CNN’s new political editor, Sarah Isgur, once referred to her future employer as the “Clinton News Network,” and has used false claims and conspiracies to demean Democrats. She’ll coordinate the network’s 2020 coverage on TV and online.
What I mostly think about this is that either Isgur will not really be doing the job she is described as doing, or CNN will not really be doing journalism during the 2020 campaign
This is going to be a major embarrassment for in very short time. They have a track record of hiring unqualified Republican operatives for press roles, but they've never put one in *this* important a role before.
CNN hired a Republican operative with no journalism experience to run its 2020 coverage
“Isgur has pushed false claims and conspiracies to demean Democrats”- and not a shred of journalism on her CV.
The thing is, this cleaned-up version of what a political editor at CNN does makes her even *less* qualified. This is a job for an experienced editor!
I'm honestly at a loss as to what is thinking with this hire and I can't imagine how angry this must make actual journalists at CNN
It would be bad enough if she were hired to be on one of CNN’s interminable pundit panels, but they’re giving her power over news decisions. This will suck as few things have sucked before.
CNN hires GOP operative with no journalism experience to run its 2020 coverage
I've said many times, CNN is actually far more destructive to the news business than MSNBC and Fox News, precisely because it pretends to be unbiased. CNN is a TV show. Full stop.
In related news, I have been hired as speechwriter and autotune specialist to Donald Trump: CNN hires GOP flack with no journalism experience to run 2020 coverage - Vox