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CNN Anchor Admits Team Obama 'Can Be Quite Nasty' to Deal With

CNN's Carol Costello admitted on air Wednesday that President Obama's staff "can be quite nasty" to deal with. Given Costello's propensity to be a bleeding-heart liberal, her admission is all the more striking.

"I felt it first hand when I was, you know, reporting on the presidential race," Costello noted. "I mean President Obama's people can be quite nasty. They don't like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they're not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job."

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The CNN segment was about the White House "Twitter mole" who was fired after a history of controversial tweets from his anonymous Twitter account. The Blaze.com's Will Cain pointed out that the Obama administration pursues only leakers who embarrass the administration.

"[T]here's a consistency in the Obama administration of going after people who embarrass the administration but not those that take shots or cover for the administration," Cain said. Costello then jumped in and built upon his statement.

Below is a transcript of the segment, which aired on CNN Newsroom on October 23 at 10:34 a.m. EDT:

WILL CAIN: There is a larger story which Jason began to touch on there. And that is the Obama administration's thin-skinned, we could call it, or he mentioned the record prosecution of leaks – there's a consistency in the Obama administration of going after people who embarrass the administration but not those that take shots or cover for the administration.

COSTELLO: And Will really does have a point. Because I felt it first hand when I was, you know, reporting on the presidential race. I mean President Obama's people can be quite nasty. They don't like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they're not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job

— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.