A video compilation from the Washington Free Beacon highlights the mainstream media’s obsession with anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti, who was celebrated as a “savior,” a “beast” and “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” before news of his conviction Friday.
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) February 14, 2020
The video, released following Avenatti’s conviction on three charges of extortion against shoe giant Nike Friday, shows pundits from various mainstream outlets, including HBO, MSNBC, CNN, ABC and CBS, all commending him for going after President Trump.
“He’s Donald Trump’s worst nightmare,” HBO’s Bill Maher says, introducing the former attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels.
“Jon Meacham says [Avenatti] may be the savior of the republic,” gushes another MSNBC pundit, adding later, “Michael Avenatti is a beast.”
The rest of the video is chock-full of fawning liberal television personalities all showering the disgraced lawyer with praise.
🎶Memories, like the corners of my mind 🎶 pic.twitter.com/6lG2NXFkd2
— It’s still 2016 apparently (@jtLOL) February 14, 2020
Another video from media commentator Mark Dice shows CNN’s Brian Stelter saying Avenatti, dubbed “creepy porn lawyer” by many, has the “star power” to take on Donald Trump; what Stelter doesn’t mention is most of that “star power” comes from the lawyer’s over 120 appearances on the network.
Friendly Reminder: Michael Avenatti was little Brian Stelter’s pick as a presidential front runner! (Just convicted of extortion today – faces decades in prison) 😂 pic.twitter.com/c858TXyTij
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) February 14, 2020
Avenatti faces up to 42 year after he was found guilty on three counts of extortion Friday stemming from attempts to extort $25 million from Nike.
— Big Cases Bot (@big_cases) February 14, 2020
“The 48-year-old attorney was accused in the Nike case of trying to shake down the publicly traded company by threatening to go public with alleged evidence that the company had bribed amateur basketball players and their families unless Nike paid him millions of dollars,” reports CNBC.
“Avenatti warned Nike’s attorney that the claims could ‘take ten billion dollars off your client’s’ stock market capitalization.”
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