Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Look Around, CNN

This not-too-subtle bash on GOP political candidates, disguised as a hit piece on bad candidates at large, is nothing new for CNN. The writer mentions an indefensible black politico--Marion Berry--to set up the hit on Newt Gingrich, Jan Brewer, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, who were the only others mentioned in the piece. We're not grotesquely stupid, CNN.

A more fair and balanced journalistic outlet might have mentioned the guy who thought Guam was going to tip over if we put more troops there. Or the guy who tweeted nekkid pictures of himself to underage girls. Or the guy who said that if the bill didn't pass unemployment would go over 8 percent. Or the woman who said she took fire in Tuzla.

Or this woman--the governor of North Carolina:
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”
Keep hope alive, governor. You see CNN, there are plenty of bad politicians out there and they don't all have the R next to their names. And plenty of voters who put them in office.

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