CNN Airs Segment on Trump’s Soda Habit While NYC Terror Attack Unfolded
CNN aired a segment on President Donald Trump’s soda consumption while New York City grappled with an attempted terrorist attack Monday morning.
The attack caused massive chaos near a New York City subway passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal during rush hour Monday morning.
While multiple outlets reported that a man allegedly detonated a pipe bomb in a subway corridor around 8:45 a.m., CNN broadcast a segment with the chyron, “NYT Report: Trump drinks a dozen diet cokes per day.”
Viewers quickly noticed and took the network to task for not reporting on the incident.
“More than an hour after the pipe-bomb story broke, CNN was busy with Trump’s Diet Coke,” crisis communication expert Yossi Gestetner tweeted, noting that the only mention of the incident was a tiny news ticker at the bottom of the screen saying, “New York police responding.”
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) December 11, 2017