Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

November 29, 2003

by J

Ineffective Suckups

CNN's been sucking up noisily to the Bushies for quite some time now. I can barely stand to watch any of their political gabfests because the political prostitution is so revolting. A small example from this week was caught by Ezra over at Pandagon:
Then whoever the anchor was (someone filling in for Woodruff) switched over to talk to Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson. At this point, she asked a number of questions that all shared the same theme: Democrats have no chance, ever again.

"Paul, with the Bush Administration creating such broad policy strokes, how can the Democrats possibly compete?"

"Paul, does the President's visit to Iraq just prove how hard it will be for a Democrat to win in 2004? How can they possibly combat that?"

It was disgusting. Damn liberal media.

My girlfriend summed it up pretty well. "Watching CNN is like being in a parallel universe where the truth is no longer the truth."
But, it seems that their whoring abilities are about as good as their news reporting and analytical capabilities. Dubya didn't even invite them to go on his sooper-sekrit trip to Baghdad with him. He did bring Fox, though.
When President Bush landed in Iraq for Thanksgiving dinner, Fox News was there, but CNN was not.

When the president travels, the White House uses a rotating system for a pool that includes newspaper, wire-service and television reporters, but news executives were not sure Thursday whether the standard procedures had been followed, according to a story in the Washington Post.

Kathryn Kross, CNN's Washington bureau chief, told the Post that a two-person crew from her network was dismissed from the White House pool Wednesday, with the understanding that no further news would be made.

"We're all for the president boosting the troops however the White House feels is appropriate," she said, according to the newspaper. "But apparently the White House put together its own group of people to accompany the president on this trip, and we're real interested to learn their reasons for doing that."
I'm sure you are.
Posted by J at November 29, 2003 05:51 AM

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