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    Monday, February 07, 2005

    CNN vs. FoxNews

    Which has the best news? Which is the least bias? CNN has been around for the longest time. Fox purports to be un-biased with a slogan of We Report, You Decide. Now I have used both of these online sources as links for various postings as well as many others. I tend to watch Fox News when I want more details and CNN Headline News when I want an abbreviated sweep of the top stories.

    I do question CNN for some of their tactics - especially when they were caught making deals with Saddam - soften their coverage of the facts in exchange for keeping their Baghdad bureau. Knowledge of murder, torture, and planned assassinations were suppressed.

    More recently is the coverage of the oil-for-food scandal and the lack of adequate coverage by CNN. The attention given to this huge heist by CNN has been minimal to say the least. On the contrary, the coverage by Fox News has been upfront and revealing. I had to wonder why this was, and just a few minutes of Google found something that would definitely contribute to the lack of honest reporting by CNN. Could the fact that Ted Turner is on the Board of Directors of UNA-USA? This it the USA strong lobbying arm for the UN. Cloaked as a non-profit organization they basically try to make the UN look good as well as push for the USA to give more money to the UN for "charitable" and "humanitarian" causes. Now if that wasn't enough of a conflict of interest for CNN there's the fact that Ted Turner has donated $1 BILLION to the UN over a period of 10 years. Do you really think Ted-boi will let CNN tell the full story when it comes to how corrupt his UN is?

    So again CNN is suppressing news from their viewers. So when Ted Turner compares Fox News to Hitler as he did a couple of weeks ago let's remember how Hitler controlled the news, allowing his people to hear only what he wanted them to hear. Gee - sort of sounds like Ted Turner and CNN.

    9 comments:

    nonpcpundit said...

    A bigger question is if Fox news has such a rivalry with CNN, why haven't they covered this issue? Fox news, especially Bill O'Reilly, were the ones so openly giving Dan Rather the benefit of the doubt on the false document story under the rubric that his producers or staffers under him made the mistake and he was just caught unaware. Of course, two of Fox's major contributors, Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol were caught giving advice to Bush speech writers on the state of the union address, then commented favorably on it after it was given. I really think that at the top, neither side will cover certain issues because neither side is innocent.

    Paul said...

    that's a nice pic - he was probably shaking dice in vegas with that pic!

    Anonymous said...

    Naw, he ain't shootin' dice. He found out that there are still Jane Fonda tinkle targets in the restrooms of VFW halls that haven't been removed yet.

    Crystal said...

    Tip Top post!! Wow...pretty exhausting if you think about all the things we have to think about and consider now when looking at MSM news and stories and what they choose to cover or not cover...With information you presented here about TUrner, this case of Turner likening FOX to Hitler is a great example of what we therapists call PROJECTION!!!!

    : JustaDog said...

    Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol giving advice to Bush speech writers on the state of the union address, then commented favorably on it is just a vanity issue. I fail to see how it even remotely compares to hiding the knowledge of murder, torture, and planned assassinations.

    nonpcpundit said...

    The only connection between Krauthammer adn Kristol to Ted Turner has nothing to do with the subject matter as much as it does that Fox is not pursuing these issues like they could because of media courtesy. Just like Doctors won't testify against each other in medical malpractice cases, nor will lawyers testify against each other in legal malpractice cases. Also, the most strident opponents for the Presidency come from the same colleges, belong to the same frats, etc. Skull & Bones is an example) Point is, at some level they are all alike and will not push the issue beyond a certain boundary. That's why things just never change in the halls of power, whether political, legal, medical, or media.

    Anonymous said...

    Given Ted Turner has a miniscule holding in CNN's corporate parent, I think he has nothing to do with CNN's coverage. There have been about four stories involved in the real corruption of the Iraq oil for food program...the only way to cover a very few stories is to talk about the same thing over and over again, something which lends itself to Fox, a conservative opinion station which is nearly news-free, and has nearly no reporters in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, or Latin America. Hence Fox's ridiculously poor coverage of the tsunami; it's because news isn't what they do.

    -Andrew Donaldson

    Crystal said...

    Just easier for some to cling to stupidity, huh?

    WhyNot said...

    "Just easier for some to cling to stupidity, huh?"

    Yep, as in "can't find his brain Mad Doggie".