CNN is pushing back on claims that one of its lead news anchors was seen celebrating Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonObama to net 0K for Wall Street speech: report O'Reilly: Fans will be 'shaken' when truth comes out about Fox exit Overnight Cybersecurity: White House adviser ditches cyber panel over 'fake news' | Trump cyber order 'close' | GOP senator pushes for clean renewal of foreign intel law MORE's historic nomination for president Thursday night, calling the accusation "absurd."
"CNN celebrates Hillary: Blitzer toasts speech, dancing, party!" reads a headline at the conservative Drudge Report, linking to the video.
But a CNN spokesman said Friday that Blitzer was not showing bias toward the Democratic nominee, only celebrating the end of the network's coverage of both parties' national conventions.
"After two straight weeks on the road covering both conventions, the last night at the Grill was a time to unwind, have a drink and celebrate CNN's tremendous success," said a statement from the network.
"CNN staffers and their guests — both Republicans and Democrats, joined in the fun. To suggest it was anything more than that is, quite simply, absurd."