Many Americans were rightfully horrified when they saw the devastating images of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. All people living in this country – especially those who are direct victims in local communities – deserve fair, transparent, and factual reporting on the disaster. So, why did CNN invite a guest who has lobbied on behalf of Norfolk Southern to speak as a seemingly neutral "political commentator?"
Sign now to demand CNN begin reporting FACTS, fairly and transparently, about the Norfolk Southern disaster in Ohio!
Inviting Norfolk Southern lobbyists under the guise of neutral political commentary isn't even the beginning of CNN's messy and chilling relationship with the railway company. In fact, some of the corporations that partially own CNN, like BlackRock and Vanguard, happen to be owners of Norfolk Southern, too.
These details are so chilling they almost sound conspiratorial. But in fact, they're simply the real ownership breakdown of one of the most popular news outlets in the country.
CNN should not be allowing its ownership to affect the quality of its reporting, especially when that reporting is literally about a potential public health disaster. It is time CNN commits to upholding its alleged values as a news network by reporting transparently and factually on the Norfolk Southern disaster. Sign now if you agree!