What’s gonna bring in high ratings on CNN, an interview with Mike Pence about anti-Semitism, or some dolt who couldn’t even qualify for the MSNBC green room breathlessly reporting that President Trump’s days are numbered for the Nth time?
And who cares about anti-Semitism anyway?
In a time when violent anti-Semitism is on the rise, CNN has refused an interview with Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz — because the network is “all impeachment, all of the time,” according to sources.
The White House offered Wolf Blitzer an exclusive interview with Pence at the World Holocaust Forum next Thursday, and the “Situation Room” host enthusiastically agreed. But CNN boss Jeff Zucker then banned Blitzer from leaving the country because of the President Trump impeachment trial in the Senate.
A CNN source said: “Wolf really wanted to do the Pence interview personally. He cares deeply because of his family background, which is why Wolf was offered it by the White House. But Zucker stepped in and said Wolf isn’t going anywhere because the network will be ‘all impeachment, all of the time’ next week. CNN’s anti-Trump bias is so intense, they can’t even broadcast a sympathetic interview for Holocaust remembrance.”
Half the CNN audience would start howling like mad dogs at the very sight of Pence and chew their own furniture.
Blitzer might have wanted to do it, but the era of personal journalism that doesn’t serve a narrative is as dead as the dodo. Jeff Zucker knows what makes CNN money.
Impeachment. Impeachment. And more impeachment.