CNN Reporter Doesn't Ask Jeb Bush About His Book Shaming Unwed Mothers (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush officially became a 2016 Republican presidential candidate on June 15 after months of fundraising for his super political action committee as a non-candidate.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Bush filed the required paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and was expected to give a speech later in the day at a college in Florida.

Bush made news on June 9 when his controversial 1995 book surfaced. The book called for shaming unwed mothers as a social deterrent for out-of-wedlock births.

CNN reporter Dana Bash interviewed Bush on June 13 in Tallinn, Estonia, for a June 14 broadcast, but didn't ask any questions about his book, noted (video below).

Instead, Bash chose to ask Bush how he felt about running in a large field of presidential contenders, Bush's background and how his family feels about him running.

The Huffington Post reported that Bush's book stated:

"One of the reasons more young women are giving birth out of wedlock and more young men are walking away from their paternal obligations is that there is no longer a stigma attached to this behavior, no reason to feel shame. Many of these young women and young men look around and see their friends engaged in the same irresponsible conduct. Their parents and neighbors have become ineffective at attaching some sense of ridicule to this behavior. There was a time when neighbors and communities would frown on out of wedlock births and when public condemnation was enough of a stimulus for one to be careful."

Sources: The Wall Street Journal,, The Huffington Post, CNN
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