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The actress — who recently made headlines when she once again pledged her allegiance to the president — attacked CNN for, in her opinion, fearmongering with its coverage.
“I now know why my personal friends who walk around in SHEER TERROR of contracting Covid are simply CNN viewers! I decided to watch CNN myself to get a their viewpoint and oh my God DID I EVER!!!! IF YOU TOO WANT TO LIVE IN TERROR WATCH CNN!! FEAR OF DYING IS THEIR MANTRA! OMG!” the Cheers star wrote.
The official (verified) Twitter account for CNN communications fired back. “Kirstie, you are welcome to change the channel – just like countless viewers did every time Veronica’s Closet came on TV. But don’t downplay the loss of nearly 230K American lives. And please, wear a mask.” Veronica’s Closet was an NBC sitcom that ran from 1997 to 2000.
Alley did not let the slight go. “Meow …if only you paid as much attention to Joe Biden’s alleged corrupt business dealings as a TV show that was rated top ten in 1997….. guess you got that wrong too,” she wrote.
While she may be a huge fan of Trump, the actress was not among the 274 stars the Trump administration was targeting when it hatched a now-failed plan for an enormous, upbeat pandemic taxpayer-funded ad campaign about the president’s response to the pandemic.
Led by Health and Human Services spokesman Michael Caputo, the actual theme of the campaign was “Helping the President Will Help the Country.” And that message was going to be delivered via beloved and trusted celebrities. Lists totaling 274 stars and musicians were compiled. The result: A couple said yes, way more said no, and mostly, there was no response.
Kirstie, you are welcome to change the channel – just like countless viewers did every time “Veronica’s Closet” came on TV. But don’t downplay the loss of nearly 230K American lives. And please, wear a mask.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) October 30, 2020
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