It should surprise absolutely no one that CNN is abjectly loyal to the Beltway establishment—especially to the entrenched forces currently dominating the Democratic Party.
Thus it should be no shock to learn that on Monday, CNN stacked its Town Hall with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a leading 2020 presidential hopeful, with Democratic Party attendees tied to failed 2016 contender Hillary Clinton—a fact they were forced to admit in a statement.
The cable news network said on Wednesday:
“Though we said at the beginning of the Town Hall that the audience was made up of Democrats and Independents, we should have more fully identified any political affiliations.”
I reached out to @CNN to see why they chose to go with “former biology professor” instead of her current job as a literal political operative and will update the piece if I hear back.
UPDATE: A @CNN spokesperson just got back to me with the following statement:
“Though we said at the beginning of the Town Hall that the audience was made up of Democrats and Independents, we should have more fully identified any political affiliations.”3682:08 PM – Feb 27, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy199 people are talking about this
The discovery came to light on February 24, when Paste Magazine noted that town hall participant Tara Ebersole, who had been identified solely as a former biology professor, “lists her current job description as ‘Chair, Baltimore County Democratic Party’ since 2016. Further, her husband was part of Hillary Clinton’s leadership council in Baltimore in 2016.”
I watched last night’s #SandersTownHall & found the Qs to be fair & substantive, then today we learned that CNN didn’t disclose that some folks are political operatives.
ie: CNN called the *current* Baltimore County Dem Chair a “former biology professor.” https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/02/did-cnn-stack-the-audience-for-bernies-town-hall-l.html …1,1191:49 PM – Feb 26, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy