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CNN Tries To Scare Viewers From Reading Clinton's Leaked Emails - Uses One Word To Do So

A host on CNN stirred outrage when he tried to convince viewers that reading WikiLeaks documents was illegal. Some speculate that this was CNN's attempt to prevent people from going through the documents that have brought damaging revelations about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to light. At the very least, it looks like this journalist did not do his homework very well.

CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers, "Remember, it’s illegal to possess these stolen documents. It’s different for the media. So everything you learn about this you are learning from us."

The statement raised a lot of eyebrows, considering CNN has been accused of ditching its journalistic integrity for blatant bias towards Clinton. The Chair of the Democratic National Convention even had to resign a few months ago after leaked documents showed CNN insiders were giving her information to help Clinton beat her opponent, Bernie Sanders, in the primaries.

If these allegations of CNN working in conjunction with the Clinton camp were true, then Cuomo's comments could sound like CNN is trying to scare the American public from finding out the truth. If this were the case, it would appear that CNN (and perhaps by extension, the Clinton campaign and the DNC) would prefer the American public were spoon-fed only the information they wanted the public to hear.

If Cuomo sincerely believed he was doing a public service by discouraging Americans from reading documents that might result in criminal charges, though, he can rest easy. It's not actually illegal to read documents that have been massed-released. The Supreme Court addressed the issue in the case Bartnicki v. Vopper, a case in which a radio personality played intercepted phone calls on the air. In a 6-3 opinion, SCOTUS voted that sharing ‘matters of public concern’ are protected by the First Amendment, even if obtained illegally.

But surely, any journalist with an ounce of integrity, or any patriot for that matter, would want the public to be objectively informed on matters of public concern, right?

Source: The Gateway Pundit
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