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Leland Yee Blackout: CNN Mocks Citizen Who Wants Coverage of Arms Trafficking Scandal
breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/14 | Tony Lee

Posted on 03/30/2014 7:40:08 AM PDT by Texas Eagle

CNN dismissed complaints that the network was not covering last week's shocking arrest of Democrat Leland Yee, the California state senator who was arrested for alleged arms trafficking and bribery, and falsely asserted that it does not give attention to state senators.

That standard did not apply to Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, whom CNN covered relentlessly. This was long before she even considered a gubernatorial run after filibustering a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and make those conducted before then safer.

Viewers and readers on Friday complained that the network, just like Politico, was not reporting or discussing Yee's scandal online, and the official and verified @CNNWriters account tweeted to one critic that ignoring Yee's arrest was standard practice:

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; bias; cnn; cultureofcorruption; demagogicparty; fastandfurious; lelandyee; mediabias; meduabias; memebuilding; msm; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; politico; sanfrancisco; spiked; yee
The INDYpundit @TheINDYpundit

Curious that the Leland Yee story appears nowhere on @CNN's website. What say you, @CNNWriters ?

CNN.com Writers ✔ @CNNWriters Follow @TheINDYpundit It's in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never. You see another conspiracy?

6:19 AM - 28 Mar 2014

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1 posted on 03/30/2014 7:40:08 AM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Texas Eagle
Shame on all you FReepers who watch CNN just to get your Flight 370 fix.

That's right. I said shame all over you.

I just hope Fox News stays on it. But I have my doubts.

2 posted on 03/30/2014 7:41:18 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

The Flight 370 Story ,” It’s missing and they are searching for it “ end of story until they find it , D’oh


3 posted on 03/30/2014 7:45:01 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: dragnet2

PING!


4 posted on 03/30/2014 7:45:43 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Texas Eagle

It’s a big story, for sure


5 posted on 03/30/2014 7:47:10 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Texas Eagle

Looks like CNN needs to be FReeped.

Inundated with accusations of bias from all “social media” sources.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 7:53:18 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 7:54:12 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
I agree.

The Men Seeking Men media is a domestic enemy.

They don't even pretend to be referees anymore. They are playing for The 'RATS.

8 posted on 03/30/2014 7:56:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

One would think that a story about an outspoken gun control advocate arrested for arms trafficking and whose partner in crime is named Shrimp Boy Chow would generate high ratings.


9 posted on 03/30/2014 7:58:41 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Texas Eagle

“The affidavit also said Yee claimed to know a weapons trafficker who he had known for years, who was supplying “cargo containers” of heavy weapons to Muslim rebels in the Philippines. “

” undercover agent mentioned his desire to spend as much as $2.5 million on automatic “shoulder-fired” weapons and missiles, the complaint said. “

“Among the other 25 defendants caught in the sting were Yee’s campaign aide, Keith Jackson and Raymond Chow, a onetime gang leader known as “Shrimp Boy.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/california-state-sen-leland-yee-indicted-weapons-charges/story?id=23082339


10 posted on 03/30/2014 8:03:34 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Fiji Hill
One would think that a story about an outspoken gun control advocate arrested for arms trafficking and whose partner in crime is named Shrimp Boy Chow would generate high ratings.

One small problem, though. The aforementioned gun control activist is a DemocRAT.

Dare the luck. So close, yet so far away.

Obviously CNN doesn't want to cover it because at some point they would have to mention his political orientation and that runs the risk of the Sheeple who watch their pathetic little channel might actually get informed about something.

Can't have that.

11 posted on 03/30/2014 8:04:00 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: All
Oh please....CNN dare not utter a discouraging word about gun-running Scumacrat Leland Lee.

That would compromise CNN's loyalty oath. CNN's in lockstep---uniformly marching w/ Scumacrats, saluting smartly to der leader.

HECK, THIS IS LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1940's-ERA EUROPE.

=================================================

(CACKLE) So I guess lockstepping CNN staff are all wearing the DNC-issue uniform du jour.

DNC FASHION EDICT: what well-dressed lock-stepping
Scumocrats are wearing this election season:

DNC-ISSUE BROWN SHIRTS

12 posted on 03/30/2014 8:05:15 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Fiji Hill

as we read the stories about Yee this has gone on forever. There will be 100’s of indictments from companies to individuals.
they may try and ignore it today,downplay a state senator running guns to terrorists (LOL)but this story will mushroom way beyond their ability to. contain it


13 posted on 03/30/2014 8:12:18 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Texas Eagle

CNN calls itself the referee of cable news. Let MSNBC and FOX provide news opinion.

Then it censors stories like these.

Huh?


14 posted on 03/30/2014 8:13:21 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Texas Eagle

The entire communists machine Democrats in California have destroyed this State. California should be noted as the communists capitol of America.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 8:14:08 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Texas Eagle

CNN must be getting some flak over their nonstop coverage of the missing plane because they’re getting defensive. I just surfed over there, and a commentator was defending CNN’s “spectacle” coverage—i. e. the plane—as opposed to Fox’s partisan and sensationalist approach that “inflames” viewers.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 8:17:49 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: cicero2k

they still take comments on their fazedbook page...

https://www.facebook.com/cnn


17 posted on 03/30/2014 8:20:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: All
The 137-page, FBI-sworn affidavit against Yee, a Democrat state Sen w/ huge political ambitions.....who has since dropped out of the race for Secretary of State----reads like a crime thriller.

Beyond allegations of Democrat Yee's alleged wire fraud, money laundering, corruption, and bribery, the affidavit contains tales of Yee's alleged murder-for-hire plots involving a political consultant who apparently crossed Yee, as well as large international weapons trafficking operations.

Democrat Yee apparently has an identity problem----he was an avid gun-grabber--and at the same time was allegedly involved in gun smuggling. His express purpose was financing his cash-strapped political ambitions, exchanging campaign contributions for shipments of automatic weapons and shoulder-fired missiles and artillery.

One trafficker, in an alleged meeting with Democrat Yee's political consultant Keith Jackson, and the FBI informant on March 11, 2014, allegedly discussed arms to be obtained from the Philippines. The affidavit claims the arms trafficker claimed personal relationships with Islamic rebels in the Philippines, though the weapons were supposedly to be obtained from sources inside the Philippine military.(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...

Democrat Lee was very well-versed in gun-running terroristic weaponry ---and may have done this before. The Democrat showed the FBI agent the entire process of how to get those weapons from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines into the United States (according to the FBI affidavit).

The FBI criminal complaint stated that Democrat Yee sought campaign donations in return for connecting an Italian gangster from New Jersey with an international arms dealer. The gangster was actually an undercover federal agent, the complaint said.

The complaint said Democrat Yee talked tough about having shady contacts who could obtain automatic weapons. "Do I think we can make some money? I think we can make some money,” the state senator said, according to the complaint. “Do I think we can get the goods? I think we can get the goods."

The complaint says Democrat Yee described his approach to arms dealing as "agnostic." “People want to get whatever they want to get. Do I care? No, I don’t care. People need certain things,” Yee said, according to the complaint.

18 posted on 03/30/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT by Liz
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To: nuconvert
“The FBI affidavit also said Yee claimed for years he had know a weapons trafficker who was supplying “cargo containers” of heavy weapons to Muslim rebels in the Philippines. “

This is tantamount to aiding and abetting----b/c Democrat Yee knew for years illegal gun trafficking was going on but failed to report it to authorities.

Clearly, Scumacrat Yee's loyalties were not to endangered Americans or the national security of the USA.

19 posted on 03/30/2014 8:28:47 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Texas Eagle

Constantly peddling lies can get really awkward, and requires the continual reconciliation of contradictions. Fortunately, pandering to liberals is not a problem, since they are capable of sincerely entertaining two contradictory and mutually exclusive concepts at the same time.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 8:29:35 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Liz; Texas Eagle

This would be a story worthy of CNN reporting, if Yee had only worked as janitor


21 posted on 03/30/2014 9:04:26 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Liz

But gosh golly yee,I mean gee.
This is just a state issue ,the rest of the country’s not interested in a Democrat state Senator from some little state out west.
Now let’s talk about those lane closures in what’s that sate again ,run buy a Republican Gov’.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 9:05:39 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Texas Eagle

I never thought I’d say this: Where’s Piers Morgan when you need him?


23 posted on 03/30/2014 9:14:43 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Texas Eagle
CNN's logic has more holes than...
24 posted on 03/30/2014 9:17:45 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Fiji Hill

“One would think that a story about an outspoken gun control advocate arrested for arms trafficking and whose partner in crime is named Shrimp Boy Chow would generate high ratings.”

If he was a Republican it would be front page news for weeks. Dem? Nothing to see, move along.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 9:19:59 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Texas Eagle

I was struck in a similar way. Complaining to CNN about being
too biased would be like complaining to Debbie Wasserman Schultz
that she supports too many Democrat office seekers. CNN doesn’t
have enough viewers anymore to distinguish a viewer/critic
category so perhaps it’s a NRA official playing ‘gotcha’.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 9:40:33 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Texas Eagle
Democrat Leland Yee, the California state senator who was arrested for alleged arms trafficking and bribery

Guns for YEE but not for THEE.

27 posted on 03/30/2014 9:49:23 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Texas Eagle

Bump


28 posted on 03/30/2014 9:49:53 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: nuconvert; peteyd; Texas Eagle; BigIsleGal; Grampa Dave; GOPJ; sickoflibs; TADSLOS; ...
A really nice coincidence that Michelle Obama went to China just before this gun-running story on anarchists in Cali including China-born Scumocrat Leland Yee.

BACKSTORY Mrs O's pricey China trip w/ entourage was "sold" to Americans as a "non-political" visit...just there to chat up education.

MISSION CREEP The final WH explanation was that the China trip and the tripe she was pedaling was "soft diplomacy," to "ease tensions" between the US and China......which are surely at an all-time high thanks to the Chinese Cali gangsters.

I just hope Leland, Shrimp Boy and the Phillipine Muslim gangs recognize that the F/L's China foray into "soft diplomacy" visit was really, really productive.

And I hope there's a good nail salon close by the WH to manicure the inch-long Dragon Lady nails Mrs O's now sporting (cackle).

29 posted on 03/30/2014 10:26:49 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Lizavetta
Guns for YEE but not for THEE.

Also on believing in gun control: "Oh YEE of little faith..."

The next gritty TV Drama: "Sons of AnarchYEE"

The sad reality: "Oh YEE of little ethics"

Observe what happens in the single party state: "The Truth is you get YEE"

What Ed Lee is saying now: "If not for ME you might have YEE"

30 posted on 03/30/2014 10:29:16 AM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: RandallFlagg

Thanks for the ping...

Given the fact this was a state Senator and what his positions were, this is a huge story. CNN knows it.

It’s why we very seldom will even turn on that network...It’s correagraped, rehearsed garbage...They parrot what they’re told to parrot.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 10:36:34 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evastion are tools of deceit)
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To: Texas Eagle

CNN only reports a story that has to do with a Republican doing something naughty..an all out blackout when a Dem does something bad..why do you think CNN is so focused on covering MH 370 and NO its NOT because they actually care what happened to the plane, its because they want to take the focus off of Obama, Russia, Putin, and all the Dem scandals


32 posted on 03/30/2014 10:39:06 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Liz

It’s called misprision of a felony, a felony itself.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 3:34:24 PM PDT by snowtigger
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To: snowtigger

Thanks.


34 posted on 03/31/2014 3:15:51 AM PDT by Liz
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