CNN Pivots to Coverage on Trump's Diet Coke Consumption Minutes After NYC Attack

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 1:15 PM
CNN Pivots to Coverage on Trump's Diet Coke Consumption Minutes After NYC Attack

On Monday, Americans awoke to news of an attempted terrorist attack in New York City. Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured in the attack, which was believed to be a failed suicide bombing carried out by someone inspired by ISIS.

But beyond that, CNN had some really pressing news to report: President Donald Trump sure does drink a whole lot of Diet Cokes, eh? 

Apparently, a New York Times report suggests that Trump drinks a dozen cans of Diet Coke a day. Which, while this probably makes Trump's dentist wince a little bit, doesn't seem to be a matter of national security. Nor does this seem like it would be more important than reporting on an attempted terrorist attack in a major American city, but then again, I'm not the one making programming decisions over at CNN. 

CNN was criticized for covering this bizarre "story" when there were clearly other pressing events happening.

Full disclosure: I'm not a soda drinker (carbonated beverages aren't my thing), and I've probably had fewer than 12 cans of soda total in my entire life. The concept of drinking that many a day is something that my brain can't really comprehend. Regardless, if Trump wants to do this he totally can as he's a free American who can do what he wants, including (reportedly) drinking over a gallon of Diet Coke a day. 

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But for the love of Pete, it'd be best for everyone if our news channels stuck to covering actual news.