Dan Abrams defends NewsNation after Dean Cain diss

Don’t talk about NewsNation.

One-time “Superman” star Dean Cain found this out the hard way after the fledgling network’s chief host, Dan Abrams, called him for claiming “never heard of the station” in an interview with Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld.

“Maybe you’ll do that after tonight, Dean,” Abrams retorted on Thursday night’s show.

Abrams then pulled out receipts and played a clip of Cain that appeared on the network in April 2021.

“Wait, is that Dean Cain from NewsNation?” he asked. ‘I thought he’d never heard of us! And not only that, he knows exactly what our network is about.”

Abrams’ media watchdog site, Mediaite, naturally covered the little tiff, and he also claimed that Cain “presented himself on the network in 2021 and described the very mission of this channel.”

Dean Cain
Abrams called out Dean Cain because he claimed to have never heard of the network.
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Cain apparently had some time to kill. He replied to Abrams on Twitter urging: “I have NO memory of @NewsNation.”

He then expressed his respect for Ashleigh Banfield, who hosts “Banfield” on the network, saying, “I didn’t ‘pitch’ myself on your network.”

The network has been mocked for its low ratings since announcing ex-CNN anchor Chris Cuomo to join the team. An insider told us that NewsNation is “definitely betting on” Cuomo’s new hire to help improve the numbers with his new show debut this fall.

Chris Cuomo
The network hopes its new hire Chris Cuomo will boost ratings.

“People are excited that he is participating and it gives me new energy. The numbers are steadily growing and they are definitely betting on his show,” they said.

Maybe Cain – who played the Man of Steel in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” in the 1990s – will tune in to that?

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