Trump Threatens to Sue CNN for ‘Substantial’ Amount Over Network’s Bias

One would be laughed out of the room if they were to seriously contend that CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, or any other major media megalith didn’t lean one way or the other.

That’s the whole point of these networks, to create a ripe and recognizable divide and then create content within those parameters, with the hope of capturing people’s attention.  They turn that attention into revenue and ratings, all the while pushing Americans farther and farther away from each other.

Conflict is what we as human beings find to be the most satisfying entertainment.  Sports, movies, television, even nature documentaries find themselves the most entertaining when there is a conflict or combat.

And this would be fine if everyone was represented equally, but that isn’t the case in this progressively-leaning media muck.  CNN is perhaps the most obvious offender, and President Trump’s legal team believe that their offenses could be worthy of litigation.

President Trump’s litigation counsel sent a letter to CNN on Wednesday threatening legal action over the network’s ‘unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful” coverage.

“Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called ‘mainstream’ news, as the current situation,” a letter sent by attorney Charles J. Harder and addressed to CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker and CNN general counsel David Viglante said.

The letter, obtained by Fox News on Friday, asks CNN to contact Harder “to discuss an appropriate resolution of this matter,” which would include “a substantial payment of damages” and other “appropriate measures that are necessary to fully address the magnitude of the situation.”

CNN has drawn the ire of the President on numerous occasions throughout Trump’s first term.

In one of the most egregious incidents, CNN reporter Jim Acosta was involved in an altercation with a female White House staffer as she attempted to retrieve a microphone from the showboating journalist.