February 12, 2006

CNN Right-Wing Bias

Posted by Eric Jaffa
Saturday January 28th 2006, 10:14 am
Filed under: Government, Media Watch, TV

From the blogger Echidne:

Go to Oliver Willis and click on the video concerning CNN’s newscast on John Kerry. It is not exactly neutral and unbiased. For those of you who can’t see the video, the woman states that John Kerry flew home from “an exclusive Swiss resort” for a last-ditch attempt at a filibuster. The screen is divided, and the other side has a picture of John Kerry with the words “Gulfstream Liberal”…probably a..joke on “Limousine Liberal” !!!!!!

To check what Kerry might be doing at this “exclusive Swiss resort” note this:
The Massachusetts senator was speaking on the margins of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

To see what the World Economic Forum is, go here.

When George W. Bush is returning from an overseas trip, CNN doesn’t put the words “Gulfstream Conservative” under his image.

This is part of a move by CNN to be like Fox News.

An appropriate label with video of John Kerry would be”Senator John Kerry (D-MA). “

CNN knows that, but they’re taking a gamble that if they ridicule Kerry as a “Gulfstream Liberal” then Fox News viewers flipping the dial will choose CNN over Fox News.

However, as Phil Donahue said when MSNBC tried going rightward a few years ago, “You cannot outfox Fox.”

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