CNN uses Radiohead as a response to Donald Trump’s fake news claimes

"This is really happening"

CNN used a line from Radiohead‘s ‘Idioteque’ as part of a lengthy segment responding to President Donald Trump‘s latest anti-mainstream media Twitter rant.

The news network’s John Berman took aim at the President after he tweeted yet another attack on CNN, also highlighting his message to veterans during a recent speech in Missouri that what’s reported in the news is “not what’s happening”.

Having earlier compared Trump to a radio DJ, Berman said: “We’ll take you back to the radio analogy: And in the words of Radiohead, ‘This is really happening.’”


The line, originally written by Thom Yorke and co. for their classic 2000 album ‘Kid A’, was also displayed in stark capital letters throughout the seven minute segment.

Elsewhere, Steven Tyler has taken legal action against Trump after the US President used an Aerosmith song at recent rallies.

Trump used the band’s 1993 single ‘Livin’ On The Edge’ at a rally at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia earlier this month (August 21). The song played as his supporters entered the venue.

Tyler has now sent the President a cease-and-desist letter through his attorney, Dina LaPolt, accusing Trump of willful infringement.

Meanwhile Kanye West finally has an answer to Jimmy Kimmel, after failing to respond when the chat show host questioned his apparent support for the much-loathed President.  The rapper had sat in silence when asked why he thought Donald Trump cared about black people.


West infamously posed in a Make America Great Again hat and was photographed with Trump, shortly before declaring that slavery was “a choice”. He recently backtracked on those actions, apologising for the ‘one-two effect’ of his actions.

Yorke recently announced a series of new tour dates with long-time Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri.

Godrich is best known as Radiohead’s producer since ‘The Bends’ in 1995, has also recorded all of Yorke’s solo work and is a member of his side-project Atoms For Peace (alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea).