McCain will continue as CNN fixture
Was it only two days ago when I got so annoyed at seeing John McCain on CNN — again? Yes, I turned off his ravings and accusations against Jay Carney, but I also dashed off a note to CNN about how unhappy I was with their constantly featuring McCain. Not that it will make one iota of difference, but at the time it made me feel better.
Then this morning I found the following in Erik Wemple’s Washington Post column from yesterday:
Don’t ask CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist to make any apologies for featuring the feedback of the Arizona senator: “He has appeared for decades on cable news programs, network news programs. He’s articulate, he knows what he’s talking about and he has strong positions. He represents the views of millions and he represents them effectively. He’s a veteran and is loved by many veterans and he’s not just a senator; he’s a former Republican presidential nominee and a war hero.”
More: “I think that for a 78-year-old senator, he . . . remains a strong and important voice in American politics and a relevant voice in American politics,” says Feist, whose “unscientific” analysis is that McCain hasn’t been appearing on CNN more recently than he has over the past couple of decades (fact-checkable!).
Definitely not the way I wanted to start my day.