“The Best Political Team on Television” attempts to break world record for most simultaneous mistakes

by editor on August 29, 2010

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If the suits at CNN ever sit down to figure out why no one watches their network anymore, they might want to review their coverage of Glenn Beck’s Saturday rally in Washington, DC.

1. If we’re not mistaken, that’s Glenn Beck, not Sarah Palin

2. Sarah Palin spells her name s-a-r-a-h

3. Sarah Palin was a candidate for Vice President, not President.

Other than that, the weekend crew at CNN did a fine job covering Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally. A damn fine job.

Source: Inside Cable News

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John August 29, 2010 at 5:53 pm

There is something I’m really confused about. The lefties, those screechy, iritating, lying and confused group live a very comfortable life here in the US where they can say whatever stupid crap they want and pretty much get away with it. They don’t even have to serve in the military which I think most have not, but thier freedom is still protected. Are they really so stupid to not understand that if they really got want they want, which are open borders where anyone that wants can freely come for welfare and whatever and they seem to not have any concerns at all about muslims, in fact if the whole muslim world decided to come here they would probably welcome them. Don’t they know that after this transformation that they seek that thier cushy lives would be over, and that they would probably be the first beheaded?

perlcat August 29, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Well, if they are gonna believe the BS that these things are good ideas, then they will also believe the BS that there will be no consequences.

If they were truly logical people, then the disconnect from logic, and the never-ending stream of changing political messages that COUNT on their not being able to remember that what their corruptocrats said ten days ago would have driven them from their party.

MichiganVet August 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm

@John – the problem is the majority of these left-leaning morons is that they’ve never *known* anything but good life here in the U.S. They have not lived outside the U.S. but sit here, smugly and well-protected, and constanly belittle all the things that make their life so easy.

Even the poor in this country live well compared to people in 3rd world nations – yet the left continues to tell them they have a “right” to live as well as those who work for a living – and if OB and the dems have their way, it’ll happen.

I was *not* born with a silver spoon – I went into the military, used the GI bill to get my bachelors degree, went to work, my company helped me with the masters degree and now I am retired. Who do I *owe* my thanks to – God!
mv

Joe August 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I watched CNN that day (I was fixing stuff around the house, don’t hate) and one thing that bothered me was the fact that Glenn was referred to as “a conservative talk show host” and Sharpton was referred to as “a civil rights leader” when really he’s just a liberal/progressive. Calling him a civil rights leader is putting him on the same level as MLK and that’s like comparing apples to bull shit. Plus, in today’s liberal media a “civil rights leader” is held on a very high pedestal and a “conservative” is evil. It was a conscience effort on their part to emphasize the fact that Glenn is a conservative and under emphasize the fact that Sharpton is a liberal/progressive because a liberal/progressive is not held very favorably in moderates eyes.
They did not call them racist but they did emphasize the fact (over and over) that there were not many minority’s in the crowd. One correspondent in the field did mention that there were many anti-racism signs and shirts. He said that the people there were “sensitive” to being called racist (ya think cnn?) and did not want to be portrayed as such, but went on to say there were not many minorities present. They did play the part (over and over) of Sharpton’s speech when he warned of Beck’s crowd being hateful as they went on their march saying “we wouldn’t disgrace this day by allowing you to provoke us” knowing that it would never happen.
In conclusion, their coverage certainly had a different tone from what I normally see. Their bias was less pronounced than in the past, but it was present. They had no doubts about Sharptons good intentions but were unsure if Beck was some sort of evil, racist, supervillain. As a conservative that knows they are a liberal media outlet, I would give them a C for the coverage that I had seen. I could easily see the tactics they tried to play, but if I were a moderate that may be a different story, I don’t know. It was them wanting to be themselves but purposefully holding themselves back, in my opinion.

MichiganVet August 31, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Joe – 100 points for taking one for the team and watching CNN!
mv

Philanthropist August 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm

True, but – CNN will tell you what Lindsay Lohan had for breakfast and many other truly fascinating ‘news’ stories from Hollywood!

chillie willie August 29, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Sad, I used to watch CNN prior to 96 – only really watched news sporadically in those days…then the 2000 election hit the scene and it was then and there the bias really came to the forefront. While Fox News actually reported the silliness and all the crap going on, CNN clearly went to bat for algore, as well as 99% of the rest of the media. For whatever reason, he was their man and they decided that he should be the president. This was the tipping point for me…maybe they were biased before that, I’m not sure as I said before I did not watch news all that much and therefore I am no expert.Just for fun, check out Wikipedia’s essay on Fox and then look at what they have to say about CNN. While the CNN description is all rosy and hunky-dory, the FOX dissertation reeks of malice and pure hatred that can be felt…as if the person typing it thought it was the absolute worst assignment ever given. It is full of veiled (and not so veiled) accusations of payoffs, visual trickery and subversion.How these outlets can think they are not biased goes so far beyond imagination it just confounds me….and then there are the people out there who follow this stuff and blindly agree with everything they say…sad, sad, and sad. The term “libtard” I think, is appropriate.

danybhoy August 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm

“The Best Political Team on Television”, my ass!

Gerry August 29, 2010 at 11:21 am

Guess that’s what happens when Daddy gives you an expensive liberal arts educmacation….

MichiganVet August 29, 2010 at 8:21 am

To the high-powered, every-so-talented CNN news crew …

“It’s spelled C-N-N …. not C-O-N”

drb August 29, 2010 at 8:14 am

It kills me how so many on the left were and are tying to make this rally into a political and tea party event when it was neither political nor did the tea party have anything to do with it.

Jimbo August 29, 2010 at 7:54 am

They got the location of the rally correct.

Ruben August 29, 2010 at 7:37 am

Can’t wait ’til CNN labels their own, “Reek Sanchez” or “Anderson Pooper” or “Wolf Sh*tzer”. Any of these are in keeping with their odiferous ratings.

Omar August 29, 2010 at 7:29 am

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