CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer single-handedly prevented the timely reporting of the Iowa caucus results by nagging a precinct secretary to stay on the line during a phone interview on the air.
Shawn Sebastian, a precinct secretary in Story County, Iowa, told Blitzer he had been on hold with the Iowa Democratic Party for more than an hour waiting to report his results. A party official finally answered the phone in the middle of Sebastian's conversation with the CNN host, who urged him to let the network listen in as he reported the results.
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Alas, by the time Sebastian could agree to Blitzer's request, the Democratic Party official had already hung up. The media's meddling in our democracy has got to stop.
STOP EVERYTHING and listen to this. You'll understand exactly what the problem is (not kidding). pic.twitter.com/w3sL0a1d1u
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 4, 2020