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Old 11-07-2016, 01:04 PM
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WikiLeaks: DNC and CNN colluded on questions for Trump, Cruz
Newly released emails from WikiLeaks suggest that the Democratic National Committee colluded with CNN in devising questions in April to be asked of then-Republican primary candidate Donald Trump in an upcoming interview.

In an email to DNC colleagues on April 25 with the headline "Trump Questions for CNN," a DNC official with the email username DillonL@dnc.org asked for ideas for an interview to be conducted by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.

"Wolf Blitzer is interviewing Trump on Tues ahead of his foreign policy address on Wed. ... Please send me thoughts by 10:30 AM tomorrow."

The sender of the email would seem to be DNC Research Director Lauren Dillon, who was identified in previous reports of DNC emails released by WikiLeaks in July.

Several hours after the first email was sent, Dillon said in a follow-up email that the interview had been cancelled, "as of now," but shared a list of questions thought up by the DNC that she said could be used for the next interview.

Some of the questions included: "Who helped you write the foreign policy speech you're giving tomorrow? Which advisors specifically did you talk to? What advice did they give you? Did they give you any advice that you chose not to take?" Others explored Saudi Arabia's alleged involvement in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a pre-preemptive strike against North Korea and court martials for members of the military who didn't follow orders.

A separate email from Dillon that same day said "CNN is looking for questions" for then-GOP primary candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and "maybe a couple on" former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

CNN and the DNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
WikiLeaks: DNC and CNN colluded on questions for Trump, Cruz | Washington Examiner



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Is there any excuse for this?
no.

At least Fox news is up front with kind of thing. But CNN pretends to be non-partisans and many moderates and people on the left buy it.
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they (cable news) all do this. foxnews, msnbc, etc.; you are just hit with the proof.
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"Is there any excuse for this?" mr. wonder


There isn't a good excuse, but there are some explanations of what is going on in the very suspect profession of journalism. Sharyl Attkisson has written on this subject criticizing her own guild by looking behind the scenes.

https://sharylattkisson.com/newsgate-2016/

Regardless of who is your chosen – or least favorite – presidential candidate, independent minds should be concerned about the latest revelations in the news media’s unseemly relationships with government and political actors. While there are many responsible journalists working today, inside documents and leaks have exposed serious lapses constituting the most far-reaching scandal our industry has known. It’s our very own Newsgate.
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