow last night. In the long run, CNN lost, Trump lost, the moderator lost and America lost.
I guarantee I could get just as good a result for 1/2 the money, and I have never been on TV in my life.

Mr. Ected

(9,680 posts)
6. They'll be the first to be given the axe when ratings plummet after this debacle
Thu May 11, 2023, 08:42 PM
May 2023

I only hope that no one continues watching these enablers. Trump's fan club is only so large and it's not exactly growing.

housecat

(3,132 posts)
11. Yes yes fuck CNN! But I'd still like to know how many viewers got to really got to see tfg for the
Thu May 11, 2023, 10:28 PM
May 2023

first time. This wasn't Foks or some other spewer of magat lies. It wasn't MSNBC, which magats haven't heard of yet. It was a legitimate news channel (or once was) and more people got to see him for the deranged monster that is tfg.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
14. CNN successfully killed what little reputation it had left
Thu May 11, 2023, 11:05 PM
May 2023

I wrote to them to inform them I won't be watching any longer since they now REALLY ARE FAKE NEWS!

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