The network faced backlash for giving air time to the former Trump campaign manager, a day after he admitted lying to the media.
Corey Lewandowski told the House Judiciary that he has "no obligation" to be honest with the media:
Alisyn Camerota: When you lie, Corey, when do you lie? Are you lying now, for instance?
— New Day (@NewDay) September 18, 2019
Having an admitted liar like Corey Lewandowski on your air doesn't prove your 'Both Sides' bona fides, @cnn. It undermines your own credibility. Why give him the platform to keep lying? What's the upside??
— mike avila (@mikeavila) September 18, 2019
LEWANDOWSKI: of course I lie to the media, they are dirty liars too
CNN: Corey is there any way we can get you on this morning!?
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) September 18, 2019
A more useful and revealing CNN segment on this topic would be interviewing Jeff Zucker about why he thought it was a good idea to hire Corey Lewandowski. pic.twitter.com/D5BSyh4Xwp
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) September 18, 2019
This is embarrassing.
Lewandowski admitted yesterday that he repeatedly lies on TV and doesn’t think there is anything wrong with it and then was immediately booked by CNN. https://t.co/FxZiqHmKVC
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 18, 2019
The Corey "Listening with My Mouth" Lewandowski interview right now on CNN is PEAK ORWELL. Well done, @alisyncamerota.
— Dan Fagin (@danfagin) September 18, 2019
Why do you insist on bringing shameless liars on and try to get some kind of truth out of them? All you do is give them a broader platform to lie and perform for their audience of one.
— A Quiet Man (@SterlingDean7) September 18, 2019
Corey: “I have no obligation to be honest with the media.”
CNN producers: https://t.co/rmzmia94kW
— Jeremy Hooper (@goodasyou) September 18, 2019
Corey Lewandowski is on CNN today because CNN knows people will talk about it or watch it even if it’s to be angry that they’re talking about it or watching it. It’s exactly the type of win-win that these businesses depend on and it’s a large reason Donald Trump is president. https://t.co/ngJvv0l3AA
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) September 18, 2019
.@CNN Get Corey Lewandowski off the air.
— Michelle Jones (@Michelle_RJones) September 18, 2019
Cable news makes more sense if you think of it as reality TV rather than as news.
Why did CNN have Corey Lewandowsky on right after he said he has no obligation to be honest to media? Because it's not his role to be honest. He's the guy who says "I'm not here to make friends."
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) September 18, 2019
“So are you lying now?”
“Was that a lie?”
“Wait, was it?”
“You tell me.”
[sparks fly, face melts]
— Seth Masket (@smotus) September 18, 2019
Corey Lewandowski: "I have no obligation to be honest with the media because they are just as dishonest as everybody else." @CNN this is your guy.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) September 18, 2019