A CNN executive fired back after Buck Sexton, a former commentator for the network, criticized CNN’s coverage of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test on Wednesday.
The feud began with Sexton quote tweeting CNN on Warren, saying, “It’s a good thing CNN wasnt blatantly complicit in the massive, unforced error Warren pulled yesterday. That would’ve been really embarrassing. Oh, wait a minute.”
It’s a good thing CNN wasnt blatantly complicit in the massive, unforced error Warren pulled yesterday. That would’ve been really embarrassing.
Oh, wait a minute https://t.co/7OUf3O0oLu
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) October 16, 2018
CNN vice president of communications Matt Dornic responded by pointing out that the phrase Sexton disagreed with was in quotations, and explained that it “means it’s a phrase attributed to someone other than the author.”
See how “strong evidence” is in quotes. That means it’s a phrase attributed to someone other than the author. It’s almost like you didn’t read the article or watch our coverage. Oh wait. https://t.co/xiyBTgeyBW pic.twitter.com/wFWZ731K8f
— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) October 17, 2018
The two of them continued their back and forth, bringing up the titles of specific pieces on CNN’s website about Warren’s DNA test.
On Monday, the Boston Globe reported that the DNA test revealed Warren was somewhere between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American.
Funny, you’re leaving out this gem of “analysis” by a “reporter.”
CNN tried to run cover for Warren, and then got caught looking dumb. Your coverage then adjusted out of self-preservation.
It’s fine to be a DNC appendage.
Just own it. pic.twitter.com/jrpVWU0Dwg
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) October 17, 2018
“It’s pretty simple. Outlets like CNN constantly make partisan editorial judgments, and then when criticized they cling to the fiction that they’re unbiased journalists. It’s a game some of us just refuse to play anymore,” Sexton told The Daily Caller.
CNN did not respond to comment on the matter.
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