CNN Team Fawns Over 'Fascinating' Democrat Warren Buffett

May 20th, 2008 3:20 PM

The media love Warren Buffett and CNN's "American Morning" was no exception on May 20. Buffett's interviewer, CNN's Becky Anderson, absolutely gushed over him.

"[S]o a fascinating guy, great to meet. And he makes it all seem so simple," Anderson said to "American Morning" fill-in host Kyra Phillips, who concurred and noted Buffett's political affiliation.

"Oh, he's so down to earth," Phillips said. "He just seems like a very genuine, real person you could have a great time with. And he's a Democrat, right? I'm curious. Did he talk to you about who he is backing?"

Buffett told CNN the same thing he said at a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany on May 19 when he proclaimed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) "my choice" for president.

That's no surprise, as the Nebraska billionaire has adopted a populist tone in recent years. Buffett chronically campaigns for higher taxes for the wealthy, including himself.

"The taxation system has tilted toward the rich and away from the middle class in the last 10 years," Buffett said in an interview with former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw on Oct. 30, 2007. "It's dramatic and I don't think it's appreciated. And I think it should be addressed."