Tonight’s big Democrat debate features what is going to be a showdown between Joe Biden and the ambitious Kamala Harris in a rematch from last month’s event when she demolished the front runner.
Barack Obama’s former vice president had no chance when Harris sprung the ambush, a carefully planned and rehearsed attack on Biden’s glowing comments about two good old boy segregationist Dixie-crats and she mauled him on national television.
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Biden can even the score and has been talking smack how it will be no more Mr. Nice Guy but a very interesting connection between the head of the network that will air the debate and Harris begs the question of whether CNN will have their thumb on the scale.
Jeffrey Zucker who is the president of the CNN has a history with Harris and once brokered a meeting between the candidate and New York elite high rollers back when he was running Universal.
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CNN president once brokered meeting between Kamala Harris and powerful New York City elites
Zucker in 2009: ‘Kamala is not just important for … the state of California, but for the entire country’
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Via The Blaze, “CNN president once brokered meeting between Kamala Harris and powerful New York City elites”:
CNN President Jeff Zucker once organized a breakfast meeting between Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and influential New York City power brokers.
The revelation, which was first reported by India Abroad, comes as CNN prepares to host two Democratic primary debates on Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit. Harris will participate in Wednesday’s show.
Zucker brokered the meeting in 2009 — when he was president of NBC Universal — during Harris’ campaign to become California attorney general, McClatchy reported.
“Kamala is not just important for the city of San Francisco, the state of California, but for the entire country,” Zucker told guests at the August 2009 breakfast meeting at NBC’s Manhattan offices.
In promoting Harris, who is now a U.S. senator, Zucker admitted he was breaking his personal policy of not interceding on behalf of politicians.
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CNN’s Jeff Zucker once feted Kamala Harris. Will that help or hurt in 2020
CNN’s Jeff Zucker once feted Kamala Harris. Will that help or hurt in 2020?
As president of NBC Universal, Jeff Zucker hosted a 2009 breakfast Kamala Harris when she was running for California attorney general. Zucker’s current network, CNN, is hosting a presidential debate…
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Additional details according to McClatchy:
This week, Zucker’s network hosts the second Democratic presidential primary debate, where Harris will stand on stage as one of the most prominent White House contenders in a 2020 pack that is likely to get significantly smaller, perhaps rapidly, as donors begin to choose favorites.
Zucker’s friendship with Harris, however, could open her up to early attacks not from her Democratic rivals but from Donald Trump, given the CNN chief’s tortured relationship with the president.
“I could just see the tweets tumbling out now, I have no doubt about that,” said Jeffrey Lord, a former CNN commentator and Trump supporter. “If she becomes the nominee he would certainly go after that. Even if she doesn’t become the nominee, he would probably toy with that.”
A CNN spokeswoman confirmed the 2009 breakfast.
“Jeff hosted a small breakfast in New York for Kamala Harris when she was the District Attorney of San Francisco,” says Allison Gollust, chief spokesperson for CNN. “He was then CEO of NBC Universal, and was introducing the DA to some of his colleagues in an informal setting. He has seen her a handful of times in the last 10 years, all in his capacity as a journalist. His relationship with the senator is no different than any other national politician, and he has never endorsed her, or anyone, in any capacity.”
But at the Rockefeller Center breakfast, Zucker made clear his backing of a political figure such as Harris was not something he’d ever indulged in before.
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With Biden reeling and only hours from being tag-teamed by Harris and Booker in Detroit with CNN’s anchors controlling the debate, this could be a golden opportunity to finish off old lunchbucket Joe once and for all and clear the way for Harris.
The thing to watch for is if Harris is given the green light by the moderators to go for the kill and put the geriatric gaffe machine out of his misery.
There are fewer things that CNN would likely be happier with than touting the nation’s first black female presidential contender in a race-baiting steel cage death match with President Trump – just imagine the ratings value.
Then again, outside of Twitter world, many are growing very weary of the identity politics of the left and let’s face it, calling 63 million Trump voters racists isn’t exactly going to endear them to Harris and the Democratic party.
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