CNN Grills Wasserman Schultz, DNC
September 7, 2012 by Bryan Nash
It’s not every day that the MSM comes down hard on the Democratic Party. But on Wednesday, following the floor vote to put God and Jerusalem back in the party’s platform, CNN didn’t pull any punches. Kudos to Anderson Cooper and company.
During an interview, CNN’s Brianna Keilar put Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) in the hot seat. Keilar strung together a series of tough questions. First, Keilar asked Wasserman Schultz, a Jew, if the omission of Jerusalem was disconcerting. Then, Keilar asked if the omission of God was a “technical oversight as well.” Furthermore, Keilar questioned if such a thing could just be overlooked. Keilar also pointed out that it was clear that the floor vote to amendment the platform was not two-thirds.
After the interview, CNN’s panel continued their criticism of Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic National Convention. Cooper said Wasserman Schultz is living in an “alternate universe.”
Among the best one liners of the panel:
“Evidently she was so upset that God and Jerusalem were left out of the platform that it curled her hair.”
“God and Jerusalem were booed on the floor of the Democratic convention today.”
“Did she ever get away with ‘The dog ate my homework.’?”
“I think it was handled badly from beginning to end. Now we’re going to pay a price for it as Democrats. …We need the big dog (Bill Clinton).”
Wasserman Shultz also told ABC that “There was no fight,” within the party over the platform.