Yes, I know he’s not on my team. This was a figurative breakup with both him and a literal breakup with CNN.
The tipping point came with their incessant use of those annoying paid Trump supporters given way too much air time for having way too little to say.
CNN’s use of paid Trumpeteers has really undermined their credibility as network journalists and undercut their goal of informing the public. They waste my time, mislead facts as truths–why has CNN given them a platform?
Leading the pack as Trump’s who-knows-how-many campaign managers, this former Marco Rubio manager smiles and states the opposite of any poll results. You name the debate–she says Trump won. Who cares? She gets paid regardless.
Clicking away on his laptop providing Who Cares Reganesque factoids.
Young millennial who once compared Miss Universe to a terror suspect and purports that Trumps’s recorded sexual assault comments were, “not about sex.” Every comment she makes affirms to me a rock might be a better surrogate.
Fired from the Trump camp after roughing up a reporter, regularly spouts nonsense through perpetually tight-lipped pursed lips. My body language interpreter reads this as lies.
They have actively harmed the network’s pursuit of the truth.
So I have bid adieu to my long-time favorite news channel and my beloved Anderson Cooper.
Your iconic, wonderful mother must be so mortified that you have gone from a fearless reporter in the trenches of our recent wars and morphed into an entertainer trying to herd Trump Kittens.
I will also miss Don Lemon, covering everything #BlackLivesMatter from deep in the trenches as a credible journalist. I’ll miss you too, Brooke Baldwin, and Erin Burnett. You’ve both raised the bar for women journalists. And Jake, I love you but you’re one of them.
I have been with CNN since the early days when they were the first network to go to 24/7 news programming. They were always my first go-to for world news. But this historically crazy election has rubbed off on CNN and made them historically crazy and not credible as real journalists.
Oh, will I NOT miss that magic board of the United States flipping blue to red so quickly I cannot follow either candidate’s scenarios to 270 electoral college votes. My eyes cross during this segment, as well as my mood.
So, goodbye Anderson. I’m giving back the ring. I have found a new lover to replace you.
Flipping channels, I landed on MSNBC during the Rachel Maddow show. She speaks openly of being gay, something you never had the chutzpah to do on air, AC. Her one-hour show had no panels, no pundits, no Trumpeteers. Just the news. Sigh. That’s all I really want.
Bonus points for MSNBC, as it turns out that’s where they’ve been storing everyone who didn’t make the NBC cut. Tamron Hall has a show. Not so fond of Brian Williams, but maybe this is where he practices telling the truth. I believe in second chances.
Like the rest of America, I’m so tired of this election. I just want news without spin.
“Just the facts, Ma’am”
~Sergeant Joe Friday (anecdotal)