Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Your efforts succeed; CNN does it again...

A few days ago Palin supporters across the blogosphere were up in arms about CNN's inclusion of Sarah in their notorious list of bad guys for 2008. They had a slide show with politicians who fell from grace because of their crimes and misdemeanors in which they included Sarah Palin.

Well, due to YOUR emails and complaints they've quietly taken Sarah out of the mix. Yep, she's no longer in the story. No explanation, no apology, no rationale for including her or for removing her from the list.

I've been reading the news from China thanks to one of our blogging members, Cristy Li. One of the news stories I read exposed a controversy with a photo at a promoted government event. A photo was posted of attendees with a gentleman in the front row clearly snoozing. When attention was called to the photo, it magically appeared the following day with the guy wide awake (they doctored the eyes). Another story showed a painted documentary picture of a historical event that had been changed due to political whims. Over the years as the officials in the picture fell out of favor they were painted out of the picture. Later when in favor, they were brought back. People who weren't there were painted into the photo.

They changed history.

CNN attempted to re-write history by including Sarah in the criminal mix, then quietly changed history again by taking her out without acknowledging they made a HUGE error in judgement. I hope you'll all consider blogging about this issue and continue to hold CNN's feet to the proverbial fire.
CNN has been called on the carpet for many controversial choices they've made to the detriment of our military and / or conservatives. They should be called on the carpet about this issue, too.

There is a Mainstream Media Blackout effort that I now believe should consider focusing on ONE media outlet at a time. We had discussed doing a 3-hour Friday blackout of ALL media each week, which seemed like an easy task. However, I don't think the idea is catching on. I know many of you are already boycotting CNN. What would you think about putting a button on your blogs that linked to a new blog I just grabbed, "CNN Boycott"? Promoting a CNN boycott?
If you're interested in participating, let me know (readmylipstick at live dot com). If you'd like to be a fellow blogger on the CNN Boycott blog and / or the Mainstream Media Blackout blog, let me know, too.

We must have fairness in the media. We can not rely on radio (the Dem's are coming after talk radio soon with the so-called "Fairness Doctrine"), we can not rely on Fox News. We need fairness across the board.

CNN Scrubs Palin from NewsBusters Covered Criminal Politicians Story
By Warner Todd Huston
As most of you know, I originally posted this story on Sunday under the headline CNN Places Sarah Palin With 2008's Criminals, Sex Addicts, and the Corrupt here at NewsBusters. It raged all day Sunday in the Blogosphere and into the night among Palin fans and center right bloggers. Gretta Van Susteren even posted about it on her FoxNews blog (It garnered 4 pages of comments there, too).

My blog: Time to Rumble with CNN; They Lump Palin with Criminals

CNN Places Sarah Palin With 2008's Criminals, Sex Addicts, and the Corrupt
By Warner Todd Huston
January 4, 2009 - 07:06 ET
Showing they have no sense of morality, no grasp of corruption and no understanding of what defines a criminal, CNN gives us another one of those ubiquitous year in review stories, this one titled "Politicians who fell from grace in 2008." In this one, CNN has decided to reveal for us their top eight politicians that found 2008 to be a "career-buster" because of their "crimes and misdemeanors" or their outrageous controversies.

CNN Story: Politicians who made headlines for the wrong reasons
Politicians who fell from grace in 2008

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