CNN is under attack not from the President, but from the left. The network hired Sarah Isgur to be a political editor helping direct CNN’s coverage in 2020. The Daily Beast, which regularly assails any right-of-center media hires, is enraged and has taken two anonymous quotes to mean much of CNN is outraged by the hire.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The reality is that CNN hires people from across the political spectrum and the network also knows many of the so-called “J-school” crowd are left of center. Isgur, who has worked in campaigns and political operations for a while, knows the ins and outs of politics, knows where reporters should go for stories, and also knows what to look for in terms of interesting takes across the political spectrum. The outrage stems from her work for Jeff Sessions in the Justice Department.
Increasingly, we are seeing many of the same reporters who bought the Covington Catholic smear and the Jussie Smollett nonsense double down insisting the media has no problem and is not biased. They likewise are insisting on networks like CNN hiring only people like themselves.
CNN is smart to hire Sarah Isgur and will benefit from her on staff. The objections realliy amount to partisans on the left being upset CNN is trying to present fair coverage.