CNN faced backlash on Friday after the network, rated the most polarizing media company in the U.S., attacked an actress in an unprofessional manner after the actress tweeted about the network’s COVID-19 news coverage.
“I now know why my personal friends who walk around in SHEER TERROR of contracting Covid are simply CNN viewers!” Kirstie Alley wrote on Twitter. “I decided to watch CNN myself to get a their viewpoint and oh my God DID I EVER!!!! IF YOU TOO WANT TO LIVE IN TERROR WATCH CNN!! FEAR OF DYING IS THEIR MANTRA! OMG!”
CNN’s public relations team responded directly to Alley’s tweet, writing: “Kirstie, you are welcome to change the channel – just like countless viewers did every time ‘Veronica’s Closet’ came on TV. But don’t downplay the loss of nearly 230K American lives. And please, wear a mask.”
While left-wing Twitter accounts applauded the tweet from the news organization, many other’s criticized CNN for a lack of professionalism.
Political strategist Chris Barron responded by writing: “CNN is run by children.”
Former NFL quarterback Derek Anderson slammed CNN, writing: “Your station is f***ing laughable. Scaring American people with bullsh** over and over. 99%”
Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong wrote: “It’s hard to change the channel when you’re forced to watch Brian Stelter’s ‘Reliable Sources’ at the airport. Those are the only viewers you have. No one watches CNN willingly.”
Political strategist and content creator Caleb Hull wrote: “It appears many people are changing the channel considering your ratings are lower than Home and Garden TV.”
NewsBusters Managing Editor Curtis Houck tweeted: “This is some grade-A juvenile stuff here, CNN. But this is also very on-brand of you. No class. No ethics. It’s all a game.”
“Meow …if only you paid as much attention to Joe Biden’s alleged corrupt business dealings as a TV show that was rated top ten in 1997….. guess you got that wrong too.”
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