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Use of partisan political operatives tarnishes early TV election coverage

Use of partisan political operatives tarnishes early TV election coverage

For the last 18 months, CNN has chosen to live or die with political operatives playing a prominent role in its campaign coverage.

Despite widespread criticism, the channel stuck with that strategy on election night, and mainly died with it in the early going.

Starting with the 5 o'clock hour, when polling results were made available, CNN featured Corey Lewandowski, former campaign chairman for Republican nominee Donald Trump, and Bakari Sellers, a former South Carolina state legislator who has become one of the chief TV surrogates for Democrat Hillary Clinton. There were others on the set. In fact, it was choked with panelists. I will never understand why, with all the fine...

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