CNN bumped its normal political coverage on Sunday morning to cover the missing AirAsia flight.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case A pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics Republicans' mantra should have been 'Stop the Spread' MORE (R-S.C.) were both scheduled to appear on the channel’s flagship Sunday political talk show, “State of the Union,” but their interviews did not air to make room for coverage of the plane.
A CNN spokeswoman said that both interviews will be posted online.
Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezWhy is Trump undermining his administration's historic China policies? Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair Democrats weigh changes to drug pricing measure to win over moderates MORE (D-N.J.) was also scheduled to appear, according to a lineup released before the show aired. It was not clear whether his interview would be posted online as well.
Even President Obama dinged the network for its coverage.
“I am happy to be here,” he said at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in May,” even though I am a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days.”