CNN really gets it wrong

United States
April 13, 2009 8:39pm CST
CNN actually talked about the tea parties today. That really shocked me. But the whole story was about how Fox news was covering them and how bad that was. Not really about the ralies or why they were happening. Of course it was not put in a postive or even unbiased light. THey made it sound like Fox news started the whole thing and they didn't. It is a grassroots project. CNN even admitted that until now they have not covered to protests and tea parties on purpose and that Fox was irresponsible for giving it any air time at all.They also called the tea parties "anti Obama". Which I do not think is not true. Anti some of the democratic party politics? Anti wasteful spending?Yes but no against Obama personally. But against some of the corrupt and wasteful practices that have been going on in washington by our elected officials for WAY TOO LONG. What do you think? Should CNN have purposely ignored these events? When they did cover it should they have done it in a more unbiased way? Is CNN even trying to make the appearance of looking unbiased anymore? Should a news organization spend their time opening attacking another news organization?
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Apr 09
CNN is always biased. It is their own little party. They will most likely cover ACORN as though they were the best thing since sliced bread when they attack the tea paties. Fox is going to cover four different tea parties at the four corners of the U.S. It should be intersting to watch. They will be on at different times of the day too so you can watch them all. The Tea Parties are against wasteful spending. They are against putting our great great grandchildren into a debt that they cannot get out from under. That is what they are all about. It is not a BLAME GAME! It is a STOP it NOW Game!!!! Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
14 Apr 09
Yep I agree But CNN is covering it as "a bad thing" and "not worth our time". Except to use to show how bad Fox news is for giving it any air time. I thought it was a bad move by CNN. Cover it or not...but why spend your time instead of really covering what the rallies are about, just trashing another network for actually covering it.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Apr 09
CNN does not like FOX. They will attack at the drop of a pin. This was a drop of an axe. They will continue to attack this one. Shalom
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
14 Apr 09
Well it's about freaking time they actually MENTION the tea parties. It's truly pathetic the way they chose to ignore it and anything else that might reflect poorly on Obama. The most pathetic thing is that they are too stupid to realize that the tea parties aren't about Obama. They're primarily about the morons in congress who voted to approve all the ridiculous taxing and spending. Either way CNN has truly given up on being anything that resembles a news organization. MSNBC did that a while ago, but I had hope that CNN would have a bit more integrity. I guess I was wrong.
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• United States
14 Apr 09
oh they know it is not about Obama. But that is how htey are going to play it to make them look bad. THey could careless about the truth. These tea parties do not fit in with their agenda so they will say whatever they have to to discredit it and anyone who goes to them.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
14 Apr 09
One thing I have noticed about CNN and MSNBC is they spend more time covering fox news than they do news.
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• United States
14 Apr 09
ya i have noticed that too. THey spend most of their time trying to fight the stories fox news does instead of just reporting the news.
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
14 Apr 09
It would be nice if people would boycott CNN, MSNBC and the likes for a good long period and go to strictly Fox News. That might send these people a message. I hope the tea parties are a great success and as long as we are being governed by what we have now in the Senate and congress I would like to see tea parties done every year. It may give some a wake up call.
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• United States
14 Apr 09
I would say you are right. It would seem that with way CNN has behaved it is time to stop watching them.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Apr 09
You know the old saying, know your friends and keep them close, but keep your enemies closer. Always know what the idiots at Cnn and MSNBC are up to. It may be important in the end. Shalom
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
14 Apr 09
That bothered me too. I saw that bit on youtube. I don't like how this was all mostly ignored or made light of for awhile either...and that people're trying to use it now sortof, I dunno, disgusts me? Bleh. People. Unbiased? It's hard for people to be unbiased...but I agree, they could use more journalistic integrity. I've learned not to expect it though; that's what the internet is for right? Should they? No. But like I said, they don't use alot of integrity.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
14 Apr 09
Could you link to the youtube video? I've been watching CNN on and off for weeks to see if they would so much as mention the tea parties and when they finally did I missed it.
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• United States
14 Apr 09
here is a link on the cnn site to watch it. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2009/04/13/kurtz.tea.protest.cnn?iref=videosearch
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Wow, that is just shameful. I thought the media couldn't sink any lower after the election coverage. Turns out I was wrong...
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
14 Apr 09
I haven't seen that yet. But I'm sure it'll be shown several times so I have to go and see what they are saying. Did they really say that the tea parties are 'anti-Obama'? And that Fox is irresponsible for reporting on that, just because it's 'anti-Obama'? Well, if that is true, they have now completely shown their true color and how biased their reporting is. Just because they perceive it as anti-Obama, which it not even is, but that's besides the point, doesn't mean they shouldn't report on it. Is Obama above reproach? Why would it be okay to for example report on anti-Bush protests (you know all those war protests, the shoe thrower and the protests that came in that manner) but not Obama? Can't be the position of President then that puts Obama above reproach... so what gives? ... yep, the truly irresponsible party would be CNN in this case. Fortunately enough, not many follow CNN's lead. Unfortunately, except for FOX, the media giants are still curiously quiet about the tea parties, but on a more local level things are being picked up now on radio stations and in news papers. They can't ignore it forever nor can they dismiss it as anti-Obama forever. Come to think of it, there are rumors that ACORN will not only counter-demonstrate the tea parties but there'll also be planted 'racists' to make it look like the tea parties are nothing else than modernized klan gatherings. Maybe the anti-Obama comments are made in order to be able to say 'told you so' later.
• United States
14 Apr 09
yep they really are calling the tea parties anti obama. They really do not care about reporting the truth.
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
14 Apr 09
Hi lilwonders...I stopped watching CNN when Glenn Beck switched to Foxnews. I know I probably should listen to all sides of the story but I just don't. I don't think that the parties are specifically anti-Obama. However for someone who campaigned on change and hope, there is very little change in Washington for everyone involved. I do believe that the parties are specifically against the onslaught of taxes and bailouts which have been put into place in a very short amount of time. After all I don't even know if the President has been in office 100 days and already the American people are breaking under the weight of debt, which again was railed against during the campaign and rightly so. Should CNN have reported these events? Maybe, maybe not - but where are their ratings? That should speak volumes about who is paying attention to them on a regular basis and how people want their news reported.