Trump’s ‘MAGA’ rally brings out CNN trolls
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
During Donald Trump’s rally in Charlotte, N.C., the CNN trolls were out in force.
At various points during the rally, “CNN sucks” chants could be heard. However, multiple journalists also noted that despite the animosity toward the network (and the media in general), many attendees were also cordial to the CNNers.
Lots of reporters have pointed this out, and I'm seeing it firsthand: Groups jeer CNN here, but individuals ask for selfies and say "we're glad you're here." Yes, some are insulting, but many others are friendly. I've been having so many conversations, not much time to tweet.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 26, 2018
A Twitter user identifying as “John F. Marion” tweeted a photo of CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter working in the press pen — along with the “Fake news here in charlotte (sic).”
Fake news here in charlotte pic.twitter.com/QzsB75zwUo
— John F Marion (@johnfmarion) October 26, 2018
Later, however, Marion, waring a “Make America Great Again” hat, snapped a selfie with Stelter and posted it with the text “Good to see you @brianstelter … CNN still sux tho (sic).”
Good to see you @brianstelter
CNN still sux tho pic.twitter.com/biaURv20Ez
— John F Marion (@johnfmarion) October 27, 2018
Charlotte Observer reporter Tim Funk tweeted this photo of an attendee wearing a T-shirt with a cartoon image, which appears to be inspired by the comic strip Calvin & Hobbs, urinating on the CNN logo.
— Tim Funk (@timfunk) October 26, 2018