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CNN hit a new low. Following President Donald J. Trump’s remarks to the nation on the Las Vegas massacre, Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, on live TV, said he “found the speech to be pitch-perfect” but then asked people to “keep in mind” that many country music fans are Trump supporters.
Zeleny’s remarks have no place in a serious news report surrounding the magnitude of tragedy the victims and their families have suffered.
CNN’s “Senior White House Correspondent,” needs to be replaced. Zeleny is incapable of leaving his partisan political views out of serious reporting.
Using the devastating and worst mass shooting in the U.S., to spread his political opinion is unacceptable.
Worse is the impact his comments will have on the victims and their families. Families who are still waiting to hear the status of a loved one. Family members who tune in to find news about the shooter and looking for answers on why their loved one died so senselessly.
What do they hear? CNN’s “Senior White House Correspondent,” playing politics with the biggest tragedy of their life.
CNN, You Need to Follow the Lead of CBS News and Fire Zeleny
Zeleny’s statement is as callous and disgusting as remarks made on Facebook by CBS Vice President Hayley Geftman-Gold, who posted these words, “country music fans often are Republican,” and “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny echoed this same sentiment referring to those who attended the concert by saying they were most likely “Trump Supporters.”
CBS issued a statement today announcing the immediate firing of Geftman-Gold.
CNN executives need to remind their reporters that family members who have lost loved ones are suffering. Many have died, and many of those wounded are in critical condition and fighting for their lives. The Las Vegas medical system is being stressed to levels not seen before. Residents are in shock and despair.
Five hundred and twenty-seven people have been injured. Fifty-nine people have died. Many are in critical condition and fighting for their lives. Nevada hospitals have performed over 100 surgeries.
Dear CNN, this is not the time to take pot shots at the president or his supporters. Your Senior White House Correspondent should be replaced with a reporter who understands the seriousness of this tragedy.
People are free to have their own opinion. However, Zeleny’s partisan political views, cannot be passed as serious hard news.
The CNN cable news channel spends an absorbent amount of time bashing President Trump. Talk show hosts like Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper, nightly parade a panel of talking heads that take turns insulting any and everything Donald Trump. The overkill of the hate for Trump and his supporters have earned the channel the reputation of being #FakeNews.
Opinion by Laurel Fee
Edited by Jeanette Smith
Daily Caller: CNN Reporter: Country Music Fans Are Likely Trump Supporters
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