Fox Needles CNN's Obsessive Promoting of Now Disgraced Michael Avenatti

Scott Whitlock | June 3, 2022
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[See NewsBusters for more.] The man who some journalists once considered a Democratic presidential contender just got slapped with more prison time. Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti was sentenced on Thursday to four years in jail for stealing from adult film star Stormy Daniels. Yet ABC, CBS and CNN, outlets that repeatedly hyped the concept of President Avenatti, buried the news. CNN  promoted the porn lawyer repeatedly in 2019, gifting him 122 appearances. This is something Fox anchor Bret Baier subtly mocked on Thursday. As a picture of Avenatti and CNN’s Brian Stelter appeared on-screen, he reminded, “The lawyer was something of a media sensation of his criticism of then President Trump and look at that picture and his flirtation with his own presidential run.” 

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