There are very few people who can speak about their personal connections to Donald Trump who aren’t hideous in some way, but that doesn’t mean CNN should keep asking Roger Stone, a bad person, to be a guest.
Media Matters points out that Stone, who looks like he answered a casting call for an educational film about why white people are bad, has appeared on CNN programs seven times in the last month alone, presumably because he might have some insights into what transpires in the fluorescent orange head of Trump:
Stone worked for Trump’s presidential campaign last year and is now organizing against Clinton’s campaign again. He is a frequent presence in the media because of his long ties to Trump; their friendship and professional relationship goes back decades.
Also going back decades? Stone’s history of unrepentant race-baiting and sexism, which continues to this day on Twitter (and most likely off of Twitter as well):
Booking TV guests last-minute can be challenging, and, again, I understand that the bar for appearing on cable news is low. But let me pose the following thought question: What if CNN didn’t give a flagrant bigot a national television platform?