Election hero David Farenthold becomes CNN contributor... and so does Rick Santorum

David Farenthold, whose relentless election reporting for the Washinton Post helped unravel the twisted strands of Donald Trump's various financial obligations and "charities," will become a CNN contributor. Unfortunately for some observers, Farenthold wasn't the only new member announced to CNN's contributor team.

"CNN hired David Farenthold and Rick Santorum today, so we're back to zero," tweets the Guardian's Sam Thielman.

Elsewhere in Cablenewsland, Erik Wemple of the Washington Post reports that erstwhile CNN contributor and self-proclaimed Islamaphobe Bob Beckel is returning to Fox News' program "The Five."

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