Welome to Today In Media, where Julia Nista and Saagar Enjeti take apart the five most foolish takes on trending media topics.
The fifth most ridiculous media take today comes from CNN, where “New Day” host Chris Cuomo pivoted from a Republican candidate for elected office to a few new guests, describing them as not politically motivated, one of them being a Democrat candidate for elected office.
“It’s these little digs that reveal exactly who these people are,” Enjeti commented.
Nista weighed in, saying that Cuomo “states ‘we’re going to talk about the facts here, and here is a Democratic candidate to talk about the facts,’ that seems totally two-faced.”
Other media hot takes gone wrong include David Frum’s failed attempt to point out “whataboutism” regarding the Manafort, Gates, and Papadopoulos indictments; Brian Stelter’s tweet comparing CNN and MSNBC’s supposed unbiased reporting on the indictment scandal as compared to Fox News; and MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin’s spin on the phrase “Conspiracy against the U.S.” when discussing the indictments of the former Trump campaign officials Monday.
To top it off, the number one most foolish media take of the day goes to an ad by the Latino Victory Fund against Virginia Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie. The ad features young Latino and Muslim children running from a white man in a truck with a Confederate flag attached to the bed.
Who will take the top spot next time? Stay tuned to find out on the following episode of ‘Today In Media”!