Skip to comments.CNN Features Only Anti-War Websites on Iraq War Anniversary
Posted on 03/20/2008 2:51:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Wednesdays "The Situation Room" featured three anti-war grassroots websites during a short segment, without including any from the opposing viewpoint. Host Wolf Blitzer introduced the segment by talking about the anti-war protests marking the 5-year anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. "Hundreds of anti-war protesters gathered in Washington for this, the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq. At least 31 people were arrested today, according to the organizers. Protests are also happening across the country, and many of them are being organized online."
Blitzer brought in CNN Internet reported Abbi Tatton, who described the websites and the groups behind them. "[I]ts a coalition of groups organizing and publicizing the protests today on this website, 5 Years Too Many, and theyve been updating with pictures of the protests -- these from Washington -- throughout the day. The goal: to disrupt business as usual..."
Tatton then described one of the groups participating in the protests. "Amongst the demonstrators in the nations capital today -- students on an alternative spring break. Ashley Casale from Wesleyan University is one of the organizers of Our Spring Break, which has brought 150 students from various different schools to Washington, and they say that theyve been organizing largely through Facebook, that social networking site."
Another group featured by Tatton was MoveOn.org. "And separately, the group MoveOn.org has got candlelight vigils planned on this, the fifth-year anniversary of the Iraq war. Theyve got almost 900 of those going on, starting in a couple of hours."
The report, which aired 35 minutes into the 4 pm Eastern hour of "The Situation Room," made no mention of any of the groups who are opposing the anti-war protesters, such as Eagles Up, Move America Forward, or the DC Chapter of FreeRepublic.com. Another mainstream media outlet, the Washington Post, actually treated such groups more fairly. They featured the Eagles Up organization in its March 16 edition.
Another reason why I don’t watch CNN.
This is more AMMO for me/us to use during conversations at Easter get-togethers !!
Apparently you are not alone; check out the latest ratings (from Drudge). Woffie’s show is falling fast...I don’t think CNN will ever get it. We are sick and tired of their bias and propaganda and it shows in the ratings:
CABLE NEWS RACE
TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008
FOXNEWS O’REILLY 2,987,000
FNC HANNITY/COLMES 2,407,000
FNC GRETA 1,851,000
FNC SHEP 1,734,000
FNC HUME 1,610,000
CNN DOBBS 1,259,000
CNN KING 1,165,000
CNN ELECTION 1,147,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 993,000
CNN COOPER 973,000
CNN BLITZER 955,000
MSNBC GREGORY 721,000
Looks like the olberidiot is number one show on the channel of hate speech and lies, and the spitter doesn’t even show up anymore. LOL
Thanks for posting, Jim. Anti-American propagandists amplifying anti-american propagandists.
993,000 watching Olberman is 993,00 too many
Sheep will be sheep.
I appreciate these reports. Since I have not watched CNN is some time, this is the only way to know what’s going on over there. It also reaffirms my decision to pass them by.
CNN fulfills a function - it is a comfort zone hideaway for those who really can’t stand controversial reality and want to take comfort and peace in their daily offering of nooz.
My grandparents used to listen to the ‘Farm Report’ on the radio for the same reason. How dangerous can the wheat yield be?
I think I found them though.
FNC GERALDO 4
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