Larry King Hits Network: CNN 'Stopped Doing News a Long Time Ago'

Jake Baker  ·  November 08, 2018  ·  Featured, Media-Entertainment, Elections, Foreign Policy, Left Wing Ideology, Leftist Bullies

By: Jack Hammer – TapWires News Service

Usually left-leaning and ex-CNN talker Larry King had some less than kind words for his former television home.  In what has been described as mocking, King said in an interview with RT America on Tuesday that CNN “stopped doing news a long time ago” to shift all of their coverage to President Donald Trump.

Hardly a bastion of conservative thought, the stinking rebuke of CNN by King left many media pundits shocked.   However, this bears out what Jeff Zucker said last week, “If we break away from Trump coverage the audience goes away”.  And of course, what he really meant to say is that the minute we starting broadcasting real news, telling the truth or doing actual reporting, our small audience which hates Trump, looks elsewhere to have their hate batters recharged.  

Here is a partial transcript is as follows:

HOST RICK SANCHEZ: You know it's interesting. As I listen to you I'm thinking that both you and I are old enough to remember that there was a lot of antagonism during the 1960s. There was a lot of antagonism during Watergate. There was certainly antagonism during the Clinton years. But there is something, maybe it's an undercurrent, that is different now. Can you put your finger on it? What is it?

KING: Two things, Rick - the internet and cable news. Could you imagine cable news in Watergate? And they don't do news anymore. In fact, RT is one of the few channels doing news. RT does news. CNN stopped doing news a long time ago. They do Trump. Fox is Trump TV and MSNBC is anti-Trump all the time. You don't see a story - there was vicious winds and storms in the Northeast the other day - not covered on any of the three cable networks, not covered. Not covered! So when CNN started covering Trump - they were the first - they covered every speech he made and then they made Trump the story. So, Trump is the story in America. I would bet that ninety-eight percent of all Americans mention his name at least once a day. And when it's come to that, when you focus on one man, I know Donald 40 years - I know the good side of Donald and I know the bad side of Donald - I think he would like to be a dictator. I think he would love to be able to just run things. So, he causes a lot of this. Then his fight with the media and fake news. I've been in the media a long time, like you - longer than you, Rick. And at all my years at CNN, in my years at Mutual Radio, I have never seen a conversation where a producer said to a host "pitch the story this way. Angle it that way. Don't tell the truth." Never saw it. Never saw it.

SANCHEZ: You know it's funny, just quick because you know these producers are telling me you guys have to start wrapping this up ... you said something interesting about how CNN played along with Trump. I think they only played along or at least gave him that much airtime in many ways because they didn't think he was going to win, correct?

KING: I guess it's to their regret. But, they covered him as a character. They carried every speech he made. They carried him more than Fox News, at the beginning. And so they built the whole thing up and the Republicans had a lot of candidates and they all had weaknesses. When I saw Senator Cruz hug Donald Trump the other day I said, "this is what America has become." He said that Cruz's father helped kill Kennedy!

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