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Um, Forget Anybody? CNN Story On Political Sex Scandals Makes Significant Omission: Eliot Spitzer

Oops. In a story on political sex scandals that aired on CNN Newsroom Tuesday, Suzanne Malveaux made mention of a long list of high-profile sex scandals, from the currently unfolding Schwarzenegger-Shriver story all the way back to John F. Kennedy. The story made mention of John Edwards, Larry Craig, Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich.

The story, which aired around 2:30 p.m. ET, included Jim McGreevey, the New Jersey governor forced from office amid a sex scandal, but somehow failed to find time for Eliot Spitzer, the New York governor forced from office amid a sex scandal. Spitzer, you might recall, currently works as the host of In the Arena, a political roundtable show airing on, yes, CNN. Coincidence?

TVNewser’s Chris Ariens, who first reported the story, cited sources claiming the omission was not a leave-Spitzer-out mandate:

We’ve learned the producer/editor on the story, who use their own judgment on what to use and what not to use, chose not to include Spitzer in the story.

CNNPolitics.com has a slideshow of 17 recent political sex scandals. On it, Spitzer is #10.

Watch the story here, from CNN:

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