CNN President Complains About “Shameful” Criticism Of MSM Following Scalise Shooting

CNN President Jeff Zucker is apparently upset about the rhetoric being used to attack the press following the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

During a celebratory breakfast with CNN reporters, Jeff Zucker took a moment after the shooting of Steve Scalise to condemn rhetoric that he called “dangerous” and “shameful.”

However, he wasn’t talking about Tim Kaine urging Democrats to fight Trump in the street and he’s definitely not talking about Kathy Griffin holding a mock severed head meant to look like President Trump.

No, he was talking about the rhetoric aimed at the poor, defenseless media. Zucker said that it’s shameful that “the administration” is pointing out the fake news media and he thinks its downright dangerous.

HuffPost said that Zucker brought up the chants at rallies directed at CNN personnel like “CNN Sucks.” Apparently he doesn’t like being referred to as the fake news media either.

Zucker tried to claim that CNN is just doing their job, stating:

This is what happens when you try to delegitimize an institution that is doing its job.

And I think it is shameful on the part of the administration and other politicians to cause a frenzy against something that is guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States. And it does disservice to this country and its position in the world and … allows for a heightened sense of rhetoric against journalists and media organizations. And it is unconscionable and dangerous and they should know better.

Zucker apparently whined to The Huffington Post and told them that people should take their complaints about the administration seriously…

CNN President Jeff Zucker said Thursday that the “the amount of rhetoric and threats” that his network’s journalists receive daily “is much more serious than I think anybody would realize.”

Watch MILO completely shut down an agenda-driven reporter from CNN.




  1. SallyForth

    June 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    It’s an institution doing its job badly and under false pretences a huge amount of the time claiming it’s truth driven rather than out to maliciously target a democratically elected president.

    That’s why you’ve been targeted for criticism.

    • No Quarter

      June 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Nothing by these media groups is truth driven. It’s cash driven just ask Mr. Zucker. And his poor “jounalists” receiving threats, oh dear oh my. They do not report they distort for money. They all act like they are frickin god almighty and every letter of every word is the god’s honest truth. I you want to try and discern the truth it is very time consuming because you have to do what reporters used to do. Things like find out the FACTS and leave your “cult of personality” out of it. People are beyond criticizing these stupid ass TV fools. They have stopped tuning in altogether. So goodbye jeff zuker the stupid mutha…………. I wonder if any of the put upon journalist can rhyme ?? PS Anything said by cnn is now assumed to be BS, which it mostly is.

      • Unlucky#

        June 17, 2017 at 7:39 pm

        If mean and vulgar words trigger you, kid, maybe you need to retreat into your hovel where your mommy is waiting with your blankie.

        • No Quarter

          June 18, 2017 at 10:05 am

          I am not a kid, I never had a blanky, I live in a house. Do you have a brain? I didn’t think so. My disqus is open. I see yours is locked, because you can not deal. lol

  2. misha1d1

    June 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    It is their support and furtherance of the DNP inflammatory “resistance” rhetoric that makes them complicit in the violence, both mock (Gifford et. el…) and actual (Antifa rioters, Scalice’s shooter, BLM thuggery) that is going on.

  3. anna

    June 15, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Hurts to be called fake news doesn’t it CNN?

  4. POA

    June 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Well just like any other 1st amendment issue, your rights are guaranteed by the Constitution until your words become a call to action which endangers others. If the press incites violence then it’s not protected.

    • AverageJoe1987

      June 16, 2017 at 8:51 am

      And the media has been promoting and advocating violence for years now. Cheering on BLM and Antifa, and helping the Dems push the “Keep Fighting” and “#Resist” nonsense that is leading these liberal extremists to try to kill people.

      So the media shouldn’t get to hide behind the 1st Amendment when they are pretty much promoting what the shooter did.

  5. January

    June 16, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I guess they just don’t get it or perhaps weren’t listening. Trump wasn’t the originator of the “fake news” comment. We’ve been saying that for just short of 8 years now. Of course we called them “lying news”. If they had been paying attention to “ALL” the American people they would have known that. Instead they turned a deaf ear to us and now it’s a shock to them to hear it.

    • AverageJoe1987

      June 16, 2017 at 8:52 am

      The left actually started the “Fake News” narrative to try to silence Conservative media that wouldn’t help shill for Hillary or spread the intentionally false information the left uses to incite violence from their supporters.

      They are just upset that it backfired on them and was used against them.

      • January

        June 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

        Thank you. They really deserved the backfire. Look what the NYT’s did when Gifford was shot in 2011, blaming Palin because of a bogus map listing Democrats to target. Then they re-ran it again after the GOP shooting the other day, then ran a retraction again. I read Palin may lawyer up. I hope she goes after them. It’s not fake news anymore, it’s out and out lying.

  6. Anna Firicano

    June 16, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Milo this interview was brilliant. Thank God for you! I hope the latest Jeff Zucker position takes CNN down even further. He is such a lying sack of human excrement- so is his entire organization. If you repeat a lie enough you might actually begin to believe it – and that is what has happened to them. They have brainwashed themselves. Pathetic. Thank you for standing up for us!!

  7. A V_8000

    June 16, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Looks like a gay Mr. Peanut

    • Unlucky#

      June 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      His head looks like a penis.

      • No Quarter

        June 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

        Unlucky (story of your life), what did you say ? I could not understand you because you sound like you have a penis stuck in your throat. I bet everything looks like a penis to you.

        • Unlucky#

          June 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm

          Sorry that I insulted your #1 customer. What are your rates?

          • No Quarter

            June 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

            unlucky, I am not triggered by anything. I can engage in name calling if thats as far as your intelligence goes, you asshole.

  8. Punch a Liberal 2day

    June 16, 2017 at 8:43 am

    CNN is very FAKE NEWS how about that Sucker.

  9. AverageJoe1987

    June 16, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Well, the media has been helping push the nonsense that leads deranged liberals to get violent, so the media is complicit in whatever violence liberals do.

    The Media has helped push false narratives, and it was proven that Scalise’s shooter was a left-wing nutjob who believed the Fake News about Trump and Russia, so the media and the Dems helped cause the shooting by feeding the delusions of violent liberals.

    The media has blood on their hands, and with HuffPo calling for Trump’s execution, and CNN cheering on a play that acts out Trump’s assassination, the media has no room to pretend to be innocent.

  10. That Guy (Don't be that guy)

    June 16, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Wow the rhetoric and threats are getting to you? I wonder how Representative Scalise and his security detail feel about that. Fuck you Zucker. #fakenewswhiner

  11. sez-who

    June 16, 2017 at 11:22 am

    but CNN does *not* do its job. They advertise themselves as news, but act as propaganda.

  12. banjobean2017

    June 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Nothing and I mean NOTHING they do or say surprises me anymore–Everything they say is a whining biotch azz lie–To suggest that they have somehow been victimized by this however, when it was CLEARLY their fault, takes lack of personal and professional responsibility to an all time and incredible low.

  13. banjobean2017

    June 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I must digress for a moment–in the comments on another story, I noticed a great comment from Seeing Red in CA. It made me remember that we have brothers and sisters deeply entrenched in the worst of the liberal battles in California and many other cities and states throughout the nation. Just want to let ya’all know, we appreciate your courage! Stay strong and know we are with you and we will not forsake you.

  14. RioSam

    June 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm


  15. DaisyToo

    June 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Zucker, you’ve delegitimized yourself.

    • Timothy K. Ready

      June 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      A long, long way from Bernie Shaw…

  16. Timothy K. Ready

    June 17, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    The mass of evidence indicating that CNN is, indeed, “fake news” really impinges on this man’s credibility, I mean just a little. Consider: The ongoing nonsense about Russia that even Noam Chomsky has dismissed as “nonsense”, lying ENDLESSLY about HRC’s poll numbers in collusion w/ fake statistician Nate Silver, hiring Donna Brazile to run a debate and then allowing her to feed the questions to Hillary in advance (for a debate she STILL lost!!!)…I tell people, if you want to know why Alex Jones is a star, it’s because the MSM doesn’t even try to hide it anymore whose side they’re on…and it ain’t yours, American…

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