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Another Disclosure Debacle for CNN

Kerr_1128.jpgDuring the post-GOP YouTube debate analysis, CNN contributor Bill Bennett mentioned that he was “getting a ton of emails” about an audience member who asked a question. Retired Army Brig. Gen. Keith Kerr asked the candidates about the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Bennett said friends had been emailing him that Kerr “is part of Hillary Clinton‘s gay steering committee. I don’t know if that’s true or not,” Bennett said, “but if he is, that certainly should have been disclosed.”

Over the next half hour, CNN producers did some digging. And at the end of the broadcast Anderson Cooper told viewers what they found:

“…Apparently there was a press release from some six months ago. Hillary Clinton office saying that [Kerr] had been named to some steering committee. We don’t know if he’s still on it. We’re trying to find out that information. Certainly had we had that information we would have acknowledged that in using his question, if we had used it at all.”

Click continued to see Cooper’s explanation…

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