Immediately after a confrontational interview with Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock regarding Medicare during which she referred on air to opposition research, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, guest hosting Anderson Cooper 360, aired a taped interview with Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter. This interview was, you might say, a bit friendlier.
— JK (@heisjuicy) August 14, 2012
— David Morgan (@StarCoreOne02) August 14, 2012
For a show dedicated to “keeping them honest,” it would have been a perfect opportunity for O’Brien to make up for the journalistic lapse left by CBS’ Nancy Cordes, who failed to ask Cutter during her appearance on “Face the Nation” about her familiarity with Joe Soptic, the man who appears in the Priorities USA ad linking Mitt Romney to his wife’s cancer death.
O’Brien and Cutter did find the time to talk about Paul Ryan, with Cutter calling Ryan’s plan the end of Medicare.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 14, 2012
— Audrey Day (@virtualaudrey) August 14, 2012
@Soledad_OBrien You don't chlnge cutter on charge that romney wnts medicare to be insolvent? Try just a touch of balance make it blievable
— anselrsa22 (@abmadgra) August 14, 2012
— Jean R. Ewing (@GenNerd) August 14, 2012
your ideological slip was showing tonight in the Comstock and Cutter interviews. Totally classless.
— dmurph (@dmurphy910) August 14, 2012
— LMBigSur (@LMBigSur) August 14, 2012
So, just how long does the media’s free pass on the Cutter/Soptic story last? And did we ever think we’d miss the objectivity and professionalism of Anderson Cooper?
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