In yet another indicator that the mainstream media is rife with corruption and conflicts of interest, CNN has now hired Laura Jarrett, daughter of Valerie Jarrett, to cover President Trump’s Department of Justice. As The Blaze reports, CNN touted Jarrett’s background defending “companies and individuals in government investigations brought by the Justice Department.”
Valerie Jarrett wasn’t just President Obama’s top advisor. She’s also personally close to the Obamas to the extent that she’s reportedly moving in with them in their new Washington, D.C. digs. Jarrett called Trump’s election a “punch in the stomach…soul-crushing.” According to Vanity Fair, Laura Jarrett is dedicated to “promoting civil rights and social equality for women and minorities.”
So she’s probably going to be completely objective about covering the Trump Administration.
This is nothing new from the mainstream media-Democratic Party complex. Ben Rhodes, the National Security Advisor to President Obama who actively lied to the entire media about the Iran deal, is brother to David Rhodes, president of CBS. ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is the wife of Jay Carney, former Obama press secretary. George Stephanopoulos, ABC News’ leading anchor, is a former Clinton staffer. Ben Sherwood, president of Disney-ABC television group, is brother to former Obama special assistant Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.
The media claim that such relationships have no bearing on coverage. Perhaps. Or maybe, just maybe, people with close relationships to those in power tend to favor those people in their coverage. After all, that’s the entire basis of the rumors about President Trump’s conflicts of interests with regard to his businesses, which are now supposedly run by his children – their relationship makes him more likely to act in corrupt fashion to benefit those businesses. Why wouldn’t that same logic apply to the media?
There’s nothing wrong with assigning Valerie Jarrett’s child to cover the DOJ. But there is something wrong with pretending objectivity when it is clearer ever day that such objectivity is a figment of the media’s imagination.