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Paul Steinhauser of CNN misleads

Paul Steinhauser, Ashley Killough and Dana Davidsen of CNN offer "Top takeaways from Tuesday's primaries" ( ) which contains this misleading statement about 6/3/14's California gubernatorial primary election:

[Neel Kashkari is] a moderate who is best known for managing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), better known as the Wall Street bailouts, during President George W. Bush's last year in office. He's also a supporter of immigration reform, same-sex marriage and abortion rights... The tea party-backed [Tim Donnelly] is an outspoken supporter of the rights of gun owners and a fierce opponent of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Supporting comprehensive immigration reform isn't a moderate position: nothing on the scale of legalizing over 10 million illegal aliens has been tried before and would have very negative impacts on many Americans.

But, even more misleading is that CNN quote gives the impression that immigration featured prominently in the race. In fact, both Kashkari and Donnelly largely ignored the issue despite how vital it is to most Californians.

What Steinhauser, Killough and Davidsen are trying to do, of course, is blame Donnelly's defeat on his immigration stance in order to push CNN's pro-mass immigration agenda. In fact, it's Donnelly's other, #Teaparty stances that cost him votes.
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