- The Washington Times - Friday, October 23, 2015

A New York Times reporter covering the 2016 presidential campaign was quickly humbled on Twitter Thursday when he made a “telling” observation about C-SPAN’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony.

“CSPAN screen encouraging Democrats to call one phone number and Republicans to call another to react to this hearing is….telling,” wrote Michael Barbaro, who has worked as a reporter for The Times for the past 10 years.

Twitter users were quick to point out that C-SPAN has been accepting calls like that for decades, The Blaze reported.

“They’ve been doing that for every call-in segment for thirty years,” wrote Christian Science Monitor’s Peter Grier.

“Except that is how they have done it FOR YEARS AND YEARS,” wrote The Atlantic’s James Fallows.



“[H]ave you never watched CSPAN?” asked New York Post columnist John Podhoretz.

Mr. Barbaro later responded, “Okay, CSPAN geeks, I get it. They do that all the time!”

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