In a segment they labelled "Developing News", CNN reports that should Trump be assassinated tomorrow, Obama would be able to appoint his successor.
Would CNN have run this same story in 2009, on the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration? And would the rest of the media ignored it?
Entitled Disaster could put Obama cabinet member in Oval Office, the report admits that there is no specific threat targeting the inauguration, but goes on to speculate about “who would be in charge if an attack hit the incoming president….just as the transfer of power is underway”.
An individual named the “designated presidential successor” will not attend the inauguration as a security precaution, “but it won’t be a Trump cabinet secretary….it will be an Obama appointee,” reports CNN.
Yesterday CNN's president Jeff Zucker accused Trump of attempting to "delitigementize" CNN, and said that his entertainment company's credibility was "higher than ever". Attempting to trigger an assassination is one way to "develop" news, I suppose, and CNN's credibility and legitimacy were self-destroyed years ago, but even for this horrid organization, this is a new low.
UPDATE: Alright, Zucker, are you satisfied now? North Korea threatens to nuke Trump inaugural.
I hadn't realized they could even receive CNN in the Hermit Kingdom.