This season of American Presidential Election has really gone off the rails. Hahahahahahah jk it’s not TV it’s our lives and everything is terrible.
According to Mediaite, CNN has suspended Lewandowski after learning that he’s still been receiving payment from the Donald Trump campaign beyond his severance. It’s almost like he’s been paid to bring his former boss’s message to the masses in this hugely public role on a respected network! Shock and awe to no one except CN-fucking-N whose job it is to know this shit.
FEC filings from the months of July and August reveal that the Donald Trump campaign gave Lewandowski’s Green Monster Consulting company $20,000 for what was listed as “strategy consulting.”
Lewandowski was released from his role as campaign manager on June 20, then quickly joined CNN within days. FEC filings however reveal that the $20,000 in consulting fees were paid to Green Monster in the months following his ouster.
Of course, CNN being CNN, rather than say “yeah, we fucked up hiring that guy and literally don’t know what we were expecting when we made that shitty decision,” is denying he’s been let go at all.
A CNN spokeswoman just told me Corey Lewandowski has NOT been suspended by CNN. "He will be on our air later today.”— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) September 21, 2016
Journalism in 2016 is basically learning your arm is broken and then stabbing the wound with an umbrella, opening the umbrella, cutting off your arm, hitting people with it, then trying to eat with chopsticks using that same arm.