Skip to comments.CNN Failed to Disclose Warren Town Hall Questioner Was Maxed-Out Donor
Posted on 10/14/2019 4:12:59 PM PDT by Mount Athos
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's zinger at an LGBT town hall may have gone viral, but CNN failed to disclose that the questioner donated the federal maximum to her 2018 Massachusetts Senate campaign.
CNN's Chris Cuomo introduced Morgan Cox at the Thursday town hall as "the chair of the Human Rights Campaign board of directors" who was part of "a real estate investment firm in Dallas, Texas." Cox asked Warren what she would say if "a supporter approaches you and says, Senator, I'm old-fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.'"
"Well, I'm going to assume it's a guy who said that and I'm going to say, Then just marry one woman. I'm cool with that,'" Warren said, before adding to uproarious laughter, "Assuming you can find one."
The CNN chyron described Cox as "Chair, Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors." It could have just as easily identified Cox as "Donor, Elizabeth Warren."
Cox's Twitter profile indicates that his full name is "Morgan W. Cox III" and he is a partner at the investment firm Marquis Group. The Marquis Group is located in Plano, Tex., part of the larger Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. FEC filings show that a "Morgan Cox III" from Plano, Tex., who listed his occupation as "investor" donated the legal maximum of $2,700 to Warren's Senate primary campaign in 2017, followed by two donations totaling $2,700 to her general election campaign the following year. Cox also donated $2,700 to the Elizabeth Warren Action Fund PAC.
Records show that a "Morgan W. Cox III" who donated to the Human Rights Campaign and listed his employer as the Marquis Group also donated to Democratic congressional candidates Gina Ortiz Jones (Tex.), Jennifer Wexton (Va.), Nancy Soderberg (Fla.), and Annie Craig (Minn.). There is no evidence Cox has donated to any other 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
The lack of disclosure comes after CNN was criticized in February for not disclosing the Democratic Party ties of town hall participants who asked harsh questions of outsider presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), including identifying the Baltimore County Democratic Party chairwoman as a "former biology professor." A CNN spokesperson admitted in a statement that they "should have more fully identified any political affiliations" in response to the February controversy.
CNN did not respond to a Washington Free Beacon request for comment about the Thursday town hall.
CNN failed to disclose a lot of things what else is knew..they are NOT a news organization, they are an arm of the Democrat Communist Party
I’m surprised he isn’t backing Mare Pete. Maybe Mr. Cox is actually straight or maybe Mare Pete “isn’t his type”. How much would you like to bet Cox and the Senator pre-arranged this little zinger for the debate stage, making her look like she could think on her feet?
Thanks Mount Athos.
Partisan Media Shills update.
It’s CNN. Would you expect any honesty?
Did Donna Brazille give her the question ahead of time?
Of course she did!
if that's how she would treat a "SUPPORTER" just think how she'll treat anybody else...
Commie News Network just carrying water for one of its favorite bolsheviks.
I heard/read this quote earlier. I still don't get it.
What if the question was 'I'm old-fashioned, I don't believe in murder'... Would the hip response be 'Then don't murder anyone' (the implication being that it was OK for others to murder people - if they wanted to)? And I'm not even talking about murdering unborn babies. What was so hip about Warren's response to the marriage question? Marriage is between one man and one woman - and it has been so, since God presided over the first marriage in Eden.
The witch likes abominations to our Father and His Son.
"Senator, you're a so-called progressive and believe in marriage equality. Do you believe that I have the right to marry a 13 year old? Are you "cool" with that? Because if you are not cool with that I am just going to call out your religious bigotry."
Get them to defend this marriage of children! Pedophilia is a "sexual orientation" that they have to defend! Make them own it! They are sexual perverts and they either defend their perversion or they are BIGOTS, plain and simple! They can't use any religious code to defend their bigotry.
Get your liberal friends to defend pedophiles. It is amusing to watch them twist and squirm. When they squirm away from the human marriage then just walk them in to the animal world then their heads explode and they will call you crazy and unreasonable.
With CNN’s long history of dedication to truth, honesty, and accurate reporting, this development was surely just a simple oversight...
I believe that out of state donations should be illegal.
This Cox character being a Texas resident should not be allowed to donate to a candidate outside the state in which he resides.
CNN isn’t doing ‘town-hall’... they choose who comes, they screen the questions, and they produce it like an ad for the democrat party.
Everything at CNN is fake.
I went to CNN event 20 years ago and it was staged. It has only gotten 10x worse.
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