CNN’s Anderson Cooper accused Fox News host Sean Hannity of failing to live up to the network’s (former) “fair and balanced” slogan after he chose not to disclose a relationship with longtime Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen–despite reporting on said attorney.
Cooper was explaining a “stunning moment” at a federal courthouse Monday, during which a lawyer for Cohen revealed Hannity’s status as a client.
“It would seem the president and Sean Hannity share more than dinners and frequent phone calls and a mutual love of Fox News programming,” Cooper said. “They also share an attorney.”
Turning to Hannity’s denial of a former attorney-client relationship with Cohen, Cooper explained the host “seems to be saying, ‘I was not really a client of attorney Michael Cohen’s but our conversations are confidential because he is an attorney and I am his client.’”
Noting Hannity originally reported on the FBI raid of Cohen’s office and residence last week “as if he had absolutely no connection to the story,” Cooper tore into the Fox News host’s ethical failing.
“Not disclosing a business or legal relationship with someone you report on and has had on as your guest as least 16 times … that doesn’t sound neither fair nor balanced,” Cooper said.
Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC
It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.
"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."
CNN’s Santorum gets his butt handed to him by fellow conservative over defense of Trump’s ‘disgusting’ racism
CNN contributor Rick Santorum ran into some fierce resistance on Sunday morning when he attempted to defend the explicit racism in Donald Trump's tweets at Democratic lawmakers -- with the only other conservative on the panel blowing up on him.
Speaking with fill-in host Dana Bash, the former GOP Senator from Pennsylvania was right away on the defensive when asked about the president's tweets and the resulting "send her back" chant at a rally in North Carolina.
"He says things to bring attention to these issues and I know it's hair on fire time for everyone on the left," Santorum offered in Trump's defense, which brought a sharp comeback from fellow conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp.
Trump busted for doubling down on his racist rants before Mueller speaks: ‘He’s scared’
Appearing on CNN's "New Day," a former adviser to Bill Clinton said that he expects ex-special counsel Robert Mueller to make a some blunt statements about President Donald Trump in his upcoming appearance before a Congressional committee that will cause voters to turn on the president.
According to Guy Smith, who advised former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment ordeal, Mueller's own words will carry tremendous weight with voters who have no idea what is in his report on the president.
"Well, what we're going to see is people who have never read the report, which is most everybody, and they have only heard President Trump and the attorney general say he's been exonerated. It does not," he told host Christi Paul. "So, what's going to happen is that they're going to be hearing Robert Mueller in his own words say that the president obstructed justice. The American people have not read this thing."