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News CNN Hires Trump's Campaign Manager

  1. Jun 25, 2016 #1

    Rio Larsen

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cnn-hires-corey-lewandowski_us_576c2cece4b0aa4dc3d4cac8

    The purpose of this thread is to discuss whether or not you think this was a good choice and to also discuss Corey Lewandowski in general. I initially thought that this news event was satirical in nature, but in fact it is not--well, nowhere on the page does it say "satire" or "satirical" in it anyway so I assume it's a true story. In my opinion, this decision can be described as no less than malapropos due to his unscrupulous behavior in regards to the media.

    What are your thoughts on this?
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2016 #2

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    Well of course it is a good idea to hire him, but there is the complication that he not be able to say anything interesting due to his (assumed) NDA with Trump.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2016 #3
    I never watch mainstream news. If they want to hire celebrities to do the news, why should I care?
     
  5. Jun 26, 2016 #4

    russ_watters

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    He's not a celebrity, he's a career political advisor.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2016 #5

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    What is your concern? That a news organization is hiring a former political advisor or functionary? If so, why now? Or that they are specifically hiring someone who used to work for Trump? What's the objection there? Surely not that anyone who ever worked for Trump should never be allowed to feed his family again.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2016 #6

    StatGuy2000

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    russ, why would it be a good idea to hire him if he can't say anything interesting due to his NDA with respect to Trump? Presumably CNN hired him for his ratings potential as a former Trump advisor.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2016 #7

    russ_watters

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    I guess CNN thinks he'll get the ratings whether or not he can say anything interesting.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2016 #8

    mheslep

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    Why would you think the story of the move to CNN satirical?

    Many formerly hard partisan poltical operatives or government employees join the TV news programs. George Stephanopoulos of ABC news was a senior executive in both the Bill Clinton campaign and White House, has donated $75k to the Clinton Foundation, and quotes himself in his autobiography as telling Mrs Clinton, "I love you". Chuck Todd of NBC worked on Sen Harkin's (D-IO) 1992 presidential campaign. Chris Mathews of MSNBC worked on the staffs of several Democratic Congressmen and then served as Chief of Staff for Speaker of the House Tip Oneil. The brother of White House NSC official Ben Rhodes is the president of CBS News, David Rhodes. CNN deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is married to Hillary Clinton’s deputy, Tom Nides.
     
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  10. Jun 28, 2016 #9

    OCR

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    Really confused; quite honestly ...
     
  11. Jun 29, 2016 #10

    mheslep

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    OP has vanished, thus too should the thread ...
     
  12. Jul 1, 2016 #11

    Rio Larsen

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    I already stated why. "In my opinion, this decision can be described as no less than malapropos due to his unscrupulous behavior in regards to the media." In the article, it shows another article of his dealings with other media sources. I don't completely object to the idea of him getting a job, I just think it's weird for CNN to hire him even with his aforementioned unscrupulous behavior in regards to the media.
     
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  13. Jul 1, 2016 #12

    Rio Larsen

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    "Why would you think the story of the move to CNN satirical?" I don't think it should/would, I just stated that--perhaps unnecessarily--to establish that it seems like a serious article and I'm not taking something seriously in an inappropriate time.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2016 #13

    Rio Larsen

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    But I'm here, I haven't capriciously abandoned this thread. :cry:
     
  15. Jul 1, 2016 #14

    russ_watters

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    I don't understand what one thing has to do with the other: why would his unscrupulous behavior toward the media (your charge, I won't object) be a reason for a media outlet to decline to hire him?
     
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