Moore Is Done With CNN, Says It Gave Him The Political Equivalent Of ‘Salmonella’

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Stephen Moore of The Heritage Foundation is interviewed by CQ in his Washington office, August 31, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Stephen Moore of The Heritage Foundation is interviewed by CQ in his Washington office, August 31, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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May 20, 2019 3:46 p.m.

Former almost-Federal Reserve Board nominee Stephen Moore explained to radio station WMAL why he would not return to CNN as an analyst: “you go to restaurant and you get salmonella, you don’t go back to that restaurant.”

“They basically begged me to come over from Fox and they begged me to sign a renewal for my contract,” he said. “Then literally, the day after I was announced for the Fed, they turned their knives against me. They were vicious and vile.”


Moore was felled by a combination of scandals, including his own sexist past writings, trouble with the IRS and a joke about evicting “a black family from public housing” when the Obamas left the White House.

Here’s TPM’s deep dive on Moore’s rise and fall.

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