CNN hires pro-Trump contributor who attacked CNN for being ‘failing fake news’
CNN has decided to hire yet another pro-Trump pundit to appear on its news shows, and this time it’s hired someone who has regularly trashed the network’s reporting.
Media Matters reports that newly minted CNN contributor Ed Martin has in the past attacked his new employer for being a “failing” network that specializes in delivering “fake news” and that “hasn’t been credible for a long time.”
What’s more, Martin even praised the work of right-wing ambush artist James O’Keefe and his failed attempts to bring down CNN earlier this year.
Despite his apparent hatred of CNN, however, Martin this week said that he was “proud” to join the network so he could “make the case for Donald Trump and his leadership.”
— Ed Martin (@EagleEdMartin) September 21, 2017
CNN has in the past employed multiple pro-Trump pundits to defend the president, despite the fact that Trump regularly attacks the network as a “fake news” outfit. The past several months have seen an exodus of pro-Trump pundits from the network, as former staples Kayleigh McEnany, Jeffrey Lord, and Katrina Pierson have all either been fired or have left for new jobs.