It's The Brands, Stupid

And there are no winners.

The Undertaker comes for us all. Image: Randall Chancellor

That’s right: the omni-pandering network that is today pleased to present itself as a noble defender of First Amendment freedoms gleefully enlisted a genuine journalist-bashing thug into its ranks of camera-ready commentators for the sake of enhancing its market share. What’s more, Lewandowski was still drawing a salary from the Trump campaign while he spouted Trumpist talking points in CNN’s Columbus Circle aerie — a first-order disqualifying conflict of interest for any news organization with the remotest interest in journalistic integrity.

Battle of the Brands | Chris Lehmann

Awl pal Chris Lehmann trains his “jaundiced eyeball” on the Trump-CNN debacle over at the Baffler—read the whole thing here.