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CNN Officially Hits Rock Bottom with Drunk Hosts and Weird Conversations To Ring in New Year

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For a network that’s getting crushed by its competitors and game show hosts alike, you’d think CNN would try to put some sort of long-term plan in place for 2019 to reverse its fortunes.

If the network has a plan in place, though, it apparently involves throwing professionalism straight out of the window and trying its best to find some level below rock bottom.

At least that’s what it looked like on Monday night.

To be fair, yes, CNN was celebrating New Year’s Eve as part of its live television special.

But it is possible to celebrate New Year’s Eve with some semblance of decorum, a fact which CNN seems completely oblivious to.

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Let’s start with one of the ostensible faces of CNN’s entire brand, Anderson Cooper.

The much-ballyhooed host, journalist and reporter was the co-host of CNN’s entire New Year’s festivities. He, along with television personality Andy Cohen, emceed the live special and the results… left quite a bit to be desired.

First, Cohen and Cooper began drinking on national television. Again, I’m not so prudish as to say adults can’t enjoy some libations to celebrate New Year’s Eve, but come on. This isn’t MTV or Comedy Central, this is supposed to be “The Most Trusted Name In News.”

Sorry, but it’s hard to trust anyone who makes these kinds of noises after taking a shot of tequila on-air.


Amazingly, this wasn’t even Cooper’s lowest point of the evening. That dubious distinction is reserved for when he and Cohen interviewed actress Faye Dunaway.

For some reason, that interview somehow careened into the subject of Cooper’s mother’s sex life. Cooper divulged that his mother had had a one night stand with actor Marlon Brando.


And yet! Somehow, some way, Anderson Cooper drinking and talking about his mother’s sexual indiscretions weren’t the worst part of the night. The worst part of the night was when CNN personalities Brooke Baldwin, Don Lemon and Leyla Santiago start discussing underwear.

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This segment was a train wreck before you even notice that their is a small child right behind Santiago. A little girl was subjected to adults discussing red underwear and how it can help with one’s sex life. Ugh.

This may not be the “fake news” that Trump is always attacking CNN for, but it’s just as bad.

It might even be worse.

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Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
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Hawaii
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