CNN has launched a new ad campaign that industry watchers are saying is a jab at Donald Trump. The cable news channel unveiled its “Facts First” campaign with a minimalist video making the point that an apple is an apple, even if some people claim it’s a banana.
You can see the new ad on CNN’s Facebook page by clicking here.
“Trump’s disdain for the media has been particularly focused on CNN, and this new ad appears to be a direct response to his claims that the network reports ‘fake news,'” The Hill reports, noting: “CNN refused earlier this year to run an ad for the Trump campaign in response to his attacks, and the network has responded directly to the president on Twitter after he slammed their ratings as being ‘way down.’”
The report quotes a tweet from CNN’s communications department that states: “CNN just posted its most-watched second quarter in history. Those are the facts.”