CNN has hosted Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing porn star Stormy Daniels, a whopping 59 times in just two months.
Avenatti has earned himself a national media tour by helping Daniels sue President Trump over a non-disclosure agreement the two made after they allegedly had an affair. The latest lawsuit Avenatti filed accuses Trump of defaming Daniels by calling her a liar.
According to Newsbusters, these lawsuits have earned Avenatti some major airtime on CNN.
Although some of the CNN interviews with Avenatti have been testy — most recently, CNN legal analyst Paul Callan accused the lawyer of drumming up lawsuits for publicity — the sheer number of interviews suggests a weird fetish. Between March 7 and April 30, Avenatti appeared on the network 59 times. (RELATED: Michael Avenatti Gets Grilled On CNN Over Defamation Lawsuit)
For comparison’s sake, that’s more than CNN hosted all GOP senators combined. During the same time period, GOP senators only made 34 appearances on the network.
Even CNN’s favorite Democrat, Adam Schiff of the House Intel Committee, got bumped for the anti-Trump lawyer. Schiff only received ten interviews during that timeframe, about 40 percent lower than his 17 appearances in January and February.