Skip to comments.CNN admits bias while on the air
Posted on 09/30/2010 9:55:22 AM PDT by pabianice
This morning, CNN ran with another of its ginned-up stories, this time, once again, slandering the military. The hostess breathlessly reported a "surge in soldier suicides" in the US Army because four (4) soldiers were suspected suicides at one of the Army's largest bases (Texas, I think).
Not only was CNN clearly bashing the US military again, but the reporter then ended the piece with, 'We will continue to cover this story, and we will continue to demand the Army change.'
Demand the Army change? This is, once again, an anti-military tirade thinly disguised as "news." CNN, you are trash.
They would call it ‘looking out for the troops’.
“Demand the army change”? Who do these people think they are?
“...Demand the Army change?...”
Demand they “change” in what respect???
I would like to know how many days these CNN reporters have spent in uniform in service to our country.....
I wonder how many guys took their own lives during WW2?
Another stunning example of the media having no perspective except that they would not fight for their country under ANY circumstances.
Anyone recall how many casualties the US took in the battles of Okinowa and The Bulge? Tens and Tens of thousands in just a few weeks.
CNN engaged in AGITPROP. CNN is not a news organization. It is a propaganda arm of the leftist insurgency. The Army is a target now. Let this be a wakeup call. There will be more military bashing to come because it still upholds the values we cherish and the constitution.
Add the military to the growing list: FOX News, the family, Glenn Beck, Tea Party, Christianity, southerners, gun owners, conservatives, and so on.
If you don’t know what AGITPROP is, look it up.
They can’t handle the truth.
CNN has become AWFUL.
I never watch it, although I saw it last week when passing through an airport.
They ran a report from some “citizens group” in Delaware, accusing Christine O’Donnell of misusing campaign funds. That’s it - no investigation, one interview with the group (aligned with Coons campaign), and a brief denial by O’Donnell’s campaign. In sum, CNN simply ran a clearly made-up political accusation, and just let it sit out there for effect. Of course, there has been no follow-up story since.
If change is possible that prevents suicides while not impairing military effectiveness or readiness, then fine.
But for CNN to demand change without specifying what exactly needs to change is just mindless rhetoric.
When Jon Klein spewed on air the Axelrod lie regarding why Barry the Batard’s long form was not available from Hawaii, it was patently obvious that CNN has nothing to do with truth and everything to do with being a propaganda extension for the fascist/marxist bastards dismantling the Republic. Klein even forced Lou Dobbs to repeat the lie that HI destroyed all paper reocrds when the electronic records keeping was adopted ... I know it’s a lie because I immediately, well, the next afternoon when their offices were open, called Hawaii’s vital records to ask about that exact issue. The owman who I spoke with chuckled at the notion since HI spends a substantial amount to maintain their paper records in controlled environmental conditions for preservation.
I wonder if having a real Commander in Chief would help?
I demand CNN change,no more row boats in ankle deep weter when reporting about storms.
Ft. Hood had four troops commit suicide IN ONE WEEK. I say that’s a reg flag that deserves reporting.
Well, I confess to sometimes watching CNN. I switch over when, as occurs more and more frequently, FOX is airing something inane such as celebrity news. I swithched over for a time, for example, within about the last hour when the vapid Megyn Kelly announced that an interview with the untalented yet attention-addicted Megan McCain was coming up.
Yes, it is here at Fort Hood, Texas that we’ve had several apparent suicides recently. There is also a separate case of a soldier murdering his wife and then killing himself that just happened.
I don’t watch CNN at all, but I seriously doubt they were this “outraged” when that dress-wearing fairy jackass Hasan mudered the 14 people on post last November 5th. What changes did they DEMAND the Army make back then to prevent Islamic militantism?
KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: We begin this hour talking about soldiers in danger, at risk. Not on the battlefield, but at their own hands. And we're learning this morning that just this past weekend it appears four Army soldiers took their own lives at Ft. Hood in Texas.
But as you know, because we've talked about this alarming trend of suicides here on this newscast, far too many times, that soldier suicides have risen each of the past five years. Just a couple of months ago, the Pentagon released a report on record high military suicides. 239 soldiers and reservists died by suicide just last year. And there were more than 1,700 suicide attempts.
Soldiers battling depression, stress, medical and relationship problems, and sometimes drug abuse. And as you can see, all of that is taking its toll in our men and women in uniform, clearly more has to be done.
Now back to Ft. Hood and Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr joining us. She's following the story for us. She's in New York actually today. You know, hearing about these four suspected suicides in one weekend is tough to comprehend, but there have already been 14 suicides at Ft. Hood this year, Barbara?
BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Well, there have been. You know, Ft. Hood, the largest U.S. Army base in the world, 50,000 people, is a real microcosm of what is going on. Look at it this way, tens of thousands of troops, of course, have deployed to the war zones, suffered terrible stress, but do come home and in some fashion very successfully do resume their lives.
There are some that come home and this tragedy befalls them. That's the problem for the Army and for the military right now. Why is this trend in suicides creeping up month by month, year by year? Researchers will tell you it's the same three basic issues that plague people tragically. Relationship issues, money issues, substance abuse issues. At Ft. Hood right now there is a feeling of crisis, if you will. The commander has come out and talked about it openly.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) MAJ. GEN. WILLIAM GRIMSLEY, FORT HOOD SENIOR COMMANDER: Those 14 soldiers and their losses are felt every day by their formations and their leaders, but those same leaders who are tackling these problems, and the issues that led to those 14 to take the step that they did, are the same leaders who are leading literally every day here thousands of soldiers at Ft. Hood who are facing the same stresses, the same challenges, the same periods of deployment, and the same issues as everybody else. (END VIDEO CLIP)
STARR: And there you go. That's the issue on the table. What makes some soldiers able to go through a period of stress, but come home and able to deal with the problems, some tragically cannot. Ft. Hood was supposed to really be the showcase for suicide prevention. They have all sorts of counseling programs, efforts, encouraging soldiers to ask for help if they need it.
Commanders being trained to keep an eye on each and every soldier in their unit so they can spot trouble early and get help to those who need it. But tragically right now it's not working. There's a spike and it's not really understood why there's a spike and they're going to keep working away at it. Kyra.
PHILLIPS: Sure hope they do. Barbara Starr, thanks.
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