A CNN anchor abruptly shut down a guest commentator Thursday after he brought up the topic of former President Bill Clinton’s alleged son Danney Williams.
CNN host Carol Costello feigned disgust when Utah Republican Party chairman James Evans brushed the topic of the former president’s illegitimate son.
“We are the party of family values,” Evans told Costello. “I’m looking forward to the interview you have with Bill Clinton’s illegitimate son.”
“Come on, please, that’s just rubbish,” Costello replied with a sour look on her face. “He does not have an illegitimate son. You have no proof of that.”
The host’s quick suppression of the topic is consistent with rumors that the network had ordered a blackout on news of Bill’s possible son.
On Wednesday, Matt Drudge reported sources inside the network confirmed CNN boss Jeff Zucker had ordered a blackout on all news related to Danney Williams.
“Jeff thinks it is a ridiculous hoax,” a CNN source told Drudge.
Danney Williams made his first television appearance on the Wednesday edition of the Alex Jones Show, in a special plea to reunite with the man he believes to be his father.
“I always felt bad about Bill Clinton not wanting to be in my life,” Danney says in a video released on Monday. “Was it because I was black? Was there something wrong with me? It made me think sometimes even of suicide. It’s not fair and it has been hurtful.”