CNN President Jeff Zucker: "Trump Is Trying To Bully Us"

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CNN President Jeff Zucker, rather than apologize for publishing fake news story after fake news story all in an effort, by his own admission mind you, to drive ratings for for his network, has decided to take a play from the 'disaffected liberal" playbook and pretend to be the victim in his rather public scuffle with President Trump.  In a new interview with the New York Times published yesterday, Zucker never once apologized for his network's credibility-crushing mistakes over the past several weeks but instead said that Trump "is trying to bully us."

“He’s trying to bully us, and we’re not going to let him intimidate us. You can’t lose your confidence and let that change the way you conduct yourselves.”


“My job is to remind everyone that they need to stay focused doing their job,”

To which we have one simple observation, courtesy of the eloquent Maude Lebowski, you, Mr. Zucker, are most definitely the perpetrator here and not the victim.  You can't intentionally pursue a story you know to fake day after day in a crusade intended to take down a political figure with whom you disagree and pretend to be the victim.  You can't extort a random American citizen for having the 'audacity' to poke fun at you and pretend to be the victim.



So why does Zucker think he's the 'victim'?  Apparently he's convinced that Trump targets his network because of it's unbiased reporting...unlike MSNBC which has an "ideological bent."

“Television is his preferred medium,” Zucker said. “And he knows our viewers can be swayed because they’re not watching Fox or MSNBC” — networks with an ideological bent in prime time."

Meanwhile, Zucker again raised concerns that Trump's bullying could end up getting a CNN reporter hurt.  It's almost as if they want it to happen...

One challenge Mr. Zucker has thought about: safety. The level of threats against CNN employees, he said, has spiked this year. Mr. Trump, he said, “has caused us to have to take steps that you wouldn’t think would be necessary because of the actions of the president of the United States.”


On Wednesday, CNN found itself facing another backlash — and additional online threats — after it posted a story about a man who created a version of the wrestling video that was later tweeted by Mr. Trump; it did not identify him but said it reserved the right to do so if he resumed his activities.

So, you can bet your last dollar that the moment some CNN reporter breaks a nail while pounding a table in reaction to reading the latest Trump tweet, that CNN will cover the 'tragedy' on a 24-hours loop as evidence of the harmful consequences of Trump's hate speech.  Here, we'll even try to speed up the process to get this over with:

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NugginFuts's picture

Come to think of it, his looks like a face I'd punch too!

Keyser's picture

Homer Simpson speaks... 

NoDebt's picture

Start a bar fight, get your ass whipped and then blame the guy you attacked for beating your ass.

I don't know what neighborhood all of you grew up in but in mine, we call it "That's what you get, asshole.  Next time, don't start shit and there won't be no shit."


FrozenGoodz's picture

TSLA, Stocks Crashing, and CNN ... take the rest of the day off

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Progressive Delusional Syndrome at its finest.  Progressives are have serious mental issues.

bamawatson's picture

when a jew with a hard-on walks into a wall, he breaks his nose

mtl4's picture

Media loves the sucker punch then they claim foul when someone swings wonder they have no respect anymore.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

This guy is missing a chromosone or two.

Handful of Dust's picture

Self-righteous, hysterical narcissist = Zucker

nope-1004's picture

Sounds to me like he's waving a white flag.

Got his ass whipped, now cowering in the fetal position claiming "bullying".

What a prick.


HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

Trump what Trump? 4CHAN is going to destroy you!!!


Decay is Constant's picture

Where do I get the tools to make a gif like that?

espirit's picture

Just another mouthy prostitute.

Who is your pimp daddy, Zucker?

MillionDollarButter's picture

So why does Zucker think he's the 'victim'?

It's an inherited disorder.

PrayingMantis's picture


... while Jeff Sucker is playing the "victim", another sucker, err, victim says the FBI agents who sold him a machine gun and silencer also urged him in mass shooting plot ...

>>> ...



Dukes's picture

THe victim role didn't work so well for Kathy Griffin. Let's see how Sucker fares...

MalteseFalcon's picture

If ATT acquires CNN, and Trump should not allow that merger, Zucker is certain to get fired.

Ahmeexnal's picture


phatfawzi's picture

seems like everyone at FNN is suffeering from kathy griffen syndrome. you start a fight, you get your ass kicked and you blame the other person for hitting you. funny. 

scraping_by's picture

Emotional blackmail, whether in a marriage or politics, is usually a deliberate tactic. Always provoke, then scream victim.

Kobe Beef's picture

"The Chosen News Network cries out as he strikes you."


True Blue's picture

+1 for the Polish proverb.

Erek's picture

His real name is Cock Zucker. Jeff is just an alias.

auricle's picture

Only to a liberal is standing up for ones self considerred bullying. 

Got The Wrong No's picture

Libs Projecting again. They are the Bullies. 

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

well... THAT didn't work. So, what are we trying next?

Yog Soggoth's picture

Didn't they call ZH fake news? Whatta moron.

eatthebanksters's picture

He's about to get his ass axed by ATT and Time Warner...

Got The Wrong No's picture

I bet these CNN pukes set up a fake attack on one of their so called Reporters so they can blame Trump for inciting violence. 

edotabin's picture

Oh no. This is part of the script (which they can't seem to deviate from) When they claim "bullying" etc. they are like a snake waiting to strike. Your reaction is exactly the reaction they hope for. They expect you to drop your guard. Big mistake if you ask me.



Zorba's idea's picture

This guy is a highly advanced Dung Beatle...

Mr. Universe's picture

You mean like George Harrison and John Lennon? Perhaps he is a Scarab?

Zorba's idea's picture

No. Like the actual insect "Dung Beatle" they actually eat shit, collect shit, lay eggs in shit and roll shit...hence the name "Dung Beatle"

StychoKiller's picture

There's a big difference between Beatle and "BEETLE!"

Stuck on Zero's picture

I love it when attack dogs squeal.

Lumberjack's picture

Please remind Mr. Zucker it's Shark Week on the other network....they really hate competition, especially coverage of the 'sporting event'.

MANvsMACHINE's picture


Not all Jews ;)

DJ Happy Ending's picture

progressive is misleading and wrong but they love the term because of what it implies.

regressive is more appropriate for these types.

Killtruck's picture

Operation Autism Storm will bring CNN to its knees and then boot it down a well. 

The world has never before seen what weaponized autism can do.  

NoDebt's picture

Please tell me more about weaponized autism.  Sounds like it's right up my alley.

AllTimeWhys's picture

spend some time on /pol/ and you'll see the forces that once used google earth to find an isis base for the iraqi military to bomb, trolled the CIA with the golden shower trump story, and tracked down every single 'He will not divide us' flag that SHia Lebeouf tried to hide across the globe.


And then you will see just how fucked CNN is, 4chan is batshit insane and they are relentless. They are akin to that guy you wheel into a bar fight in a straight jacket and let your opponent stare at him and hope to god you don't let him out. Thank god they are on our side.

RealityCheque's picture

/pol/ has no "side".

They only have a desire to destroy people and orgs who threaten them. As CNN has just done with their collusion with Reddit and its corrupt mods and their overall attack on the internet.

Because of this they are, in a word, fucked.

AllTimeWhys's picture

Thats a more accurate way of putting it actually, i've been spending too much time in their /ptg/ threads

lie_to_me's picture

Love me some geeks. Go get 'em 4Chan.

Cursive's picture

...and they thought Russian hackers were dangerous.  LOL.  CNN is about to get rick rolled by the original junk yard haxxors.  1337 cyberpunks!


Just for the lulz: