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SECRECY! National Reporters Furious Over CNN’s Debate Rules

The following is a transcript of my opening monologue on Newsmax tonight. Click here to sign up for my free breaking news alerts.

THE HEAT INDEX IN ATLANTA RIGHT NOW IS 97 DEGREES – BUT IN JUST A FEW HOURS IT’S GOING TO FEEL LIKE AN INFERNO.

HELLO, AMERICA AND WELCOME TO OUR EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. WE HAVE LIVE REPORTS FROM THE DEBATE HALL – PLUS REACTION FROM SOME OF THE BEST POLITICAL PUNDITS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE.

BUT FIRST WE START WITH GROWING CONCERNS OVER HOW CNN PLANS TO STAGE TONIGHT’S DEBATE. CNN IS REFUSING TO ALLOW JOURNALISTS INTO THE STUDIO FOR TONIGHT’S MATCHUP BETWEEN FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP AND PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN.

MANY IN MAGA WORLD FEAR THAT CNN IS GOING TO RIG THE DEBATE. AND CAMPAIGN SOURCES SAY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PREPARED TO TAKE ON – NOT ONLY PRESIDENT BIDEN – BUT ALSO DEBATE MODERATORS JAKE TAPPER AND DANA BASH.

KEEP IN MIND THAT BOTH MODERATERS HAVE A HISTORY OF SPEWING ANTI-TRUMP RHETORIC ON CNN – GOING SO FAR AS TO COMPARE TRUMP TO THE NAZIS.

AND EARLIER TODAY – CNN’S MORNING SHOW COMPARED PRESIDENT TRUMP TO AN ESCAPED MONKEY ON COCAINE.

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WHEN TRUMP’S NATIONAL PRESS SECRETARY POINTED OUT THE ANTI-TRUMP RHETORIC DURING AN ON-AIR INTERVIEW EARLIER THIS WEEK – CNN CUT OFF HER MICROPHONE.

CNN ISSUED AN UNPRECENDENTED STATEMENT SAYING BOTH BASH AND TAPPER ARE WELL-RESPECTED JOURNALISTS WHO WILL BE FAIR AND BALANCED – EVEN THOUGH THEIR RECORD SAYS OTHERWISE.

MEANWHILE, THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION IS UPSET OVER THE LACK OF ACCESS OR TRANSPARENCY. CNN REJECTED THEIR REQUEST TO INCLUDE THE WHITE HOUSE TRAVEL POOL INSIDE THE STUDIO. BUT THE NETWORK REFUSED TO EVEN ALLOW JUST ONE PRINT REPORTER IN THE STUDIO.

SENIOR EDITORS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES, ASSOCIATED PRESS, WASHINGTON POST AND BLOOMBERG ALSO FIRED OFF LETTERS.

AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS SAY THEY WERE COMPLETELY SHUT OUT – AND DENIED IN-PERSON ACCESS AS WELL.

LEADING MANY TO WONDER WHAT EXACTLY CNN IS UP TO – WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THAT STUDIO THAT THEY DON’T WANT THE REST OF THE NATION TO SEE?

MEANWHILE, THE NATION WAITS – AND POLITICOS ARE CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO SEE IF DONALD TRUMP WILL MAINTAIN HIS COMPOSURE AND WHETHER JOE BIDEN WILL BE ABLE TO STAND UP FOR 90 MINUTES AND NOT DROOL ON HIMSELF.. THE PRESIDENT COMING OFF SEVEN DAYS OF DEBATE PREPARATION – SEQUESTERED AT CAMP DAVIS. PRESIDENT TRUMP, ON THE OTHER HAND, HAS BEEN OUT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. FOR MORE ON WHAT WE CAN EXPECT LET’S GO LIVE TO ATLANTA – INSIDE THE SPIN ROOM – WHERE JAMES ROSEN IS STANDING BY.

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