CNN’s Rick Santorum is going on a Caribbean cruise to help a group that attacks CNN as fake news – Media Matters for America

Cruises have been a popular money-making vehicle for right-wing organizations such as MRC and National Review. MRC cruises feature the organizations staff and various right-wing personalities such as Saturday Night Live alum Joe Piscopo, Duck Dynastys Alan Robertson, and conservative columnist Cal Thomas.

Santorum is set to join the latest MRC cruise, this time to the Caribbean in February 2021. An MRC email touting his appearance suggested that guests could potentially hear Santorum trashing his employer, with an MRC marketing officer writing that the former Republican senator works at CNN, so Im sure hell have some stories to tell about what its like working in the belly of the beast!

Santorum is helping fill the coffers of an organization that echoes President Donald Trump in frequently referring to CNN as fake news. MRC has also supported restrictions on CNNs reporting. When the White House revoked CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acostas press pass for a period in 2018, MRC ran a campaign demanding that he be kept out of the White House and asked followers to sign a petition and stand up to the entitled bullies at CNN.

Discussing CNN, Bozell recently stated on Fox Business: If they are not going to report the news, if they are not going to investigate any story, if they are not going to tell the truth, I hope it does collapse.

Santorum is one of several pro-Trump commentators that CNN has on its payroll. Two others, David Urban and Sean Duffy, acted as Trump surrogates at campaign events in the past few weeks (Urban also regularly advises his campaign).

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