Time Square officials threaten to yank CNN’s press credentials after host goes ballistic over umbrella ban

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CNN host Andy Cohen spent an hour arguing with a Times Square official after being told to ditch his umbrella for safety reasons.

Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper to co-host the Trump-hating network’s New Year’s Eve special.

Instead of celebrating a fun night, Cohen wasted much of the evening whining that Times Square authorities had warned him not to use his umbrella, citing safety reasons.

Cohen — who wore a hooded coat amid the drizzle — was furious that the Times Square Alliance repeatedly told him to get rid of his umbrella.

Andy’s longtime friend, Anderson Cooper, said Cohen spent more than an hour arguing off-camera with the Times Square official (typical of leftists to think the rules don’t apply to them).

Cohen said when he refused to ditch his umbrella, the official threatened to revoke CNN’s press credentials for next year, so he begrudgingly complied.

“I said I won’t do it!” Cohen recounted. “I said, ‘Get the paddy wagon, because that’s what it’s going to take.’ But now they are threatening to pull CNN’s spot from the credentials from Times Square for next year!”


Naturally, Trump-obsessed leftist Anderson Cooper invoked White House press secretary Sarah Sanders into the mix, claiming the tussle between Cohen and the Times Square authority resembled the feud between Sanders and CNN’s showboating clown, Jim Acosta.

“This is like the Jim Acosta–Sarah Sanders thing,” Cooper laughed.

A sarcastic Cohen asked: “This umbrella is such a threat to the Times Square Alliance?! What does the Times Square Alliance do besides F with my New Year’s Eve? This is some grade-A BS.”

Here’s a suggestion for Andy: Stay home next year.

Cohen continued to whine about his umbrella in another segment, where CNN host Lisa Ling said she was embedded with the New York Police Department.

“We are embedded with the NYPD out here tonight because as you can see, there’s a massive amount of people and it’s their job to keep all these people safe,” Ling said. “Not just people here in Times Square — but all over the city of New York. It’s an extraordinary effort.”

Cohen angrily quipped: “Lisa, ask the NYPD what their issue is with hosts having umbrellas.”

Ling ignored him.


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Meanwhile, CNN pundit Don Lemon continued his New Year’s Eve tradition of making a drunken fool of himself on live TV.

Interestingly, Lemon didn’t rebuke his employer for having two white men host CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve special.

As BizPac Review readers will recall, Don Lemon said white men are the biggest threat in the United States.

Keep in mind that Lemon has a white boyfriend, a white male boss, and numerous white male co-workers.

“We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men — most of them radicalized to the right,” Lemon said in October 2018. “And we have to start doing something about them.”

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