CNN's Cooper Grants Tribe Platform To Boost Birther Issue, Rip Cruz

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<p>[<em>More in the cross-post on the MRC&#39;s <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/matthew-balan/2016/01/15/cnns-coope… blog</a>.</em>]</p>
<p>CNN's Anderson Cooper donated over four minutes of air time on the night of 14 January 2016 to Laurence Tribe, and gave the liberal Harvard Law professor a platform to advance the birther issue against his former law student, Ted Cruz. Professor Tribe slammed Senator Cruz for his defense of his "natural born citizen" credentials at the GOP presidential debate earlier in the evening: "Most of what he said is nonsense. I mean, all of these examples about Rubio and Jindal are simply distractions." The academic also hinted that the Republican presidential candidate was against rights for homosexuals and women.</p>

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