CNN Lectures Trump, Decries 'Far From Normal' Situation With Press

Matthew Balan | January 12, 2017
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[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

CNN's Jim Acosta and Brian Stelter, with the help of Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota, blasted Donald Trump on 12 January 2017 edition of New Day over the President-Elect's treatment of the media at his Wednesday press conference. Acosta, who got in a face-off with Trump at the event, expressed his "hope...that Donald Trump can get past this...'Clinton News Network, CNN sucks' mentality that we saw out on the campaign trail. The campaign is over. It's time to be president."

Stelter bewailed how "the environment right now is so far from normal," and asserted that "we're so from the norms of respect when it comes to the President or the President-Elect...saying the right things about respecting the First Amendment." He also played up that his "inbox is stuffed with people thanking you, Jim, for standing there yesterday; and thanking this network for its reporting about Trump and Russia; and thanking the press...yes, there's a portion of the country that distrusts the media. Let's not lose sight of the majority of the public that, I think, really wants and needs this help right now."

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