I don’t want to be accused of overreacting, but FTV Live obtained a video in which CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, her crew, and producers were prepping for a news broadcast covering President-elect Donald Trump's Carrier press conference.
Moments before Trump's plane touched down in Indianapolis on Thursday, a member of Malveaux's crew joked about it crashing.
The producer can be heard telling Malveaux she'll signal her if the plane lands during the live segment: “That means the plane has crashed…just kidding.”
This so-called “joke” may not rise to the level of a Class E felony under US Code Title 18, Section 871 making it illegal to knowingly and willfully mail or otherwise make any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States, but the Secret Service needs to investigate this abhorrent incident.
Many will view this as free speech under the First Amendment so I will henceforth exercise my First Amendment rights by calling for everyone reading this blog post to turn off CNN. Heck, why not boycott the cable outfit’s advertisers? There is no current or concise list of advertisers that I can find but this website has quite few of them listed with contact information from a posting that dates back to 2008.
JK Harris and Company
Monex Precious Metals
Sprint / Nextel
Philips / Norelco
University of Phoenix
Johnson and Johnson
CNN was forced to quickly issue an apology to both Trump and his transition team in the wake of the video’s release. “An unfortunate and inappropriate remark was made by one of our producers off camera yesterday. We have apologized to the Trump transition team, and the producer has been disciplined,” said the network in a statement. CNN did not however release the name of the producer who made the comment.
Malveaux, who was the only person on camera when the producer made the joke, will not be facing any disciplinary action for her role in the exchange.
This is just the latest in a long string of egregious actions taken by the network. It’s time to affect their bottom line; their effing pocketbook.
CNN Crew Jokes about Donald Trump's Plane Crashing https://t.co/eVY4X4gEt1— FTVLive (@FTVLive) December 2, 2016
CNN apologizes after employee jokes about Trump plane crash- What's the name of the producer? What's the discipline? https://t.co/BuY2jkdb4A— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) December 2, 2016
Remember this every time the press complains about how they're treated.... https://t.co/7b45hVOBi6— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) December 2, 2016
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