This report comes from Mediaite, which is not exactly a conservative news outlet.
Look, the legacy media, the #oldmedia, have an agenda. It is basically statist with a strong deference to corporate masters. Begala is that kind of guy.
No need to review and connect the dots here too deeply here. Begala asked the friggin’ State Department how he should think on national television regarding Hillary Clinton’s performance as Secretary of State. Just check off all the boxes:
Serious conflict of Interest? Check.
Makes the audience seriously question his credibility? Check.
Characterized a CNN segment that was supposed to be somewhat serious “dopey” – which producers there must have loved to hear? Check.
Ran an email contest while employed by CNN to retire $500,000 in campaign debt from Mrs. Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential campaign? Check.
Need more proof? Here’s an email directly from Begala to the State Department that’s making the rounds all over Twitter: