You might be wondering if anyone ever watches CNN outside of the constraints of a hotel room where its either that or some angry French people shouting at each other on TV5.
Apparently, some people still do – because CNN is under fire for it’s culturally super sensitive and definitely respectful coverage of Wills & Kates’ meeting with Maori warriors.
CNN called the visit “The Royal Bummer” in reference to the traditional garb of the warriors who met Kate and Wills and then claimed that the “only one bumming” was the warrior with “his decorated buns exposed…is that any way to welcome a future king or queen?“. CNN went on to heckle Moari warriors for dancing like some sort of mentally ill emu-birds and finished the report by praising white leaders who “Go native”.
Really the highlight of the video has to be the editorializing of Jeannie Moos, the reporter behind it, who occasionally edits herself in as rubbing her nose against a camera lense before appearing later to quote a “perfect” Daily Mail headline. Jeannie Moos is drinking some crack which takes her to a world where such a thing exists.
She signs off the report “Genie Mos, CNN, NEWWWW YORK!” so she’s basically the Hyacinth Bucket of cable news.