Accuracy in Media

In an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said that President Trump is trying to bully the cable news network and that he wasn’t going to let Trump intimidate his employees.

“My job is to remind everyone that they need to stay focused doing their job. He’s trying to bully us, and we’re not going to let him intimidate us. You can’t lose your confidence and let that change the way you conduct yourselves.”

CNN has come under fire from Trump, conservatives and even some liberals after they inaccurately accused a Trump adviser of having ties to a Russian investment fund last week and again yesterday when they threatened to reveal private information about the person who created the Trump wrestling GIF—which was turned into a video of Trump body slamming CNN and then retweeted by the president, if he didn’t “repeat this ugly behavior on social media again”

The caveat from the network: “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”

That resulted in severe blowback on Twitter, with #CNNBlackmail becoming the top trending topic on Wednesday morning.

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Comments

  • wlennon

    He already has…over and over again!!!

  • Patriot159

    Poor CNN, playing the victim again. That nasty ‘ol Trump hurt your widdle feewings? Oh boo hoo…

  • Austinniceguy

    Poor idiot, Jeff. He brought rocks to a gun fight and he seems to think that he’s still going to somehow win. It’s over, Jeff. Go back and crawl under your rock and rot there.

  • 1madgrannie

    My fervent hope is that we are seeing the demise of CNN. It is a worthless entity, more so than the Inquirer. They spout their opinion which has little to do with factual “news”.

  • John

    Poor “snowflake” Jeff.

  • RightVote

    Zucker says “We won’t let TRUMP intimidate us “…………….
    Hey Jeff, and YOU Won’t Intimidate the American People or the American Dream.
    AMERICA FIRST !

  • freeper

    Jeff Sucker doesn’t realize or ignores the fact that he is the one bringing down FNN (Fake News Network)!

  • RightVote

    Is anybody Protesting CNN or Jeff Zuckers House ? Though So !
    Guess Soros isn’t Funding the Protest Program…. ! LOL

  • RightVote

    Jeff $ucker ‘Doesn’t Know’ what He ‘Doesn’t Know !

  • Tbear
  • gene456

    “My job is to remind everyone that they need to stay focused doing their job”
    – And their job, apparently, is to make up “news” out of thin air.

  • Bennie Bennett

    He really doesn’t get it.

  • jg collins

    Most media moguls have lived in the bubble so long they’re incapable of functioning outside it or of even understanding the real world. They have no option but to double down every time they get caught fabricating stories. They’ve “othered” Trump and Trump voters, and consider them non-human, “deplorable.” The MSM are no longer a “free press,” but slaves to their own bigotry, hubris, and hatred.

  • Paul Anderson

    When a news agency fails to report the truth, it’s time for a change. Lying reflects a serious deficiency in one’s character. When the conscience is corrupted, due to continued violations of one’s conscience, the character suffers. Sadd to say, Truth has become relative, in that it has been effected by personal opinion, instead of facts.

  • TED

    Trump can only successfully bully and intimidate when he and his million$ threaten to sue … and the subject of his threat doesn’t have the money to stand up to him. Otherwise, he’s just a petty blowhard.

  • sox83cubs84

    CNN is spiraling downward, out of control…and no TV media outlet is more deserving of extinction.

  • carl

    The fact that Zucker even brought up intimidation shows he is already intimidated.

  • M.PANETTA

    hey ted your an pathetic leftist TROLL!

  • Bob

    Zucker, you need to resign. You are directing a sham operation, a front for the Far Left and the ‘progressive’ Dems. You have destroyed faith and confidence in American journalism

  • MonadnockMan

    Jeffie you’re a little late zucker!!!

  • MonadnockMan

    The worse thing about traveling is the abusive waterboarding by liberal airport operators who only show that fake news network trying to make us subscribe to the zucker news BS crap. At times, I felt like I was a prisoner in a gulag being tortured! Since my tax dollars are paying for these airports, I would ask more variety and a lot less fake news especially from zucker broadcasting.

  • Bruce

    ZUCKER– You challenged this populist president “not to mess with CNN, and their enormous resources” six months ago. Now I can’t wait to see you out of a job.

  • Mesa Mike

    I’ll remember that Zucker the next time I get another save Israel fund donation request. Obama wanted to bury you Jews, and you loved him.

  • Ringo’sResolve

    It’s Ted the Turd!!!! BWHAHAHAH!