Exactly why the public hates the media. They never miss an opportunity to exploit someone when they’re down.
Monday, former Trump aide Sam Nunberg gave a bizarre interview to the Washington Post, saying he was going to ignore the subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury.
Later, Nunberg went on a network news tour, where, in a strange stream of consciousness, Nunberg spilled his guts on everything from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to why Trump loves Corey [Lewandowski] more.
Nunberg first called into ‘The Lead’ with Jake Tapper on CNN. We covered that here.
Then made the rounds joining Erin Burnett on CNN (video beneath) and Ari Melber on MSNBC; each interview more erratic than the last.
MSNBC even described the interview as “historic.”
The trainwreck saturated the news cycle.
This is actually in a CNN story:
"Correction: This story initially misidentified the person Nunberg referred to as a 'moron.'"https://t.co/pmlQNQP4N1
— Donny Ferguson ???? (@DonnyFerguson) March 6, 2018
My 2 yr old daughter Cressida just said "Is Nunberg's complete saturation of the news today without presenting any concrete information while offering only titillating hearsay and being asked if he's intoxicated proof journalism has become just ratings focused entertainment?"
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 6, 2018
But Nunberg’s friends were rightly concerned about his wellbeing.
I'm deeply concerned about this man –not in the snarky twittery way — but in a sincere this guy needs help not attention way. https://t.co/wQ2rLLi5dx
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) March 6, 2018
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) March 6, 2018
CNN hostess Erin Burnett said live, on air, “talking to you, I have smelled alcohol on your breath…I know it’s awkward.”
And yet, Burnett continued with the interview.
After the media circus, Numberg told the AP he would cooperate with Mueller’s investigation after all.
He’s now apologizing for some of the things he said:
Sam Nunberg apologizes to @PressSec: “It was wrong of me to attack Sarah. Sarah’s very talented. It was a rude comment. I think she does a very good job under rough circumstances. I owe her an apology. I was having a rough day.” via @esaagarhttps://t.co/0jdCTDr7oz
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 6, 2018
Nunberg should not have been interviewed on live TV, not when it was clear he was likely drunk or at the very least, unwell. Worse still, hosts like Burnett were told Nunberg was unwell and had no business being on live TV.
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