CNN Urges 'Nuance' to Protect Flailing VA Dem, Shuns 'Gotcha' Politics

Lydia Switzer | October 13, 2021
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The Virginia gubernatorial election is fast approaching, and the poll numbers are close enough between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin to make the liberal media nervous. McAuliffe has faced major blowback after saying during a debate that he doesn’t think “parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” On Tuesday, politics editor-at-large Chris Cillizza appeared on CNN Newsroom and joined hosts Jim Sciutto and Erica Hill in doing damage control for McAuliffe.

Immediately, Sciutto introduced his own spin on McAuliffe’s statement about parents: “I mean, he's saying, he’s saying, elect the school boards, don't come shouting at the school board meeting or chase the kids as they're walking out of school.” 

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