CNN’s roll out of their Democrat debate on Tuesday night was so over the top that it earned them mockery from all sides.
They seemed like they were awfully proud of themselves, but viewers disagreed.
Twitter users from both sides of the political spectrum mocked the network.
Take a look below:
Did cnn hire the producers of American Ninja Warrior for this intro?
— Emma Marris (@Emma_Marris) July 31, 2019
Why is this cnn debate intro like the opening to Monday night football?
— Ryan Lawler (@ryanlawler) July 31, 2019
This @CNN intro is a joke. Seriously, we're rofl
— Nicole Sandler (@nicolesandler) July 31, 2019
If you want to stick your face into sharp objects, this CNN debate intro is here for you.
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) July 31, 2019
@cnn’s gravel voiced narrated MMA style intro to the debate is really shameful.
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) July 31, 2019
I mean, that CNN intro was only missing this pic.twitter.com/0JqyobxbuP
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) July 31, 2019
The dramatic CNN opening is so at odds with the low energy clips of al these nerd candidates talking.
Getting through 50% of this will be an accomplishment
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) July 31, 2019
This CNN “this is sports!” opening is hell. We are in hell. #DemDebates
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) July 31, 2019
praying for the cnn video producer who has to make these corny cringe “Honest Trailers” intros for #demdebate
— Gene Park (@GenePark) July 31, 2019
CNN's NFL-style framing of this debate makes me want to dunk my head in acid.
— CJ Ciaramella (@cjciaramella) July 31, 2019
Is it me, or did the opening to CNN's Democratic Presidential Debate just now look and sound like the pre-game announcements to an NFL or WWE match? #DemocraticDebate
— Eric Deggans at NPR (@Deggans) July 31, 2019
Debate going the full CNN: action-movie trailer, election-night bass 'n drums … now a color guard, national anthem, and don't forget opening statements.
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) July 31, 2019
Yes. We could have done without the WWE opening. https://t.co/cD7ce2EIHL
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) July 31, 2019
Here’s the thing. To CNN, this is like the NFL or the WWE.
All they care about is getting a Democrat back in the White House.