The controversy surrounding NFL players and the national anthem has once again reached a fever pitch, this time with a CNN commentator calling the beloved anthem “problematic, in and of itself.” The comment stemmed from a discussion on CNN’s “The Lead” with host Jake Tapper about President Donald Trump’s decision to disinvite the Philadelphia Eagles for a scheduled White House celebration of their Super Bowl victory. The Eagles team and staff were scheduled to visit the White House on Monday, but it was announced at the last minute that only a handful of players and coaches planned to participate in the event after some players decided their opposition against the supposedly “racist” president was greater than the honor of visiting the people’s White House to celebrate their victory.
There’s always been some speculation among CNN watchers that the “Most Trusted Name In News” conspicuously goes to commercial or has their feed cut when one of the talking heads on their network says something inconvenient. Of course, nobody can prove this happens intentionally — indeed, one almost feels a bit conspiracy theory-ish even saying it — but it’s certainly odd. The latest instance of the mysterious CNN cutoff happened Monday, when CNN’s national security commentator, Mike Rogers, was interviewed about the Russia investigation. Rogers, a former congressman who’s also had stints with the Army and FBI, said that if no evidence against the president is turned up, it’s time to end the “eternal investigations” involving Trump and Russian collusion. https://youtu.be/igITJzy
CNN issued a statement Thursday morning denying that it had asked a shooting survivor to ask a “scripted question” at the CNN Town Hall on guns on Wednesday evening in Sunrise, Florida. On Wednesday evening, junior Colton Haab, a survivor of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, told local Fort Lauderdale ABC affiliate WPLG that CNN had invited him to appear at the town hall, but he had withdrawn after being asked to recite a “scripted” question. WPLG reported: Haab: I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions. Reporter Janine Stanwood: But Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC, who shielded classmates in the midst of terror, says he did not get to share his experience. Haab: CNN had originall
One of the stranger moments in Wednesday’s deeply strange Donald Trump press conference came when the president-elect got into a shouting match with CNN’s Jim Acosta, who was trying to ask him a question. Earlier in the presser — his first one since July — Trump had attacked CNN for disseminating “fake news” because it broke the story that both the sitting president and the president-elect had been briefed on allegations that Russia has “compromising personal and financial information” regarding Trump. “Since you’re attacking us, can you give us a question?” Acosta asked during a Q&A portion of the presser. Trump replied, “Not you, not you, your organization is terrible.” “I am not going to give you a question,” the president-elect said. “You are fake news.” You can watch their f
After peddling the now-debunked conspiracy theory that so-called voting experts found irregularities in voting patterns in key swing states, a CNN opinion writer is finally telling Hillary supporters they better not get their hopes up. In addition, as we previously reported, the Obama White House itself has poured cold water on the pro-Trump hacker conspiracy theory stating ‘We believe our elections were free and fair from a cyber security perspective.” Joshua Douglas of CNN writes Now that Clinton’s campaign has said it will participate in the recount efforts, those supporters’ hopes have been lifted even higher. To put the matter bluntly: They should give up that hope. There is essentially zero chance that the recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania will chan
Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post. “It was like a f−−−ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter. “Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said, ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said. “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing-down,” the source added. A second source confirmed the fireworks. “The meeting took place in a big boardroom and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other source said. “Trump kept s