CNN Reporter Sends Obama Donation Request Form to Twitter Followers

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)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.