On today’s episode of “The Most Trusted Name in News™”…
During ongoing coverage of Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the SCOTUS seat left vacant by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week, CNN host Wolf Blitzer and CNN’s legal correspondent Ariane de Vogue ran into a bit of a snag.
No doubt much to the dismay of left-leaning Mediaite, CNN was forced to cut away from a live shot after hecklers in front of the Supreme Court — standing directly behind de Vogue — began to repeatedly shout, “CNN is fake news!”
“I want to bring in our Supreme Court correspondent Ariane de Vogue,” said Blitzer. “We heard the President say that she will decide cases based on the Constitution as written. And then we heard Judge Coney Barrett saying the law must be applied as written.”
Blitzer continued, “So explain to our viewers what is behind those specific words, where she is coming from and what we would anticipate if she does become a justice on the supreme over the next 30 or 40 years.”
“Absolutely. While we were here—”, Vogue said before being interrupted and drowned out by hecklers shouting, “CNN is fake news! Fake News! Fake News!”
Eventually, CNN was forced to drop the live feed.
CNN’s live shot at the Supreme Court is crashed by people who yelled “CNN is fake news!
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 26, 2020
Oh, that was fun. Let’s watch it again. Jason Rantz of KTTH Radio in Seattle, of all places, described it perfectly.
“Large crowd outside the Supreme Court screams ‘CNN is fake news!’ as legal analyst tries to report live. It got so loud they had to pull the plug on the live hit.”
Large crowd outside the Supreme Court screams "CNN is fake news!" as a legal analyst tries to report live. It got so loud they had to pull the plug on the live hit. pic.twitter.com/GYBtFzLxFZ
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 26, 2020
Poor Wolf. Bummer, dude.
Blitzer ended the segment. “I want you to stand by,” he told viewers. “We can barely hear what you are saying because of the crowd behind you. So standing by for a moment.”
Blitzer added that viewers might have been able to “appreciate” what Vogue was trying to say if she had had a handheld microphone.
Normally, such “special” treatment is reserved for CNN’s intrepid White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who has had his share of “close encounters” with Trump supporters of the last few years.
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) July 31, 2018
‘Go home, Jim!’ CNN’s Acosta gets a taste of his own press room medicine in off the rails live shot https://t.co/kzXfabyw7H
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) June 26, 2018
— Andrew J. Whitaker (@WhitakerPhotos) June 25, 2018
Anyway, Wolf, apparently enough people fed up with your never-ending, hopelessly-biased “journalisming” of all-things Trump, were “standing by” at precisely the right time to tell your viewers that The Most Trusted Name in News™ is, more often than not, anything but.
It’s not easy being CNN.