Within the contest for So much Angry Information Community after President Trump reportedly mentioned African countries as “s***hollow” nations, CNN wins palms down. NewsBusters workforce combed thru CNN transcripts on Nexis for the S-hollow phrase within the 24 hours of January 12 – the primary complete day after The Washington Publish mentioned the debate – and located CNN staffers and CNN visitors uncorked the profanity 195 occasions in at some point.
That does not rely Saturday, Sunday or Monday. They may well be headed for 1,000 via now. It additionally does not rely the period of time placed the S-phrase on monitor (on occasion two times, as you’ll be able to see on Cuomo’s brief top time display.)
Examine that to Fox Information Channel. Their curse rely used to be 0. FNC informed group of workers and visitors to not say it.
ABC, CBS, and the PBS NewsHour have been additionally 0, and the NBC Nightly Information uncorked one on January eleven. FCC obscenity laws follow handiest to broadcast TV stations among 6 am and 10 pm, so cable networks can allow it fly with none worry of fines.
MSNBC’s top-time presentations (the one ones in Nexis) used 14 S-phrases from five pm to eleven pm on Friday.
A few hours of Friday have been a lot more competitive of their use of the phrase. Don Lemon’s display CNN This night used 33 S-bombs — 22 within the 10 pm hour, and some other eleven at eleven pm. Lemon did the whole thing however ask if the lacking Malaysian jet vanished into an S-hollow.
Lemon lectured “it used to be other folks from what he calls shithole nations who constructed this u . s ., who constructed the White Space. Not anything that Donald Trump says can amendment that.”
Technically there have been 196 S-bombs, in view that Van Jones cited in Lemon’s area “I bear in mind what he in fact stated used to be shithouse, and so he did not say shithole.” Additionally technically, Nexis confirmed no CNN transcript from three:15 to four:00 am. (We in most cases do not document in a single day.)
CNN’s New Day additionally rolled out 33 S-bombs in its 3 hours from 6 am to nine am. Allow’s wish the football mothers didn’t watch Cuomo and Camerota on Friday. Against this, Wolf Blitzer’s and Erin Burnett’s hours handiest aired apiece.
The cursing cavalcade used to be cheered via CNN’s Jeff Yang, who despised newshounds beating across the hollow: “I am proud that the nice majority of CNN’s anchors and correspondents — together with Jim Acosta, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Phil Mudd, Jake Tapper and Brian Stelter — didn’t achieve this.”