CNN Caught Red Handed Working With Clinton Campaign

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Media bias in elections isn’t anything new. Media bias of covering what is going on in government is nothing new. However, it should upset people when corruption like this emerges at a supposedly “unbiased” network news station.

Recently, emails from the Clinton Campaign going between an aide and a CNN reporter were released, and showed how the Clinton campaign conspired with the reporter to try and slander the Senator in the Benghazi hearings back in 2013.

From The Daily Caller:

The emails, which were released to the website Gawker, show that Elise Labott, a foreign affairs reporter at CNN, took guidance from Clinton aide Philippe Reines by posting a tweet criticizing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul for asking Clinton tough questions during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks.

Labott also coordinated with Reines to post a favorable quote from Clinton’s testimony, which she gave just a week before she left office.

In the Reines emails, which are the subject of a Gawker lawsuit against the State Department, Labott appears to pick up on a previous conversation she was having with Reines during the Benghazi hearing, asking him: “are you sure rand paul wasn’t at any hearings?”

Five minutes after sending that email, Labott sent Reines another message sharing what she had tweeted about Paul.

Sen Paul most critical on committee of Clinton, but a little late to the #Benghazi game.Not sure he was at many of the 30 previous briefings

— Elise Labott (@eliselabottcnn) January 23, 2013

Hours later, Labott and Reines were at it again.

“She was great. well done. I hope you are going to have a big drink tonight,” Labott wrote to Reines, complimenting Clinton’s performance.

Reines followed up that compliment by telling Labott that he had “suggested a good Tweet.”

Labott said that she had not received an email concerning another tweet. Reines wrote back “Pin,” an apparent reference to a private messaging system.

Labott wrote back “will get back to you.” Eleven minutes later she sent an email reading, “done.”

A reporter who Tweets on request!

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 25, 2015

According to free-market advocate Phil Kerpen, who scoured through the emails on Tuesday, Labott sent the following message at Reines’ request:

Clinton:   I tried to be transparent. I could have joined the 18 ARBs, kept it classified and then said goodbye.  That is not who I am.

— Elise Labott (@eliselabottcnn) January 23, 2013

ARB is a reference to the Accountability Review Board that Clinton appointed to investigate the Benghazi attacks.

The release of the emails caps a rough month for Labott. On Thursday, she posted a biased tweet decrying the House’s passage of a bill that would halt the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until federal agencies can ensure that they don’t pose a national security risk. CNN suspended Labott the next day for violating its editorial guidelines.

House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish  @CNNPolitics

— Elise Labott (@eliselabottcnn) November 19, 2015

Well, so much for journalistic integrity. I wonder what would have gotten them so rilled up that they would have wanted to do this? Maybe reviewing the Benghazi hearing questions from Paul may give some answers:

I’ll leave you to make any other judgements about CNN and Clinton’s campaign operatives.


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