CNN’s Kaitlan Collins: Inexperienced, Entitled, Unqualified ‘Journalist’

You know you’re going to the White House to cover the President of the United States in the Oval Office with the President of the European Union. An adult has a reasonably good idea how to behave professionally.

Political gatherings have distorted further in the Trump era, attracting droves of millennials under 30 who are reshaping the media industry, often with little editorial oversight.
The Observer, 5/1/18

It’s a good bet CNN’s Kaitlin Collins demands to be respected; a concept she obviously doesn’t believe in reciprocating.

We were taught about “a time and a place”, not to mention the concept of appropriateness.

That was then.

Prior to the 90’s introduction of blogs, one had to be a formally-trained journalist to get a gig in the industry. You had to learn the rules, the dos and don’ts, and you had to work your way up in which you’d learn everything from proper grammar to how to ask the President of the United States questions, and it would normally take quite a few years of proven experience to get such an important opportunity. Most accomplished journalists would be able to boast of numerous well-earned, awards from their industry peers.

That was then.

Today, all you have to be is young and in the right place at the right time and guess where you could end up because we all know Kaitlan Collins was THE most qualified person for a White House journalism gig in all of Washington, D.C.

Kaitlan Collins (born April 7, 1992) attended the University of Alabama, where she originally studied chemistry and later transitioned to journalism, political science and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science in May 2014, Collins began working as a freelance writer and blogger.

In June 2014, she was hired by The Daily Caller as an entertainment reporter and became the website’s White House Correspondent in January 2017. It was announced that Collins had joined CNN as a White House Correspondent on June 15, 2017 by CNN president Jeff Zucker.

So Kaitlan tried chemistry which must have been too hard, “transitioned” into journalism and political science; two professions that really shouldn’t coexist with any integrity but appears to be fall-backs for the egotistical with average talent. Around a month after graduating she gets hired by a blog as an entertainment reporter; in less than three years she becomes their White House Correspondent before moving on up to CNN White House Correspondent and having that be announced by the channel’s president.

Yeah, success stories like this happen every fucking day.

According to Glassdoor, the average salary for CNN correspondents is $136275. Given Collins is the head White House Correspondent, she enjoys a top-notch salary plus incentives.
Hollywood Mask, 7/16/18

Collins may be ready to write entertainment copy for Headline News but White House Correspondent… seriously? Young, white female privilege at the least.

The purpose of the “Press Pool” concept is if a venue is in an area too small to accommodate a full wall of video cameras and journalists, one news outlet is chosen (via rotation) to place a video camera in the room and the rest of the broadcast media shares the outgoing feed. Was Kaitlan Collins supposed to take advantage of what was supposed to be shared video and shout out questions no other broadcast news organization could? Had she been one of my reporters and I saw her shouting out questions after the president said numerous times, “No questions”, I would have had her in my office and issued a final warning after counseling on appropriate decorum and respect for the office; like the president or not.

Given recent events, my mind can’t stop whirling on her meteoric professional rise, but it’s not totally Collins’ fault.

Journalism standards have gone down that clogged toilet and the lack of decorum and disrespect for inappropriateness was an inevitability. The media is now in collective sympathy mode for the young woman who behaved an a manner that would have gotten her kicked out of a restaurant had she verbally assaulted a movie star; let alone the President of the United States in the Oval Office with a foreign dignitary.

But Kaitlan had questions SHE and the other partisan, political science so-called journalists wanted answered and President Trump should have dropped everything to dutifully respond to the probing questions of a 26-year-old who has risen up the totem pole without accomplishing much anyone can point to… until now.

A real mature, seasoned professional.

6 Responses

  1. Terry Woodburn

    Care to paint with a more broad, sloppy brush. You take her to task because she changed her major in college? Like that never happens. Too bad she didn’t begin reporting in diapers and continued that career arc, in your high standard.

    Tell you what, regale us in your lofty journalism resume, which appears to give you
    license to take cheap shots at people far more successful and accomplished as you with your insignificant little website.

    • ©Black & Blonde Media

      Well, in my case (@BlackAndRight), went to colleges for journalism and graphic design (awarded a year’s extra credit for academic excellence), was a Navy journalist (won 2 CHINFO Navywide awards), worked at the ABC/Fox affiliate in Guam, Fox Broadcasting in Hollywood, worked on many TV programs and specials in Los Angeles (I have two Simpsons and two X Files onscreen credits), was production manager at a community TV station in Massachusetts (won three Northeast regional awards), recruited by a DC think tank to create an online video platform (employee of the year) where the videos I produced/edited were featured weekly on Fox News, cited by Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and numerous websites daily. Lofty enough?

      And if this website is so insignificant, why are YOU here?

      • Rob Appleman

        Do you include your name, or what do you recommend I use should I decide to cite this bullshit?

      • ©Black & Blonde Media

        If you can’t find my name, prominently displayed on top of the right column of all posts, then your citing this “bullshit” shouldn’t be expected to go far.

  2. MWC

    Finally I have found someone who thinks like me
    I do like CNN for my news media and keep up with daily news through them, but when this chick shows on I just turn the channel, first and most of all, I cannot stand her voice and the way she talks.
    She thinks she is the only and the best thing in the entire journalism field…wrong.
    Second, she has no respect to no one obviously from her years in college.
    Third, I know for the fact that the CNN has lots and lots of great journalists that covers story of White House.
    Why 27 years old immature spoiled brat in their?
    I bet there’s something or someone who is backing her up, literally to the upper level within the CNN.

    My thought.

  3. Kent Moore

    All the way from New Zealand, you are so wrong, it’s likely you are following the orange conman. Having seen Kaitlin many times she is clearly clever, astute and a well regarded journalist…unlike you lot. Way to go Kaitlin


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