During a recent interview with Fox News, former CBS journalist Lara Logan called out CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, speculating as to whether the two are journalists or “opinion hosts.”
Logan asked, “what I really want to know, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo – are they opinion hosts?” added, “Are these opinion shows or news programs?”
“The problem with what has been happening in the media, as far as I’m concerned, is that we claim the middle ground,” said Logan. “We claim to be objective, and we are not.”
Throughout the duration of the Trump presidency, CNN and other mainstream media outlets have faced growing scrutiny from conservatives and Republicans, including the president, himself, over allegations of biased coverage.
From Fox News:
Former CBS News journalist Lara Logan has taken aim at two CNN primetime hosts.
“My concern as a journalist is trying to figure out what the facts are and trying to figure out what people are actually representing and what they’re trying to do in the election,” Logan said during “Hannity” on Wednesday night.
“As journalists, it seems to me, our job is to do that. That is our duty. But what I really want to know, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, are they opinion hosts?
“Are these opinion shows or news programs?”
Logan continued by saying the “important distinction” needs to be made to ensure viewers know what they are getting when they tune in.
“People tell me… they want to know. When they turn on the news they want the facts,” the veteran correspondent said.
She then referenced Hannity’s Fox News show, stating: “When they turn on an opinion show like yours, they want your opinion.”
Logan wrapped up her appearance by posing a question to Lemon and Cuomo’s network.
“Where does CNN stand? Have you taken a political position or not?” she asked.
“The problem with what has been happening in the media as far as I’m concerned is that we claim the middle ground. We claim to be objective and we are not.”
CNN did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.