Liberals Demand CNN Grant Equal Time for Democrat Opponent at Paul Ryan Town Hall

Bill McMorris at the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest in liberal hypocrisy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was granted a CNN town hall without any Republican opponents on stage, but now they insist Speaker Paul Ryan is gaining an unfair advantage from the same arrangement on Monday night:

The Working Families Party, Democracy for America, and NARAL Pro-Choice America are circulating a petition demanding that the network offer an equal platform to Ryan's opponent in 2018, iron worker union official Randy Bryce.

"We think Paul Ryan shouldn’t get a huge national stage all to himself in the heat of a critical campaign. So we’re calling on CNN to turn this one-sided event into a real debate by letting Randy take the stage," the petition says.

Marina Dimitrijevic, director of the Wisconsin Working Families Party, said that Ryan, who was first elected in 1998, faces "the race of his life" from Bryce, who is "building up enormous momentum in the district." She said the CNN interview gives Ryan an unfair advantage.

"I don’t think it’s fair for CNN to give Ryan all that free airtime, just for him," she said in a statement. "Voters in Wisconsin’s first district have a tremendously important choice between two very different candidates, and the CNN should let voters hear from both of them."

Are they sure? RightWisconsin pointed out that Bryce already biffed an appearance on CNN last month, stumbling over his argument for single-payer socialist health care and admitting he didn't know much about North Korea. The liberals call that "building up enormous momentum."

These liberals surely think that Democrats should appear unopposed, while Republican should always have a Democrat on stage with them....as if CNN anchors aren't adversarial to Republicans. CNN has hosted many single politicians without an opponent, including Bernie Sanders and John Kasich. They just gave a whole hour to Al Gore to scare the kids about global warming...and compare "climate deniers" to segregationists.

Tapper drew fire for allowing Pelosi to smear new Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with this: “If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine, or in any other way interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision.”

Pelosi also accused Gorsuch of favoring "the side of the felons over gun safety." PolitiFact was pressed into calling that "Mostly False." Mostly.


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