Karen, CNN, Eric discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

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Karen, Eric here with me to look back on the week of news and culture and everything else per usual. Got a lot to talk about. There's a fire so big in California right now that it's created its own weather system CBS as we know is still reeling from sexual assault allegations against its CEO Leslie Moonves, and an underground conspiracy theory that is gaining ground this week. It's called q. a non. We'll explain also listeners all you Friday listeners wanna send you back in our fee to our latest Tuesday episode. I was in conversation with d. l. Hughley the legendary comedian. He has a new book that is a hilarious and satirical look at race relations in the Trump era. The combo was worth listen in large part because it was one of those chats. Where any question I asked he answered, all right, let's get into it. I'm going to have each of my guest. Describe how this week of news felt in just three words, Karen, the woman of the hour you're up. I, my three words are not the enemy. Any not the enemy, I think I know what you're talking about too. Well, in this case, this was Evonne ca Trump who earlier this week sort of tried to walk back one of her father's more infamous statements, which he uses a lot as sort of like an his top ten favorites, where he calls the press the enemy of the American people. He's been doing it more at some of his recent rallies and the hostility and the threat of violence has sort of ramped up. And there's been a lot of discussion about that in the news media, and someone asked if Lanka at a press conference for something else earlier this week, she resort it was it was an axios live event in Mike Allen of axios his own AMA. Yeah. Taper. This number of our colleagues here on the press. Do you think that we're that enemy of the people. Sorry. The enemy of the people? No, I do. View that's shared in your family. Are you looking for me to elaborate. No, I don't also like it doesn't matter what she says. Good matters. What he does, president's what he does, what he does. And he actually after this kind of addressed her comments, Karen, he tweeted and said, we'll actually not all of y'all enemy of the people just most of y'all are know. No. I'm so tired of this, Karen. So bizarre. I feel like he both depends on the media and in in needs the media in this very prime away to pay attention to him to make him the center of everything. But then he also beats up on the media. We need him to this thing at the CNN's and the large newsrooms maybe including ours, don't want to admit ex, John Trump is good for business. There would actually be other news to report if we weren't looking, you know, at Donald Trump every two seconds, but would people be, you know, jacking up our audience numbers by twenty percent. That's that's, that's. That's what I'm saying across the board. Almost every major news outlet has seen huge audience gains since the election sustained since the election. My question also is, you know, so then there was this White House briefing worst CNN's a- Jim Acosta ask, press secretary, Sarah Huckabee. Sanders. More about the enemy of the people debates and it was another contentious back and forth the price of the United nation not refer to us as the enemy of the people. His own daughter acknowledges that all I'm asking you to do, sir, is to acknowledge that right now and right here, I appreciate your passion. I share it. I've addressed this question. I've addressed my personal feelings. I'm here to speak on behalf of the president. He's made his comments, clear. Here's my thing with this care, Eric. At some point, the CNN's of the world and the rest of us know what the answer is going to be when you ask that question. So why are you still asking the question? Sometimes I feel like they asked this question to get the heat in response to put it on TV, two gyms, more attention than coverage to go going. Sometimes they asked the question because it was never answered no matter how many times you ask. Definitely. And I think that's what happened in this case..

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