CNN Skips Amy Coney Barrett Hearing

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The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett took precedence over all other Monday events. 

Storylines were unlimited. Some senators appeared virtually via a split-screen. What’s more, the nomination is highly conversational and consequential. If Joe Biden were to win in November, there is a strong belief he’ll look to pack the court in response (he has refused to answer the question).

Considering everything that’s at stake, the hearing is of high national interest. A gift to news channels. Well, except for one. Apparently, CNN decision-makers thought it was a trap, that our Supreme Court isn’t all that important.

CNN opted to cut away from the hearing early to show airport viewers more of its opinionated programming.

When it was Sen. Kamala Harris’s turn to speak, however, Don Lemon’s network rushed back to the scene for a quick minute.

CNN did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment. 

It’s nothing other than inexcusable for a news channel, a political network, to avoid a story of this magnitude. It is as hypocritical and amusing as Chris Cuomo losing control over President Trump posing for the camera. 

Imagine if Fox News refused to cover a liberal nominee’s hearing. CNN’s own Brian Stelter would have to write a new book. If nothing else, update his latest release, Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth.

As always, never change, CNN.

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

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  1. A bit odd. A media entity whore looking to lay it down as all do for ratings. Has what they feast on – Trump (bash away) and is kinda of a big deal and gig. Catholic bashing on the menu to if you choose that offering. Curious decision. Wouldn’t never have known if not your posting Bobby.. Oh, you can also bash Trump to high heavens as well.

  2. There’s absolutely no way in hell anyone has even 1 reason to vote for ANYONE on the Left, on any level of Government unless you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. NONE. This isn’t your parents Liberal politics anymore. Everyone on the Left is a straight up Communist. I happen to love our country and would prefer to keep it a Capitalist system where anyone can go from the outhouse to the penthouse. I have no desire to acquiesce to a Socialist/Communist way of life. All you have to know is this……if you’re comfortable with the way California has been run into the ground by the likes of Pelosi, Harris, Newsome, et. al, than vote for Harris(Sorry, but Biden’s name might be first on the ticket, but he’s not the one actually running).

  3. It’s no secret that CNN has the dumbest demographic base in cable news. Most MSNBC & Fox News viewers know they’re getting news that is either more left or right. CNN viewers are so stupid they believe the network is still the impartial “trusted news source”. James Earl Jones, the voice of God proclaiming “This Is CNN”, rings in their heads, as if it was 1990. And it’s not just their regular viewers who are clueless. When a breaking news event happens, where do the people go who can’t even name the Vice President? CNN, of course. Their ratings always spike when the low information crowd wants a live update on a horrific plane crash or anti-police riot.

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