Just when you think you’ve seen the worst the MSM can do, just when you think they’ve hit bottom with their reutering of photographs and peddling of Hizbullah propaganda, just when you think they can’t come up with anything worse trying to keep Republicans from being elected…
That’s when CNN starts peddling terrorist snuff videos.
These videos aren’t just any snuff videos. They’re tapes made in Iraq by Islamic terrorists, of American soldiers being shot by snipers.
This is the lead story on the CNN website this morning.
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It’s almost impossible to find the words to express how disgusting CNN is. This is the high-minded network that, out of respect for the religious sensibilities of Muslims, could not bring itself to show the Danish Mohammed cartoons.
But out of respect for our country, our military, and the families of the victims, they are airing videos of those slain soldiers made by the people who killed them.
Oh yes, they make sure that they black out the exact moment when the bullet takes out the soldier. That way nobody will be disturbed — one moment he’s standing there alive and warm, the next he’s just another dead body lying in the dust of Iraq. No big deal.
And CNN has its usual sanctimonious justification for its behavior: the terrorist group doing these despicable deeds wants to negotiate with the United States:
Almost 2,800 Americans have been killed so far in Iraq and one of the most dangerous insurgent opponents is the sniper. CNN has obtained graphic video from the Islamic Army of Iraq, one of the most active insurgent organizations in Iraq, showing its sniper teams targeting U.S. troops. The Islamist Army says it wants talks with the United States and some Islamist Internet postings call for a P.R. campaign aimed at influencing the American public. The video is disturbing to watch but CNN believes the story, shocking as it is, needs to be told.
Does CNN think this is a valid way to get the United States to negotiate with the Islamic Army of Iraq? Is it proud of its part in bringing the “two sides” to the negotiating table?
This is yet another transparent ploy to hurt the Bush administration and the Republicans in the upcoming elections. Let’s make sure it doesn’t work.
If you were thinking of sitting out the election — as I have been, from time to time — because of the disgusting and craven behavior of the Republicans, please reconsider. Go down to the polling place, hold your nose, and pull the lever next to “R” for every name you see.
Not voting this year would reward CNN for its behavior, just as negotiating with these scum would reward them for killing American soldiers.
Maybe the plan is to have an October surprise every day of the month, culminating with an appearance of Howard Dean on Hallowe’en as Dracula.
See this blog for why to hold your nose and vote for the ‘pubs:
Tired of Holding Your Nose?
This is no straight-ticket voter. He says, among many other interesting things:
The truth is, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t disgusted with the Republicans. My first vote was for McGovern in 1972, and since then, my disgust has ebbed and flowed. It wasn’t until Bill Clinton (whom I voted for) was president that my disgust over the Republicans was exceeded by my disgust over the Democrats. Since then, I’ve become convinced that the Democrats are irreversibly, permanently in favor of socialism — much more than the Republicans will ever be. The 9/11 attacks and the post-9/11 fallout also convinced me that the Republicans are better on defense issues. (I suspect there’s still a war, too.)
While it is true that in general the Democrats are better on many sexual and social issues, there’s also that sexual identity politics thing, which I don’t like too much. And I just don’t see sex as the leading issue in American politics. At least, I don’t think it should be. In this regard, the Foley scandal has caused me to be more disgusted with the Democrats than the Republicans, for I think their exploitation of the scandal is cheap demagoguery at its absolute worst.
As a protest, he suggests that for people who are fed up, they definitely should vote to hold the Dems at bay, but that as a protest they might conisder doing what he’s going to do…
…go to the bottom of his post to see what it is. If this idea catches on, it could send a message to the ‘pubs without having to pull the lever for a Dem or stay at home as a protest.
I hope this one makes it — it’ll be a great photo if enough people do it.
That is freaking horrifying. CNN — purveyors of snuff video and scraping the bottom of the barrel (and even for journalists this is LOW).
I can`t imagine any European country giving their press such a free pass with this kind of material.
Is freedom of speech in the US so mutated that replaying enemy propaganda in wartime is protected? Why are the terror friendly CNN and the openly state secret publishing NYT not on trial? Are the politicians beholden to big media to put media relations over national interests or what is the problem?
To paraphrase Zero : America is doomed.
No way are the Republicans better than the Dems. The GOP and the Dems are two sides of the same socialist, big government, mass immigration, race-replacement, multicultural coin. No thank you.
AS for the snuff video, it’s pretty despicable stuff. But it’s what we’ve come to expect from the State media orgs. I wonder if the media would show videos of journalists getting slotted? There are a few MSM journos I have in mind who I would love to see star in their own ‘video.’ 🙂
To paraphrase Zero : America is doomed.
The GOP and the Dems are two sides of the same…
Gods forbid. But some American system defects seem even worse than in Europe. One of them is the unbreakable two party system where the parties are all bar in cahoots on the issues that matter (or have I been mislead by biased media?). The proportional representation that results in perpetually hung parliaments and weak coalitions in places like Italy or Latvia also allows the rise of new parties, like the People’s Party in Denmark or that one in Australia that suceeded in shifting the whole local specturm immigration politics a notch to the right. Mentioning Australia, their dual parliamentary system with one house coming from one winner electorates and the other house from proportional voting seems to avoid both traps. Aussie politics seems to be some of the best around at the moment.
Perhaps if one of their ’embedded’ reporters was to be stuffed in a uniform and paraded around until popped, they would find it less amusing. And we’re supposed to care when some piece of journalist scum comes home in a bag? Perhaps if we finally treat them as the enemy they are, we will see an end to this enabling of our enemies.
The only thing CNN failed to do was to add a laugh track. Giving aid and comfort to the enemy like this should be counted as treason and some jackass should be held accountable for that.
These snuff videos have been on You Tube for several months. There are also videos of U.S. snipers taking out jihadists.
Dymphna, thanks for the great link to Tired of holding your nose? I tell my friends, think “pretty in pink” and vote Republican. I’m not naive here, okay. The Republicans just can’t be as disgusting as the Dems. As a group, it just isn’t in them and like the “good” girls in schools decades ago, they are held to a higher standard, what with the MSM aligned against them and fighting for the Dems, the jihadists, and every other anti-American group you can think of.
CNN has had its great moments though. One was the night Judy Woodruff’s mascara ran down her little face as she was forced to read off the Republican wins on that election night in 2000, whenever Norm Coleman was elected and Puff Daschle lost. What a wonderful sight!
About CNN being too disgusting for words. Even when words like “slug” come to mind, one must have respect for the tiny slug and retract one’s words. CNN is pond scum from which no light or life grows. They can’t “reach” bottom because they are always looking up from some slimy hole.
I did my little part and made a comment on their contact us page. And encourage others to do the same. Doubt it will do much, but it’s the only option we have.
What is most disappointing is they don’t show our military footage with the US & coalition kickin a$$. Old Gary is right, check out our “propaganda” on YouTube. It would be good if more americans saw the power of our own military in comparison to these little pot shots. A word of advice, go to youtube and search AC 130 and you can watch insurgents gettin roasted.
Beach girl, thats a slur on pond scum. Even pond scum is a relatively begnign organism and supports a large number of other species, it typically only thrives where the pond is stagnant and polluted to begin with, and while it smothers some others pond scum does a pretty good job of cleaning the pond of organic pollutants.
Comparing the likes of CNN and the MSM to other life forms one has to grope for something well, parasitic, that sickens and destroys the host that it cannot survive without. Syphillis maybe – pustullent sores and madness preceeding death.
Its not the videos per say (indeed, to understand the Islamist threat they are required viewing), its the way CNN “discovers” a three year old phenomenon and self righteously presents them as a issue just before elections. Oops, amazing conincidence that. Course, the public right to know wasn`t strong enough during the motoons crisis for CNN to show the motoons. And of course they showcase the sniper vids (bring our boys home!) and not the many many allah-akbar-heavy-breathing beheading video nasties (presumably cause that may promote *gasp* “Islamophobia”, and we wouldn’t want any misguided viewers to support the war, right CNN?).
@hunter : oh but the MSM will show US militay footage, anything to do with Abu Ghraib, Haditha, collateral damage casualties or that one of the marine finished off the wounded fighter in Fallujah.
No one incident does it, but the sum track record speaks for itself.
this is all more of the same that we’ve become accustomed to in the U.S. God forbid there is even one video shown on the MSM of heroism, bravery and good work by our military…but that might help the Republicans so we can’t have that…
CNN knows their target audience, and it’s not Americans. Only when they are picketed; only when they are arrested for treason; only when they are closed down and investigated will they ever learn. The mass media are unreformable and as predatory as any child molester.
My son is currently serving and due to the nature of his job he is specifically targeted by enemy snipers. If God Forbid, one of them got him and I saw it on CNN, that network would soon have a staff reduction of on-air “talent.”
The “reporters” at CNN are in fact terrorists, not reporters.
And American soldiers in Iraq and IDF forces in Israel have the same right to eliminate them as any terrorist with a bomb.
The same goes for the terrorists at the BBC, NPR, Al-Jazeera, and just about every European news network.
They are no more “journalists” than Goebbels was a journalist.
Imagine a WWII analogy for this behavior: a newsreel company gets film from a German source, showing a battle with American tanks from the standpoint of a German 88 gun crew. One American tank after another is hit and is shown burning, with its crew trapped inside. The newsreel is shown in thosands of theaters across America.
I’d venture that the future outlook for that newsreel company would have been brilliant.
…meant to say “would not have been brilliant.”
I’m with you man. If God forbid, it happens and you need a wingman, I’m here. I just sent a nasty email to these bastards, calling them out on it. And I swore that they will NEVER be allowed into my house again. I encourage everyone reading this to do the same.
Oh, and David, I remember reading not long ago that Media Saint (Mike) Wallace once argued on some show, circa 1980s, that in the circumstance you describe, the job of the reporters would be to document the situation, rather than to make any attempt to save the Americans.
Not an exact parallel to your scenario, but pretty darn close.
And until a couple hours ago, I thought THAT was the most disgusting thing the US media had ever done. Man was I wrong.
BTW, I know first-hand as to how CNN (or at least some of its correspondents) in Iraq operates. A Marine I know was on a mission with a CNN guy named Art Harris. He told me how Harris basically exaggerated and made up things in his broadcast report. Some Hollywood guy named Pat Dollard was filming the Marines in Iraq and talked to my friend and another Marine about Harris. Check out the video called “Can’t Bust a Nut” at:
I think they talk about Harris during the 2nd minute of the video.
They are no more “journalists” than Goebbels was a journalist.
And at least he had the honesty to admit what he was doing…
Does this not show how utterly lacking in patriotic value, and hence unduly destructive to our culture, is the modern mainstream media?
A worse problem is the replication and amplification of the same ideology that fueled CNN’s coverage in our public schools and universities.
Will CNN ever give up their obvious desire to control governmental affairs?
This is the SAME CNN that searched through hospitals in Lebanon trying to find injured babies. Babies injured, of course, by Israeli bombs! I hate those bastards at CNN. Their agenda makes me sick and I hope it comes back to them…
I, for one, am not going to hold my nose.
I usually split my vote, voting for the candidate with the best position without looking much at party affiliation (though I do have a weakness for Libertarians). I’ve voted to try to keep gun-grabbers and other menaces to liberty out of office.
This time, it’s different.
Under Bush/Cheney/Rove, the Republican party has become something close to a personality cult. The GOP has completely lost its spine on many matters which used to be central to its identity – small government, national security (if it means doing squat about immigration), fairness and equality before the law, monkey business with unverifiable electronic voting machines, the whole nine yards. Our government appears to be the bought-and-paid-for property of the business lobby in general and the oil companies in particular – why do you think we KEPT a brand-new tax break for gas guzzlers after 9/11?
Individual Republicans may have had some spine, but they were pressured into following the diktats of Bush on any issue that mattered. They could or would not muster the breath to say “No more, not on my watch.”
It appears that the only way to change this is to force control of at least one house of Congress out of GOP hands. That’s why I’m voting every executive and legislative office for the Democrat this time around. (The fact that the gubernatorial candidate is Mr. Amway-bucks, whose organization should be reviled by all Christians for painting itself as the righteous one to prostitute one’s self for, should make this an easy call for everyone.)
I’m beyond angry. I’m furious at the GOP’s betrayal, and holding my nose is NOT going to get my point across – loss of races is the only way to do that. And there’s a reason to do this in the mid-term elections: I want a real choice in 2008. All the 2-year offices will be up for grabs again. If control of the House shifts, there will have been two years to uncover the Republican dirt that has not yet seen the light of day (as if what’s visible isn’t bad enough!).
The GOP will have two years to repudiate personality-cultism and the other elements of near-dictatorship under which we’ve suffered since 2001. It will have time to groom new candidates and get rid of the corrupted officeholders. It will have to come up with better reasons to vote for them than “We can give you money or take it away.” And the Dems will have two years to prove that they’ve moved beyond identity-group politics and constructed a program. It will do this right before a presidential election in which there is no incumbent running.
It might give me a real choice in 2008.