by Chuck Ross
A CNN reporter admitted on Sunday that her network’s obsession with Russia is out of touch with most of the American public.
“I’m so interested to see how the Russia investigation affects things, because so far, out in these districts when you talk to people about Russia, and that’s all we talk about at CNN basically, they say they don’t care,” Maeve Reston, a national politics reporter at CNN, said on “Inside Politics.”
“It doesn’t have any effect on their lives.”
CNN, along with MSNBC, have focused heavily on the Russia investigations being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and three congressional committees.
Democratic lawmakers appear frequently on both networks to push the idea that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government. The network also frequently interviews contributors and analysts who speculate about possible collusion, though none have offered proof that it actually occurred.
Reston also said on Sunday that in her interviews with voters, she has seen growing confidence in the economy during President Trump’s first year in office.
“You are starting to see that uneasiness about the economy sort of dissipate,” she said.
“Remember, even in 2016 when we went out to these swing states and talked to voters, there was still this fear that things were suddenly going to turn down again.”
“You don’t feel that as much anymore.”