This appears to be the height of journalistic malpractice.
On September 13, CNN political reporter Peter Hamby sent an Obama campaign donation request form to his Twitter followers:
The link goes to a donation page to join Obama at a fundraiser in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 22:
If Hamby wanted to just report to his followers that Obama was heading to Milwaukee, he could have sent them a link to an Associated Press piece detailing such information without pushing them to a donation page:
President Barack Obama is planning to visit Wisconsin later this month — another sign of the state's battleground status.
An invitation says Obama will hold a fundraiser and roundtable discussion at the Milwaukee Theater on Sept. 22.
I guess that would have been too much like journalism for someone working for supposedly "the most trusted name in news."
(HT @Kazport and NBer SnapTie)