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CNN Hypes, Takes Credit for ‘Climate Crisis’ Town Hall

On Wednesday’s New Day, CNN host Alisyn Camerota and chief climate correspondent Bill Weir previewed their whopping seven-hour town hall forum for Democratic presidential candidates to discuss what the two described as the “climate crisis” and what to do about it. After admitting he is “biased” on the issue, Weir declared that that even if there were a town hall on the topic every day, “it wouldn’t be enough.”

At one point, Camerota may have delivered unintentional honesty as she discussed whether Democratic candidates would have plenty of time to “spew” their plans before laughing and taking back the choice of words. Weir also credited CNN with spearheading the environmental-themed town hall after the Democratic National Committee rejected the idea.

At 6:49 a.m. Eastern, Camerota began the segment: “This morning, Kamala Harris has just released her plan to fight the climate crisis. She aims to be carbon-neutral by the year 2045. Five candidates have unveiled their plans for the past few days ahead of CNN’s big town hall tonight.”

Camerota brought aboard Weir, and began by asking him why CNN chose to spend so much time on one topic, leading him to recall: