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CNN Host Calls Out Own Network for Ignoring Elliot Spitzer in Sex Scandal Report


"airbrushing history"

When news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's alleged affair and love child broke last week, CNN decided to do a report on politicians and their infidelity. But one high-profile person was missing from their report, former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer. And it just so happens that Spitzer's current job is as a CNN host.

That didn't go unnoticed by fellow CNN anchor Howard Kurtz. On his Sunday show "Reliable Sources," Kurtz decided to call out CNN for its omission.

"[T]here was no mention of a New York governor who resigned in disgrace three years ago after patronizing prostitutes," Kurtz pointed out. Then he got a little tough: "I'm sorry. If you're going to do this kind of story, you have to include Eliot Spitzer, even if he does now host a primetime CNN program. Otherwise, you are airbrushing history."

Kurtz's thoughts, as well as a clip of the original CNN story, are available in the video below (via Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters):

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