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CNN Guest Accuses Network of Waging 'War on Republicans'
newsbusters ^ | December 13, 2011 | Matt Hadro

Posted on 12/13/2011 3:12:12 PM PST by Mozilla

Conservative columnist Rich Galen lampooned CNN for its liberal bias during his appearance on Monday's The Situation Room. During the bottom of the 4 p.m. hour, anchor Wolf Blitzer threw water on right-wing claims that President Obama is waging a "war on religion," and Galen called him out for one-sided coverage of the matter.

GOP candidate Rick Perry had recently produced a campaign ad accusing Obama of running a "war on religion." Blitzer, noting the accusation, played a moving montage of performances from Sunday's "Christmas in Washington" pageant, attended by the President, and then asked how Obama could be considered anti-Christmas if he had attended such a public display.

Galen called his bluff as he mocked the lengths CNN was willing to go to defend Obama. "CNN just couldn't be more on one side of this thing," he attested while laughing. Galen did relent to Blitzer's point that CNN had given Perry a voice by playing his campaign ad, but continued to insist that the network was biased.

Later on, Blitzer kept defending Obama as he told Galen to watch the full hour of the Christmas pageant and "You'll see if this President has a war on religion." Galen responded that "CNN has a war on Republicans is the issue."

A transcript of the segment, which aired on December 12 at 4:41 p.m. EST, is as follows:

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; mainstreammedia; mediabias
Obama attends one Christmas concert and he's the second coming of Christ.

He sits in Jeremiah Wright's church or works with William Ayers and any mention of that is "guilt by association".

Guess we'll find out next year how divisive the liberals are as they attack republicans for mentioning practically anything about Obama.

1 posted on 12/13/2011 3:12:20 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

wolf arguing for the President proves the point. the same way Stephanopolous corrected the president on his ‘christian faith’ and the softballs obama gets from the press if he get’s any balls at all.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 3:17:00 PM PST by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Mozilla

Yes. From the sewer of Chicago politics, several governors and reps and assorted state pols are in prison. Somehow, Hussein emerged “lily white” clean from the same source.


3 posted on 12/13/2011 3:20:11 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Mozilla

Twenty years of “God Damn America”, sure seals the deal for me. He’s undoubtedly one of the best Christians I’ve ever heard of. /s

This is a moron that claimed Islam played a fundamental role in the foundation of our nation, no mention of the Christian God in there.

You’ve just got to shake your head at this f-up.


4 posted on 12/13/2011 3:20:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: Mozilla

CNN biased? Next thing you know someone will try and claim that water is wet.


5 posted on 12/13/2011 3:21:57 PM PST by highly caffeinated
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To: Mozilla

Everyone — The Right, The Middle, Independents — needs to start fighting the Mainstream Media. The MSM are powerful allies of The Left and protect them from legitimate criticism.

The biggest problem is that the Establishment Republicans are afraid of the MSM. They have been bashed too many times by them in the past. The Establishment Republicans have become cowards. They are afraid to speak out forcefully. They form their strategies and policies assuming that they have to dodge the attacks of the MSM. During the debt limit extension debate last July, the Establishment Republicans — Ann Coulter, Brett Hume, Bill O’Reilly, etc — wanted to cave. It was the Tea Party who forced them to show some courage and hold the line.

It’s the “People Who Don’t Pay Attention” who are destroying our country. They are the ones who believe the propaganda of the MSM and vote based on misinformation. We will not reach these people until we start fighting and forcefully speaking out against the MSM every chance we get.

With the popularity of FoxNews and talk radio, and a strong message about free enterprise versus big government, we can make a breakthrough in 2012, but the Establishment Republicans need to show some courage.

.


6 posted on 12/13/2011 3:27:17 PM PST by bobk333
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To: Mozilla

I think it is funny that CNN is so damaged now that their guests openly mock them. Good to see.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 3:28:38 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: sappy
Did CNN have anyone on to argue the administration's point of view or did they just rely on Blitzer to do that? </rehtorical ? off>
8 posted on 12/13/2011 3:30:00 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Mozilla
Blitzer...asked how Obama could be considered anti-Christmas if he
had attended such a public display.

"I'll take 'Nonsequiturs only a complete dumbass could find
persuasive' for a million, Alex!"

9 posted on 12/13/2011 3:32:07 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Man, vicious low blow.

Post more.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 3:35:10 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Mozilla

So can we expect the National Day of Prayer to be reinstated, Obama?


11 posted on 12/13/2011 3:41:50 PM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: bobk333
Establishment Republicans — Ann Coulter, Brett Hume, Bill O’Reilly
Bill O’Reilly an establishment Republican? Surely you jest.
At the least, he claims to be Independent, but is (more than) obviously a closet Lefty.
12 posted on 12/13/2011 3:43:49 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Mozilla; All
"He (Obamassiah) sits in Jeremiah Wright's church or works with William Ayers and any mention of that is "guilt by association"."


13 posted on 12/13/2011 3:45:56 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman
Establishment Republicans — Ann Coulter, Brett Hume, Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly an establishment Republican? Surely you jest. At the least, he claims to be Independent, but is (more than) obviously a closet Lefty.

I'm perfectly serious. If he is not an Establishment Republican, he is surely spun like a top by them.

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14 posted on 12/13/2011 3:58:19 PM PST by bobk333
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To: Hunton Peck

Best of the day !...the WEEK !! Precious.


15 posted on 12/13/2011 4:00:31 PM PST by chiller ( Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: Mozilla

Hard to believe that Wolf can say that with a straight face.


16 posted on 12/13/2011 4:05:08 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Mozilla

I found a video of the segment that has no direct link to it embedded here at the bottom:
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/conservative-columnist-rich-galen-accuses-cnn-of-waging-war-on-republicans/


17 posted on 12/13/2011 4:05:18 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Hunton Peck

LOL! I'd love to hear someone refer to his Jeopardy score during an interview!

18 posted on 12/13/2011 4:54:45 PM PST by wvguy
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To: Hunton Peck

I actually watched that episode. Blitzer is dumb as a bag of hammers. I could have rocked that board in 6th grade.


19 posted on 12/13/2011 5:01:50 PM PST by Tailback
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To: Mozilla
**'ing Goebbels inspired propagandist commies!
20 posted on 12/13/2011 5:14:42 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Mozilla

It’s not a war on EVERY religion, just the ones who do not follow the Koran.


21 posted on 12/13/2011 5:43:58 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Jacquerie

Still waitng for the expose On The Friends Of the President On CNN or Any station. Sort of like we had the Friends of Enron,Or Mozillo.


22 posted on 12/14/2011 4:31:27 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Mozilla

Tell the Idiot Wolf The ass,Has he ever heard of Fox Hole Conversions? What we Have Here is Election Conversion,even I can figure that one Out. Ask him why Obama does not have a Concern any more,all of a SUDDEN,not to DISRUPT Church services for the other attendees.HUH WOLF YOU PUTZ.


23 posted on 12/14/2011 4:34:40 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Mozilla. ABC: NBC: Fox: CBS & NPR:
24 posted on 12/14/2011 11:56:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Mozilla

Conservative columnist Rich Galen lampooned CNN....

^^^
I am glad to see someone correcting Commie News Network, but I see nothing here that appears to be a lampoon. Am I missing something?


25 posted on 01/26/2012 4:13:01 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: sappy

Exaclty right. Has CNN ever done a story about a Republican, when attacked, where they went out to prove through video and interviews that that attack was wrong and unfair?

Heh! Hardly.

That they’d actually do this for Obama, and other democrats (and we’ve seen their defensive stories and comments CONSTANTLY) proves the point on it’s own.

BIAS.

Propaganda.

CNN (and ABCCBSNBCNYTWASHPOSTLATIMES...)


26 posted on 01/26/2012 4:21:37 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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