Even the CNN Staff Is Sick of the Wall-to-Wall Trump Coverage (but the boss isn’t)
The hack media at work.
It seems the CNN staff is just as sick of the 24-hour Trump-a-thon as we are of watching it.
At a network town hall event Thursday, staffers complained about the excessive coverage of Donald Trump as well as CNN President Jeff Zucker’s directive to cover the presidential candidate ad nauseam, The Wrap’s Jordan Chariton reports.
Anyone who’s tuned in to CNN lately will know what the staff is upset about. The network airs Trump rallies and press conferences in full — regardless of their news value — and continues to dedicate precious airtime to segments about Trump’s hair or his latest Twitter outburst.
In a shocking display of the channel’s priorities, CNN even bumped Anderson Cooper’s moving special about Hurricane Katrina for a Trump press conference in which nothing happened.
As John Sides at The Washington Post has pointed out, the media’s obsessive coverage of the reality TV star is precisely the reason he has risen in the polls.