Breitbart has reported on a serious journalism faux pas this morning,
In a recent interview on CNN with House Republican Barbara Comstock on Vice Presidential pick Congressman Paul Ryan, Soledad O'Brien may have gotten caught on camera with her hand in the proverbial cookie jar. The jar being a left-wing blog's attack column against Ryan, and her hand being...well, her hand.
As O'Brien hammered Comstock on Ryan's landmark budget proposal, she became "visibly flustered" and one unlucky cameraman caught Soledad flipping vigorously through what she claimed to be an official statement from the office of Senator Wyden of Oregon.
This was, in fact, not the case.
The blog, Talking Points Memo, is a well known left-wing
crusade board; the article, titled "The Myth of Paul Ryan Bi-Partisan
Leader". As if O'Brien's bias were not explicit enough, another guest in the same
segment (President Obama's campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter) was
treated to O'Brien with no notes whatsoever. Not that she would have needed them; she kindly tossed Cutter a few fluff
questions. Very objective, Ms. O'Brien.
The full Breitbart article is available HERE
VA GOP Caucus
Notice the paper in her hand around 2:30 or so on the video. That's no statement from Senator Wyden...