Ed Driscoll

There's No 'I' in CNN

Candy Crowley airbrushes herself mid-speech on today’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union, apologizing for using the I-Word in regard to the Boston Bombers:

Let me just, let me put it a different way, and that is that first of all we know that both the CIA and the FBI were told by Russia, their counterparts, “You got to look at this guy, we think he’s been radicalized. We think he’s a terrorist.” Then we have the fact that up came these, at some point after a trip to Russia and before it, up came Islamic videos, or, I’m sorry, terrorist videos on his website. And people think, well, wait, we had his name. At least one department, Homeland Security I believe, knew he’d either come or gone to Russia. And he’s putting up, you know, in praise of terrorism. Why in the world didn’t anybody think, oh, wait, this is a danger sign?

CNN’s ability to flip-flop and engage the Memory Hole seems to be accelerating into hyperdrive mode. First it took years, then a week, then minutes, and now can be achieved within the same sentence.

As Noel Sheppard adds at Newsbusters, “What’s really funny is that on Saturday at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, President Obama joked about CNN covering ‘all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate.'”

Well, if that doesn’t take the cake. Take two fistbumps out of petty cash, Barry.

Related: Daniel Greenfield, the “Sultan Knish” on “Why Muslims Kill:”

Prisons are full of 300 pound men who beat their 90 pound wives to death in self-defense and spree killers who felt bullied and misunderstood and defended themselves with killing sprees. The kind of evil we see in movies, the serial killer who gleefully whisper about demonic pacts and the joy of killing, are a rarity. Even human monsters are human. They explain things in terms of their egos. They are always defending themselves against some form of oppression and looking for someone to sympathize with their outrage.

Muslim terrorists are no different. The Taliban just poisoned a girls school as part of their campaign to defend Afghanistan from women who can read and write. Hamas fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus in defense of Palestine. Tamerlan Tsarnaev put down a bomb next to an 8-year-old boy in defense of Islam.

Islam, as one of the great world religions, has a long history of needing to be defended against small boys, blind female poets and elderly cartoonists. Sometimes Muslims have to defend Islam against each other, the way they are now doing in Syria. Other times defending Islam requires demolishing its archeological sites, the way that the Saudis are doing. Either way defending Islam is difficult work.

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