Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 9-year-old crime reporter from Pennsylvania, gave CNN a reminder about what it meant to be a journalist: “I like getting people the information.”
Earlier this month, Lysiak came under fire from some adults after she broke the story of a man using a hammer to kill his wife.
Lysiak proudly told CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday that she did all the reporting at the Orange Street News, but she said that her parents helped her with the technical aspects of running her website.
“I started handwriting a little paper for my family,” Lysiak recalled. “And [I] realized that my hand was hurting and it didn’t really get me anywhere. So, I told my dad I wanted to start a real newspaper, and he said he would do the printing and the layout as long as I did all the writing and reporting.”
“I like getting people the information,” she added. “Just being 9 doesn’t mean I can’t do great things. What if somebody told you, you couldn’t be a reporter just because you’re a boy?”
Watch the video below from CNN’s Reliable Sources, broadcast April 10, 2016.
Trump declares it was a ‘great day for the GOP’ — and is mercilessly ridiculed for his absurd claim
President Donald Trump responded to the end of the day's impeachment hearings by saying that it was a great day for the Republican Party and for the United States. There were many people who disagreed, however.
Every person who testified before Congress has said that Trump's obsession with Joe Biden was concerning enough to alert others. Even National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn’t believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL) asked him why then he felt the need to report it if there was nothing wrong, Morrison struggled to find an answer.
NSC aide Morrison flounders as lawmaker asks why he reported Trump’s phone call if he didn’t think it was a big deal
At the impeachment hearings on Tuesday, National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn't believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) asked him why he reported the call to government lawyers, he had no answer.
"You responded to a series of questions about the call and saw nothing wrong with it, yet you skipped your chain of command to go to legal counsel to find out — I guess to find out what to do, because you were concerned about the political fallout, not about anything being appropriate or wrong with the call, is that correct?" asked Demings.
CNN legal analyst flattens Rick Santorum for ridiculous impeachment defense of Trump
Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum was shut down on CNN for his latest defense of President Donald Trump.
Santorum was effectively arguing for people to ignore the words coming from Trump.
"Wait, this argument is insane," Carrie Cordero said. "You cannot argue that the president of the United States' words do not matter or that he's just sort of spouting off or he has his own views."
"The reality is we ignore 80 to 90% of what the president says," Santorum argued. "Look at the tweets, we ignore most of those things he tweets and say 'it's Trump being Trump.'"
Then CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin flattened Santorum.