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Blood Money from CNN
AIM Report ^ | 01/10/2007 | By Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 01/10/2007 6:16:38 AM PST by oxcart

Faced with outrage over airing a video showing terrorists shooting and killing American soldiers in Iraq, CNN is auctioning off a Hummer it used to cover the liberation of Iraq in order to raise money for wounded vets.

On January 20, the Hummer will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz. "We'll be donating all the proceeds to the Fisher House Foundation," said Jennifer L. Martin, a spokesperson for CNN. Fisher House is a program that provides humanitarian assistance to veterans of the Iraq War and their families.

This announcement comes as the Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation, which operates 10 Stoney Creek Inn hotels in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, has dropped CNN and CNN Headline News from its basic cable offerings because CNN aired terrorist videos of American soldiers being killed in Iraq.

Company President James Thompson said of CNN's decision: "I am repulsed by that judgment, and I made a decision of conscience for myself. There comes a time when you either stay silent or speak out, and this was wrong."

In response, Rep. Duncan Hunter called for the Pentagon to expel any CNN reporter embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq. CNSNews.com reported a Hunter spokesman as saying that being embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq is "a privilege, not a right," and CNN violated that right by airing the terrorist video.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cnn; enemedia; mediawar; saddamites; terroristmedia
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No wonder most of our troops hate the media.
1 posted on 01/10/2007 6:16:39 AM PST by oxcart
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To: oxcart

CNN is as transparent as the dems, when they pander instead of respect.


2 posted on 01/10/2007 6:26:27 AM PST by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME--Please become a monthly or dollar a day donor!!)
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To: oxcart
This just in....CNN SUCKS.
3 posted on 01/10/2007 6:27:22 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: oxcart

HOORAY Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation!!


4 posted on 01/10/2007 6:28:49 AM PST by JZelle
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To: oxcart

They think auctioning off the Hummer will appease everyone? That's even more disgusting.


5 posted on 01/10/2007 6:29:35 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: oxcart

The winning bidder probably has to go to Iraq to get it.


6 posted on 01/10/2007 6:32:16 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: mtbopfuyn

a used Hummer at that


7 posted on 01/10/2007 6:32:51 AM PST by woofie
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To: CedarDave

I'll bid $3.


8 posted on 01/10/2007 6:34:03 AM PST by woofie
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To: oxcart

I watched Hunter on CNN when he went after them for showing that video. He demanded that NO reporters from CNN to allowed in country, and especially not embedded with our troops.


9 posted on 01/10/2007 6:34:51 AM PST by OldFriend (THE PRESS IS AN EVIL FOR WHICH THERE IS NO REMEDY)
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To: OldFriend

I am calling for all in attendance at this auction to turn thier backs and refuse to bid on said Hummer. This is a golden opportunity to give the libs a dose of their own medicine. In the long run Barret/Jackson would benefiet from all of the press coverage that would ensue AND CNN would get a much deserved black eye.


10 posted on 01/10/2007 7:42:35 AM PST by ping jockey (We have sissy's for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: ping jockey
I well remember Rudy telling a Saudi sheik where he could stick his money after 9/11.

Courage is not something ever exhibited on CNN, nor is patriotism. They hate this President,and most likely, this country.

11 posted on 01/10/2007 7:45:22 AM PST by OldFriend (THE PRESS IS AN EVIL FOR WHICH THERE IS NO REMEDY)
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To: OldFriend
If the media is taken out of the mix, our troops will be able to get their jobs completed.

This PC BS has got to stop and stop now. This is total disrespect for our troops and does nothing but allow our troops to continue to be placed in harms way at a more escalated rate.

Moreover, the TERRORIST have learned how to use CNN and the other Lamestream media outlets to push their agenda.
12 posted on 01/10/2007 7:51:23 AM PST by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: Paige

CNN and the rest of the MSM are willing co-conspirators in the war against America.


13 posted on 01/10/2007 7:59:22 AM PST by OldFriend (THE PRESS IS AN EVIL FOR WHICH THERE IS NO REMEDY)
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To: OldFriend
You'll not get a disagreement from me. I totally believe that the Media is to blame for all of this sordid mess we see at this time.

At the time, the media is so busy patting themselves on the back thinking they helped the Democrats win the Congress, they are being blinded by their arrogance.

Once again, thanks to all of the stay at home and one issue Conservatives, thanks for showing those Democrats! You did a great job! I commend all of you on a job well done.
14 posted on 01/10/2007 8:03:42 AM PST by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: oxcart; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
CNN confessed to suppressing news of torture and abuse under Saddam Hussein to maintain the Baghdad Bureau.

Did CNN ever show the execution video of Saddam Hussein or is it just okay to show video of US troops being killed?

The media's lame excuse in not showing any death footage from 9-11 is that it was "out of respect" for the families of the 9-11 victims. Where is the respect for the families of the sniper victims?

Why do they still show respect for Saddam Hussein and his family? Hasn't the media long pushed for a capital punishment clip to show America so we would think twice about the death penalty?

If they use the excuse that showing the execution of Saddam Hussein and the thousands of dead bodies from 9-11-2001 would "outrage" Islamists and Americans, what do they believe the effect of showing US troops being picked off will do? Sour the war effort? Embolden the enemy?

The media is treasonous.
15 posted on 01/10/2007 9:31:43 AM PST by weegee ("Vote Obama - For More Ears!")
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This announcement comes as the Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation, which operates 10 Stoney Creek Inn hotels in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, has dropped CNN and CNN Headline News from its basic cable offerings because CNN aired terrorist videos of American soldiers being killed in Iraq.

Company President James Thompson said of CNN's decision: "I am repulsed by that judgment, and I made a decision of conscience for myself. There comes a time when you either stay silent or speak out, and this was wrong."

It is time to $crew CNN with the power of our $'s. Block all CNN channels on your satellite system or cable system and send the CEO's an email of why you are blocking CNN.

When our Dish system was installed 6 years ago this spring, I asked the installer to block all CNN channels to show me how to block the bad channels. He laughed and did it. We have not missed CNN.

16 posted on 01/10/2007 9:38:28 AM PST by Grampa Dave (If you are reading this and don't donate to Free Republic, you are probably a liberal or CINO.)
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To: oxcart

Dick Parsons runsTime Warner which owns CNN.
The troops get the proceeds from a CNN Hummer ( bet it's in mint condition) while Parsons donates millions of shareholder dollars to the Apollo Theater in Harlem .

Nice.


17 posted on 01/10/2007 9:59:36 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Paige
I will go a lot farther in my support of this President.

We have fought the war well. We have taken our time, thereby minimizing our losses. Never has a war been fought with so much success, so little loss of life, and yet the so called conventional wisdom, all those living room generals just know they could have done better.

There are 17,000 murders in the US every year.

There are approx. 1,000 training accidents in the military every year.

We have lost about 2,600 battle deaths total these four years.

Yet, we have all these experts determining how the war ought to have been fought.

18 posted on 01/10/2007 10:24:59 AM PST by OldFriend (THE PRESS IS AN EVIL FOR WHICH THERE IS NO REMEDY)
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To: oxcart

Blood money from a snuff film.


19 posted on 01/10/2007 10:27:53 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Grampa Dave

I don't have cable. I don't fund these channels which would receive a share of my cable bill even if I don't watch them.

When the consumer has to "opt in" to individual channel purchase, he will not be so generous. Meanwhile the broadcast channels still don't get compensation from the pay-tv bill.


20 posted on 01/10/2007 1:12:30 PM PST by weegee ("Vote Obama - For More Ears!")
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