Not only is CNN doing little to downplay its adversarial relationship with President Donald Trump, the network seems to be embracing the acrimony.
In an effort to minimize any potential momentum Trump may realize from Tuesday’s address to Congress, which was well received by the average American, CNN created a widget on Wednesday keeping track of just how long it’s been since Trump attacked someone on Twitter.
“He hasn’t knocked, tweaked or attacked anyone on Twitter since Sunday afternoon, when he claimed, ‘Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!'” wrote CNN’s Gregory Krieg and Tal Yellin.
“We’ll see how long it lasts — literally. So far, he’s gone…”
The network touted its petty creation on Twitter, naturally:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 1, 2017
CNN set itself up to be excoriated on social media, which is precisely what happened as folks have grown tired of the inherent bias in today’s media.
Here’s a sampling of some of the vicious responses from Twitter:
@CNNPolitics How many days since cnn attacked a sitting president? 0. War of willls?
— Van Henry (@VanHenryMcNeil) March 1, 2017
@CNNPolitics This is why folks don’t like you. You ever run a clock counting the no. of times Obama used the word ‘I’ in a speech? Unfair
— Ian Robinson (@IanRobinsonyyc) March 1, 2017
— American Elephant (@AmericnElephant) March 2, 2017
— Jo Ella Rash (@rash_jo) March 2, 2017
— Cjg1958 (@Cjg111958) March 1, 2017
— Raven (@KazeSkyz) March 2, 2017
— STHUP (@sthudc) March 1, 2017
@CNNPolitics always looking to spread hate and divide
— Brenda (@biggmamaaaa) March 1, 2017
— Deplorable Eric West (@EricJWest) March 1, 2017
@CNNPolitics Really? Are you call yourself a news organization? We are happy for president to use twitter – you are history & you know it
— Nerdvice451 (@Nerdvice451) March 1, 2017
— paper sack citizen (@paprsackcitizen) March 1, 2017
@CNNPolitics slow fake news day CNN?
— MonkeySeez (@monkeyseez) March 1, 2017
@CNNPolitics you are now a parody of a clownshow- bc at least a clownshow is authentic.
— christy hren (@ilike2beright) March 1, 2017
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