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‘CNN Is Fake News!’; Crowd Crashes CNN Liveshot Outside Supreme Court



For those living under a rock, Saturday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for CNN and the rest of the liberal media as President Trump nominated distinguished Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. But for CNN, things got even worse when a crowd of fact-based individuals crashed a liveshot meant for Supreme Court reporter Ariane de Vogue and informed viewers that, yes, “CNN is fake news.”

 

 

Just shy of 20 minutes after the Rose Garden ended, Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer threw to de Vogue:

I want to bring in our Supreme Court correspondent — reporter Ariane de Vogue, first. Ariene, we heard the President say she will decide cases based on the Constitution as written. And then we heard Judge Coney Barrett saying she will — the law must be applied as written. So explain to our viewers what’s behind those specific words, where she’s coming from and what we would anticipate if she does become a justice on the Supreme Court over the next 30 or 40 years.

De Vogue got maybe three words out before the crowd took over with one man shouting, “CNN is fake news.” After that, CNN lost control of the situation.

She tried to add that she “just wanted to say that while were here, the crowd behind us, Trump supporters, started chanting, ‘6-3,’” but that was drowned out by some cold, hard facts: “Yes! Fake news, CNN! Fake news! You’re fake!  CNN is fake news. Fake news! Fake news, CNN!”

Reacting to the heckling, the CNN journalist told Blitzer: “You can hear we’re getting a little bit of commentary here. There’s a crowd of Trump supporters.”

Blitzer retook the scene, telling de Vogue “to stand by” because “we can barely what you’re saying because of the crowd behind you” and “[m]aybe if you have a hand-held mic, maybe we can — we’ll be able to appreciate what you’re saying.”

This wasn’t the first time a CNNer has been heckled while on the air. Most notably, carnival barker and chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was shouted down on June 25 and July 31, 2018, leaving Acosta petrified.

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To see the relevant CNN transcript from September 26, click “expand.”

CNN’s The Situation Room
September 26, 2020
5:41 p.m. Eastern

WOLF BLITZER: So, the very historic moment has now occurred in the Rose Garden over at the White House. The President nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be next U.S. Supreme Court justice. She’s about to begin confirmation proc — a confirmation process in the coming days before the U.S. Senate, beginning in the Judiciary Committee and then moving onto the full Senate. I want to bring in our Supreme Court correspondent — reporter Ariane de Vogue, first. Ariene, we heard the President say she will decide cases based on the constitution as written. And then we heard Judge Coney Barrett saying she will — the law must be applied as written. So explain to our viewers what’s behind those specific words, where she’s coming from and what we would anticipate if she does become a justice on the Supreme Courtover the next 30 or 40 years. 

ARIANE DE VOGUE: Right, Wolf. Absolutely. 

CROWD: CNN is fake news!

DE VOGUE: I just wanted to say that while were here —

CROWD: Yes! Fake news, CNN! Fake news! 

DE VOGUE: — the crowd behind us, Trump supporters —

CROWD: You’re fake! 

DE VOGUE: — started —

CROWD: CNN is fake news. 

DE VOGUE: — chanting, “6-3.”

CROWD: Fake news! 

DE VOGUE: You can hear we’re getting a little bit of —

CROWD: Fake news, CNN!

DE VOGUE: — commentary here. There’s a crowd of Trump supporters.

BLITZER: Ariane, I want you to stand by, we can barely what you’re saying because of the crowd behind you. Maybe if you have a hand-held mic, maybe we can — we’ll be able to appreciate what you’re saying Stand by for a moment.



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