Anti CNN Billboard Erected By Conservative Street Artists At its Hollywood HQ
The news network was branded as a 'Communist News Network' on the billboard.
A massive anti-CNN billboard appeared immediately across the street from the network's office building in Hollywood, reportedly erected by conservative street artists.
The Billboard, which was taken down not long after it was put up, read “Keep Korea divided” and included a photo of CNN President Jeff Zucker with the caption “CEO, CNNPC.”
The news network was also branded as a “Communist News Network” on the billboard.
The billboard was created by the conservative street art group “The Faction” as a direct response to CNN’s biased coverage of President Donald Trump’s recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“When Trump speaks glowingly of Kim Jong Un it’s a tactic,” a member of The Faction told THR.
“Zucker and his journo-activists know this, but are more than willing to try to torpedo the summit — the future of the long-suffering North and South Korean people be damned.”
Trump met with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam last week in an attempt to further the denuclearization process.
During the conference, Trump said that he believed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died when he returned to the US after being detained by the state.
“He tells me that he didn’t know about it and I will take him at his word,” Trump said at a news conference following a summit.
“He felt badly about it,” Trump said about Kim.
“I did speak to him. He felt very badly. He knew the case very well, but he knew it later, and you know, you’ve got a lot of people, a big country, a lot of people and in those prisons … But he tells me, he tells me that he didn’t know about it and I will take him at his word.”
CNN criticized Trump for the comments which struck a more softer tone than previous meetings.
Last month a San Diego TV station accused CNN of cutting them out of a news report on border security after they reported that they backed President Trump's proposed border wall.
The station is accusing CNN of asking for a local perspective on the border wall debate, then shutting them out when their response didn’t fit the network's anti-Trump agenda.
“As a sign of the times in this debate on the shutdown, CNN asked if KUSI would provide a reporter to offer our local view of the debate, especially to learn if the wall works in San Diego,” Anna Laurel, KUSI anchor, said on Thursday.