January 14th, 2008
10:50 AM ET
6 years ago

From the trail: McCain puts FOX in bed with CNN

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EAST LANSING, Michigan (CNN) - Politics always makes for strange bedfellows, but Sunday on the trail brought one of the odder pairings of this campaign season: CNN and FOX.

The press bus following Republican presidential candidate John McCain to a Michigan campaign event sped its way into a broken fan belt.

Reporters on board - who noticed the smell coming from the engine - poured out of the bus when it pulled over, and into the motor home of Harold Voorhees, a Michigan volunteer who’d been trailing the Straight Talk Express and its caravan in case of overflow, or a roadside emergency.

Your CNN team rode the rest of the way to the East Lansing campaign stop in style, perched on a bed with FOX’s Malini Bawa and reporting embeds from ABC and NBC. Motor home and media alike arrived safely.

–CNN’s Shirley Zilberstein and Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: John McCain • Michigan
soundoff (155 Responses)
  1. mike kaplan

    As usual, CNN wastes our time with NON-NEWS.
    This is a stupid story.....but I agree that it has unintended irony: CNN really is just about as bad as Fox "news" these days. It's sad, because CNN used to have some credibility.

    January 14, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. RC Meischker

    If this is currently qualifying as news then CNN's Human Resources department needs to take a long, hard look at their personnel situation. If the company reporters to spare on producing this kind of dribble, then it may be time to downsize.

    January 14, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  3. RC Meischker

    If this is currently qualifying as news then CNN's Human Resources department needs to take a long, hard look at their personnel situation. If the company has reporters to spare on producing this kind of dribble, then it may be time to downsize.

    January 14, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  4. steve wilmington

    Please give John McCain's bus some directions south of the border, thats who he supports. McCain needs to go to Mexico for further support of the corporate indigenous workers. Low cost labor John McCain...modern day slave trader.

    January 14, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  5. b

    ....reading CNN.COM's "stories" is like reading The Onion. ...except it's not meant to be pointless and funny. How about some real news CNN?

    January 14, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
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