Does CNN Want America to Lose?

Rep. Duncan Hunter asks what is on everybody's mind: Does CNN want us to lose the war in Iraq?

The answer to that question can be summed up by a quote from Leonard Nimoy.

No. And by "no" I mean "yes".

Posted by: Rusty at 05:19 PM

Comments

1 The obvious answer is "yes, they do". The reason is that their staff really isn't interested in reporting from Iraq anymore. Oh, it was fine when they were bumping old Iraqi women out of their places in bomb shelters built by Iraqis for the use of Iraqis, but now that the bomb shelters are built by American companies under contract to the Pentagon, well, it's just not glamorous.

They want the U.S. involved in a new war. One where they can get new footage from guilded munitions. To hell with that slogging through the hot streets with American troops. They want air conditioned press confrence rooms with a full service buffet table and those impossible, uncomfortable folding chairs.

Really, how can they sell air time when they have to actually put reporters on the ground and tell the stories of Americans standing up to terrorists? WHERE IS THE PROFIT MARGIN IN THAT?

CNN wants the war over with because it's a money-losing story. They want a new war, one with more media glitz.

Posted by: GI Joe at October 23, 2006 07:31 PM

2 Dr. Shackleford,

for the past couple of years you have been complaining that the mass media doesn't show jihadist videos thushiding the true nature of the enemy from the publc.

why have you changed your mind so suddenly when cnn actually does what you have been pining for -broadcasting anislamic snuff film?

what makes showing these videos so different now?

Posted by: America Rules! at October 23, 2006 07:46 PM

3 good post, America Rules!

CNN should show more jihadi propaganda. It tells us about our jihadi enemies and tells us the producers atCNN work for them. Now, is that consideredespionge or treason? And, forgive me but I can never keep this straight, doyou shoot traitors and hang spies, or isit the other way around? Either way, I suppose.

Posted by: Zrinyi at October 23, 2006 09:06 PM

4 So is Jane Fonda still working as a war consultant to CNN?

Posted by: tom at October 23, 2006 09:59 PM

5 America loses in Iraq = Democrats win back power.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 23, 2006 10:12 PM

6 For the lefturd trolls in disguise, (yeah, you're busted, but good try,
though), it isn't the airing of the videos that is wrong, but the
context in which they're aired, and the known loyalties and
affiliations of CNN. Of course you know this, and you're trying to
obfuscate the matter, because you're just treasonous lefturds and you
want the enemy to win for some reason unknown even to yourselves,
because the only thought you can hold in your little, diseased brains
is to make those whom you hate and envy to suffer. We know you well
enough, and thus we know you are not to be trusted. You have taken the
side of the enemy and are thus also an enemy, and don't expect mercy
when the time of your judgment comes.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at October 24, 2006 06:00 AM

7 Why doesn't CNN show decapitation videos? Isn't that also the "UNVARNISHED TRUTH"? Because the sniper video serves the MSM's liberal agenda, while decapitation videos do not.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at October 24, 2006 08:02 AM

8 Ask yourself this question...Would CNN ever broadcast aUS Miltary propaganda film if they were presented with it?

Posted by: GMoney at October 24, 2006 02:52 PM

9 7 8 excellent questions. And good for Duncan Hunter for asking the first one. CNN?

Posted by: Nell at October 24, 2006 04:34 PM

10 Let's take CNN at their word and assume that this type of footage has journalistic merit. It follows that CNN should also have shown the grim beheading of Nick Berg. NONE of the MSM showed it to us, rightfully so IMHO.

The MSM also saw fit not to show us the hours of unmitigated footage of people falling to their deaths on September 11, which was a questionable call IMHO.

Which begs the question.

Why does CNN see fit to show us this terrorist propaganda snuff film of our soldiers, but find it appropriate for us not to see terrorists killing civilians?


I was fliping buy CNN a few weeks ago and their asian female news reader was happily saying how our soldiers had "Cut -n- Run" durring that caught on tape ambush of the convoy that took a wrong turn.

The other liberal media are bad, but I am never watching CNN again, not even for Lou Dobbs.

Posted by: Convert at October 27, 2006 05:46 AM

11 GMoney, I doubt it. If I remember right, all the yellow media has a thing against our military trying to get good news stories out. But CNN has no problem pimping for those who would kill them in a heartbeat if they wern't such usefull idiotic infidells.

Posted by: Convert at October 27, 2006 06:03 AM

12 CNN now has a logo that says CNN = POLITICS. Says it all. Aren't they supposed to be a news channel?

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