CNN Promotes Liberal Presidential Bid, 'Gay-Friendly' Cities
CNNâs âIn the Moneyâ offered a special slant on business news June 23 â a slant leaning left.
In the first 16 minutes of the supposed business show, it gave a positive view of liberal Michael Bloombergâs potential White House bid, relied on left-wing commentary about low graduation rates in
In those stories, CNN interviewed five people including: one from the liberal
The only thing missing from that part of the show was any conservative viewpoint or expert.
Then, later in the show, former anchor Miles OâBrien did a piece on a liberal rating system that scored companies on their global warming record.
Anchors Ali Velshi and Christine Romans began the show, considering, âWhat a CEO can bring to the White House that a career politician canât, and why it matters to you.â This turned into almost an advertisement for New York Mayor Bloombergâs potential candidacy.
Velshi remarked that Bloomberg has recently switched his affiliation from âRepublicanâ to âIndependent,â but left out that Bloomberg had previously switched from the Democrats to the GOP.
The anchors then turned to Harvard Business School Professor Richard Tedlow, to describe why Bloomberg âmight have what it takes to lead the country.â Tedlow wasnât exactly a neutral observer. He is a Harvard professor, the school where Bloomberg got his MBA, and Tedlow has shown widespread financial support for liberal Democrats.
According to Opensecrets.org, Tedlow gave $2,000 to Sen. John Kerry in 2000 and $2,300 to Barack Obama just last March. His liberal preferences were borne out in the interview, as he lauded Bloomberg as âa man of extraordinary visionâ and âan impressive individual.â Tedlow even fantasized about a âGore-Bloombergâ ticket.
The next segment decried a national high school dropout rate of 30 percent, and highlighted the high rate in
Next came Cindy Brown of the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress, who told viewers that public institutionsâ tax base have shrunk in places like Detroit.
The third segment tried to connect the dots from that problem to what Velshi called âopenness and diversity initiativesâ that can help out depressed cities.
The show brought on Richard Florida, who described a way to measure those factors, namely âthe gay index.â
Even when CNN was done with its 16 minutes from the left, Miles OâBrien took the show back that direction, looking at a report card rating companies and how they handle global warming.
According to OâBrien, âYour choice between a Whopper and a Big Mac may have an impact on the health of the planet.â He then turned to the founder of the new non-profit Climate Counts, Gary Hirshberg.
Hirshberg, also CEO of âfamously deep green yogurt maker Stoneyfield Farm, who urged corporate