I don’t even watch CNN, not on purpose, but I often flip by them when I’m channel surfing. Sometimes I’ll even click on them deliberately just to see what kind of b.s. they’re peddling. And I admit I have hated them with a passion for years now, ever since I used to trade e-mails with their news head, and he would actually write me back, and he’d try to convince me that they weren’t really that biased, and then he got sacked for not being biased ENOUGH. I think his name was Jordan Eason or Eason Jordan, I can’t remember. He actually had the temerity to claim that Wolf Blitzer wasn’t biased. Ha!
They jumped the shark a long time ago.
But if there’s a term for jumping the shark AGAIN, I think it would apply to CNN these days. The Second Jumping of the Shark, or perhaps the Jumping of the Whale.
Every time I flip by there, it’s pure “TERROR!” and nothing else, 24/7, over and over.
I’m confused. Some patsy tried to set his balls on fire on an airplane and it’s an international crisis? Wow. Are people really buying this crap these days? Haven’t they wised up?
I mean, just today they had an Elephant in the Room situation where it was revealed that the father of the “terrorist” talked with the CIA about his son not too long ago. I mean, he MET with the CIA.
Then, right on schedule, the guy is helped onto an airplane by a well-dressed man in Amsterdam, because he doesn’t have a passport and somehow he convinces an international air carrier to let a guy onto an international flight without a passport? And the guy by some just WHACKY coincidence isn’t on the “no fly” list even though we have nuns and thousands of people who have no business being on it — hell, Ted Kennedy was on it — and now they’re trying to come up with all KINDS of excuses as to why this guy wasn’t on the no-fly list …..
But what I always try to look at during times like this is this:
What news stories are NOT being reported right now?
Because this is how they “cover stuff up”. They find another story that’s just SOOO fascinating and they have to spend SOOOO much time on that they (gosh!) just don’t have time to report other stories.
Anyway, I have a couple of candidates. Please feel free to add your own.
1. Official: U.S. intelligence found Iran nuke document was forged
WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (IPS) – U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.
Oops. Yeah, we sure wouldn’t want the U.S. population to know about this, because next month we might want to ramp up the hatred against Iran again, it might be a timely thing to do, and we sure wouldn’t want them remembering this, now, would we?
2. Treasury Okays Unlimited Slush Fund For Fannie, Freddie
Forget raising the cap to $800 billion for Fannie/Freddie. They announce (on Christmas eve no less) that the slush fund for picking up toxic mortgage is unlimited:
Treasury uncaps credit line for Fannie, Freddie
The Obama administration pledged on Thursday to back beleaguered mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, no matter how big their losses may be in the next three years.
It also jettisoned a demand that the two companies cut the size of their mortgage-related investment portfolios next year, allowing them to provide even more support in the near term for a housing market recovering from its worst slump in decades.
Wow! Now if the majority of the American people actually knew about both of these, they might be a little angry, and justifiably so.
But you gotta wonder what other pockets are being picked while the “news” channels are on this 24/7 “TERRORGASM”.