CNN’s sour grapes are fermenting into a pathetic, albeit amusing, daily display. Watching the channel smugly attempt to punch up at Fox News almost evokes the same empathy you feel when watching a toddler try to grab cookies off a too-tall counter. They just don’t have what it takes, but don’t you dare try to tell them otherwise.
Enter Brianna Keilar, the newly minted “anchor” of “New Day,” the network’s morning program. One of her first monologues on the program sought to analyze Fox News’s chyrons for allegedly revealing that “Fox is not news, no matter what it calls itself.” The irony is entirely lost on Keilar, who is simply not an “anchor,” no matter what she calls herself.
The entire package feels like a j-school lightweight auditioning for Rachel Maddow’s job, replete with facile jabs that lack logic as much as self-awareness. Below you’ll see a tweet from Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” the worst-named show