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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CNN's Cuomo not embarrassed about Russia

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, appeared on Chris Cuomo's morning show on CNN on Monday.

It was another shipwreck for the last-place cable news channel. The network's come undone. Sad.



CUOMO: So what do you make of this switch, apparently, from the President of the United States? First, he said a day ago that he's considering discussing -- he was discussing with Russia working together on cyber security, guarding elections. Everybody attacks it. Then he tweets this morning, no, no, no. It was just an idea. I know it can't happen.
CONWAY: Well, what else did he say in the tweet? He talked about how -- what did happen, a cease-fire in part of Syria. A very big development out of that two-plus hour meeting with President Putin. That's a tangible. That's relevant. That will affect people's lives.
Look, they had a broad conversation. CNN spent a full week plus doing nothing but having these screaming headlines saying President Trump is not expected to raise Russian interference with President Putin. He made it top of the agenda. It was first on the list. He pressed him early and often. Did he press him or ask did he him whether he did it? But that's not good enough.
Did CNN say he wasn't going to mention it at all or didn't they? Oh, they did. We have these great montage of chyrons. People say stuff that isn't true.
CUOMO: Hold on a second. I stand by my reporting on it. The day before the meeting, the president was very squishy on Russian interference. He said OK, it was Russia but it was other people. Nobody knows for sure. That was his last public statement about it before he went into a meeting. And then a meeting in which he didn't allow a notetaker to be in it. So we don't have any readout from it. We hear he confronted them about it. He said we know you did it. Then we hear he asked him about it. Which is it? Did he say I know you did it, stop? Or did he say did you do it, Mr. Putin? Which is it?
CONWAY: Chris, let's back up. So you're saying -- you used the word squishy which, itself, is unusual to describe the president's state of mind. So somehow that makes people on CNN insist that the president is never going to raise this with Putin. Why are they still in there -- 
CUOMO: It's not about CNN. It's about what the president said, Kellyanne. 
Got that? "It's not about CNN."

It's all about CNN -- and CNN's obsession with Donald Trump, whom CNN President Jeff Zucker has hung his ratings on.

From that schoolmarmy Jim Acosta to that sock puppet Jake Tapper (Zucker tells him what to ask) to that pseudo-intellectual Wolf Blitzer (the Clinton campaign tells him what to ask) the network is an arm of the DNC.

A weak arm at that.

At least at MSNBC they dropped all pretense of objectivity.
CONWAY: Aren't you the least bit reluctant, if not embarrassed that you now talk about Russia more than you talk about America? 
CUOMO: No.
Wow. The network that did Saddam Hussein's bidding for 12 years to keep a bureau open (and who knows what deals it makes with other foreign governments now) is not embarrassed to talk more about Russia than it talks about America.

So, Time-Warner's CNN does not care about our country.

Just as well. It does not care about the truth either.

After nearly a half-hour of Russia, Russia, Russia, the conversation turned slightly to America.
CONWAY: This president and Secretary Chao at the department of transportation very recently did a couple of amazing things to lessen this permitting process. We have these projects that take eight years of the permitting process and they want to bring it down two to three years, that's going to save billions of dollars and spur jobs. We have an air traffic system that was built when we had 100,000 passengers annually. We now have close to 1 billion.
Can we not get any Democrats to say, hey, that's a good idea, to enhance our safety and security and reduce our hassle on the tarmac and in airports?
I traveled this country with Secretary Price and Governor Christie. I was just in Tennessee last Thursday again on the opioid crisis. This is the scourge of our times. This is -- no state has been spared. No demographic group untouched.  You want to come along sometime and report on it? You want to go listen to the people?
CUOMO: We have a documentary coming out this fall about the opioid crisis.
So the answer is no.

CNN does not care about America. CNN does not care about fairness. CNN does not care about the news. It has come undone.




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8 comments:

  1. CNN: The FIRST name in crap news. It's a mental disease.

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  2. Statement From the Office of Donald Trump, Jr.: For Immediate Release to All News Organizations
    Also CNN

    Mr. Trump, Jr.:

    "The meeting I had with the Russian lawyer during the campaign was completely innocent.

    We simply discussed my father selling Putin another 20% of America's uranium supplies while I would be giving speeches in Moscow for half-million dollar payments to the Trump Foundation.

    Additionally, our campaign manager would become business partners with Putin in the energy business and accept million-ruble payments from Putin. If caught, those assets could be secretly transferred to a family member. And other family members could lobby for Sanctions Relief on behalf of Putin's Sberbank.

    We also secretly conveyed a promised the Russians to be more flexible after the election on missile defenses in Poland.

    Furthermore, we cut a secret deal with Putin: if he would help give us political cover with the Iran Deal, and supply our Iranian friends with uranium and missile defenses to protect their nuke factories, we would, in return, allow Russia to run amok in the Middle East and establish military bases there for the first time since America ran them out in 1973.

    All these practices--and more!--are all standard, widely-accepted and approved practices in Washington, D.C..

    They are completely unremarkable, commonplace collusions and occurrences that require no investigation whatsoever.

    In fact, they are the hallmark of Good Government and All That Is Decent, Pure, Good and True(tm).

    When Democrats do it."

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    1. Bravo! Well done you!

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    2. Take a bow. Perhaps the best comment ever.

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    3. For weeks, Republicans have been able to say with increasing conviction that there was not a shred of evidence of any inappropriate contact between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. The best defense on offer now is a claim that it is not illegal, per se, to collude with a hostile foreign power in an American election. That spin is so bad that not even true believers can fully abide it.

      Carry on with the Shillary schtick.

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  3. You put The Guess Who's "She's Come Undun" in my head:

    She's come undun
    She didn't know what she was headed for
    And when I found what she was headed for
    It was too late
    She's come undun
    She found a mountain that was far too high
    And when she found out she couldn't fly
    It was too late
    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun
    She's come undun
    WE (SHE) wanted truth but all WE (SHE) got was lies - my edit
    Came the time to realize
    And it was too late
    She's come undun
    She didn't know what she was headed for
    And when I found what she was headed for
    Mama, it was too late
    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun
    She's come undun
    Too many mountains, and not enough stairs to climb
    Too many churches and not enough truth
    Too many people and not enough eyes to see
    Too many lives to lead and not enough time
    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun
    She's come undun
    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun
    She's come undun
    She didn't know what she was headed for
    And when I found what she was headed for
    It was too late
    She's come undun
    She found a mountain that was far too high
    And when she found out she couldn't fly
    Mama, it was too late
    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun
    She's come undun
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no

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    1. I know, Schlongy. It's one of those tuneworms. Enters your ear and quickly embeds in your brain stem. Can't get it out! AAAAAARGH!!!

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