CNN Whores 9/11 Hysteria

Friday, September 11, 2009

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Shameless CNN whores 9/11 hysteria by reporting the Coast Guard fired 10 rounds at a “suspicious vessel” in the Potomac River. It turns out there were no shots fired and that it was all a training exercise. Ah, CNN, stop trying to make the news — your job is to report it and nothing more.

I realize CNN is in a race to the bottom to try and out-fox FOX but, on the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this type of sloppy journalism is inexcusable.

Even White House press secretary Robert Gibbs chastised CNN Friday morning for its reporting on a Coast Guard training exercise on before checking their facts.

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11 Responses to CNN Whores 9/11 Hysteria

  1. Douglass Lewis says:

    I think you hit the nail on the head.

    CNN is in a race to try and capture a few of FOX’s viewer crumbs and since Ted Turner sold the once mighty cable network to Time Warner, CNN has seen its audience shrink and its identity weaken.

    But on this day — of all days, you would think even CNN would be a bit more careful in their reporting.

  2. Tiny Dancer says:

    I hate CNN. Haven’t watched them in ages.

  3. Harry says:

    Thank goodness I still have a roll of duct tape in m kitchen drawer! I feel so much better!

  4. Raffi says:

    The news is so unreliable. People say I’m a cynic but this is a perfect reason why I am.

    Shame on CNN for doing this on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

  5. DMason says:

    Shameless is correct. CNN shouldn’t have gamed a bogus event on the Potomac on the anniversary of 9/11. They even shut down flights at Washington National in response to CNN’s silly reporting.

  6. Peace Nick says:

    From the network of Lou Dobbs?

    Would you expect anything less? CNN is a joke.

  7. Walk on Socks says:

    I saw CNN in the breakroom.

    As usual, their arrogance was palpable. Kyra Phillips said “It isn’t our fault. The Coast Guard should’ve alerted the media they were holding training exercises.”

    Well, fuck you Kyra. The Coast Guard does this three to four times a week on the Potomac in order to save your ass if the boat you’re on gets in trouble.

  8. libhomo says:

    The Corporate Neocon Network is at it again.

  9. Big Hank says:

    CNN’s whoring shut down Washington National?

    Too bad the airlines can’t sue CNN for any loses they suffered. Passengers must be pissed. I know I would be if I missed a connecting flight.

  10. feminazi says:

    I may start posting on Friday. There are too many important issues unfolding for me to avoid using the computer on that day. I saw this brouhaha on CNN yesterday and I admit to initially being alarmed but then when I turned the channel to MSNBC and to the local news, no one else was reporting this story. As you say, shameless.

  11. Brigadoon says:

    CNN is arrogant. They think they’re the BBC and that people take them seriously. Nothing could be further from the truth. CNN used to be relevant but that was back Ted Turner owned the network. Now, they’re a crummy version of FOX.

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