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October 04, 2008
CNN BLOWS IT:
A CNN article on Sarah Palin’s criticism of Barack Obama’s relationship to unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers actually cites National Review as one of the publications supposedly debunking Palin’s point. How CNN can cite National Review this way is a mystery to me. Maybe we’ll have to set up an NR "truth squad."
Truth-squad it Missouri-style! Prosecute 'em for misquotation! . . . Boy, if that were the law, there wouldn't be enough lampposts in Washington for all the political journalists.
Plus this: "Isn’t it about time that campaign reporters demand live answers from Obama himself, rather than from uninformed campaign aides, about the basics of his relationship with Bill Ayers?" Yes, and not just cuddly Obama-loving reporters, either -- he needs to break out of the cocoon and face real questioning from hostile reporters. Like Sarah Palin did. . . .
UPDATE: "What passes for objective reporting this election season."
ANOTHER UPDATE: Steven Den Beste emails: "Wouldn't it be interesting if one of the two remaining debates was moderated by Kos, and the other by Hugh Hewitt?" Yes, it would. The former is more likely than the latter, I suspect.
Plus, above and beyond crossed paths.
MORE: Reader Ronnie Schreiber writes:
CNN was just covering Gov. Palin's remarks about Obama palling around with Ayers and the graphic on the screen and the anchor described the event at the Ayers/Dorhn home that started Obama's political career as "attended a political event at Ayers' home in 1995". Then the anchor brought in Bill Schneider who said there was nothing new here (I'd like to ask Schneider if he's read anything that Stanley Kurtz has written on the subject) and then tut tutted about a charge of "consorting with terrorists".
If they were any deeper in the tank, they'd get sucked into the undergravel filter.