Here's something you may have missed this week:
CNN featured commentary from two former State Department officials Tuesday immediately following President Trump's address before the U.N. General Assembly, but the network made no mention of the fact that the analysis came from Obama hires.
Considering that Trump spoke specifically about his efforts to undo Obama-era foreign policy initiatives, it makes no sense that CNN would make no mention of the fact that chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto and CNN analyst John Kirby both served in the previous administration's State Department.
Sciutto, an Obama appointee, left the agency in 2013 to work for CNN. Kirby, a retired Rear Admiral, served as State Department spokesman from 2015 to 2017.
Oddly enough, during the roughly 30 minutes that Sciutto and Kirby appeared on the network following Trump's address at the U.N., no one at CNN made any mention of the fact that they both worked for the White House responsible the Iran deal.
This seems to be a glaring omission considering the two certainly had something to say about Trump's longstanding opposition to the agreement.
If the president backs out, "you could say it would have an effect on any potential to negotiate with North Korea if that's what you want to do," Sciutto said.
He added, "If you want to bring North Korea to the bargaining table how do you do that if you withdraw from the previous international attempt at a nuclear freeze with a developing nuclear power?"
Kirby said later, "Look, this wasn't a speech, this was a sermon, and he wasn't a president, he was a preacher up there giving his dark worldview about threats and conflict."
He added, "This was a speech about conflict around the world, not a speech about cooperation and that's a shame because of all the places you can give a speech about collective security and mutual cooperation and respect, it's at the U.N., and I think he missed a huge opportunity."
Though host Wolf Blitzer introduced Kirby as being a former State Department official, he failed to mention the rather important detail regarding his past experience selling the Iran deal. CNN's on-air graphic said only that Kirby was a "CNN military and diplomatic analyst."
Considering Sciutto and Kirby were asked to weigh in on Trump's expressed desire to undo the Obama White House's signature foreign policy achievement, it's a bit of a mystery as to why CNN didn't disclose the nature of their previous experiences.
It's even more confusing considering that a former Hillary Clinton spokesman, Brian Fallon, who appeared in the same CNN segment, was clearly identified as being a former employee for the twice-failed presidential candidate.
Blitzer also introduced CNN analyst Scott Jennings as an alumnus of the George W. Bush administration.
So, why was there no mention of the relevant fact that both Kirby and Sciutto served in the Obama State Department?
Spokespersons for CNN did not respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.