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Ex-CNN talk show host Larry King mocked his former network in an interview with RT America on Tuesday, saying his past employer “stopped doing news a long time ago” to focus primarily on covering President Donald Trump.

A partial transcript is as follows:

HOST RICK SANCHEZ: You know it’s interesting. As I listen to you I’m thinking that both you and I are old enough to remember that there was a lot of antagonism during the 1960s. There was a lot of antagonism during Watergate. There was certainly antagonism during the Clinton years. But there is something, maybe it’s an undercurrent, that is different now. Can you put your finger on it? What is it?

KING: Two things, Rick — the internet and cable news. Could you imagine cable news in Watergate? And they don’t do news anymore. In fact, RT is one of the few channels doing news. RT does news. CNN stopped doing news a long time ago. They do Trump. Fox is Trump TV and MSNBC is anti-Trump all the time. You don’t see a story — there was vicious winds and storms in the Northeast the other day – not covered on any of the three cable networks, not covered. Not covered! So when CNN started covering Trump — they were the first — they covered every speech he made and then they made Trump the story. So, Trump is the story in America. I would bet that ninety-eight percent of all Americans mention his name at least once a day. And when it’s come to that, when you focus on one man, I know Donald 40 years — I know the good side of Donald and I know the bad side of Donald — I think he would like to be a dictator. I think he would love to be able to just run things. So, he causes a lot of this. Then his fight with the media and fake news. I’ve been in the media a long time, like you — longer than you, Rick. And at all my years at CNN, in my years at Mutual Radio, I have never seen a conversation where a producer said to a host “pitch the story this way. Angle it that way. Don’t tell the truth.” Never saw it. Never saw it.

SANCHEZ: You know it’s funny, just quick because you know these producers are telling me you guys have to start wrapping this up … you said something interesting about how CNN played along with Trump. I think they only played along or at least gave him that much airtime in many ways because they didn’t think he was going to win, correct?

KING: I guess it’s to their regret. But, they covered him as a character. They carried every speech he made. They carried him more than Fox News, at the beginning. And so they built the whole thing up and the Republicans had a lot of candidates and they all had weaknesses. When I saw Senator Cruz hug Donald Trump the other day I said, “this is what America has become.” He said that Cruz’s father helped kill Kennedy!

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Silas Longshot

    November 9, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    King is entirely correct, CNN gave Trump a billion bucks worth of ‘free’ coverage, BECAUSE THEY INTENDED HIM TO LOSE by painting him as a nut billionaire who has ‘no chance’ of winning and coverage of Trump was to overshadow the other republican candidates. Same reason Kasich of OH stayed in the running until the last minute, to take votes from Rubio & SPECIFICALLY Cruz, who was the most serious threat to Hillary in the pack. After the runoff’s picked Trump, CNN was ecstatic that now Hillary only had to run against this nut Trump and all the way up to election night were supremely confident they had rigged the whole thing for Hillary right in the face of America. When Trump handily took the election, you could see the shock and dismay plainly as the returns came in, state after state going to Trump. All that angst now turns to anger and hate of the ‘monster’they created themselves. As the official propaganda arm of the democrats, these shats at CNN are eager and willing to gin up any lie, scandal, distortion or whatever they can invent for the day. And Trump’s astounding record of accomplishments only pours salt on their chapped azzes.
    That list is here: http://www.magapill.com/

    • Rick

      November 9, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you for that information and I will certainly share it wherever I can.

  2. Rick

    November 9, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    CNN should be called “the hillary/obama news network….

    • Brian

      November 9, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      They have been known as the Clinton News Network since Bill was president.

  3. Jon Wisdom

    November 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Ted Cruz’ father did not kill Kennedy. From what I have heard it may have been Woody Harrelson’s father (the guy from Cheers).

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