With the Russia collusion story going nowhere (and debunked by inside media personnel) and with the DOJ/FBI reeling from serious credibility issues, CNN is clearly scraping the barrel for relevant anti-Trump stories.
Their answer? That President Trump likes to drink lots of Diet Coke is apparently a headline story.
The problem is their news producers must have been so enamored by the gushing story that they didn’t bother to notice all the other networks covering the bombing in Manhattan.
While images of an arrested bomber were streaming across screens all over America, CNN was in the midst of debating how many Diet Cokes are too many for Trump.
We have absolutely no idea why the network’s reputation is in the toilet. It’s a mystery.
Here’s more from Fox News…
An attempted terrorist attack caused massive chaos during Monday morning’s rush hour in New York City, but some CNN viewers could be in the dark because the network spent an inordinate amount of time covering an anti-Trump story about the president’s soda consumption while details of the chaotic situation unfolded.
At 8:45 a.m. ET a law enforcement official told reporters, including the Associated Press, that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off on a New York City subway platform. That was roughly the same time that CNN was in the middle of a segment that featured the chyron, “NYT Report: Trump drinks a dozen diet cokes per day,” while a large graphic promoting Tuesday’s Election Night in Alabama took up a significant portion of the screen.
Viewers quickly took notice. Media crisis guru Yossi Gestetner tweeted, “More than an hour after the pipe-bomb story broke, CNN was busy with Trump’s diet Coke,” while another viewer asked, “Why are you talking about this!”