CNN decided to hire Andrew Gillum as a contributor despite a recent finding by a Florida ethics commission indicating probable cause that he had accepted gifts from lobbyists despite his denials. But shaky ethics is a hiring incentive at CNN. So is a potential 2020 candidacy.
Gillum is a potential 2020 candidate. But that doesn’t bother CNN which had already brought on board John Kasich, another lefty Trump opponent who has been considering a 2020 run.
News networks are not supposed to hire political candidates. At least that was the old rule. The new rule is to give airtime to anyone who might undermine Trump.
And run against him.
CNN is essentially contributing to and providing free airtime for two political campaigns.