Donald Trump Tweet-Attacks CNN And Jeff Zucker, Gets Punched Back

President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday tweet-ranting about CNN, claiming “you cannot get a job at CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump.”
CNN chief Jeff Zucker  – or “Little Jeff Zuker” as spelling-challenged Trump called him – is “not having much fun lately” POTUS said, claiming the job of his former boss, from his Apprentice days, is in jeopardy, job-wise.
“They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting,” Trump said.
Maybe…

President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday tweet-ranting about CNN, claiming “you cannot get a job at CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump.” CNN chief Jeff Zucker  – or “Little Jeff Zuker” as spelling-challenged Trump called him – is “not having much fun lately” POTUS said, claiming the job of his former boss, from his Apprentice days, is in jeopardy, job-wise. “They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting,” Trump said. Maybe…

Trump Defends Sinclair, Rips ‘Fake News Networks’ and CNN’s ‘Little Jeff Zuker’

President Donald Trump again defended Sinclair Broadcasting on Tuesday launching an angry and dyspeptic attack against “fake news” and singling out CNN chief Jeff Zucker for criticism by name.

“The Fake News Networks, those that knowingly have a sick and biased AGENDA, are worried about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broadcast. The “Fakers” at CNN, NBC, ABC & CBS have done so much dishonest reporting that they should only be allowed to get awards for fiction!,” said the president.

“Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!”

The president also misspelled Zucker’s name.

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The Fake News Networks, those that knowingly have a sick and biased AGENDA, are worried about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broadcast. The “Fakers” at CNN, NBC, ABC & CBS have done so much dishonest reporting that they should only be allowed to get awards for fiction!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018

Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018

It was the second day in a row President Trump came to Sinclair’s defense after the company faced broad derision from journalists over the company’s practice of forcing reporters to read anti-media talking points on-air.

“So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.”

So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased. Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018

The direct on their boss by name prompted a provoked an official response from CNN — complete with a “facts first” apple emoji.

“Once again, false. The personal political beliefs of CNN’s employees are of no interest to us. Their pursuit of the truth is our only concern. Also, Jeff’s last name is spelled Z-U-C-K-E-R. Those are the facts. #FactsFirst????”

Once again, false. The personal political beliefs of CNN’s employees are of no interest to us. Their pursuit of the truth is our only concern. Also, Jeff’s last name is spelled Z-U-C-K-E-R. Those are the facts. #FactsFirst????

— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) April 3, 2018

The president’s word about Sinclair, however, have only fanned the flames of division that the company has ignited in recent days. On Monday and Tuesday the set of “Morning Joe” echoed many in media who likened the company to Soviet-style propaganda from the Cold War.

“Does that not remind you so much of what we as Americans and what those of us in the free world mocked from Soviet block country during 50, 45 years of the Cold War and we said, ‘that’s what separates us from them,’” said co-host Joe Scarborough Monday. “This Pravda-style propaganda has to stop.”

The Sinclair conversation kicked off over the weekend when Deadspin published a mashup featuring dozens of Sinclair reporters parroting the same script.

“But we’re concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country. The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media,” the script reads.

“More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories… stories that just aren’t true, without checking facts first. Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people think’…This is extremely dangerous to a democracy.”

You can watch the original video below.

How America’s largest local TV owner turned its news anchors into soldiers in Trump’s war on the media: https://t.co/iLVtKRQycL pic.twitter.com/dMdSGellH3

— Deadspin (@Deadspin) March 31, 2018

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Trump Defends Sinclair TV Stations From Bias Accusations: ‘Far Superior to CNN and Even More Fake NBC’

President Donald Trump again defended Sinclair Broadcasting on Tuesday launching an angry and dyspeptic attack against “fake news” and singling out CNN chief Jeff Zucker for criticism by name.

“The Fake News Networks, those that knowingly have a sick and biased AGENDA, are worried about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broadcast. The “Fakers” at CNN, NBC, ABC & CBS have done so much dishonest reporting that they should only be allowed to get awards for fiction!,” said the president.

“Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!”

The president also misspelled Zucker’s name.

It was the second day in a row President Trump came to Sinclair’s defense after the company faced broad derision from journalists over the company’s practice of forcing reporters to read anti-media talking points on-air.

“So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.”

The direct on their boss by name prompted a provoked an official response from CNN — complete with a “facts first” apple emoji.

“Once again, false. The personal political beliefs of CNN’s employees are of no interest to us. Their pursuit of the truth is our only concern. Also, Jeff’s last name is spelled Z-U-C-K-E-R. Those are the facts. #FactsFirst????”

The president’s word about Sinclair, however, have only fanned the flames of division that the company has ignited in recent days. On Monday and Tuesday the set of “Morning Joe” echoed many in media who likened the company to Soviet-style propaganda from the Cold War.

“Does that not remind you so much of what we as Americans and what those of us in the free world mocked from Soviet block country during 50, 45 years of the Cold War and we said, ‘that’s what separates us from them,'” said co-host Joe Scarborough Monday. “This Pravda-style propaganda has to stop.”

The Sinclair conversation kicked off over the weekend when Deadspin published a mashup featuring dozens of Sinclair reporters parroting the same script.

“But we’re concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country. The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media,” the script reads.

“More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories… stories that just aren’t true, without checking facts first. Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people think’…This is extremely dangerous to a democracy.”

You can watch the original video below.

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Sean Hannity Unloads on CNN and ‘Porn King’ Jeff Zucker (Video)

Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped Jeff Zucker on Thursday evening after the CNN boss slammed Hannity’s network s as “state-run” and compared them to the Russian propaganda service TASS.

Hannity responded by declaring Zucker a “porn king” for his network’s extensive coverage of the Stormy Daniels story.

“If you’re looking for 24/7 never-ending, looped around porn-related news, CNN Fake News, they’ve got you covered,” said Hannity on his Fox News program. “Now we might have a brand new nickname for their leader, their chief, their CEO, Jeff Zucker, the Porn King of Cable News.”

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Hannity also took issue with CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of President Trump’s comments in January, where he said he didn’t want immigrants coming to the United States from “shithole countries” — treating his audience to a heavily bleeped clip reel of CNN’s coverage of that episode.

The rest of the rant from Hannity’s regular opening monologue focused on some classic whataboutism over why the media didn’t care this much about the Bill Clinton’svarious sexual misconduct scandals of the 1990s.

The latest salvo in the ongoing war between CNN and Fox was launched by Zucker at the Financial Times Future of News conference in New York City on Thursday. In response to a question about the competition, Zucker savaged Fox and their journalists and said their content was hurting the country.

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“There are a handful of really good journalists there, but I think they are lost in what is a complete propaganda machine and the idea that it’s a news channel is really not the case at all,” said Zucker. “I think does an incredible disservice to this country.”

So far Fox News has not issued an official response — a highly unusual move for the network.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped Jeff Zucker on Thursday evening after the CNN boss slammed Hannity’s network s as “state-run” and compared them to the Russian propaganda service TASS.

Hannity responded by declaring Zucker a “porn king” for his network’s extensive coverage of the Stormy Daniels story.

“If you’re looking for 24/7 never-ending, looped around porn-related news, CNN Fake News, they’ve got you covered,” said Hannity on his Fox News program. “Now we might have a brand new nickname for their leader, their chief, their CEO, Jeff Zucker, the Porn King of Cable News.”

Hannity also took issue with CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of President Trump’s comments in January, where he said he didn’t want immigrants coming to the United States from “shithole countries” — treating his audience to a heavily bleeped clip reel of CNN’s coverage of that episode.

The rest of the rant from Hannity’s regular opening monologue focused on some classic whataboutism over why the media didn’t care this much about the Bill Clinton’svarious sexual misconduct scandals of the 1990s.

The latest salvo in the ongoing war between CNN and Fox was launched by Zucker at the Financial Times Future of News conference in New York City on Thursday. In response to a question about the competition, Zucker savaged Fox and their journalists and said their content was hurting the country.

“There are a handful of really good journalists there, but I think they are lost in what is a complete propaganda machine and the idea that it’s a news channel is really not the case at all,” said Zucker. “I think does an incredible disservice to this country.”

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CNN’s Jeff Zucker Says Fox News Is State-Run Propaganda: “TASS Has Nothing On Them”

CNN President Jeff Zucker called Fox News “state run TV” and a “pure propaganda machine that does a disservice to this country.”
“TASS has nothing on them,” Zucker said during the keynote interview at today’s Financial Times “Future of News” conference in New York City.
Zucker, interviewed by FT‘s global media editor Matthew Garrahan, said that while Fox has always been a conservative voice, the network has changed significantly over the past 18 months, in the post-Roger…

CNN President Jeff Zucker called Fox News “state run TV” and a “pure propaganda machine that does a disservice to this country.” “TASS has nothing on them,” Zucker said during the keynote interview at today’s Financial Times “Future of News” conference in New York City. Zucker, interviewed by FT‘s global media editor Matthew Garrahan, said that while Fox has always been a conservative voice, the network has changed significantly over the past 18 months, in the post-Roger…

CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Torches Fox News as ‘State-Run TV’ and ‘Pure Propaganda Machine’

CNN President Jeff Zucker ripped into his network rivals at Fox News on Thursday, accusing the company of being “state-run TV” and a “propaganda machine.”

“It is really state-run TV. It is a pure propaganda machine and I think does an incredible disservice to this country,” said Zucker while speaking at the FT Future of News conference in New York City. “There are a handful of really good journalists there, but I think they are lost in what is a complete propaganda machine and the idea that it’s a news channel is really not the case at all.”

Zucker dug the knife in further still, saying Fox News was even worse than the Russian state media organization TASS.

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“TASS has nothing on them,” said Zucker. “I’ll get attacked all night tonight and tomorrow night for saying this but whatever, it’s the truth.”

A spokesperson for Fox News did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

In his remarks, Zucker also addressed his years leading CNN.

“The last three years have been the best 3 years in the 38 year history of CNN,” he said. “We’ve made CNN relevant again, and it’s part of the national and international conversation.”

He also addressed Fake News and challenged President Trump’s contention that his channel is responsible for it.

“There is fake news. Fake News is a phenomenon and it does exist … It’s come to light especially on the Facebook,” he said. “”What [Trump] means is, news that he doesn’t like.That’s ok. We’re just reporting the facts, reporting the news.”

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CNN President Jeff Zucker ripped into his network rivals at Fox News on Thursday, accusing the company of being “state-run TV” and a “propaganda machine.”

“It is really state-run TV. It is a pure propaganda machine and I think does an incredible disservice to this country,” said Zucker while speaking at the FT Future of News conference in New York City. “There are a handful of really good journalists there, but I think they are lost in what is a complete propaganda machine and the idea that it’s a news channel is really not the case at all.”

Zucker dug the knife in further still, saying Fox News was even worse than the Russian state media organization TASS.

“TASS has nothing on them,” said Zucker. “I’ll get attacked all night tonight and tomorrow night for saying this but whatever, it’s the truth.”

A spokesperson for Fox News did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

In his remarks, Zucker also addressed his years leading CNN.

“The last three years have been the best 3 years in the 38 year history of CNN,” he said. “We’ve made CNN relevant again, and it’s part of the national and international conversation.”

He also addressed Fake News and challenged President Trump’s contention that his channel is responsible for it.

“There is fake news. Fake News is a phenomenon and it does exist … It’s come to light especially on the Facebook,” he said. “”What [Trump] means is, news that he doesn’t like.That’s ok. We’re just reporting the facts, reporting the news.”

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CNN’s Jeff Zucker Calls Fox News ‘a Pure Propaganda Machine’

CNN chief Jeff Zucker didn’t mince words Thursday in sizing up the state of Fox News, calling the rival all-news cabler “state-run TV” and “a pure propaganda machine.” Zucker spoke at the Financial Times-hosted Future of News conference in New York. In discussing the general state of the cable TV marketplace, Zucker said he feels […]

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CNN Prez Jeff Zucker Says Gov ‘Should be Looking’ at Facebook-Google Ad Duopoly

As the pending $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner hangs in the balance, CNN President Jeff Zucker thinks tech giants Google and Facebook should face more scrutiny for their domination of online advertising.

While speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Monday, Zucker said the survival of journalism depends on the government potentially weighing in on the internet duopoly. Facebook and Google pull in 85 percent of all new online ads.

“Everyone is looking at whether these combinations of AT&T and Time Warner or Fox and Disney pass government approval and muster, the fact is nobody for some reason is looking at the monopolies that are Google and Facebook,” said Zucker. “That’s where the government should be looking, and helping to make sure everyone else survives. I think that’s probably the biggest issue facing the growth of journalism in the years ahead.”

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Zucker’s comments come as the Justice Department is suing to block AT&T’s acquisition of CNN parent company Time Warner. Last week, a federal judge denied AT&T’s request to view any correspondence between the Trump White House and DoJ. The telecom behemoth has pointed to the president’s distaste for CNN as a reason for the Justice Department’s lawsuit.

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook has been grappling with its approach to publisher content. The social network announced in January it would shift towards prioritizing local news in its News Feed — something that could cut traffic to major outlets like CNN. The CNN head honcho added he is looking to ad and technology businesses to lend a hand in protecting “good journalism.”

“There’s no question in a Google and Facebook world, monetization of content is important,” added Zucker.  “We are doing well. But we need help from the advertising and technology worlds, otherwise good journalism will go away. That’ll be bad for the U.S. and for the rest of the world.”

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As the pending $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner hangs in the balance, CNN President Jeff Zucker thinks tech giants Google and Facebook should face more scrutiny for their domination of online advertising.

While speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Monday, Zucker said the survival of journalism depends on the government potentially weighing in on the internet duopoly. Facebook and Google pull in 85 percent of all new online ads.

“Everyone is looking at whether these combinations of AT&T and Time Warner or Fox and Disney pass government approval and muster, the fact is nobody for some reason is looking at the monopolies that are Google and Facebook,” said Zucker. “That’s where the government should be looking, and helping to make sure everyone else survives. I think that’s probably the biggest issue facing the growth of journalism in the years ahead.”

Zucker’s comments come as the Justice Department is suing to block AT&T’s acquisition of CNN parent company Time Warner. Last week, a federal judge denied AT&T’s request to view any correspondence between the Trump White House and DoJ. The telecom behemoth has pointed to the president’s distaste for CNN as a reason for the Justice Department’s lawsuit.

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook has been grappling with its approach to publisher content. The social network announced in January it would shift towards prioritizing local news in its News Feed — something that could cut traffic to major outlets like CNN. The CNN head honcho added he is looking to ad and technology businesses to lend a hand in protecting “good journalism.”

“There’s no question in a Google and Facebook world, monetization of content is important,” added Zucker.  “We are doing well. But we need help from the advertising and technology worlds, otherwise good journalism will go away. That’ll be bad for the U.S. and for the rest of the world.”

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