CNN President Jeff Zucker Faces Wrath of Media Critics Over Audio of Call With Michael Cohen

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CNN President Jeff Zucker has faced intense criticism after Fox News host Tucker Carlson released audio of a friendly phone call between him and Michael Cohen in March 2016.

The audio featured Zucker offering Cohen debate tips for his client, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Zucker also floated a weekly show on CNN to be hosted by Trump, and claimed, “You cannot be elected President of the United States without CNN. FOX and MSNBC are irrelevant — irrelevant — in electing a general election candidate.”

Despite receiving minimal coverage in the news this week, some media critics were scathing in their assessments.

Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple called Zucker’s debate tips for
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