CNN’s Erin Burnett tried to be sassy and demeaning to former acting DNI Richard Grenell as he lit into John Bolton.
But, what ended up happening was Burnett got so flustered she abruptly ended the interview.
Burnett’s questioning was just flat out annoying, she was asking Grenell how could John Bolton’s book contain mistruths and classified information at the same time.
Her claim was a book couldn’t have classified information in it and mistruths.
Grenell chuckled at the question and tried to explain that Bolton used classified information in his book and then formed a false story around the information.
Burnett tried to get cute and cut him off and then Grenell gave her a wonderful example using her own network.
Grenell pointed out that the media – including CNN – reported that Kim Jung Un was brain dead and near death.
Grenell said that three was a little bit of truth but the Administration couldn’t respond to the fake news because it would have exposed methods and aspects of information gathering.
You can watch the video below, Burnett was clearly flustered.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 20, 2020
Caught completely off-guard, Burnett responded by lying claiming it wasn’t CNN initially claiming the North Korean dictator was brain dead.
Unfortunately for her, it was former Obama official turned CNN anchor, Jim Sciutto who was first to the punch.
Breaking: The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health is in grave danger following a surgery, a US official with direct knowledge tells me.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) April 21, 2020
Burnet knew that her network was responsible for pushing the Kim Jung Un story which is why she quickly terminated the interview before Grenell had a chance to respond.
The Fake News at CNN never ceases to amaze me, below is another great example.
America, this is the country @CNN is ok with, think about that.
This is the main gate of the rally: pic.twitter.com/wSKwotoajq
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 21, 2020