December 3, 2016
CNN has been caught on multiple fronts actively aiding Hillary Clinton. They were literally giving her debate questions in advance – and letting her write questions to be asked to Trump during the GOP debates. They might end up facing some sort of criminal charges for this.
And they ran 24 hour non-stop anti-Trump coverage. CNN was at the heart of the #Pussygate scandal and the fake rape accusations that followed. They ran this stuff into the ground. They, like every other network and newspaper, claimed that Trump had already lost as soon as he got the nomination.
But the cuckservatives live in such a bizarre fantasy world, that they are accusing Jew Zucker of helping Trump.
CNN’s Jeff Zucker became a punching bag at a Harvard post-election confab, where Republican operatives accused him of aiding Trump’s rise in the primary with ample free press and favorable treatment.
“You showed empty podiums!” senior Marco Rubio adviser Todd Harris screamed at Zucker, as the network president took the stage at the Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics to discuss media’s role in the election season. “You showed hours upon hours of unfiltered unscripted coverage of Trump, this was not about interviews,” he added.
Harris was one among many strategists to Trump primary rivals to chime in and accuse CNN of coverage tilted in the president-elect’s direction. According to the complaints, the network gave the real estate billionaire hundreds of hours of free press, including showing his rallies unedited and allowing him to call into television shows, which it did not accord to other candidates.
“I don’t remember getting invited to call in,” Sarah Isgur Flores, Carly Fiorina’s deputy campaign manager kvetched. Other strategists added to the chorus of grievances, “We didn’t get that call,” one said. “We’d be invited for eight seconds,” said another. “At 2 o’clock in the afternoon we’d be invited on,” the last griped.
Zucker responded to the complaints with his own invective, asserting that his network treated all the candidates equally and said that Trump got more coverage because he granted greater access to the press than other candidates did.
“I have to respectfully push back on the campaign managers who spoke here today, because frankly, respectfully, I think that’s bullshit,” he retorted. “Again, Donald Trump was asked to come on and he agreed to come on and answered questions. The other candidates were asked to come on.”
Obviously, the reason CNN gave Trump so much coverage was to attack him. Every interview he did with the network – even the Don Lemon ones – was extremely hostile, with nonstop attempts at gotchas. They didn’t understand Trump’s strategy because they didn’t understand the American people.
And as The Washington Post points out, Marco Rubio admitted he was avoiding CNN. Zucker is – get this – telling the truth when he says Trump was offering totally open access.
On top of that, of course CNN did like the money they were making from Trump. But they looked at it as a win-win. They thought they were hurting him with their coverage of him.
Ultimately, none of it even matters.
Trump won as soon as he started, and there was absolutely nothing anyone could have done about that.