Usc "College Republican" Wasn't, Cnn Admits

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CNN was forced to apologize Thursday after it aired an interview on American Morning with a University of Southern California student whom it identified as Eric Pearlmutter, a College Republican, who said that there was little enthusiastic support for Sen. John McCain's candidacy on campus. Following the broadcast Ben Myers, president of the USC College Republicans, shot back saying that he had never met or seen Pearlmutter at a College Republican meeting and that Pearlmutter is not even a member. "As far as I know, he could be a Democrat," Myers told the Los Angeles Times . On Thursday night a CNN spokeswoman sent an email message to the newspaper confirming that it had "inadvertently" identified Pearlmutter as a member of USC College Republicans and that the network had invited Myers to appear on American Morning. Myers responded that "to claim that [McCain's] support is weak among young Republicans is just pure liberal media propaganda."

25/07/2008


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