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Hayes: CNN ‘could do a lot better’ to represent ‘the left’ than Rosen

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, April 14, 2012 21:00 EDT
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Chris Hayes on Hilary Rosen. Screenshot via MSNBC
 
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MSNBC weekend host Chris Hayes chastised cable rival CNN Saturday for their selection of Hilary Rosen representing “the left” in a regular “left vs right” debate.

Rosen has received attention this week for attacking Ann Romney on Anderson Cooper 360 by saying that “she hasn’t worked a day in her life,” which resulted in the Catholic League slamming Rosen for being a lesbian mother.

Instead of discussing the aftermath of Rosen’s comments, Hayes decided to focus on another angle to the story by mentioning Rosen’s “insider D.C.” background, as well as her having no affiliation with the Obama White House or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

“If CNN is looking to represent ‘the left’ in their crossfire style segment, they could do a lot better than a lobbyist messaging guru with a whose-who list of corporate clients. A women who is head of the Recording Industry Association of America when it was crushing Napster and who was forced to severe ties with the Huffington Post in 2010 because she had BP as a client at a time when it was in the news.”

Hayes added: “We know there are literally thousands, if not tens of thousands of people, who could better represent the left in our national conversation.”

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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