Brave CNN talking head admits on Avenatti, ‘‘I feel kind of snookered because I took him seriously’

So far, only one prominent MSM television pundit has passed the test of basic integrity that the guilty verdict against Michael Avenatti poses for his former fanboys and fangirls on CNN, MSNBC, and the alphabet networks.  Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s legal analyst, admitted to Anderson Cooper, who uttered no a peep of his own personal regret. The entire five and a half minute interview and transcript are embedded below, but go to 3 minutes and 46 seconds to see Toobin admit, “And frankly, you know, I feel kind of snookered, because I took him seriously,’ followed shortly thereafter by Cooper seeming to defend the coverage, stating, “Well, I mean he was -- I mean, prior to even this Stormy Daniels story, he had won a large judgment in a class action lawsuit, I think it was, in California.” (The complete transcript, via Real Clear Politics, appears at the end of this blog.) The mainstream media’s slobbering embrace of Avenatti, up to...(Read Full Post)
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