25748 members
Login

CNN Host Sorry For Equating Hillary’s Emails To Trump’s Many Scandals

Screengrab/CNN/YouTube

Jeffrey Toobin regrets pushing a "false equivalence" between the scandals of Clinton and Trump during the 2016 election.

In what seemed to be an attempt at objectivity and fairness, many in the media failed to differentiate between the scandals of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Now one of those media personalities regrets his part in the mess.

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told Larry Wilmore on his podcast "Black on Air" that he regrets pushing a “false equivalence” between the the two candidates' controversies.

“I think there was a lot of false equivalence in the 2016 campaign,” Toobin told Wilmore, the Washington Post reported Monday. “Every time we said something, pointed out something about Donald Trump, whether it was his business interests, or ‘grab 'em by the pussy,’ we felt like, ‘Oh, we gotta … say something bad about Hillary.’ ” “I think it led to a sense of false equivalence that was misleading, and I regret my role in doing that,” he added.