A former reporter at Glenn Beck’s failed The Blaze is taking heat for tweets that he posted a few years ago mocking CNN, the network for whom he now works.
“At what point does CNN not let people just make stuff up on the airwaves,” current CNN Senior Media Reporter Oliver Darcy asked in 2016. “One thing to argue for your guy, another to just invent things.”
Reporter Ryan Saavedra unearthed the tweets, including one that made fun of the network for overusing the “Breaking News” banner.
“I seriously can’t remember the last time I looked up at CNN and didn’t see the ‘BREAKING NEWS’ banner,” Darcy wrote.
Darcy also sarcastically called out the network for reporting on a seaplane that almost landed on a whale.
“Some hard-hitting breaking news from CNN tonight:” he said.
He also lambasted anchor Don Lemon for not knowing anything about firearms…
…and Kathy Griffin for taking her shirt off during live New Years Eve coverage with Anderson Cooper, before Griffin was dropped over a photoshoot holding President Donald J. Trump’s severed head.
Amazingly, Darcy has not deleted the tweets.
CNN was bitter about Saavedra’s sleuthing.
“Oliver was critical of CNN before, just as he is now,” a CNN spokesperson told Fox News. “CNN is a place where opinions and ideas are valued. And we encourage staff to share their thoughts about the organization – both positive and critical. While this might seem like an exotic concept to you, we’d headline it ‘Media Reporter Does Job.’ This is a nothing story.”
The formerly conservative journalist either had a massive change of heart, or he simply sold out to CNN. We’ll let our readers decide.
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‘WHAT A DISASTER:’ Iowa Caucus Results Delayed in Vote Count Catastrophe
The nation is left with more questions than answers on the night of the Iowa Caucus.
The Iowa Caucus was intended to kick off the Democratic Presidential primary by highlighting candidates with a credible shot of winning the nomination.
Instead, the first-in-the nation caucus seems to be more representative of the Democratic Party’s incompetence, after results for the caucus are delayed for an unforeseen “quality assurance” tabulation process. The development has many election hawks and Democrats howling mad, with many suspecting the DNC is dipping into its bag of old tricks with the hopes of blunting or preventing a Bernie Sanders victory in the caucus.
There are many reports of caucus precinct coordinators being totally ignored when trying to report the results of their local caucuses to the Iowa Democratic Party. At least one caucus organizer was outright hung up on by the party when he called in to report results- while speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer live on air.
This is the moment
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 4, 2020
The mass of confusion is being traced to the failure of an app designed to report results. Iowa Democrats simply explained the unusual delay as the result of “inconsistencies,” offering little to no in depth explanation for what seems to be third world election practices.
Although we’re inexplicably left without any vote tallies the night of the election, exit polls and crowd sizes suggest that polling frontrunner Sanders has a strong chance to win. Pete Buttigieg also appears set for a strong second place performance. Sanders expressed confidence in a strong performance when addressing his supporters in the state.
— Averi Harper (@AveriHarper) February 4, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden appears slated for an embarrassment, outright failing to advance to the “viable” stage in many precinct and regional caucus. It’s not entirely impossible that Biden finishes fourth in the primary, a surprise development that would leave the candidate many assumed to be an easy frontrunner for the Democratic nomination struggling as he lags to New Hampshire and later primary states.
MSNBC talking heads could be overheard referring to the caucus as a “disaster” in a some capacity in leaked audio.
NBC hot mic captures "OMG, what a disaster" as they talk about canditates pic.twitter.com/IWfZsIOHPc
— Wojciech Pawelczyk (@PolishPatriotTM) February 4, 2020
As of late Monday night, the Iowa Democratic Party is yet to report any vote results, let alone declare a winner. Big League Politics is continuing to monitor the situation.
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