CNN has been called “Fake News” by President Donald Trump and others.
Some have played with the network’s initials, using the letters for other names that describe the belief that the left-leaning media outlet is not living up to their duty as part of the Fourth Estate.
And they’re not complimentary.
Can I get an AMEN? 😂
— TD (@timtarheelbred) November 17, 2018
CNN is C.clintion.N..network….N…news
— Sandeep kumar (@Sandeep15245126) February 8, 2018
CNN now stands for Cardiac Care Network because their ppl are having heart attacks over Trump doing what Dems once demanded-fire Comey.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) May 10, 2017
But now there is a new one and it may stick much the way Trump’s “Fake News” moniker has. This one comes by way of game show host Pat Sajak.
Easy fix for CNN: change name to Current Narrative Network. My work here is done.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 30, 2018
When he’s not entertaining millions as the congenial host of “Wheel of Fortune,” Sajak has been a public critic of the left and establishment media. Earlier this month he took aim at Hollywood and the Oscars.
Here’s a quick fix for the Academy Awards show: expand it to two nights. On the first night, give out awards, and celebrate the history and wonder of movies. On the second night, hold your political rally.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 9, 2018
That suggestion is actually one some Americans would embrace.
One night to celebrate great movies and a separate night for the virtue signalling. The Motion Picture Academy’s declining ratings might actually improve overall.
In November Sajak hit Hollywood again, this time over celebrities’ seeming need to tell Americans how to vote.
Like many, Sajak’s viewpoint was that it might be best for the glitterati to stay out of politics.
One of the (many) odd conceits of celebrityhood is the notion that the ability to sing or tell jokes or portray other characters somehow qualifies one to tell others how to vote. Not sure electricians or truckers or sales associates feel that way about themselves.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) November 2, 2018
Entertainers like Country singer Reba McIntyre have publicly stated that entertainment should be about entertainment and not politics. They believe their job is to entertain, not jump into the political fray.
Sajak’s current hit at CNN is not the first time he’s taken aim at establishment media. In October he used a play on The Washington Post‘s tagline about democracy dying in darkness to do so.
Journalism dies in darkness.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) October 9, 2018
He’s taken other shots as well. In one, he noted the declining ratings, overall, for TV news.
The average combined prime time viewership for Fox News, CNN & MSNBC is about 6 million. It means the other 320 million are not watching “experts” pontificate, speculate, bloviate and hyperventilate.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 14, 2018
Sajak’s current tweet about CNN reflects a growing sentiment across the United States that rejects the liberal narrative being pushed by establishment media.
If network executives are really looking for the reason Americans are moving away from relying on network news, they won’t have to look far. Especially at CNN.
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