Brian, I think you blew it with the Kellyanne Conway interview. You should have started the interview by confronting her with her own lies, the fact that she has never been on TV without telling lies, and the various lists, like that of the New York Times, of 100+ lies already told by Trump as president.
Then you should have presented her with all the lies told by Sean Spicer ever since his first press briefing, and the whoppers told by Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Then the lies written on security clearances and said in Congressional testimony. Instead, you were mostly on the defensive.
If I had kids, I couldn’t let them watch CNN or MSNBC because you guys host sooooooo many pathological liars on your shows! Every day! Every hour! I wouldn’t want to let people lie to my kids from their TV screens. If I wouldn’t let people come into my living room and lie to them, then why would I allow CNN to bring pathological lying traitors into my living room to hang out with my kids and try to convince them of things like global warming isn’t real and fossil fuels aren’t destroying the planet?
Just because someone is on CNN, that doesn’t make them a reliable source! I would love it if I could watch CNN for even one hour without hearing someone lie to me!
These psychopaths (they do actually meet the Psychopathy Checklist diagnostic criteria) lie so much in their interviews with you that you don’t have time to counter them all with facts before the segments end, so tons of their lies get through without being countered.
That is what is fundamentally wrong with CNN and MSNBC. You convey liars hour after hour because they are government officials or Washington insiders and then you treat the liars with gratitude for appearing on your shows! When you should rip them a new one for daring to come on your shows and lie to people! Every time one of those liars gets away with this on your shows, you ARE conveying fake news, even if your hosts and reporters don’t present fake news. And you are legitimizing them!!
You could have presented her with this excerpt from her Wikipedia page:
On February 15, 2017, one national news show, Morning Joe on MSNBC, banned her from future appearances. “We know for a fact that she tries to book herself on this show. I won’t do it. Because I don’t believe in fake news, or information that is not true… every time I’ve ever seen her on television, something’s askew, off or incorrect”, the show’s co-host Mika Brzezinski said.
The show’s primary host Joe Scarborough said the decision to ban Conway from future appearances was based on her being “out of the loop” and “in none of the key meetings…. She’s not briefed. She’s just saying things just to get in front of the TV to prove her relevance,” he said.
On February 15, 2017, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin agreed that Conway should be banned from future television appearances. “In recent days, George Stephanopoulos and Matt Lauer blasted her directly, essentially calling her a fabulist. Given all that, it would be irresponsible for any news show to put her out there, suggesting she really does not know what is going on at any given moment”, Rubin wrote.
According to Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, she is privately “disgusted” by her job and Donald Trump, and her words do not reflect her actual beliefs – though Conway disputed the claim.
And here is my latest beef! I don’t watch very much CNN. I mostly watch MSNBC. So if CNN was different from MSNBC, then I apologize for overgeneralizing. Your networks claim to be news institutions, not propaganda disseminators, but I am still waiting to hear one negative things about John McCain since the news broke about his brain tumor! That is hagiography, not journalism!
If you were an Iraqi, then you might hope people like John McCain, and all the politicians who supported Bush’s nation-crushing of Iraq, were dead. A million and a half people in Iraq are dead because of John McCain and the others who waged the Iraq war. He was one of the people who gave us ISIS!
John McCain almost brought us Vice President Sarah Palin!
The guy reversed course and talks the climate denialist rap to our children! He has violated his oath of office by undermining our national security by keeping us on the fossil fuel path so that we are now up to 409 ppm atmospheric CO2, enough to cause the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and Antarctic Peninsula to break up, guaranteeing that 132 nations with ocean coastlines are going to be hit this century with twenty feet or more of rapid sea level rise (“unstoppable” according to NASA’s May 2014 report).
We have President Trump and Republican control of Congress because none of you in the media, during the 2016 campaigns, called out as traitors the policymakers who have now guaranteed an invasion of every square foot of America’s coastline by 20 feet of rising oceans by the end of the century.
The state of California just released a report that shows we will see ten feet of sea level rise over the next 70 years. But not a peep about this from any of you during the election season! Our most important national security threat of all time and 100% of you at CNN and MSNBC and all MSM pretended it wasn’t real!!!!! And I tried every single month to get you folks to cover it by tweeting to you all my essays and links to scientific reports showing you that this is our plight.