Which of these things is the weirdest:
1. That CNN hired Corey Lewandowski after he was fired as Donald Trump‘s campaign manager in spite of the accusations that he manhandled a young female reporter and the verified reports of his poor treatment of some CNN employees.
2. That CNN hired Trump mega-supporter Scottie Nell Hughes one day after she appeared on the network and went to town defending a Trump tweet that was so widely seen as anti-Semitic that he deleted it. (Note: Her full-time hiring comes a month after we ran the headline, “CNN Literally Silences Donald Trump Supporter Scottie Nell Hughes.”)
3. That she announced her hiring with this head-scratcher of a tweet, which she later deleted but which we salvaged just so you could see the video she included with it:
In the video (which, to reiterate, she mysteriously deleted) Hughes clearly used a movie-making program of some sort — apparently iMovie — to create a storybook effect, then told her own personal fairy tale about how being talkative eventually got her a gig as a CNN contributor. There are definitely a few key elements missing, but this isn’t 11th-grade creative writing class, so we’ll just move ahead. The dramatic music makes the whole thing just that much better, but the icing on the cake is this screen at the end, which is very, very unlikely to contain many facts:
The showy video and #MakingDreamsGreatAgain thing are hilarious, sure, and we are definitely happy we caught the video before it was deleted from her Twitter account, but this whole thing leads to some bigger questions.
What is CNN up to lately? Why all these shocking staffing choices? It seems like they are packing as many ardent Trump supporters into their lineup as networkly possible, but why? She and Lewandowski are high-profile hires that don’t make too much sense in light of their previous interactions with and appearances on the network.
What’s next? Will they hire Ivanka Trump‘s new baby as the CNN spokesinfant?
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