Friday, October 16, 2009

Does 'C' in CNN Stand for Conflict of Interest?

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Kudos to's "TVNewser" blog for uncovering an unsavory connection between stalwart GOP consultant and frequent CNN commentator Alex Castellanos and America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), an insurance industry trade group and major naysayer to Democratic health care reform proposals.

Seems that Castellanos, who has often criticized the public health option and Democratic health coverage schemes during CNN appearances, has purportedly placed more than $1 million in  TV advertising on AHIP's behalf through his National Media consulting firm, according to Media Matters.

TV Newser reports that CNN, which heretofore has not disclosed Castellanos getting healthy and wealthy through his link to AHIP, will identify the relationship in any future appearance by him on the network.

Rx for CNN: Heal thyself and do some legwork.
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1 comment:

  1. CNN was founded by Ted Turner, became the war network and now is Fox lite. Either it's a perpetual adolescent or such a bottom feeder that it should be called the "Catfish News Network."