Time to declare war on CNN

This is unforgivable. Questioning Senator Obama’s patriotism? Why does CNN feel comfortable questioning Obama’s patriotism? You don’t see CNN questioning John McCain’s patriotism, even though he let our troops down in Iraq and Afghanistan for years while they fought with insufficient manpower and equipment and VA benefits. I doubt CNN is going to be doing a poll about whether John McCain is crazy. Or how about if George Bush is still an alcoholic? The media never dares to question the integrity, the sanity, the patriotism of Republicans. God forbid. Hell, if you’re the NYT, you literally pull stories that might make voters not like Republicans as much. But if you’re a Democrat, the NYT, CNN, and the AP have no such problem sliming our politicians and ourparty. Oh let’s do talk to about the AP. Their reporter, Nedra Pickler, writes a piece that regurgitates all the right-wing lies about Obama lacking patriotism, and what’s the title of the story?

“Conservatives say Obama lacks patriotism”

How fucking dare you? Lack patriotism? What is this, the McCarthy era? AP is now willing to write any crap, so long as it’s a Republican saying it about a Democrat? AP knows damn well that Obama doesn’t hate America. This isn’t a he-said-she-said. It’s a case where AP is genuflecting to the Republicans and regurgitating their crap in a way Pickler and her fellow reporters wouldn’t dare do if the victim were Republican. Has Pickler ever written a story about John McCain being insane? Being senile? Somehow I doubt it.

CNN should be ashamed of itself (and AP and the NYT are close behind). It’s high time we declared war on the media and made it clear that this year if they decide to give coverage to the Republicans’ swift-boating lies, then they are going to pay a huge price.

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