Fusion host Alicia Menendez had a few words for CNN this week.
Addressing a recent CNN segment questioning whether the word “thug” was the new N-word during wall-to-wall Baltimore coverage, the Fusion host insinuated the network was exploiting Baltimore.
“It’s no surprise — everyone wants to maximize coverage of an event that’s grabbed the nation’s attention,” she said.
Menendez also said the network was “milking” the coverage, especially since many of its anchors were asking if thug is the new n-word.
“Why is CNN looking for a new N-word?” she asked. “Because they need to fill 24 hours people, and Anthony Bourdain can’t be on all day.”
She concluded that we have an N-word, and the network is now “making more news than they are covering.”
And that is what you call a true burn.
CNN needs to get its act together, because other networks are doing better than they are.