Tuesday, August 4, 2009
After initially agreeing to run an ad by Media Matters for America attacking CNN’s host Lou Dobbs for promoting the so-called “Birther” conspiracy theory, CNN did an about face and issued a statement which said they will not be airing the ad slated to run during Dobbs’ show.
Call it censorship, CNN-style.
The ad was to run on the three major cable news stations — Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN in three major media markets, New York, Atlanta and Washington D.C.
CNN’s decision was enough to buy silence from Dobbs on the topic of the president’s birth certificate last night as Dobbs never once mentioned it. He instead used his hour long program to bash the president on everything from national healthcare, to the cash-for-clunkers program and the ballooning national deficit.