It’s well-known that President Donald Trump sees social media as a means to an end, an effective means that allows him to circumvent the media filter, taking his message directly to the American people.
…with an assist from the very same media, who breathlessly reports on what he tweets.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper appeared on “The Late Show” Monday and told host Stephen Colbert that he has “muted” Trump on Twitter, which lets him remove the president’s tweets from his timeline without unfollowing him.
“I just don’t want to have that drama in my life,” the CNN anchor who professes to be a journalist said.
“Yeah, you know, when you get annoying people tweeting you, you don’t want to delete because then that tells them you’ve deleted them,” he explained. “So if you just mute them, they think you’re still following them, and you don’t actually see their tweets.”
Comments clearly intended to diminish the veracity of what the president may have to say via Twitter.
It’s not clear if Cooper hopes to start a trend that would eliminate a valuable tool from the Trump arsenal, but he may want to take note that CNN “is muted all over America,” as Rush Limbaugh’s long-time producer Bo Snerdley aptly pointed out:
Anderson Cooper Says He Muted Trump on Twitter https://t.co/EaT22si06R >> so what. CNN is muted all over America.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) March 7, 2017
In discussing the president’s aides and their relationship with the press, the alleged journalist was clear about where he stands, saying: “I also don’t want to really have a relationship with these people.”
Here’s a sampling of the reaction on social media to the blatant bias on display here:
— WeGovernUSA (@WeGovernUSA) March 7, 2017
— Jones (@Jonezie) March 7, 2017
— DMW1776 (@dmw1776) March 7, 2017
— #1TrumpDeplorable (@Cnne7) March 7, 2017
— Jo Ella Rash (@rash_jo) March 7, 2017
— Harry Robb. Haldeman (@Bob_Haldeman) March 7, 2017
— Korbin Keller (@Korb_The_Borb) March 7, 2017
@washingtonpost Oh yes, The liberal media EXPOSE their extreme bias and hatred toward Trump & conservatives.
— David Arcano (@wwwbighag) March 7, 2017
@washingtonpost coming from a drama queen, that doesn’t say a lot, does it?
— Timothy St. John (@TimothyStJohn66) March 7, 2017
- Andrew Giuliani lets TikTok personality ‘Crackhead Barney’ get the better of him during insane exchange - June 11, 2021
- Arrogant Acosta claims to have inside scoop as he trashes Fox News, calls Tucker Carlson ‘race-baiting tyrant’ - June 11, 2021
- BlackRock under fire amid reports private-equity firms are ‘snapping up single-family houses’ - June 11, 2021