Former CNN Legend Larry King: “CNN has become — as is Fox, and MSNBC — Trump networks. There’s the anti-Trump network, the partial anti-Trump network, and the pro-Trump network. But they’re not news networks.”

Legendary CNN host Larry King has delivered sharp new criticism targeting both CNN and the cable news industry at large, following up on his previous remarks on CNN and offering additional perspective on the Acosta controversy.

Amidst the whirlwind of drama, spectacle, controversy, and political theater—multiple news outlets have begun to offer new critical perspective on the symbiotic relationship shared between the president and media, with particular emphasis on ratings and CNN.

CNN ratings have never been better, despite false contradictory messaging from the president and scant emphasis of this information on cable news.

Publication Article Date
Mediaite Former CNN Legend Larry King: CNN is ‘Not a News Network’ 11/15/2018
Vanity Fair The Cynical Trump-Acosta Cage Match Goes Another Round 11/13/2018
The Hill Woodward on CNN: Remedy isn’t a lawsuit, ‘it’s more serious reporting’ 11/13/2018
The New York Review of Books Trump & CNN: Case History of an Unhealthy Codependency 11/9/2018
The Hill Larry King hits CNN: ‘Stopped doing news’ to focus on Trump 11/8/2018
Vanity Fair “A Total and Complete Lack of Understanding at the White House”: Trump’s Splendid Little War with Jim Acosta and CNN Is an Ugly Sideshow 11/8/2018
@realDonaldTrump So funny to see the CNN Fake Suppression Polls and false rhetoric. Watch for real results Tuesday. We are lucky CNN’s ratings are so low. Don’t fall for the Suppression Game. Go out & VOTE. Remember, we now have perhaps the greatest Economy (JOBS) in the history of our Country! 11/5/2018
The Hill Donald Trump needs the media as much as the media needs him 11/5/2018
The Washington Times Jeff Zucker, CNN president, admits ‘Trump dominates’ ratings: Last 3 years ‘most successful’ ever 11/2/2018
Vanity Fair “It’s Our Job to Call Them Out”: Inside the Trump Gold Rush at CNN 11/1/2018
The Hill CNN boss: If we break away from Trump coverage ‘the audience goes away’ 11/1/2018
@realDonaldTrump Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, “it’s just not Presidential!” 10/26/2018
The Hill CNN’s Stelter, Ted Koppel debate whether CNN’s ‘ratings would be in the toilet’ without Trump 10/3/2018
@realDonaldTrump So funny! I just checked out Fake News CNN, for the first time in a long time (they are dying in the ratings), to see if they covered my takedown yesterday of Jim Acosta (actually a nice guy). They didn’t! But they did say I already lost in my meeting with Putin. Fake News…… 7/14/2018
@rezaaslan Let’s be clear about this: Jeff Zucker made a fortune creating Donald Trump at NBC; he made a fortune getting Trump elected with a billion dollars in free airtime; and he’s now making a fortune pretending to oppose Trump at CNN. 6/16/2018
The Hollywood Reporter CNN Renews Jeff Zucker’s Contract Through 2020 6/13/2018
Newsweek Trump: The Media ‘Have to Let Me Win’ in 2020 or ‘Their Ratings Are Going Down the Tubes’ 12/29/2017
Vanity Fair Reza Aslan Describes His Gory, Trump-Fueled Divorce from CNN 12/1/2017
@realDonaldTrump [Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!](twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/879678356450676736) 6/27/2017
Vox CNN treats politics like sports — and it’s making us all dumber 4/17/2017
GQ CNN’s Jeff Zucker Thinks This Is All Just a Game 4/5/2017
The New York Times Magazine CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It. 4/4/2017
@realDonaldTrump [Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!](twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/981123772169191424?lang=en) 4/3/2017
Vox “Bullshit!”: GOP strategists shout down CNN’s Jeff Zucker defending Trump coverage 12/1/2016
The Washington Post Jeff Zucker’s singular role in promoting Donald Trump’s rise 10/2/2016
@realDonaldTrump [.@CNN just doesn’t get it, and that’s why their ratings are so low – and getting worse. Boring anti-Trump panelists, mostly losers in life!](twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/777133433915002880) 9/17/2016
Shorenstein Center News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Primaries: Horse Race Reporting Has Consequences 7/11/2016
Politico Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump calls Jeff Zucker his ‘personal booker’ 6/9/2016
The New York Times $2 Billion Worth of Free Media for Donald Trump 3/16/2016
@realDonaldTrump Great move by CNN if they sign Jeff Zucker. He was responsible for me and The Apprentice on NBC—became #1 show! 11/29/2012
@realDonaldTrump @CNN is looking at Jeff Zucker to lead them out of the forest–Jeff would be a great choice. 11/5/2012

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