CNN President Jeff Zucker is apparently upset about the rhetoric being used to attack the press following the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
During a celebratory breakfast with CNN reporters, Jeff Zucker took a moment after the shooting of Steve Scalise to condemn rhetoric that he called “dangerous” and “shameful.”
However, he wasn’t talking about Tim Kaine urging Democrats to fight Trump in the street and he’s definitely not talking about Kathy Griffin holding a mock severed head meant to look like President Trump.
No, he was talking about the rhetoric aimed at the poor, defenseless media. Zucker said that it’s shameful that “the administration” is pointing out the fake news media and he thinks its downright dangerous.
HuffPost said that Zucker brought up the chants at rallies directed at CNN personnel like “CNN Sucks.” Apparently he doesn’t like being referred to as the fake news media either.
Zucker tried to claim that CNN is just doing their job, stating:
This is what happens when you try to delegitimize an institution that is doing its job.
And I think it is shameful on the part of the administration and other politicians to cause a frenzy against something that is guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States. And it does disservice to this country and its position in the world and … allows for a heightened sense of rhetoric against journalists and media organizations. And it is unconscionable and dangerous and they should know better.
Zucker apparently whined to The Huffington Post and told them that people should take their complaints about the administration seriously…
CNN President Jeff Zucker said Thursday that the “the amount of rhetoric and threats” that his network’s journalists receive daily “is much more serious than I think anybody would realize.”