LEAKED EMAIL. Donna Brazile Used Her CNN Gig To Warn Hillary Clinton About 'Town Hall' Questions

FILE - In a Tuesday, July 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Donna Brazile speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Republicans and Democrats sparred Sunday, Aug. 28, over whether Hillary Clinton crossed ethical lines during her tenure as secretary of state by talking with people outside the government who had contributed to her family's philanthropy foundation. Brazilesaid it's not unusual for supporters and activists to seek out private meetings and that there's no evidence Clinton did any favors on behalf of foundation donors.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

One of the periodic series of posts that Erick used to do was on the grotesque incestuousness of the media and the Democrat party. Reporters go to jobs in Democrat administration and back to better paying gigs in the media. Senior media figures are married to senior Democrats. Today’s edition of the inbreeding between the media and Democrats comes from Wikileaks by way of Politico:


Interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile shared with the Hillary Clinton campaign a question Clinton would be asked at a CNN Town Hall in March, hacked emails posted by WikiKeaks reveal.

The day before CNN’s planned town hall on March 13 with Clinton, Brazile, who was then a CNN contributor and DNC vice chair, sent Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri an email saying “From time to time I get the questions in advance.”

“Here’s one that worries me about HRC,” she wrote.

“DEATH PENALTY 19 states and the District of Columbia have banned the death penalty. 31 states, including Ohio, still have the death penalty. According to the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, since 1973, 156 people have been on death row and later set free. Since 1976, 1,414 people have been executed in the U.S. That’s 11% of Americans who were sentenced to die, but later exonerated and freed. Should Ohio and the 30 other states join the current list and abolish the death penalty?”

Palmieri wrote back to Brazile “Yes, it is one she gets asked about. Not everyone likes her answer but can share it,” before instructing another staff member to send the campaign’s answer.


And yes, one of the moderators, Roland Martin, asked that question.

This is the kind of nonsense that builds into Trump’s narrative of the game being rigged. Journalists refuse to cover Democrat scandals. Journalists and Democrats share information and journalists routinely are found prepping Democrat candidates. Every election cycle we see low wattage journalists like Candy Crowley and Martha Raddatz engage in their own private debates with GOP candidates, effectively creating a tag team match in the presidential debates. And the media wonders why no one trusts them.


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