Is this a duplicate thread? Surely we’ve pitted the worthless “journalists” at CNN dozens of time. Right-wingers complain that CNN pushes a progressive agenda. Give me a toke of whatever those right-wing idiots are smoking! I only wish CNN had an agenda. I do like Anderson Cooper but some of the others are … replaceable. (I don’t watch much lame-stream news except for the occasional Rachel Maddow or Morning Joe. — Feel free to add other lame-stream networks to this Pitting.)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is my newest heroine, so naturally I went to YouTube and started clicking whenever I saw her name. Lame-streamers mostly just prattle at other lame-stream idiots so I got desperate enough to click on The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder. (I think I mostly agree with Sam Seder but I’m easily bored so I use YouTube’s preview cursor to select only the actual clips he’s discussing. I watch a few seconds of Sam’s commentary before and after each clip.)
I don’t mean to disrespect Poppy Harlow, one of CNN’s many cute blond reporters. She was probably just asking questions her producer told her to ask. Perhaps sympathy is in order: Poppy wasn’t cute enough, or stupid enough, to make it at FoxNews.
Here was one exchange. Note that Poppy asks the same stupid question three times, as though she thinks she’s auditioning for a cross-examiner’s role on a lawyer show:
Poppy: Can you say right now that you will unequivocally back the Democratic nominee in opposition to President Trump, meaning …
Alexandria: [interrupting] Yeah
Poppy: Would it be a guarantee that Hillary would have gotten your vote …
Alexandria: Yeah. [ Alexandria thinks these are stupid questions but is too polite to get sarcastic]
Poppy: [staring intently like she thinks this is the Gotcha question that almost stumped Oedipus at the Delphic Oracle] Or do you foresee a reasonable scenario where that wouldn’t happen?
Alexandria: No, I mean I think we’re just at a moment where we absolutely have to support the Democratic nominee against President Trump, absolutely without question.
A little later, Poppy smirks when Alexandria is unwilling to commit to a single name to support in the 2020 Presidential campaign: “That’s a problem isn’t it?” My God, we aren’t even in 2019 yet, let alone 2020. Give me whatever Poppy’s smoking, bartender!
Like it or not, America is now controlled by the couch potatoes watching cable TV news. If we’re lucky enough that some of the potatoes watch CNN instead of FoxNews, why subject them to this crap? If I were an American couch potato I confess that I might well get annoyed enough to click the remote and see if the reporters at Fox, if not smarter, were at least prettier than Poppy.