Wow. Talk about an ad buy. CNN has appeared to have swallowed the New York Post whole.
The last time one news outlet bought out another so blatantly — especially one whose views it might stand in opposition to — was when The New York Times took over NYC metro news blog Gothamist a month after Gothamist founder Jake Dobkin bashed the paper. The New York Post has done its fair share of reporting on CNN — some of it surely appearing in its gossip sheet, Page Six — which is besides the fact that the Post has a decidedly conservative slant (as opposed to CNN, which is often viewed as having a liberal news bias). If anything, CNN can now ensure the perception of having a whimsical if not domineering ad buyer on staff:
If you could put any words in CNN’s mouth right now, you likely couldn’t, because it’s full of New York Post. Then again, “NOM NOM NOM” works, too.