CNN’s Prime-Time Smooch for Obama’s Gun Grab

The mainstream media will assume its usual role as lap dog for Democrats when CNN rolls out the welcome mat for President Obama and his gun control agenda. On Thursday night, Obama will join CNN’s Anderson Cooper for a live town hall on gun control, hoping to use the prime-time platform to drum up support for his latest executive action and perhaps set the stage for more. That Obama chose CNN and Cooper for this task is no accident. Cooper has a history of strong support for anti-gun causes, and CNN has frequently been accused of tilting unambiguously to the left. During the Bill Clinton reign in the 1990s, CNN was so in the bag for the Democratic president that some referred to the 24-hour channel as the “Clinton News Network.” After eight years of bashing former President George W. Bush, the network returned to praising his successor — another Democrat. Then, in a 2012 debate between Obama and GOP candidate Mitt

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