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CNN Blasted, Praised Over Sniper Video(Despicable & Treasonous!)
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | October 21, 2006 | Steve Schmidt

Posted on 10/23/2006 6:21:07 AM PDT by kellynla

CNN's decision to air a video showing snipers targeting U.S. troops in Iraq provoked both rage and praise yesterday, with some calling it a brave move by the cable network and others labeling it a propaganda coup for terrorists.

“This is nothing short of a terrorist snuff film,” said Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Carlsbad. “I think CNN should recognize it made a terrible mistake and pull it.” Bilbray, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asking him to yank any CNN reporters embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq.

“They don't deserve to be with American Marines and soldiers,” said Hunter, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, at a news conference he and Bilbray held yesterday in downtown San Diego. CNN “can't decide which side they're on.”

Jeffrey Dvorkin, executive director of the Committee of Concerned Journalists in Washington, said CNN “did an important journalistic job in reporting this.”

“It's enormously important that Americans have a very clear sense of what our military is going through in Iraq,” Dvorkin said. “It's one of the better pieces of war reportage I've ever seen.”

A Defense Department spokesman yesterday declined to comment on the issue.

The cable channel began airing portions of the chilling video Wednesday night on “Anderson Cooper 360,” after what a network official described as an intense internal discussion over its news value.

“Whether or not you agree with us in this case, our goal, as always, is to present the unvarnished truth as best we can,” wrote CNN producer David Doss in a blog entry about the taped footage, which was still available on CNN.com last night.

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Congressman Duncan Hunter was interviewed on the Rick Roberts radio show in San Diego this a.m. and Hunter stated that he was writing a letter to Don Rumsfield requesting that all CNN embedded reporters be removed from American military units.

As a former combat United States Marine, I find CNN's actions despicable and treasonous.

Semper Fi, Kelly

1 posted on 10/23/2006 6:21:08 AM PDT by kellynla
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To: SandRat; freema; NormsRevenge

ping


2 posted on 10/23/2006 6:22:24 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

CNN is doing a great job of helping Osama Bin Laden and the Iranian Insurgents. CNN's propaganda on their behalf has been excellent.

/Sarcasm OFF


3 posted on 10/23/2006 6:23:52 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: kellynla

Of course it is treason. Why are these sneaking bastards allowed access to military units? Ans: The rAT party mouthpiece has a vested interest in losing the war.


4 posted on 10/23/2006 6:24:55 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: kellynla

I would go one step further and shoot any CNN reporter in the battle area.


5 posted on 10/23/2006 6:25:07 AM PDT by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: kellynla
some calling it a brave move by the cable network

desperation by a failing network

Doogle

6 posted on 10/23/2006 6:25:26 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF 69-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: kellynla
“It's enormously important that Americans have a very clear sense of what our military is going through in Iraq,” Dvorkin said. “It's one of the better pieces of war reportage I've ever seen.”

It wouldn't be hard to arrange a video of insurgents killing a CNN reporter. If that happened, would Dvorkin feel the same way?

7 posted on 10/23/2006 6:26:15 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (As Ibn Warraq said, "There are moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam.")
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To: Doogle

8 posted on 10/23/2006 6:27:30 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF 69-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: kellynla
"...sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asking him to yank any CNN reporters embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq."

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Nice thought but according to what I've read lately, CNN doesn't have any embedded reporters. None of them have left the Green Zone in weeks.
9 posted on 10/23/2006 6:27:30 AM PDT by E8Ret
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To: kellynla
The cable channel began airing portions of the chilling video Wednesday night on “Anderson Cooper 360,” after what a network official described as an intense internal discussion over its news value.

Disgusting. And that comment by Dvorkin ... dripping with used food! The story could have been told and when it came time to show the video, Cooper could have said "out of respect to the families of our soldiers, we will not show this propaganda video." No, they had to go for the ratings and keep the moonbat base happy.

10 posted on 10/23/2006 6:28:46 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: kellynla
“It's one of the better pieces of war reportage I've ever seen.”

Er...if by "reportage" you mean, 'airing exactly what the enemy has sent you.' What reportage???

CNN is absolutely disgusting.

11 posted on 10/23/2006 6:29:20 AM PDT by USArmySpouse
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To: kellynla

Neal Gabler on FOX News Watch defended CNN by saying it's news. It happened; therefore, it should be covered.

So are partial birth abortions, and at much greater frequency.


12 posted on 10/23/2006 6:29:42 AM PDT by OESY
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To: NonValueAdded

Shame on them. CNN should remember that paybacks are a bitch.


13 posted on 10/23/2006 6:30:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: kellynla
“I think CNN should recognize it made a terrible mistake and pull it.”

Mistakes are accidents, what CNN did was quite intentional. The islamofacist scum shot this American warrior, but CNN is murdering him over and over and over with their airing of this video. CNN are the living proof that there is no low that some human beings won't sink to for personal gain or revenge.

14 posted on 10/23/2006 6:31:06 AM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: kellynla

Unfortunately CNN still has terrorists on the payroll so pulling the embedded reporters won't change a thing.


15 posted on 10/23/2006 6:31:43 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: OESY

Fox News is fast becoming Faux News.


16 posted on 10/23/2006 6:33:45 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

“Whether or not you agree with us in this case, our goal, as always, is to present the unvarnished truth as best we can,” wrote CNN producer David Doss


Yes... their goal AS ALWAYS is to present the unvarnished truth...

Is that why they deemed that footage of people jumping to their deaths from the WTC on 9-11 was *too upsetting* for people to see??? Is that why they made the choice not to show footage of the towers coming down after 9-11??? Or not to show terrorists sawing off the heads of Americans??? Or not to show Americans who have been burned beyond recognition hanging from a bridge in Iraq??? THOSE things were too upsetting for the delicate American mind... but if terrorist snipers are shooting at American soldiers, why THAT'S NEWS!!! Too important for the American people to miss... So what if some mother or wife sees her son or husband shot to death before their eyes!!! Too bad...

I would say rather that they varnish lies and call them the truth... whatever it takes to further the leftist agenda.

Wiping the spit off my face and descending from my soap box....


17 posted on 10/23/2006 6:34:14 AM PDT by 4BoysMom (Doing much better than I deserve by the grace of God)
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To: kellynla

But doesn't CNN refuse to air WTC footage sayhing it is too "graphic"?


18 posted on 10/23/2006 6:34:50 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: kellynla
"Jeffrey Dvorkin, executive director of the Committee of Concerned Journalists in Washington, said “It's one of the better pieces of war reportage I've ever seen.”

That would depend on what side of the war you're on, Jeffery.

19 posted on 10/23/2006 6:35:03 AM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: kellynla

Yet they won't air the 9/11 WTC collapse, because "it's tooo sooooon"............


20 posted on 10/23/2006 6:35:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

CNN's AntiAmerican MOTTO and CREED : Ted Turner, June 18, 2002:
"So who are the terrorists?
I would make a case that both sides are involved in terrorism.
"

21 posted on 10/23/2006 6:35:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Diogenesis

I wish I could boycott CNN and have it mean something, but I never watch them anyhow.

Anybody out there have a list of their advertisers?


22 posted on 10/23/2006 6:38:37 AM PDT by lOKKI (You can ignore reality until it bites you in the ass.)
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To: kellynla
How about we start really prosecuting treason?
23 posted on 10/23/2006 6:39:14 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Cooper could have said "out of respect to the families of our soldiers, we will not show this propaganda video." No, they had to go for the ratings and keep the moonbat base happy.

EXACTLY!


24 posted on 10/23/2006 6:40:17 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: redgolum


Nothing is going to be done against CNN by the gov't, litigation will not work either...

Only when the citizenry is Fed up enough with CNN and their enabling of the terrorists by the obvious propaganda and the constant "hate the Bush Admin" Agenda of CNN, will the first fire bomb sail through the lobby at CNN's headquarters...will something be done. It's sad that it will have to come to that for those idiots at CNN to get a clue...diplomacy has faild with Turner's ilk since the obviously ignore the facts and history.


25 posted on 10/23/2006 6:44:07 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: kellynla

Gabler is there as the duty lib idiot.


26 posted on 10/23/2006 6:44:25 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic is that the Free Clinic knows how to stop a leak.)
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To: Diogenesis

Ewwww.............Crest whitestrips!


27 posted on 10/23/2006 6:48:22 AM PDT by fml
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To: kellynla
Why should anyone expect anything else out of CNN? They were in Baghdad all those years covering up the mass murders, etc. of Saddam regime. They are hoping/betting on the terrorists winning and thus retaining their "special" spot in Iraq.

Despicable to put it mildly..

28 posted on 10/23/2006 6:49:57 AM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: kellynla

I wanna know what Glen Beck, Mr. Conservative who works for CCN, thinks about all this! I recently had CNN and its sheep dip programming removed from my TV, so I haven't heard his take on his libby employers. Does he stand up, address the issue, take a firm stand!

This propaganda snuff film is not unlike the Assassination of Bush film and the more cutting edge shock treatment the American public is being exposed to. Anderson Cooper is pushing the boundary of news broadcasts in the same way as lib Brits & Americans push offensive "art" -- and, as I suspect, to make a name for himself, other than being the son of a Vanderbilt.


29 posted on 10/23/2006 6:52:52 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Doctor Raoul

Gabler hasn't had an original thought in years. He says what he's told to say.


30 posted on 10/23/2006 7:00:57 AM PDT by MJemison
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To: E8Ret
Nice thought but according to what I've read lately, CNN doesn't have any embedded reporters. None of them have left the Green Zone in weeks.

Then it's even easier. Kick them out of the green zone and pull their ID so they can't get back in.

31 posted on 10/23/2006 7:02:27 AM PDT by McGavin999 (Republicans take out our trash, Democrats re-elect theirs)
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To: OESY

In fairness, Steve Doocie (this morning) castrated cnn over this "traitorous" enemy propaganda piece.

LLS


32 posted on 10/23/2006 7:29:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: lOKKI
"I wish I could boycott CNN and have it mean something, but I never watch them anyhow."

If you travel and book hotel/motel rooms, demand that CNN be blocked in you room before you arrive.

If everyone would do this the management would tire of running back and forth turning CNN on/off. They would have their cable/Sat. company block the feed in every room.

No Hotel/motel chain could afford to lose half their customers by refusing to comply.

CNN would suffer an unsustainable rating/advertising drop.
33 posted on 10/23/2006 7:34:03 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Demonrats want the Gays out of Congress.....stand back and let them purge their base.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

who is "Steve Doocie?"


34 posted on 10/23/2006 7:36:26 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

al qeada is embedded at CNN


35 posted on 10/23/2006 7:40:14 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: kellynla

Weatherman and Co-Host of Fox and Friends on weekdays. He is Brian Kilmeade's partner. It may be Doocy or Doocey?

LLS


36 posted on 10/23/2006 7:43:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

oh okay, I don't watch CNN so I didn't know. Thanks.


37 posted on 10/23/2006 7:48:08 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

I have already contacted my senator and representative over this treasonous act and also think cnn should not only be pulled from Iraq but arrested and charges filed.I don't want to hear any of this da*n 1st amendment nonsense,they are not protected by it in Iraq and there are no american courts there to screw it up!


38 posted on 10/23/2006 7:48:12 AM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: kellynla
I gave CNN a piece of my mind last week. They are aiding the enemy.
39 posted on 10/23/2006 7:48:21 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: It's tough playing with us, but you can't play the game without us.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

ooooops, my mistake, I have CNN on the brain this a.m...
I am so outraged by CNN's actions...
I don't watch Faux News' whatever program either. LOL


40 posted on 10/23/2006 7:49:43 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Personal calls and emails of outrage to CNN and our elected officials (airheads) is the least we can do. Dumping their stock is the first order of business for anyone that owns stock in the parent company.


41 posted on 10/23/2006 7:53:20 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: INSENSITIVE GUY

" I have already contacted my senator"

I would do the same but we've got the Dumb & Dumber, the Leftist Twins, Boxer & Feintstein...
so a lot of good it would do to contact them...
but "Surfer Boy" Rohrabacher is my congressman, so I'll contact him today!

Semper Fi,
Kelly


42 posted on 10/23/2006 7:55:05 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
Reminds me of the speech that Nicholson gave in his role as Col. Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men:

"...I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!"

CNN...questioning the manner in which the blanket of freedom they operate under is provided.

43 posted on 10/23/2006 7:57:17 AM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

getting a list of CNN's advertisers and boycotting them might be the ticket...
hitting them in the wallet!
It sure worked against the Left Angeles Times!
They've been firing people left and right, circulation numbers and advertising revenue are both down BIG TIME!


44 posted on 10/23/2006 7:58:41 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
“It's enormously important that Americans have a very clear sense of what our military is going through in Iraq,”

Dishonest code for “It's enormously important that Anti-Americans have a very clear sense of what our military is going through in Iraq.Thank you Time Warner”


Dvorkin said. “It's one of the better pieces of war reportage I've ever seen.”

Honest code for “It's one of the better pieces of war reportage Anti-Americans have ever seen.Thank you Time Warner.”
45 posted on 10/23/2006 7:59:03 AM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: TET1968

hey, lets not kid ourselves, since you have the screen name of the most wrongly reported battle in American history;
CNN is an enemy of America and anyone who thinks otherwise has not been paying attention!

If anyone can obtain a list of CNN's advertisers, I would greatly appreciate those advertisers being posted here so we can all boycott them!

I am sick of outfits like CNN and Leftists doing what they please to smear American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines and profiting by airing and publicizing anti-American propaganda!

Semper Fi,
Kelly


46 posted on 10/23/2006 8:08:36 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Go to Youtube.
Do a search for snipers and one can find dozens of videos of US / allied troops getting picked off.


47 posted on 10/23/2006 8:08:54 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: kellynla

Monday thru Thursday Brit's segment is good. FnF is good Monday through Friday when the regulars on on.

I also hate cnn!

LLS


48 posted on 10/23/2006 8:09:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: LUV W

ping


49 posted on 10/23/2006 8:10:16 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: taxed2death

No thanks, I don't need any refresher courses.


50 posted on 10/23/2006 8:11:49 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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