Stephanie Cutter’s free pass extends to Anderson Cooper 360

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Immediately after a confrontational interview with Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock regarding Medicare during which she referred on air to opposition research, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, guest hosting Anderson Cooper 360, aired a taped interview with Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter. This interview was, you might say, a bit friendlier.

@MichaelBerrySho You watching AC360? @Soledad_OBrien interview @stefcutter. Like an #LGBT slobber/lovefest. Should be on skinemax.

— JK (@heisjuicy) August 14, 2012

If @StefCutter & Soledad_Obrien switched bodies, no one would notice. #caring #RomneyRyan2012

— David Morgan (@StarCoreOne02) August 14, 2012

For a show dedicated to “keeping them honest,”  it would have been a perfect opportunity for O’Brien to make up for the journalistic lapse left by  CBS’ Nancy Cordes, who failed to ask Cutter during her appearance on “Face the Nation” about her familiarity with Joe Soptic, the man who appears in the Priorities USA ad linking Mitt Romney to his wife’s cancer death.

O’Brien and Cutter did find the time to talk about Paul Ryan, with Cutter calling Ryan’s plan the end of Medicare.

"Going into a voucher system is the beginning of the end of #Medicare…there are no cost savings" Stephanie Cutter, #Obama campaign

— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 14, 2012

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@joelpollak @thetonylee If u have a chance watch Soledad interview Romney advisor vs Stef cutter today. Amazing in its bias. Subbing for AC

— Audrey Day (@virtualaudrey) August 14, 2012

@Soledad_OBrien You don't chlnge cutter on charge that romney wnts medicare to be insolvent? Try just a touch of balance make it blievable

— anselrsa22 (@abmadgra) August 14, 2012

@stefcutter claims Obama's plan, which doesn't exist, makes Medicare solvent, while Ryan's plan doesn't. #AC360

— Jean R. Ewing (@GenNerd) August 14, 2012

@Soledad_OBrien your ideological slip was showing tonight in the Comstock and Cutter interviews. Totally classless.

— dmurph (@dmurphy910) August 14, 2012

Liar @stefcutter at it again; saying if U R 54 MCR won't be there for you. How much lower can this girl go? Campaign of #LiesandSmears2012

— Elle (@LMBigSur) August 14, 2012

So, just how long does the media’s free pass on the Cutter/Soptic story last? And did we ever think we’d miss the objectivity and professionalism of Anderson Cooper?

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