Shortly after the election, CNN president Jeff Zucker gave an explanation of how he feared CNN could’ve contributed to Donald Trump’s rise. What did CNN (the Clinton News Network) do that would help Trump? “If we made any mistake last year, it’s that we probably did put too many of his campaign rallies in those early months and let them run,” he told us.
Yes – that’s really why he thinks CNN is partially to blame for Trump’s victory. For making the mistake of letting the American public hear what Trump has to say in his speeches, uncensored and unfiltered. Of course, the network did everything they could do to help Hillary Clinton when they weren’t playing Trump speeches.
Now, Zucker is back with a claim that’s especially hilarious in light of the fact that his network got everything wrong about the past election.
CNN President Jeff Zucker says President-elect Donald Trump’s attacks on his network are an attempt to “delegitimize journalism,” adding that CNN’s “credibility is higher than ever.”
“It’s just unfortunate that the most powerful person in the world is trying to delegitimize journalism and an organization that plays such a vital role in our democracy,” Zucker told New York Magazine in an interview Wednesday.
“It doesn’t worry me that Donald Trump hasn’t done an interview with CNN in eight months. I think our credibility is higher than ever, and our viewership is higher than ever, and our reporting is as strong as ever. … Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake.”
Hilarious – because the actual data shows the exact opposite! According to the Washington Examiner, CNN is less trusted by likely voters than its competitors at MSNBC and Fox News.. Just 33 percent of those who watch CNN said they trusted the information they’re getting.
It must be rough when statistically speaking, only one of your three viewers actually believes what you say.
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