> Political director of Texans for Ted Cruz in 2009
> A Romney 2012 advisor
> Deputy Comms director for the RNC in 2013/2014
> Carly Fiorina’s 2016 deputy campaign manager
> Spokeswoman for Jeff Sessions
And @CNN‘s just putting her in charge of straight news? https://t.co/ofBv93gC07
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) February 19, 2019
Courtesy of Vox:
CNN announced on Tuesday it has hired longtime Republican operative Sarah Isgur as political editor, charged with shaping its 2020 campaign coverage.
According to a CNN spokesperson, Isgur, who most recently worked as the Department of Justice’s main spokesperson under then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will coordinate the network’s political coverage for the 2020 election cycle on TV and on CNN’s website. Isgur starts work next month, and will not be involved in coverage of DOJ. She will occasionally appear on TV.
Isgur’s LinkedIn page indicates she has no journalism experience. She has, however, worked for a variety of right-wing organizations and campaigns, including the Carly Fiorina and Mitt Romney presidential bids, the Republican National Committee, and a Ted Cruz US Senate campaign.
She also supported those doctored Planned Parenthood videos.
CNN’s new political editor pushed conspiracy theories about Planned Parenthood that were based on misleadingly edited videos https://t.co/aAugMf5XaL
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 19, 2019
Oh yeah, she’s just filled with journalistic integrity.
So what, is CNN just going to become Fox News lite now?
They already have a number of former conservative operatives and spokespeople who bring nothing to the table but dried up old Republican talking points.
I see MSNBC’s ratings climbing ever higher if this is where CNN wants to go.