Report: CNN Caught Trying to Spread Opposition Research in Alaska

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by Wendell Husebo, Breitbart:

CNN has reportedly attempted to spread opposition research in Alaska against Kelly Tshibaka, a pro-Trump primary challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

A CNN publicist apparently reached out to a smaller Alaskan news site with 20,000 readers a day called Must Read Alaska to share an article CNN published to presumably discredit Tshibaka’s senate candidacy against Murkowski.

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“A CNN publicist reached out to Must Read Alaska to make sure this news organization saw the story CNN posted: Senatorial candidate Tshibaka is a conservative and should be framed as a Trump-supporter and — gasp — a Christian,” Must Read Alaska wrote. “It is passing strange that a major news network would reach out to a tiny political blog published from “Somewhere in Alaska” to see if the blog would bite on that big scoop. We’ve never heard from CNN before, so why now?”

“We’ve seen the CNN playbook — the one it used on Trump,” The publication continued. “We know the operatives disguised as reporters are gunning for Kelly.”

Tshibaka told Breitbart News via email CNN’s “attack” is “proof that our campaign is gaining momentum, which has Lisa Murkowski and her allies scared to death.”

“Nothing frightens the DC political insiders more than the thought of a strong, independent Alaskan leader in their ranks. If CNN is coming after us, we must be winning… This is what CNN does,” she explained.

CNN has reportedly alleged to Must Read Alaska that Tshibaka “spread baseless conspiracies about the 2020 election, alleging widespread voter fraud in key states, which has been disproven.”

But Tshibaka said in response, “It’s only logical that we apply the same standards that Democrats established in the 2000 and 2016 presidential elections. Allegations regarding voting integrity should be investigated and fully examined.”

CNN’s KFile additionally purported “a post on the internet years ago where Tshibaka said the ‘Twilight’ book and movie series is ‘evil’ and not something people should read because it ‘leaves us spiritually vulnerable.’”

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