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Ed Driscoll

What’s Gotten into the Water at CNN, Part XXXVII

June 16th, 2013 - 5:38 pm


How seriously does CNN take the important events of the day? As seriously as the above screencap from Twitter illustrates. As a commenter at William Jacobson’s Legal Insurrection blog quips, “in a hundred thousand years, an alien archeologist digging through ancient Earth civilization will come to the conclusion that Kim Kardashian was Queen of our planet at this time.”

Our alien archeologist might also conclude that this gentleman was enough of an expert on data mining, the War on Terror, and American national security as to warrant the following description on his Chyron:


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Finally, never let it be said that CNN doesn’t take seriously the notion of freedom, liberty, and the First Amendment:

On Sunday’s edition of Global Public Square, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria invited Mona Eltahawy to offer her perspective on the anti-government protests in Turkey and the rights of women in the Muslim world. It is unclear what qualifies Eltahawy as an authority on rights of any kind, since she is currently being prosecuted for defacing a poster on the New York City subway that she happened to dislike–a crime of which she is proud.

The poster, sponsored by Pam Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative, read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

Eltahawy took offense and attempted to spray-paint the word “racist” on the poster–in the process spray-painting a photographer who attempted to guard the poster. As she was being arrested, she complained: “This is non-violent protest.”

Something very strange has gotten into the water at CNN — and American viewers know it.

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Most teevee watchers - in every time slot - are females. And females are far, far more interested in Kim and Kanye's baby than anything in Turkey or in the entire Middle East for that matter.
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How much worse can Brand of Eltahway be than “real experts,” whatever those are. PJM is among those who correctly point out the “real experts” are faking it, so why not Brand? His opinion is as good as the U.N. climatalogists, and as well-based in evidence.
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what's to worry - 20 years from now it will all be then we will no longer have any need for toy gun exchanges and all pointy things will be safely locked away in virtual lock boxes....
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