CNN: 'Pressure' of Foreclosure Contributing Factor to NYC Terror Plot?

Jim Acosta, CNN Correspondent; & Kiran Chetry, CNN Anchor | NewsBusters.orgOn Tuesday's American Morning, CNN's Jim Acosta sympathized with the suspect in the failed Times Square terror plot, Faisal Shahzad, citing how a guest claimed that his family's house in Connecticut went into foreclosure in 2009: "One would have to imagine that that brought a lot of pressure and a lot of heartache on that family" [see video here].

Acosta remarked on Shahzad's familial difficulty at the end of an interview of Brenda Thurman, one of the suspect's former neighbors, which began 47 minutes into the 8 am Eastern hour.  During the interview, the CNN personality, who was filling in for anchor John Roberts, asked Thurman about her foreclosure claim: "What sense did you get from the family? I mean, you just said a few minutes ago, I think- that it's pretty significant that this house that he apparently owned was foreclosed on in Shelton, Connecticut....Did you get a sense from the family as to- I mean, that must have been extremely difficult on them."

After concluding the interview and thanking his guest, Acosta remarked upon the apparent foreclosure: "If it can be confirmed that his house was foreclosed on in recent years- I mean, one would have to imagine that that brought a lot of pressure and a lot of heartache on that family."

[H/t: Real Clear Politics Video].
Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan is a news analyst at Media Research Center