CNN (also known as the Cable News Network) is a 24-hour news network that started in the early 1980s. From 2016 to around 2021, the station mainly spent much time covering the negative press about then-President Donald Trump.
2019 Detroit Zombie Tradgey
In Toxic Spill/Zombies III, CNN covers the news of the Zombie situation including the whereabouts of most of the WRQ staff. They show Rod Cambridge’s tweet on his attempt to return to WRQ. They also tell of Damien Grant’s presence at Trump rallies and show Trump’s tweets about the tragedy.
2020 Alien Attack
CNN tells the news of the Alien Attacks in the Midwest. They also show Trump’s tweet about his visit to Area 51. CNN later falls victim to a Howard Stern prank when a caller pretends to be the Seattle Assistant Police Chief. Macomb County TV later reports that CNN is getting their lawyers involved to file a lawsuit against the prankster, but doesn’t exactly say if they were going after Mr. Stern himself.
CNN is featured in this series. At the end of the series, Rod tells his friends at the Black Phantoms Motorcycle Club that he wasn’t a fan of CNN’s constant negative news coverage of President Trump despite his bashing of the press. He also told them he feared that WRQ would go in that direction.
2024 Autonomous Car Nightmare
CNN covers the incident and once again falls victim to a Howard Stern prank.
- The “Assistant Police Chief’s” name is Cliff Baxter, it’s the same name as the antagonist in the book Spencerville by Nelson Demille