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CNN Features Only Anti-War Websites on Iraq War Anniversary
NewsBusters ^ | March 19, 2008 | By Matthew Balan

Posted on 03/20/2008 2:51:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Wednesday’s "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]t’s a coalition of groups organizing and publicizing the protests today on this website, ‘5 Years Too Many,’ and they’ve 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 nation’s 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 they’ve been organizing largely through Facebook, that social networking site."

Another group featured by Tatton was "And separately, the group has got candlelight vigils planned on this, the fifth-year anniversary of the Iraq war. They’ve 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 Another mainstream media outlet, the Washington Post, actually treated such groups more fairly. They featured the Eagles Up organization in its March 16 edition.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dcchapter; eaglesup; gatheringofeagles; maf; marines; supportourtroops; wot

1 posted on 03/20/2008 2:51:33 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Another reason why I don’t watch CNN.

This is more AMMO for me/us to use during conversations at Easter get-togethers !!

2 posted on 03/20/2008 3:44:00 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001
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To: Jim Robinson
Our local FOX affiliate went negative on their newscast last night as well. I no longer ridicule American Idol, as I have decided that it is less contrived and manipulative than the average "news" program.

Mr. niteowl77

3 posted on 03/20/2008 4:09:16 AM PDT by niteowl77 (I yell at my TV more these days, even though I am watching it less.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I don't watch TV anymore.

I FReep.

4 posted on 03/20/2008 4:24:05 AM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

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:


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
CNN COOPER 973,000

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

5 posted on 03/20/2008 4:29:59 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for posting, Jim. Anti-American propagandists amplifying anti-american propagandists.

6 posted on 03/20/2008 4:32:53 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Laverne

993,000 watching Olberman is 993,00 too many

7 posted on 03/20/2008 4:38:58 AM PDT by Rennes Templar ( Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.)
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To: All

Sheep will be sheep.

8 posted on 03/20/2008 4:44:08 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: Jim Robinson

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.

9 posted on 03/20/2008 5:11:36 AM PDT by centurion316 (Democrats - Supporting Al Qaida Worldwide)
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To: All

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?

10 posted on 03/20/2008 5:35:12 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: Laverne
Neither does Geraldo.

I think I found them though.


11 posted on 03/20/2008 1:44:33 PM PDT by Syncro
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