MSNBC has been accused of pretending to interview an Obama official as a member of the public.
MSNBC conducted street interviews on Saturday to get reactions from “everyday folks” about James Comey’s testimony to the Senate.
Some, however, have accused the network of trying to pretend a top Obama campaign aide was a really just another member of the public.
MSNBC’s Jinah Kim was in Los Angeles, CA ready to interview members of the public when a tourist visiting LA from Kansas City, MO appeared on the screen.
According to The Daily Caller, Alma Marquez, the alleged Obama aide, was identified as “Los Angeles Resident,” in the segment.
“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and the fact that he would make a very specific request to have everybody else leave the office so that he would be alone with Comey, for me, speaks volumes,” she said.
Coincidentally Alma Marquez was also the name of the CA Latino vote director in 2008 for the Obama campaign. She describes herself as a “community and political strategist.”
According to the website “educationpost” Marquez is just more than a regular citizen.
“Alma V. Marquez, Founder of Del Sol Group, has over 25 years of experience in finding solutions to complex problems and a vast network of allies locally and nationally.
Before founding Del Sol Group, Alma was Vice President of External and Government Affairs for Green Dot Public Schools, a national education reform organization that manages public charter.
Alma also served as the California Latino Vote Director for President Obama’s campaign, where she developed innovative Latino Voter strategies including the “Obama Nos Llama” campaign.”
The woman who was interviewed looks similar to the Alma Marquez described by “educationpost”.
— Alma Vivian Marquez (@ImAlmaMarquez) January 23, 2017
Above on the far left is the Obama Campaign Aide.
And below are screenshots The Daily Caller took from the live stream.
It has yet to be confirmed if they are indeed the same person, but this isn’t the first time that the mainstream media has done something like this.
CNN was caught orchestrating a Muslim counter-terror protest after the London Terror Attacks on June 3.
Watch the orchestration below.
The Daily Caller