CNN publicly admitted it failed to disclose the connection between audience members and the Democratic Party during Bernie Sanders’ town hall event this week; saying they should have “fully identified any political affiliation.”
“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,” said the cable news network in a written statement.
CNN found themselves in hot-water after the identities of some questioners revealed deep ties to the Democratic Party and other “politically connected firms.”
“Among those who quizzed the socialist presidential hopeful was Baltimore County Democratic Party Chair Tara Ebersole, who was identified on the episode only as a ‘former biology professor,’ and Charles County Democratic Central Committee Chair Abena McAllister, who was described as ‘an active Democrat,’” reports the NY Post.
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BERNED AGAIN? CNN Under Fire for ‘Stacking the Audience’ Against Bernie Sanders at Town Hall
CNN is under fire from liberal activists and media outlets after allegedly stacking their recent Bernie Sanders town hall event with members of the Democratic Party and other centrist organizations.
“CNN has been accused of failing to disclose Democratic Party ties of several attendees who were able to ask 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders questions during the network’s town hall on Monday,” reports Fox News.
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— CNN (@CNN) February 26, 2019
“Paste writer Jacob Weindling questioned whether CNN stacked the audience against the Democratic Socialist by not disclosing the background of some of the participants,” adds the article. “Paste Magazine pointed out that at least four attendees have deep roots in the Democratic Party and the D.C. lobby.”
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SOCIALISM USA! Bernie Says ‘DAMN RIGHT’ I’m Going to Raise Taxes on Wealthy Americans, Businesses
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his wealth redistribution proposal during a town hall event Monday night; telling an audience member you’re “damn right” he plans to raise taxes on wealthy Americans and large corporations.
"‘Am I going to demand that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes?’ Damn right, I will!”
— CNN (@CNN) February 26, 2019
“What we have in America is a whole lot of wealth… What I believe, is that in a Democratic, civilized society healthcare is a right, making sure our kids can get a higher education is a right, that we rebuild our crumbling infrastructure is a basic need,” said Sanders.
“That’s going to cost money… Am I going to demand that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share in taxes? Damn right, I will,” he added.