On Wednesday morning, CNN anchor Carol Costello made a shocking statement on air.
She said that the Obama administration threatens the jobs of reporters who make the president look bad.
During a discussion about the firing of national security official Jofi Joseph, panelist Jason Johnson said, “The Obama administration is very thin-skinned.”
Later in the panel, CNN contributor Will Cain said, “There’s a consistency in the Obama administration of going after people who embarrass the administration. But not those that cover for the administration.”
Costello responded, “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.”
This statement is surprising coming from a reporter who can easily be seen as one of “Obama’s people” herself.
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