Jerry George said the publication's actions looked "less like yellow journalism and more like organized crime."
"I watched the whole interview. It wasn't journalism—that was an infomercial," CNN host S.E. Cupp said.
"Now we know that there were communications between Pecker and Trump related to what is really a scheme," Daniel Goldman said.
President Donald Trump and then-personal lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly hatched a plan to buy decades' worth of damaging information from the National Enquirer and its parent company American Media, Inc. in 2016.
National Enquirer publisher David Pecker kept the documents and contracts secret to protect his relationship with presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Asked what he thought of the National Enquirer's "Trump's Fixer's Secrets & Lies!" headline, Cohen replied, "What do you think."
Dylan Howard works as the Chief Content Officer of American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer and Radar Online.
Trump reportedly lent his private jet to the owner of the tabloid at the center of the MSNBC host blackmail claims.
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski accused Trump of hanging a damaging article over their heads unless they apologized to him.
Cruz spoke out Tuesday night for the first time since reports surfaced accusing her husband of having extramarital affairs.
"I do not make a habit out of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my family," Cruz said in an interview.