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Obama Advisor To CNN: Entertainment Media ‘Equally Important’ As Political Media

Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, President Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said that the president’s interviews with entertainment media like People magazine and Entertainment Tonight are just as important as ones he conducts with national political media.

Responding to recent criticism that the president is “unavailable” to the political media while doing lightweight interviews with entertainment publications and local media outlets, Cutter told CNN that entertainment interviews are “Not more important, but equally important.”

“I think that’s where a lot of Americans get their news. And the president will continue doing that,” she asserted.

Cutter then took the opportunity to turn the conversation over to the Mitt Romney campaign’s version of “media availability,” saying that “Romney might have had two media availabilities, but what did he tell you in the media availabilities? He told you he would not release the taxes, because he was afraid of getting attacked and spouted out lies about the president’s plan.”

“Is that media availability important if he is spouting lies and misstating the president’s plan?” she concluded before the segment ended.

Watch below, via CNN:

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