Lawrence O'Donnell slams CNN, says 'there will be
MSNBC's Lawrence O’Donnell called out rival network CNN for bringing on commentators supportive of
MSNBC's Lawrence O’Donnell called out rival network CNN for bringing on commentators supportive of President Trump.
The Last Word host appeared on Sunday's episode of The Al Franken Podcast where he talked about the state of cable news. Franken, a former Democratic senator who was ousted after sexual misconduct allegations, said CNN tries “playing it down the middle except we hate Trump."
"No they don't," O’Donnell replied. "One-third of the people on [CNN's] payroll love Trump, so you’re guaranteed on any hour of CNN, minimum one-third of the programming will be supportive of Trump. Someone on their payroll saying, 'Here’s why Trump’s right.'"
"Yeah, well they bring someone on to do that," Franken noted. "Their hosts don't do that."
"Their hosts don't, but that's one of the reasons Trump kind of wants you to watch CNN instead of MSNBC," O'Donnell said. "Because he knows on MSNBC there will be no one defending him because we don’t bring on liars. I don’t bring on a liar. I won’t do that. "
"Are you saying that to defend Trump, you have to lie?" Franken sarcastically asked.
"Absolutely. How else do you defend a liar? A pathological liar who lies about everything?" O'Donnell continued. "You have to lie. So, CNN has people on the payroll who they pay to tell their lies to the CNN audience in the middle of, you know, a CNN hour for some number of minutes. And so Trump knows if you watch CNN at least you'll hear someone lying in my favor. So, that's one of the reasons he attacks CNN."
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