Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99 for 4 weeks.

Topics

Al Franken
Was it wrong for CNN's Paul Begala to ask me to give Al Franken money?
Was it wrong for CNN's Paul Begala to ask me to give Al Franken money?

Maybe it's just me, but a fundraising letter I received from CNN's Paul Begala last week struck me as emblematic of what's wrong when media are mixed with money and politics -- as they increasingly are these days at cable TV news channels in Washington. Here's the letter. And you tell me if this is appropriate for someone listed as "commentator" at CNN -- someone who also appears on the channel's website under the heading "Anchors/Reporters" as Begala does in the screenshot above. (See it here.) To me it compromises and cheapens CNN's journalistic brand when someone like Begala uses the channel's airwaves and website to trash the Tea...

Loading