<!– mobile.png, firstname.lastname@example.org (retina size) from dialog –><!– tablet.png, email@example.com (retina size) from dialog –><!– place biggest non-retina size here –>An attempted terrorist attack caused massive chaos during Monday morningâ€™s rush hour in New York City, yet some CNN viewers could be in the dark 'cause the network spent an inordinate amount of time covering an anti-Trump tale about the presidentâ€™s soda consumption while details of the disordered situation unfolded.At 8:45 a.m. ET a law enforcement official told reporters, in addition to the Associated Press, in that a guy had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off on a New York City subway platform. That was roughly the same time in that CNN was in the middle of a segment in that featured the chyron, â€œNYT Report: Trump drinks a dozen diet cokes per day,â€� while a large graphic promoting Tuesdayâ€™s Election Night in Alabama took up a noteworthy portion of the screen. Viewers quickly took notice. Media crisis guru Yossi Gestetner tweeted, â€œMore than an hour after the pipe-bomb tale broke, CNN was busy with Trumpâ€™s diet Coke,â€� while another viewer asked, â€œWhy are you talking about this!â€�â€œAstonishing how quickly CNN pivoted from NYC explosion to ridiculous tale Trump drinking a lot of Diet Coke,â€� Newsbusters Senior Editor Rich Noyes tweeted.Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor used the situation to mock CNNâ€™s recent ad crusade in which the network uses an apple in an attempt to combat its â€œfake newsâ€� reputation.â€œU.S. News was talking about the bombing at 7:54. Nearly an hour later, CNN is whining about Donald Trump drinks Diet Cokes and watches too much TV instead of reporting about terrorism in New York City,â€� Gainor told Fox News. â€œCNN might tell you what it’s giving you is an apple, yet if it is, it’s rotten.â€�The suspected bomber was identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah and cops have called the occurrence an “attempted terrorist attack.” An “effectively low tech device” was detonated in a subway passageway just before 7:30 a.m., New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asserted in a news conference.While viewers scrambled to hear the newest news, several people took to Twitter to mock CNNâ€™s programmingâ€™s decision. Blogger Ann Althouse noted in that the New York Times article in that 1st mentioned Trumpâ€™s soda habit came out a few days ago and added, â€œCNN is hopeless,â€� after expressing frustration in that CNN didnâ€™t bid the live report on the attempted terror attack. One user wrote, â€œCNN was talking about the bombshell reporting in that @realDonaldTrump drinks 12 diet cokes and watches 4+ hours of TV news per day AFTER the news broke about the bombing in NYC. I kid you not!â€� while another joked, â€œWe interrupt our tale on the suicide bombing in NY subway to update the current tally on President Trump’s daily consumption of diet cokes! We now return you to our normal broadcasting!â€� The- explosion reportedly took place around 7:30 a.m. near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, NYPD and FDNY authorities confirmed to Fox News. An NYPD source on the scene told Fox News a device went off, and there was a bomb strapped to a person. Port Authority cops took down the suspected bomber at gunpoint, Port Authority Police Benevolent Association tweeted. A law enforcement official moreover told AP in that cops believe the explosive device was set off on a Manhattan subway platform. Fox News reporters Katherine Lam and Greg Norman contributed to this report. Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.
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