Extreme Journalisming! Tapper tells NYPost to surrender, FDABG Stelter’s amnesia, Lemon ‘gets rid’ of friends, CNN PR goes gradeschool

CNN is really having a great week. Don Lemon says he can’t be friends with his friends anymore, Brian Stelter was hoisted on his own network’s petard today, Jake Tapper surrendered his integrity to Twitter, and the official CNN PR account has descended to childish taunting.

First let’s talk about the Fat, Dumb, and Bald Guy.


Here’s a tweet he sent.

You have to have read that and thought “what are you TALKING about, FDABG? Y’all could not WAIT for those to stop.”

And you’d be right. And not alone.


Total genius.


Then there’s Don Lemon, who said last night that he’s getting rid of people.

“I have many people who I love in my life, and yeah I come from a red state. I’ve lived in several red states. There are a lot of friends who I had to really get rid of because they are so nonsensical when it comes to this issue,” said the courageous and put-upon Lemon. “Every single talking point that they hear on state TV, and that they hear from this president, they repeat it and they are blinded by it.”

“I had to get rid of them because they are too far gone,” said the poor, long-suffering man of principle.

“I try and I try and I try. They’ll say something really stupid and then I’ll show them the science and I’ll give them the information and they still repeat those talking points, and all the while the state was a hot spot,” he continued. “I just had to get rid of a lot of people in my life because sometimes you just have to let them go.”

So brave. I bet those folks are DEVASTATED


Twitchy caught Tapper’s collapse of the week. In previous weeks it has been his integrity and professionalism that have collapsed. This time around it’s his judgement, ethics, and morality.

He then realized this was backfiring and added some thoughts.

Nice mediation. You know what’s another simple thing to do? When a reporter is standing by the anonymity of their sources and even ends up in jail for contempt of court, one easy fix would be to just sell out that principle and give up the source. They could bitch about it later so it was clear they hated doing it. All better!

Another genius take.

UPDATE: Smooth move getting your feet wet right before the water drains out, Jake.


And finally, there’s CNN PR being super professional and journalistical.

Actress Kirstie Alley made tweeted about CNN’s high-stress, high-anxiety, daily disaster coverage. If you watch the network ever, you know what she’s talking about.

In response, this trusted news source decided to insult a highly successful show Alley starred in a million years ago.

Naturally, nobody got more personal gratifying pleasure from it than the Never Trump corps.

Literally the same guy who complains about Trump’s demeanor and attitude. Smart take Mr. Expert. Not hypocritical at all.

And there you go, that’s CNN’s end to the week.

Guess they’re really stressed about the election. Maybe they’re afraid they’ll lose their ratings horse, Trump.

Well don’t worry, CNN. You won’t.

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