A Trump supporter’s charmingly defiant exchange with a CNN reporter has resurfaced — delighting media critics anew.
CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan on Wednesday resurfaced footage of the unidentified man telling him off in the wake of the 2020 election.
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— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) October 7, 2021
“CNN sucks, man,” said the supporter of then-President Donald Trump. “You’re the worst news ever. So slanted.”
- Asked where he gets his news, the man replied: “OAN, baby! They’re a lot more honest than you. … Good luck, bud.”
- He went on to say that even Fox News is a staffed by “slanted liberals,” with the exceptions of hosts Tucker Carlson and possibly Greg Gutfeld.
FOX NEWS SUCKS?
At the time of the interview, last November, many “MAGA” faithful were visibly frustrated with Fox News’ less-than-bought-in coverage of Trump’s claims that the election was stolen from him.
- OAN and fellow pro-Trump cable news startup Newsmax subsequently surged in the ratings, spurring talk that Fox News’ dominance of right-leaning airwaves could be under threat.
Fox News has kept winning, however, even as the media has endured a serious post-Trump slump.
- A March Pew Research Center survey found that most OAN and Newsmax viewers are also members of Fox News’ much larger audience.