CNN Spreads Lies

Here's a screen capture of CNN's front page as of 2:50 p.m.


Note the last line, which accuses her of cutting programs for people with disabilities. As FactCheck points out, that is simply not true:

Palin did not cut funding for special needs education in Alaska by 62 percent. She didnít cut it at all. In fact, she tripled per-pupil funding over just three years.
What makes CNN's offense worse is that the story says nothing at all about Palin and special needs education funding.

If I were the suspicious type, I would think that some web drone at CNN included that line in the summary knowing that's all people would read and believe about Governor Palin's actions on special education funding. But that can't be right, could it? What sort of news organization would knowingly spread false information about a candidate?

After all, they've got editors and fact checkers and stuff. Multiple layers, I hear.

Posted by: Slublog at 02:58 PM


1 The line about the speciail needs kids has vanished from the article. You have got some pull.

Posted by: robtr at September 09, 2008 03:28 PM (C6ME0)

2 the pushback on the blatant, almost defiant dishonesty is happening like US Weekly and Olberman. You'd think CNN would worrying about themselves instead of dogmatic harmony with the dems. such fools

Posted by: billypaintbrush at September 09, 2008 03:30 PM (V52aV)

3 I think by 'cut the budget' they mean 'she did not give the agency the full budget increase it wanted'.
It usually means that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at September 09, 2008 03:36 PM (O9Cc8)

4 CNN meh.

The buffet where we had lunch today had CNN on. I heard them pushing the "Palin is a snake handler" story. For some strange reason this does not motivate me to buy a TV and use it to watch CNN.

Posted by: John Galt at September 09, 2008 03:39 PM (SDkq3)

5 Er, why the surprise? It's not called the Clinton News Network because they are fair.
I am surprised they didn't film childern being thrown out of the care center, trust me they are looking for them right now, along with the "O" 30 lawyers.

Posted by: kempermanx at September 09, 2008 03:43 PM (2+9Yx)

6 I thought we'd updated CNN, since the Iraq War, as the Collaborator News Network. Especially since it spent the entire Dem primary campaigning against the Clintons.

Posted by: EnochF at September 09, 2008 03:48 PM (VXm6y)

7 <i>they've got editors and fact checkers and stuff. Multiple layers, I hear.</i>

They do. Most people call them 'bloggers.'

Posted by: Deputyheadmistress at September 09, 2008 03:49 PM (XJFEe)

8 Just the same phony charge the Dummycrats used in the Clinton era. A mere reduction in the increase of a budget item proposed by anyone is called a cut.

Lies are coming thick and fast now. When I overhear the local TV news rattle off a handful of lines about the political race, they aren't even stories any longer. It's tends to be "X or Y says McCain or Palin is compromised on A or B." Seldom are facts reported, just others' opinions.

Posted by: George Orwell at September 09, 2008 03:49 PM (AZGON)

9 I heard from CNN that Sarah Palin stole a poor Eskimo child's prosthetic leg and beat a rabid wolverine to death with it. She then drank it's blood, and tossed the prosthetic leg to sea boat captain who fashioned it into a whaling harpoon.

Posted by: Fritz at September 09, 2008 04:05 PM (zAvxs)

10 Fritz,
That was on the "View",, not CNN. The View is where steel doesn't burn, remember?

Posted by: kempermanx at September 09, 2008 04:09 PM (2+9Yx)

11 ...Sarah Palin stole a poor Eskimo child's prosthetic leg

That's a lie! She tore off the perfectly healthy real leg of a poor Eskimo child... with her own teeth!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama; mtcmtauth= at September 09, 2008 04:09 PM (AZGON)

12 CNN is the COMMUNISTS.NEWS.NETWORK run by BIG BAD WOLF BLITZER and owned by RED TED TURNER small wonder why CNN has lost its top spot

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at September 09, 2008 04:26 PM (TcChq)

13 "CNN Spreads Lies"
In related news,The Farmer'sQuarterly reportsthat "manure spreaders are used to spread manure".

Posted by: sherlock at September 09, 2008 04:29 PM (ojW85)

14 Screw the budget stuff. The picture makes her look like purple vampire-zombie! Still hawt, but not as hawt.

Posted by: Arthur at September 09, 2008 04:53 PM (5dNhb)

15 Fifty bucks that last line was stuck on to the original article by some editor to give it zing. Or something.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 09, 2008 06:03 PM (0+Ggj)

16 I'm completely fascinated by the potential of the Purple Fist of Power. I believe that I shall stop blogging for a bit and ponder the potential.

Posted by: Power Glutes at September 09, 2008 06:28 PM (17pTk)

17 If she did do what you say with the Eskimo child i bet she looked hot doing it

Posted by: DON at September 21, 2008 10:10 PM (tbWgx)

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