ABC’s “The View” co-host Sara Haines was not impressed with the “Facts First” ad CNN proudly unveiled Monday, saying on Tuesday’s show that the network was “preaching to the choir” in a manner that’s “just a little below them.”
In its ad, CNN sought to ensure that the American people knew the difference between apples and bananas.
“This is an apple,” the ad said. “Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream banana, banana, banana over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.”
The ad appeared to represent a veiled jab at President Donald Trump for dubbing CNN a “fake news” outlet, as well as knocking the Trump administration for its own controversial claims during the president’s first few months in office.
Co-host Sunny Hostin dismissed the ad as “joke” that was rather “rudimentary,” saying she though it was like “one of those ‘SNL’ jokes” at first.
And then Haines chimed in, revealing that she once thought of CNN as an “objective news source” until the outlet let her down.
“Yeah. I thought it was funny, but there have been times where I used to always go to CNN for like my objective news source and there have just been times in this heated environment where I find there’s just a little too much editorializing that wasn’t there before,” Haines said. “The problem is the people that know that’s an apple and not a banana are watching other networks. So don’t tell me that it’s an apple. I know it’s an apple.
“They’re preaching to the choir,” Haines continued. “I just think because they’re preaching to the choir, it’s just a little below them.”