Larry King Slams CNN: They 'Stopped Doing News a Long Time Ago'

Posted: Nov 08, 2018 8:38 AM
Larry King Slams CNN: They 'Stopped Doing News a Long Time Ago'

Larry King criticized CNN, his former employer of 25 years, for not covering the news anymore, instead having a laser-like focus on President Trump. 

"CNN stopped doing news a long time ago," King said during an interview on RT with Rich Sanchez, his former colleague at the network. "They do Trump. Fox is Trump TV and MSNBC is anti-Trump all the time."

"You don’t see a story — there was vicious winds and storms in the Northeast the other day — not covered on any of the three cable networks, not covered," King said. "So when CNN started covering Trump — they were the first — they covered every speech he made and then they made Trump the story. So, Trump is the story in America." 

Sanchez said he thought CNN probably covered him as much as they did in 2016 because they believed he would lose. 

"They covered him as a character. They carried every speech he made. They carried him more than Fox News, at the beginning," King said. "And so they built the whole thing up and the Republicans had a lot of candidates and they all had weaknesses."

In the same interview King also surmised that Trump would like to be a dictator. 

"I think he would like to be a dictator. I think he would love to be able to just run things," he said, noting that he's known Trump for 40 years and has seen both his good and bad sides. 

"Larry King Tonight" was the network's longest-running program, which aired from 1985 until 2010. He is now the host of "Larry King Now" on Hulu and RT America during the week. On Thursday evenings he hosts a political talk show called "Politicking with Larry King" on the same two channels.

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