- CNN failed to disclose commentator David Urban’s history of lobbying for Norfolk Southern during a segment about the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment.
- Urban was president of the American Continental Group until 2020, where he lobbied for Norfolk Southern beginning in 2009, according to left-wing watchdog group Media Matters. His firm was paid $1.14 million by Norfolk Southern from 2009 – 2020, ProPublica data shows.
- He appeared on CNN’s Sunday show, “State of the Union” with Dana Bash on a panel to discuss the Biden administration’s response to the East Palestine train derailment.
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