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CNN STRIKES AGAIN And Strikes Out
BlueStarBase.org ^ | March 21, 2003 | Barbara Stanley

Posted on 03/22/2003 7:40:09 AM PST by EveningStar

Here I am, on pins and needles, candles lit and prayers a constant to bring our troops home safely after liberating the oppressed Iraqis and I find myself channel surfing to see what program has the least bottom scroll and best reporting. Having just switched from Foxnews, where the official comment was so far the war is going well, very well, as our forces move into Iraq, soften Baghdad for the big blitz (Shock and Awe). But then I move to WABC, and Peter Jennings is so-o-o- bummed-out and depressed I just can’t watch much and switch next to CNN, where that brow-knitted, pinch-faced Judy Woodruff is asking a reporter on the scene if the White House now considers this first strike a “dismal failure.” What? “Dismal failure” rings so loudly in my head, the utter contempt with which it was said by the propagandist Woodruff that I can’t really get out a good laugh when the reply comes back, “well, er, no.”

The network stations are reporting the liberation as though we were bringing the full force and might of the arrogant and bullying sole Superpower (as though we should be sharing that title with, say, France and the UN) on the ladies aid society, Baghdad annex. Invasion! They mewl. Tsk, tsk and tut, tut, tut. Their upset at actually having something in this administration start out so well must only be poisoned by the fact that that which they have been trumpeting, the Shock and Awe we have heard so much about, didn’t happen immediately! Not only are the liberal, propaganda media not known for their accuracy, but their patience takes a very close second.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: barbarastanley; clintons; cnn; daschle; iraq; naysayers; televisedwar; war
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1 posted on 03/22/2003 7:40:09 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: GummyIII; Stand Watch Listen
ping
2 posted on 03/22/2003 7:41:38 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
The co-presidents Clinton brought terror to a new power and we are all going to have to live with it until we destroy it completely, once and for all.

BUMP

3 posted on 03/22/2003 7:44:22 AM PST by Kathleen
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To: EveningStar
I watched Fox naturally last night, but my husband and i switched to CNN just for kix to see how they were handling it. We couldn't stand it more than two minutes. Cnn was so disorganized and chaotic in their coverage. Whereas Fox had it all together and their reporters "in the field" were easier to hear. Plus my husband liked the red-white-blue colors of Fox (said they were more patriotic than Cnn's orange-red-black color scheme).
4 posted on 03/22/2003 7:44:24 AM PST by uncitizen (hostile freepers need not reply)
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To: EveningStar
Bump against the evil Woodruff/Hunt axis powers!
5 posted on 03/22/2003 7:44:55 AM PST by litehaus
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To: EveningStar
Save yourself some agony. Next time you get the urge to turn from Fox News to CNN, simply turn the TV off.
6 posted on 03/22/2003 7:45:17 AM PST by SKI NOW
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To: EveningStar
How much muff could a Woodruff stuff if a Woodruff could stuff muff?
7 posted on 03/22/2003 7:45:37 AM PST by Consort
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To: EveningStar
With all of CNN's attempts to reorganize their programming to increase viewership, you would think they would can Judy Woodworth who clearly cannot help but show her contempt for all things American.
8 posted on 03/22/2003 7:46:40 AM PST by ladyinred
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To: ladyinred
Opps, Woodruff, Woodstock, Wooden? :-)
9 posted on 03/22/2003 7:47:53 AM PST by ladyinred
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To: EveningStar
Fox has just tromped CNN and "cack" ABC. MSNBC is a close second to FOX, but FOX is definately on the side of America, thank God.
10 posted on 03/22/2003 7:48:00 AM PST by chuknospam (Help fight the War On Terror!! www.operationmilitarypride.org)
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To: EveningStar
And the President dared NOT to watch........TV! OMG!
lol They need to get over themselves, hehehe.
11 posted on 03/22/2003 7:48:10 AM PST by Libertina (God Bless our Commander In Chief and our Troops!)
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To: Consort
Ask Al Hunt.
12 posted on 03/22/2003 7:49:52 AM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Home of the Osamastopper.)
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To: Consort
Is that a question for Trimpotus Clinton?
13 posted on 03/22/2003 7:50:25 AM PST by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: EveningStar
doing the channel surf here also....CNN reports in the middle of the night were not all that bad, MSNBC also not bad. Female reporters on all stations seems to be doing more worrying than anything else. Just give me the facts not your feelings as you sit in the studio. Just wish FOX would have more info on some other units in the field, that s the only reason I surf, looking for more on the 101st
14 posted on 03/22/2003 7:55:34 AM PST by boxerblues (God bless the 101st and keep them safe)
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To: SKI NOW
"Save yourself some agony. Next time you get the urge to turn from Fox News to CNN, simply turn the TV off.

Next time you get the urge to turn to CNN, just go empty the cat box.

Judy-German-Helmet-Hair and Aaron Brown-Shirt

15 posted on 03/22/2003 7:55:40 AM PST by two23
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To: EveningStar
CNN = Communist News Network

CBS = Communist Bull $hit

16 posted on 03/22/2003 7:56:36 AM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: Libertina
And the President dared NOT to watch........TV! OMG
heard that on CNN as if he does not know what is going on unless he is glued to cnn, get over yourselves
17 posted on 03/22/2003 7:57:17 AM PST by boxerblues (God bless the 101st and keep them safe)
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To: Consort
**How much muff could a Woodruff stuff if a Woodruff could stuff muff?**

Thanks for the morning chuckle!
18 posted on 03/22/2003 7:58:16 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: EveningStar
The troops are all watching Fox. That should tell you something.
19 posted on 03/22/2003 7:58:43 AM PST by openotherend (Pray for the troops.)
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To: EveningStar
Accidentaly caught a part of Jenning's coverage last night-was looking to entertain mr. uvular with America's Funniest Videos. There's Peter, talking to David Gergen, commiserating over how WH had not intended to have to use 'shock and awe' if the Wednesday night's bombing had been successful! Where the Bleep did they get info from??

Ticked me off for the rest of the night, along with going to Wal-Mart, and CNN on all the ceiling tvs-grrr.

20 posted on 03/22/2003 7:59:32 AM PST by uvular (It's GO time)
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To: EveningStar
Some Freepers' remarks about CNN's war coverage .

CNN hyping dead civilians is just their way of calling our soldiers "Baby Killers".

PUPPIES!! WHAT ABOUT THE PUPPIES!!!?

What about the kittens who died and the wittle puppy with the boo-boo on his wittle paw?

Awaiting reports on the environmental degradation caused by the strikes...

CNN Reports Baghdad Sea World was hit in the intial strike killing an endangered species, the gay whale.

Can we get any info on the baby seals? I shall light a candle, make a quilt, and visualize whirled peas.

Baghdad bombed...women and minorities hit hardest.

Forty missiles and only one child hit?!! We need to upgrade our baby-seeking guidance technology!


21 posted on 03/22/2003 8:00:16 AM PST by Lexington Green
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To: chuknospam
MSNBC has been trying to change with the addition of Savage and Joe Scarbourgh. At least they are trying to get it. Fox is still Red, White and Blue thank God.
22 posted on 03/22/2003 8:01:00 AM PST by Bulldogs22
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To: boxerblues
You should have heard (Peter Jennings?) "break" that "news." He said it might become an ISSUE! OR atleast a SIDEBAR! His minions tried hard to make it so - at a Presidential news conference - but the American people weren't buying it - nor their snotty attitudes...

Wonder what they'll try next? :)

23 posted on 03/22/2003 8:01:20 AM PST by Libertina (God Bless our Commander In Chief and our Troops!)
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To: boxerblues
**Just wish FOX would have more info on some other units in the field, that s the only reason I surf, looking for more on the 101st**

I wondered about that too. Evidently, each network could have only so many embedded reporters. Fox News and Sky News have done a great job. Chris Kline (sp) of Sky News does have the info on the northern action, but it has been purposefully very vague.

24 posted on 03/22/2003 8:01:30 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: EveningStar
PS: Thanks for posting Barbara Stanley article; hadn't run across one of her articles in a long time.
25 posted on 03/22/2003 8:01:36 AM PST by uvular (It's GO time)
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To: boxerblues
Oh, just heard a new one. Why do they always say WAR advisors, rather than military advisors?
26 posted on 03/22/2003 8:02:40 AM PST by Libertina (God Bless our Commander In Chief and our Troops!)
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To: EveningStar
Saw Ollie North interviewing a Marine commander.......and he pointed out that he had been told point blank that the ONLY channel watched by our guys over there is Fox News Channel. Period.
27 posted on 03/22/2003 8:02:50 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: EveningStar
Peter Jennings is so-o-o- bummed-out and depressed...

The lethargic Jennings looks and acts as though he has lost his best friend -- seeming as though he's ready to break down and cry...

It may very well be upon having to report the news that Saddam was seen carried away in a stretcher.

Isn't it time Jennings met Rather's same fate a few years back (What's the frequency, Kenneth?) and was given a few backhands?

28 posted on 03/22/2003 8:05:36 AM PST by F16Fighter (Democrats -- The Party of Stalin and Chiraq)
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To: boxerblues
I do a little surfing from time to time, but Fox is really the best. My only gripe is that they junk up the screen so bad there's very little actual picture left to watch.
29 posted on 03/22/2003 8:08:32 AM PST by MizSterious ("The truth takes only seconds to tell."--Jack Straw)
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To: MizSterious
They all junk up the screen. CNN & MSNBC both have reporters embedded with the 101st and my son is there so I try catch those reports
30 posted on 03/22/2003 8:10:54 AM PST by boxerblues (God bless the 101st and keep them safe)
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To: EveningStar
Check out this bogus CBS picture that a blogger caught.

http://www.two--four.net/Closet/CBS.jpg

Here's the blogger.

http://warblogcorner.blogspot.com/2003_03_21_warblogcorner_archive.html#200026177
31 posted on 03/22/2003 8:11:31 AM PST by Gorilla44
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To: Libertina
Oh, just heard a new one. Why do they always say WAR advisors, rather than military advisors
good question....could it be that we Americans really are war mongers /sarcasm off
32 posted on 03/22/2003 8:13:54 AM PST by boxerblues (God bless the 101st and keep them safe)
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To: EveningStar; All
As a broadcaster myself, it's quite amusing and frankly embarassing to see my cousins at the networks so bummed because we are WINNING and there is NOT these huge losses of civilian life and loss of coalition forces like was predicted before the start of hostilities. Their demeanor would be quite the opposite if this was turning out to be harder than it's been so far. And THAT is twisted.
33 posted on 03/22/2003 8:14:05 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: EveningStar
Daschle status: Still deeply saddened.
34 posted on 03/22/2003 8:14:51 AM PST by Consort
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To: EveningStar
like the bumper sticker says,

CNN LIES

35 posted on 03/22/2003 8:15:52 AM PST by kstewskis ("Political correctness is intellectual terrorism"....Mel Gibson)
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To: boxerblues
Well, I do admit to wanting to kick some b*tt. (But in my ladylike way I try not to say it loudly ;)
36 posted on 03/22/2003 8:18:07 AM PST by Libertina (God Bless our Commander In Chief and our Troops!)
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To: ladyinred
there was some talk a week or so ago that woodchuck was to be canned - and then they decided not to.

CNN has done some things well in the war coverage, but I cannot watch for more than a few minutes - hence I camp out on Fox and only go channel-surfing when Fox starts repeating all that we know.

CNN is a liberal mouthpiece of the dim party. It always has been and it always will be.
37 posted on 03/22/2003 8:19:10 AM PST by Endeavor
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To: Lexington Green
Don't forget to give pizza chance.
38 posted on 03/22/2003 8:21:55 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: Consort
"How much muff could a Woodruff stuff if a Woodruff could stuff muff?"

ROTFLMAO!!!

39 posted on 03/22/2003 8:22:09 AM PST by Enemy Of The State (Tell those F@#KERS with laundry on their heads that Its wash day and we're bringing the may tag!)
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To: boxerblues
At the beginning of the war I watched Fox. I quickly switched to MSNBC because of the pictures and comprehensive coverage. Now I am watching CNN because they are covering the action. I hit the mute button a lot but I think they ar all over the place in the middle of the action.
40 posted on 03/22/2003 8:22:37 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: Libertina
lol....no such thing as ladylike talk when referrig to cnn
41 posted on 03/22/2003 8:22:57 AM PST by boxerblues (God bless the 101st and keep them safe)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
oops.."are" all over the place
42 posted on 03/22/2003 8:23:39 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: litehaus
CHANNEL BLOCK works.....CNN.....has been one of mine since the OJ trial.
43 posted on 03/22/2003 8:24:14 AM PST by PISANO
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To: EveningStar
Fox either needs to drop the stupid banner or have the camera man put duct tape over the bottom 1/3 of the camera. I know what station I am watching and I know what time it is. What I do not know is what is going on under the banner. Pictures of grey sky do not get awards.
44 posted on 03/22/2003 8:24:16 AM PST by Blue Screen of Death
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I've been going back and forth through cnn FOX, CNBC, MSNBC, etc.

FOX is OK. But since CNN had live video from a town that was attacking their convoy and everyone else had that night vision video of nothing happening that was 12 hours old...don't see how they failed.
45 posted on 03/22/2003 8:27:04 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: EveningStar
Every other frickin story is about "opponents" to the war: protesters, other countries, parents of killed servicemen badmouthing Bush.
46 posted on 03/22/2003 8:29:25 AM PST by bigjoesaddle
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To: F16Fighter
Late last night, Jennings interviewed by phone, an Iraqi who is one of Saddam's henchmen as a member of the Iraqi Parliment. Jennings asked him how things were in Baghdad after the bombing of the night before. The Iraqi proceeded to use his air time to spew lies about civilian deaths (he could not sleep because an old woman living next door dropped dead from the shock of the bombing) and he said we had no good reason to be attacking them. Jennings let him go on forever, spewing pro-Saddam propaganda. He did not challenge him once. He kept thanking the Iraqi liar over and over again for taking the time to be interviewed. After the Iraqi hung up, Jennings weaseled out by saying that he presented the propagandist as an example of an Iraqi who will not welcome us into Baghdad. When is Jennings going to be deported? Or better yet, strapped to a bomb and dropped on Baghdad.
47 posted on 03/22/2003 8:35:07 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY (((Anti-Anti-War DemonTraitor)))
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To: boxerblues
Good. My honor is redeemed ;)
48 posted on 03/22/2003 8:41:20 AM PST by Libertina (God Bless our Commander In Chief and our Troops!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When is Jennings going to be deported? Or better yet, strapped to a bomb and dropped on Baghdad.

What did the poor bomb do to you to deserve such a fate?

49 posted on 03/22/2003 8:42:22 AM PST by Eala ( *\;-)
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Interesting point.
50 posted on 03/22/2003 8:42:49 AM PST by EveningStar
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