Sen. Dan Sullivan took to social media this weekend to make fun of CNN and Chris Cillizza over comments that Cillizza wrote in response to reports that President Donald Trump is interested in the United States buying Greenland.
Over the weekend, Sullivan has been videotaping himself showing off the marvels of Alaska, from Arctic Valley to Fairbanks, with a stop in Denali National Park. He’s posted the videos on Twitter and Facebook.
“First stop on our road trip — we’re up in Arctic Valley overlooking Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, home to the only airborne brigade combat team in the entire Asia-Pacific! Alaska’s military & strategic location are just one reason more for #907Pride.
Sullivan is ending his social media comments with #EatItCilizza.
Since CNN published Cizzilla’s article, and having been mocked by Sen. Sullivan, the media organization has edited out the “didn’t work out so well” comment:
Craig Medred wrote, under the headline “Dying Journalism,” that CNN fell into a bias trap of its own making:
“How CNN could make the mistake of suggesting the $7.2 million purchase of Alaska “didn’t work out so well” is mind-boggling. The country could at this moment seize the Alaska Permanent Fund – the state’s oil-derived saving account today worth $66.3 billion – give the land mass back to Russia, and still claim a nice profit on its investment,” he wrote.
“All one can guess here is that CNN – which has been in a war with Trump – is so overwhelmed by Trump Derangement Syndrome that when reporters and editors thee see ‘Alaska’ they think ‘Sarah Palin,’ the former Alaska governor who pioneered a path to the White House for Trump, and this triggers the belief ‘it didn’t work out so well.’
Read more from Medred’s analysis at: