This is not a joke. This is CNN. Though admittedly it’s hard to tell the difference.
Remember when FOX News decided to back Jim Acosta’s demand for White House access on the theory that there was some sort of solidarity of news organizations? CNN’s boss would like to sneer at FOX News, “Suckers”.
During a Q&A with Vanity Fair media reporter Joe Pompeo at the South by Southwest festival on Saturday, Zucker said it’s not like networks have a “right” to host debates.
“I think the consternation about this is a little misplaced,” he said. “They don’t have to give one to CNN, they don’t have to give one to NBC. They have no obligation to give one to Fox.” Calling Fox a “propaganda” outlet, Zucker said, “I think the question should be, is Fox state-run TV or is the White House state-run government by Fox TV?”
As for Fox News’ response singling out its more legitimate news anchors, Zucker said, “They chose to work at Fox and they don’t get to hide behind the fact that they’re excellent journalists or anchors. The fact is they work at a place that has done tremendous damage to this country.”
Networks don’t have a right to host debates and Jim Acosta has no right to be at the White House. He works at a fake news network that has done tremendous damage to this country.
Then there’s the amusement factor of Jeff Zucker, a guy who knows as much about journalism as Mr. Peanut, claiming the right to decide who is or isn’t a journalist. Zucker was not a journalism fellow.. He’s an entertainment guy.
But Zucker will admit that there’s one thing wrong with CNN.
Zucker did think it was a “fair criticism” to say that CNN has at times allowed too many conservative commentators to spread false information on its air.
That’s the one problem with CNN. Too much intellectual diversity.
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