CNN Exerts Ownership Over 2016 Campaign

With a straight-up-the-middle coverage plan, the 24/7 cable network managed to snare six primary debates in campaign 2016, four with the Republicans and two with the Democrats. In addition, it has cranked out seven town hall presentations, including one with President Obama on gun violence. “We are the cable network that doesn’t choose sides,” says Sam Feist, CNN’s Washington bureau chief.