As the Turner network loves to say ever so often: This is CNN.
Appearing on NewsmaxTV, CNN contributor and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette blasted his own network, calling it out for bias against Republicans, while adding that CNN has a “warped sense” of what’s actually news.
Navarrette made the remarks to NewsmaxTV host Steve Malzberg on his eponymous show Monday afternoon.
“I’ll leave CNN out of this, out of respect, because you work there, but what about NBC, CBS?” Malzberg asked. “A lot of people, including me, would say they’re totally biased against Republicans.”
“I agree. I would agree with that as well. I think CNN also fits that category as well at times,” Navarrette conceded.
“CNN’s bigger problem, and I think a lot of the network’s as well, they cover the wrong stories,” the columnist continued. “You know, they talk about Hollywood weddings and plane crashes and things. They have a real warped sense of what people want to see on television.”
Navarrette didn’t just lay blame with CNN, saving his harshest words for Univision, telling Malzberg they’re a shill for the Democratic Party and that he doesn’t blame the GOP for not kowtowing and giving a primary debate to Univision.
“Univision has shown itself to be a partisan network in favor of Democrats, making Democrats look good, making Republicans look bad,” Navarrette said. “I don’t think the RNC owes them anything and I think it’s time we spoke honestly about what Univision is. It’s a shill for the Democratic Party.”