July 20, 2019
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  • 9:22 pm CNN’s Hiring of Sarah Isgur is a Travesty

Sarah Isgur Flores is from all accounts a total Republican operative with no journalism experience who will be put in charge of CNN politics for the 2020 election and beyond.

Over the past 24 hours reaction has been swift and strong on social media. CNN employees privately acknowledged their concerns in various other media outlets, and liberals have balked at the hire. CNN attempted to explain it’s actions. Still Isgur’s checkered history of social media postings has left many concerned and worried about the reach of The White House’s propaganda arm.

I believe she has no business being in there. She has no business being a political editor or in charge of any political coverage for any network. Unless they want to be Fox News lite, they should reconsider their choice and their apparent lack of vetting. I want to know how exactly she got this job and if nobody bothered to check her background? So If I have a social media following and I yell loudly enough. I can get high paying very powerful media jobs? That would be a bad thing too, however, she only has 20,000 followers. There are journalists that have been cut from media companies in the past year, who are all still looking for work, that aren’t GOP Operatives and have never worked on a political campaign.

Something More. Something Dirty?

Being as politically correct as possible, CNN has said that they are standing by the hire. Explaining, that she apparently has impeccable journalistic chops that cannot be matched. It’s still unclear what those capabilities are and how that is not appeasing to Trump or at least the GOP. CNN has often stated how they are unbiased, but lately things appear to be shifting right at the network. CNN did say however, that she will not cover the Mueller investigation.

It makes you wonder what’s going on in the background of CNN, why they keep hiring terrible Trump surrogates, and how Isgur exactly got her job.

There’s two scenarios here: Either she was placed there by the GOP or Trump in order to get lists of anonymous sources from the channel that he hates. Or she pitched her “intimate” knowledge of the Mueller investigation in order to be the one to report on the report whenever it comes out. She could do two things here, either confirm the report by what she knows about working with the GOP, or make it less damaging in the eyes of the public.

John J. Falco