During a live report from Austin, Texas, on Hurricane Harvey, CNN’s Jeff Zeleny received some not-so welcome greetings from folks at the scene.
His report was, unsurprisingly (it is CNN, after all) critical of Donald Trump’s response to the hurricane that recently devastated eastern Texas. However, passerby could be heard providing their own critique – of CNN.
One off-camera individual can be heard shouting “CNN is fake news!” Another shouted “CNN is ISIS!” A third person asked, “What about Antifa?”
Watch the video below:
The president, of course, has often criticized CNN as being fake news. Clearly, many people in Texas agree with this point of view. CNN’s Jim Acosta, also heard during the Zeleny report, has at times clashed with Trump on this point. In February Acosta took to Twitter to post that “We are real news Mr. President.” He has also claimed that CNN follows a “dogged pursuit of the truth.”
This was not the only recent episode of CNN receiving a less-than warm response from Texans. Recently, a CNN reporter was cursed at during a live report by a Hurricane Harvey survivor.
Watch the Rosa Flores interview video below:
“People are really breaking down and y’all are sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f**k is wrong with us,” responded the woman being interviewed to CNN’s Rosa Flores.
“Are you really trying to understand, with the microphone still in my face?” the woman continued. “With me shivering cold, with my kids wet, and you’re still putting the microphone in my face.”
James Woods, a rare Hollywood actor with conservative beliefs, tweeted his support of the woman: “Finally somebody speaks for #America to worthless #fakenews parasite @CNN. She is my new hero.”
With trust in the media at a historic low, the criticism of CNN’s obviously biased reporting should come as no surprise to anyone.