Just when you thought CNN couldn’t possibly get any worse, the network is doubling down with an indefensible new hire. John Harwood of CNBC is now going to cover the Trump White House for CNN. That would be the same John Harwood who was caught exchanging questionable emails with Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

Harwood is also memorable as the absolutely most biased debate moderator of the 2016 Republican primary.

Tyler O’Neil writes at PJ Media:

Totally Not a Liberal Hack Network CNN Hires Liberal Hack John Harwood

Last week, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) dismissed CNN correspondent Manu Raju as a “liberal hack,” causing talking heads at the network to erupt in rage. CNN host Wolf Blitzer called it “disgusting.” Yet on Tuesday, CNN proved its liberal hack credentials by hiring former CNBC Editor-at-Large John Harwood.

“some personal news: this is my first day at [CNN] as White House Correspondent. honored and proud to join a team of journalists I’ve admired for so long,” Harwood announced on Tuesday morning.

If anyone is a liberal hack, it’s John Harwood. During the 2016 primary, Harwood moderated a Republican primary presidential debate. Before the debate, he asked Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, “What should I ask Jeb?” This revelation came out in the WikiLeaks dump of Podesta’s emails in November 2016, days before the general election.

Yet even at the time, Harwood’s bias was palpable. During the debate, he asked Donald Trump, “Is this a comic-book version of a presidential campaign?”

No consequences and no shame, just a cushy new gig.

CNN wants you to believe this man can cover the Trump White House objectively. The same man who emailed Hillary’s campaign manager John Podesta in 2015 asking what he should ask Jeb Bush.

The man who offered John Podesta advice on how to deal with Ben Carson.

Rudy Takala reported at the Washington Examiner, back in October of 2016:

Hacked: Emails reveal CNBC host regularly praising Clinton

Chief CNBC correspondent John Harwood regularly offered praise and assistance to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, including in the weeks before and after he moderated a Republican presidential debate, hacked emails revealed Monday.

The emails, illegally obtained from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and published by WikiLeaks, show that Harwood reached out to Clinton officials including Podesta, communications director Jennifer Palmieri and adviser Jake Sullivan to offer compliments and to offer at least one interview to Clinton that she would “want” to conduct.

“She looked so much more comfortable talking to Andrea today than to Brianna a few weeks ago,” Harwood wrote in a Sept. 4, 2015, email to Podesta, referring to CNN anchor Brianna Keilar and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “I think she’s over the hump. Knows she has to do this ad infinitum,” Podesta replied.

For months, people have been correctly suggesting that when it comes to media bias, they’re not even trying to hide it anymore.

With this hire, CNN has taken it a step further. They’re now rubbing our faces in it.


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