CNN found itself in hot-water this week after bizarrely celebrating President John F. Kennedy’s “legendary love life” on social media; prompting a fierce backlash over the network’s hypocritical, non-stop coverage of President Trump’s alleged affair with an adult actress for nearly two weeks.
“While promoting ‘The Kennedys,’ CNN hailed the 35th president’s ‘legendary love life,’ before asking, ‘Did one of his affairs connect him with the mob?’ The tweet featured video detailing JFK’s relationship with actress Judy Campbell, who was allegedly intimate with the head of the Chicago mafia while also having an affair with the president,” writes Fox News.
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The network’s comments came under fire from both sides of the political aisle on social media Monday, with one user writing “hypocrisy at its finest.”
“CNN’s warped obsession with reporting about supposed adultery demonstrates a larger problem at the once-proud and groundbreaking channel,” said an op-ed in the Hill.