TVNewser has learned CNN’s Jessica Yellin is writing a blog post that will clarify her controversial comments last night on Anderson Cooper 360.
Politico’s Michael Calderone has the clip in which Yellin talks about “corporate executives” who tried to make sure “that this was a war presented in way that was consistent with the patriotic fever in the nation and the president’s high approval ratings.” Calderone writes:
…a shocked Cooper jumped in, asking, “You had pressure from news executives to put on positive stories about the president?”
“Not in that exact…. They wouldn’t say it in that way, but they would edit my pieces,” Yellin said. “They would push me in different directions. They would turn down stories that were more critical, and try to put on pieces that were more positive. Yes, that was my experience.”
Yellin worked for MSNBC during the run-up to the Iraq war. She joined ABC News in July 2003.