CNN host Alisyn Camerota cast a skeptical eye on the National Enquirer on Friday morning over what she called a hit piece on Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ previously private divorce plans, saying it had all the hallmarks of the type of reporting that helped propel Trump to the Oval Office.
Speaking with CNN media analyst Brian Stelter, the “New Day” host asked, “The National Enquirer trailed him for four months, they brag about it. They trailed him for 40,000 miles. They brag about it in order to break up his marriage and reveal what they say was an affair. Were they targeting him because he’s an adversary of Donald Trump?”
‘It’s wise to be skeptical of the Enquirer’s motives here,” Stelter replied. “We know the Enquirer and Trump have worked together for years. this is a relationship that predates the presidential campaign. It continued with President Trump in office — we also know the relationship broke down last spring. I’m pretty skeptical of suggestions that have been widespread in the last couple of days that the Enquirer did it to target someone on Trump’s enemies list.”
“They did Donald Trump’s bidding for so long,” Camerota parried before sarcastically adding, “If they are the morality police and they want to go after billionaires having affairs, they sure took kid gloves with Donald Trump. But they seem to enjoy going after people who are on his adversaries list.”
Camerota then slammed the paper’s employees for pretending to be journalists.
“I chortled when they called themselves investigative reporters,” she said before adding an emphatic “No.”
“If they bury stories and pay off the alleged mistresses of Donald Trump and they go after Democrats that Donald Trump doesn’t like, I don’t think they can call themselves investigative reporters,” she declared.
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