CNN Claims To Be “Fair And Balanced”, AG Barr Isn’t Buying It

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During an interview, Attorney General William Barr rejected Wolf Blitzer’s claim that CNN is “fair and balanced.”

After a long drawn out interview the “Situation Room” host asked Barr if he would consider returning for President Trump’s second term in office if he were to be reelected.

Barr found the question to be “presumptuous.”

“Are you enjoying what you’re doing?” Blitzer asked the AG.

“I wouldn’t use the word ‘enjoy,’ but it’s satisfying,” Barr responded.

Blitzer then questioned Barr about his time under George H.W. Bush asking if he “enjoyed it more the first time around.”

Barr responded, “Well, the political climate and the media was a lot different.”

Blitzer interrupted, “And you had a different president, George H.W. Bush.”

“Yeah, but the media should be fair and balanced no matter who the president is,” Barr said. “[It] doesn’t give the media license to lie the way a lot of the media is.”

Blitzer tried to defend his network, “I can speak for us, we are fair and balanced.”

“OK,” said the attorney general but he wasn’t buying it.

Earlier in the interview, the two had a heated exchange on the subject of mail-in voting. The CNN anchor accused the president of fueling the American’s fear of voting fraud.

“Wolf, this is, you know, sort of cheap talk to get around the problem,” Barr responded, “which is a bipartisan commission chaired by Jimmy Carter and James Baker said back in 2009 that … mail-in voting is fraught with the risk of fraud and coercion.”

Blitzer tried to recover but was shut down by Barr, who demanded the anchor let him speak.

Barr said, “Since that time, there have been —┬áin the newspapers, in networks, academic studies — saying it is open to fraud and coercion. The only time the narrative changed is after this administration came in.”

That’s 1 for Barr and 0 for CNN.

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