Tag: CNN

The Media in the Can

I’m shocked, SHOCKED to find out that there is gambling going on in here:

A new email obtained by POLITICO is shedding more light on the mystery of whether and how interim DNC chair Donna Brazile might have obtained the text of a proposed question from a town hall between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in advance, and possibly shared it with the Clinton campaign.

And now CNN, which co-hosted the town hall with cable network TV One, is pointing the finger at its media partner for what appears to be a breach of the traditional secrecy surrounding the questions for such events.

The email obtained by POLITICO was written by town hall co-moderator Roland Martin on the day of the town hall to CNN producers. But it shows him using word for word the language of a question that Brazile appeared to have sent to the Clinton campaign a day earlier. That email, from Brazile to the campaign, was included in yesterday’s release of hacked emails by Wikileaks of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.

Here’s what the record shows: On March 12, Brazile, then vice chair of the DNC and a CNN and ABC contributor, allegedly wrote an email with the subject line “From time to time I get the questions in advance.”

The question was a tough one on the death penalty, which Clinton has favored but the Democratic Party (and an increasing segment of the American public) has turned against. Sanders is anti-death penalty so it was going to be a tough and somewhat unexpected question for Clinton. Having that question in advance would definitely have benefited her.

Brazile and Martin are denying the question was provided in advance. But it’s looking very like they did, in fact, pass this question onto the campaign. And I’m sure, as time goes on, we will find out more and more about how the media have helped both campaigns (Cory Lewandowski was still being paid by Trump while he worked for CNN). Clinton because they wanted Clinton elected; Trump because they wanted Clinton elected and Trump was the best candidate to make that happen.

Trampling On The Press

More examples of ,”See this microphone? I’m important and you better answer my questions or else”, a testosterone deficient reporter from CNN gets manhandled by two diminutive Bachmann body guards, and whines about the whole ordeal:

Freedom of speech at it’s finest, a brave reporter, staring down danger and adversity, going in to the belly of the beast, all to “get the story” for his listeners. I see a Pulitzer in his future.

Not being a CNN regular and not knowing anything about this manly reporter, I am at a disadvantage to come up with any insight, but something is clearly in play here.

I never got why this incident was newsworthy, he got no quotes or face time with Michelle, and found out nothing about the campaign, why was he on the air?
Some possible explanations:
This is CNN after all, so any attempt to push their political agenda should be expected. Or was this a lame ploy by an out of favor reporter trying desperately to tenaciously hold on to his job ,”Boss, I swear, I really tried to get that story, see how I’m shoving my microphone in every one’s face? And I would have gotten something if it wasn’t for those Blonde Nazi’s pushing me around like that, bullies.”

The funny thing about this whole episode is that we can plainly see for ourselves that if anything Mr. Lemon was overly obnoxious with that microphone. The Bachmann crew did a good job of ferrying their boss through the large crowd, and the muscle present, two little girls both pushing a buck ten on a good day, did not go all SEIU thugery on him like he tried to spin it.

Don Lemon is probably still new at this. He does have the politics down pat, GOP candidates attract and promote mob behavior, but if two cheerleader types can get him crying for his mommy, he better stay away from Perry, who probably has a few Dallas Cowboy linebacker types, or Obama, who only employees the finest SEIU goons to keep the riff raff at bay.

Growing to like it..

CNN has a poll they released yesterday questioning respondents about what Dingy Harry Reid called the worst piece of legislation ever – yeah worse than Obamacare.. impossible! – which for those of you living under a rock, is the bill proposed by the Republican controlled house referred to as the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act. This bill, which amongst other things comes with cuts over $100 billion, immediately, from the 2012 fiscal budget, caps and rolls back federal spending to under 20% – which I still feel is ridiculously high – and then not until 2021, which I also feel is way too far out there, and finally sets the stage for a balanced budget amendment as a prerequisite to allowing he debt limit to be raised, is a good first step. And contrary to the lies from the usual lefty morons, it doesn’t touch either the holy social programs that are on pace to bankrupt the country soon, like Social Security & Medicare, nor touch the other benefit Obama threatened to hold hostage if he didn’t get his way: Veteran benefits. It’s a good first step, but that’s all it is. Too few cuts happen now, and too much of the promised reduction is hanging out there, too far in the future, to be taken seriously. But IMO, that balanced amendment thing makes all of it worth the trouble.

So back to the poll. I am sure the idiots at CNN where surprised by their results, which went against what they hoped for even when they likely rigged the sample to favor the left’s point of view, and ended up having to spin heavily when reporting on it. But the fact is indisputable: they result was 2 to 1 in FAVOR of the bill. Sane Americans want smaller government, despite what the left tells us.

Of course, the left’s leadership’s reaction to that is, and Reid has basically made it clear, is to kill this bill in the Senate. Why? Double why, when some 20 democrat senators like the deal. Well, it seems that we got the truth from the House Minority leader, Steny Hoyer, whom basically pointed out that the amendment would make the democrat’s top priority – to raise taxes on people to feed the monster and grow it bigger – a near impossibility. And he basically also makes the case against the amendment on the basis that only a fringe bunch of insane fiscal conservatives, that have no home other than the republican party, are the only ones that want to thwart what he and the other Obamanauts want. I guess he missed that CNN poll or actually believed the spin by CNN when they reported the results. The left is pissed that they can’t hike taxes. Yes, they really are. Makes me want to smile.