October 25, 2006
On CNN 's Terrorist Outreach InitiativesTopics: War on Terror
The Washington Prowler has much to say about CNN's (The Sniper Network News) decision last week to run portions of a video provided to the news network via a group identified by CNN as "the Islamic Army of Iraq":
According to CNN, the video was provided after a producer for CNN sent the group an email asking about its activities.CNN is anti-war and plays on anti-Americanism? Do bears 'caca' in the woods?
"I think the American public would be interested in exactly what the email contained, at least from the CNN side of things," says a producer for a rival news network, who was made aware of the video's existence before
it aired. "My understanding is that email sent by CNN could not be construed any other way than as supportive of the Islamic militants' position in Iraq. There are people inside CNN who are disgusted by their colleagues' activities in Iraq and here in the United States in covering the war."
... "Anti-Americanism pays off for us over there, no doubt about it," says the CNN employee. "Questions were raised about this video and the way we got it. Once it was confirmed that it was real, the next question was how did we get it. And the answer was, we promised to give the terrorists a fair shake. I know that we are saying there was soul-searching here about running the tape. But I didn't see much of that. There were somber people here, but there was also a segment of people on staff, once the tape had run and created a firestorm, that celebrated. They thought they were so courageous."
A former CNN news employee says that at that network there is a decidedly anti-war approach to what they do.
Haven't you always wondered how it is that CNN's way of being "fair and balanced" is to air discussions with four liberals and one neo-fascist mental asylum escapee to represent the Right?
Posted by Richard at October 25, 2006 2:08 PM
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