June 6, 2011

Andrew Breitbart took over the Anthony Weiner news conference.

Why didn't I blog about it, when I was standing by to blog Weiner? Because I was watching CNN! CNN did not show Breitbart. There was some talk about it, but I was recording on a DVR and fastforwarding. At one point, they showed Breitbart, who was talking, but they were not including the audio track. The CNN folk were talking amongst themselves. Anyway, here's the Breitbart stuff, via Politico:



Next time there's an unfolding news story that moves me to put on the television, I am not going to CNN.

ADDED: Another thing about the CNN coverage, they kept referring to Weiner as "tearful." On screen, the text said "tearful." What nonsense! The man did not cry. He did a Clinton-at-Ron-Brown's-funeral eye-wipe, but he did not cry.

115 comments:

mesquito said...

How many years of watching CNN brought you to this epiphany?

mccullough said...

I'm in control here.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

We saw it on Fox Business, which we regularly watch. Moreso than any other news channel.

It was highly entertaining.

Revenge

Shanna said...

I'm vastly amused that you can just show up to a press conference and make it your own. That's awesome.

pauldar said...

Next time for us was several years ago. We have CNN blocked on our cable box.

James said...

The really weird thing was that CNN threw to a reporter who spent minutes talking about stuff that happened last week...she didn't seem up to speed on all of Weinergate. Meanwhile Breitbart was holding court on Fox; causing Cavuto to think the Weiner press conference was actually a Breitbart prank.

In other news, Auston Goldsbee resigns after less than a year.

RuyDiaz said...

"Andrew, would you go to the podium?" WCBS reporter Marcia Kramer, who just days earlier was threatened with arrest when she staked out Weiner’s congressional office in Washington, asked.

Whatever you do, don't mess with Marcia Kramer....

edutcher said...

What DBQ said; Cavuto was all over it.

PS Breitbart was taking no prisoners. I loved it.

Irene said...

The regular Fox News network ran it live also.

I had to explain to Mom who Breitbart was. Whenever I say, "a Blogger," she thinks "Althouse."

rhhardin said...

You miss so many events by not having a TV.

That's the plan, anyway.

garage mahal said...

I was joking about Idiocracy a year ago. Not anymore. Time to start watering crops with Brawndo.

chickenlittle said...

Twitter was the place to be this afternoon when the story broke.

Vbspurs did a great job of live-tweeting it.

Michael K said...

There is a reason why CNN was called Clinton News Network a few years ago.

RuyDiaz said...

I was joking about Idiocracy a year ago. Not anymore.

Congratulations on the new boy or girl.

Fen said...

I was watching CNN! CNN did not show Breitbart. Next time there's an unfolding news story that moves me to put on the television, I am not going to CNN.

"If you discovered your Stock Broker had lied to you about Enron, would you still use him? And yet, people still use Information Brokers like CNN and the NYTS"

RuyDiaz said...

There is a reason why CNN was called Clinton News Network a few years ago.

Castro News Network among Cubans.

Fen said...

"Next time for us was several years ago. We have CNN blocked on our cable box."

For us it was the Florida recount. We were on the ground, directly involved. CNN was deliberately misrepresenting everything. FOX was the only one fairly reporting *both* sides of the issue.

That was the day I picked up my programable remote and deleted CNN.

Mark said...

Truth..we don't need no stinkin truth...MSM

caplight said...

CNN did carry Breitbart on their "Live Feed" on line. Watched it on my office computer. No commentary just live feed from the room so when he got up I was confused. Why they didn't break in with it? Ask the producer.

chickenlittle said...

What about bloggingheads on Weinergate?

Dems could probably use that sort of moral compass wright about now.

I'm curious (blue)

Rialby said...

Breitbart is a convicted felon!!!!

Sorry, stepped on your line Garage.

Fen said...

Hey guys, where should Althouse go to get the leftwing side of the story? It has to be relatively honest so she doesn't get blowback from repeating false propaganda.

For print, WaPo is much more reliable than the NYTs, but I can't think of a tele network for her. Maybe ABC?

Lem said...

You know, I seem to recall a guy here going by the name dead julius attacking Althouse over this story.. Implying/claiming that Alhouse and Breitbart had outed the Seattle college student.

It turns out Breitbart did not 'out' the student.. and there has only been one liar all along.

Rialby said...

Garage, I assume you meant that the masses that voted for this inept President are the idiots and the lone tellers of truth like Breitbart are the intelligent travelers from the past.

Mark said...

I think this is a major hit to the MSM ........because to any 'normal' person they knew that AW was lying.....and their inept attempt to try and spin it a different way was pathetic and obvious...........just another leak of there creditability.....I think we will be surprised at how fast all this goes down.....

Rialby said...

"In other news, Auston Goldsbee resigns after less than a year."

Yup. Does Obama have any economists left who want to put their imprimatur on the Obama presidency?

Fen said...

"You are only as good as your information"

rhhardin said...

Economic plan: the beatings will continue until morale improves.

Fred4Pres said...

Next time you are not going to CNN? Duh!

Actually this is one I would have liked to have monitored Fox, CNN and MSNBC. But mostly Fox.

Charlie Eklund said...

"Next time there's an unfolding news story that moves me to put on the television, I am not going to CNN."

Good policy.

America's Politico said...
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Carol_Herman said...

You know, that's okay. I don't watch TV. I caught the story because Drudge put it up.

It's a great story. About a very cold hotel ballroom. With a crowd gathering to see weiner's press conference. But weiner was late. He was also watching CNN, I guess?

When Politco found Breitbart just standing there. Being "present." 4 O'Clock came. And, what were the reporters supposed to do?

Even better, the first woman up to grab Breitbart with questions, was the very woman that weiner's office help theatened to arrest!

Oh, yeah. I caught that, too. On the Internet.

This whole story is an example of how the Internet works. CNN? Not so much. Ditto for all the sundry media who haven't recovered, yet, from Sarah Palin's CORRECT history lesson.

God works in strange ways.

Syria is about plotzing because it didn't get noticed trying to shove demonstrators they paid a thousand dollars, EACH, to, into the headlines.

Weiner's mother's not Jewish. That's why she named her kid Anthony. And, never told him how God works in strange ways.

Let alone this marriage to a muslim, who is part pakistani. Part Indian. And, raised from the beginning in Saudi Arabia.

The man in the grey underpants? Doesn't begin to cover it!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"You are only as good as your information"

Which is why the next and greatest threat to our freedom is information. Look for the government to do their best to shut down the internet and the free flow of information.

This is what they fear more than our guns: our ability to communicate and to do so quickly.

He who controls the media and the channels of information has the power. The internet has taken the power from the elite self selected and gave access to the proletariat.

They are afraid and we should be afraid of THEM.

vw: deather. Now I'm afraid.

Synova said...

"I was joking about Idiocracy a year ago. Not anymore. Time to start watering crops with Brawndo."

I'm rather tickled by the fact that the people who like to cite "Idiocracy" don't quite understand who was being made fun of. ;-)

Scott said...

We have CNN running in the lunch room of the financial institution where I work.

I'm under the impression that they're not evil so much as they are clueless. Or maybe they are reporting from some completely different planet sort of like Earth.

AJ Lynch said...

Breitbart has the easiest job in all of newsdom. He just tells the truth and gives the facts and does not bother to massage it, slant it or leave out important details.

And speaking of dumb, Althouse watches CNN!

America's Politico said...

Questions:

Weiner says he will hire a private firm to investigate. What is the name of the firm? Will there be report?

Weiner was texting during the health bill. Will this story be reported? Is it like Clinton during the govt. shutdown?

Weiner says he did not use govt. property. But, the photos show office. Will the ethics probe focus on that?

Weiner says that he will not resign. How long before he does? I say by end of June.

Weiner supports Obama. What will the President say? What will the Sec. of State say? What will Clinton say? What will Schumer say? What will Jon Stewart say?

The Library of Congress is preserving tweets. Will Weiner be remembered in history of Congressional mis-haps?

Will there be a study on politics and social media at the Univ. of Wisc. by a PHD student in women studies or new media? Will there be a case study on Weiner, Lee, and other men behaving badly.

themightypuck said...

Breitbart is a competitor. Why should they hook him up?

SunnyJ said...

Breitbart had a fulcrum moment. If you have not read his book, "Righteous Indignation"...then you are missing what this moment was really all about. Breitbart is on a mission to dethrone the leftist educational elites that have warped journalism to the point where idolatry of the left and their chosen ones now mascarades as journalism. Breitbart called them out, "ok journalists put your reputations on the line and state one lie I've made, name one, go ahead." And the silence was deafening.

The MSM as it was known died to today at that press conference. His ADD brain was brilliant as he on the spot made all the links he's been trying to bring to America's attention in 10 minutes.

Andrew Breitbart is a magnificent SOB!

Ms Althouse, welcome to the free press. Always choose liberty.

Synova said...

Though when it comes right down to it... this whole thing was boring on day one.

RuyDiaz said...

Though when it comes right down to it... this whole thing was boring on day one.

Not if you appreciate juvenile humor. Then it's never-ending fun.

JohnJ said...

We dropped CNN after its coverage of the Arizona shootings in January.

I don't think “appalling” is too strong a word.

Carol_Herman said...

I. F. Stone once said what makes the Washington Post interesting ... is what page, on any given day, you'll find the Page One story on. (Usually, start looking at about Page 10.)

Carol_Herman said...

You know what's best?

Weiner was in the hotel. He just wanted to keep the press waiting.

Weiner makes more mistakes than any politician I've come to see.

Breitbart wasn't even staying at that hotel. But another. He just walked over. And, saw all the reporters hanging around just waiting.

Man, to be a fly on the wall, when weiner saw the commotion as he entered. Will they ever make a movie?

AJ Lynch said...

The news, as it's generally presented, is boring Synova.

If only the major news networks employed thinking anchors like Nick Gillespie and Breitbart. Can you imagine the regular skewering they would do of our smug Beltway pols?

Synova said...

Stunt doubles... hehe.

Okay, maybe I get the juvenile humor. :-)

You know, I actually regularly visit one of the Big sites and totally missed the Breitbart brouhaha.

Synova said...

I do think it's news, though. It speaks to a person's judgment. I'm always bemused by people who are ambitious and have plans to be public figures who go on to do something so very stupid. I suppose they usually get away with it, so maybe I'm the one who is unreasonable. I just figure that behaving one's self is trivially easy.

edutcher said...

Hate to say it, but AP's last comment has some very apt questions.

Fred4Pres said...

Daily Kos Reports

H/T to Ace for finding this gem.

Carol_Herman said...

The MSM started lying at the Grassy Knoll!

And, I can remember Mort Sahl walking on stage, and, instead of a newspaper rolled up under his arm; he carried one of the books from the Warren Report. Which he'd open at random. And, just read aloud.

Even before we had the technology of the Internet, you'd be surprised. But you can't dam up the truth.

Meanwhile, Breitbart not only lucked out on this story; getting the "tweet" feed and running with it. He also got the hyenas of the press going into attack mode. Adding viral lift to an unforgettable story.

I mean, how do you forget the "Guy in the Grey Underpants." With certitude, this one lasts and lasts.

Weiner's career? Maybe, he's just waiting for the 4th of July weekend? When the media giants tend to all congregate on Martha's Vineyard.

Stuff's been floating out of range for the democraps, since Teddy's empty chair got sat upon by an elected republican.

You know, I don't doubt Breitbart when he puts stuff up, showing us what's true.

Sixty Grit said...

America's Politiho - Weiner is a democrat - move along.

WV: woodu - move along, woodu?

Titus said...

Hi Everyone, did I miss anything?

I watched all of this late and found it great political theater.

Weiner is obviously a big fat liar but that is not what I am going to post about.

First his chest. Not bad for a congressman. He needs to work the lower part of his tit though as his upper tit is larger than his lower tit and it really needs to be symmetrical. I recommend decline bench press and mucho flys. He is also obviously flexing in this picture so his chest probably isn't as good as it looks in that picture. But overall not bad.

He obviously shaves or gets waxed. While I do think this is a little odd for a 46 year old straight man it is not odd for a guy that works out. I have gone to many gyms, and believe it or not, I go to straight gyms because I don't want to deal with all the queens, and all the straight guys shave everything-chest, hog, ass, everything. This took me by surprise initially but now I understand it is the lay of the land.

Lastly, on the topic of new media and sending pics-this really isn't unusual. Yes, a congressman doing it is just so stupid but many many people are doing this now and not just the gays.

I don't though because I don't even know how to upload a pic of myself and don't have a facebook or twitter account. And I am married

The behavior itself it really not that strange and I don't see it as someone that has a sexual addiction. But a congressman doing it is just so completely stupid. And because he is married it is really absolutely wrong-unless of course he wasn't a congressperson and his wife and him had an agreement they could do this, and it wasn't sent to a minor.

Carol_Herman said...

"Woodu?" Is that a fart joke?

bagoh20 said...

"And speaking of dumb, Althouse watches CNN!"

I know, huh. Isn't her knowing news sources the point of this place? Just think of all the good posts that were never done while she was watching that black hole. Maybe she uses it like Transcendental Meditation - to clear her mind of all thought.

Carol_Herman said...

Titus: Weiner's narcissistic. And, he masturbates. His tweets were his own "added attraction."

While no man can "shave his own ass." Nor can he photograph his potato as it leaves his body.

At no point did weiner think his career would flash by so fast.

Seven Machos said...

Breitbart is one amazing dude. Wow. That was awesome.

Titus said...

Again, this was another area that gay people were really the pioneers.

We were doing the sending dick pics years and years ago and now the straights have finally caught up.

And I say welcome.

You guys have dating sites where you can possibly meet up with someone within a week or two after long conversations. We have websites with maps that can pinpoint someone within a 5 block radius and can be down on their knees in 5 minutes from the time you hang up the phone or leave the computer.

I too, don't believe in any of the website hookup spots because you never know what you are going to get, as a result I just go for a walk (when I wasn't married). Although, in Madison, I could walk for an entire night and not see any hot guy. And for that I will never forgive you Madison or maybe I should thank you.

Dead Julius said...
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Dead Julius said...

Interesting day...

While Steve Jobs is on stage showing the best of America, Weiner and Breitbart are on stage showing the worst.

Too bad that the original recipient of the unwanted tweet, Genette Cordova, had to be dragged through the cesspool. It's a shame that Althouse didn't point out that there was no evidence that she was anymore than an innocent bystander when this first came out, even as Althouse demanded Weiner provide evidence of his "hacking" claim. Too bad Althouse didn't speak out against Kos revealing Cordova's identity. Too bad Althouse didn't speak out when commenters here offered the most derogatory and offensive remarks about Cordova. Too bad Althouse didn't speak out against the dirty deceptive tricks that the journo-stalkers employed to get a story from her. Too bad that Althouse labelled her with the dehumanizing Clinton-esque term "that woman", and wondered aloud why anyone could possibly care what the impact of all this was on her.

I guess that in the world of high politics that Althouse and Breitbart and Kos and Weiner inhabit, an innocent 21-year-old community college student is meaningless, and can easily be ignored as collateral damage in the ongoing political war.

Destroying Cordova was an important part of both the liberal and conservative approaches to this situation. She was squeezed from both sides by ruthless, uncaring bastards.

phx said...

The references to Clinton's demeanor at Ron Brown's funeral never get old.

Chef Mojo said...

Hey, remember the bad ole days when Huma was supposed to be Hillary's lover? Good times. Good times...

And Huma ended up with Wiener?

Say, you don't suppose?

Naaaah. That's just too weird.

Right?

Mark said...

Julius, every now and again you say something interesting.

Not tonight. Tonight, pure Concern Troll.

Genette Cordova during all this has displayed class and decorum far beyond anyone else's. So, she didn't tell the unvarnished truth. I doubt she outright lied either. She protected someone she considered a friend. She honored things she thought were private.

If she moves to Brooklyn and runs for Congress, I'd vote for her.

galdosiana said...

Totally awesome. He owned that room!

Joanna said...

I want Breitbart to take over Beck's slot on Fox. Watching him was the highlight of my day.

Titus said...

Men can too shave their asses.

I have shaved my pucker before.

I am very limber. I can thank hot yoga.

Seven Machos said...

I want Breitbart to take over Beck's slot on Fox. Watching him was the highlight of my day.

As an added bonus, Breitbart is not a shrill loon.

Titus said...

Joanna, is that your real pic/

Seven Machos said...

Titus -- We're having a discussion in another thread. What exactly are anal beads?

Titus said...

Anal Beads can be large or small and are connected by a long rope and put into the asshole.

They are then pulled slowly out of the asshole and it is supposed to have some sort of stimulating effect.

I have never used anal beads though because I don't do any anal.

Joanna, is that your real pic?

Seven Machos said...

Thank you, Titus. I will make a report!

Titus said...

Seven, I believe they can go in the cooch as well.

William said...

If Weiner can feign righteous indignation with such conviction, who says he can't do a first rate job feigning contrition and remorse? He was such a relentless and aggressive liar this past week that even some Democrats must have second thoughts about his character....As NY Democrats go, I kind of liked him. He had a sense of humor and style. But I cannot think of one redeeming or mitigating factor to his behavior this past week. He looks bad and the people who defend him look worse.......Breitbart took the podium at the urging of the media. Now they are criticizing him for taking over the press conference. The press are right to consider Breitbart a threat to their credibility, but they would be wise not to prove his point.

Maguro said...

Always interesting to see which threads Titus decides to troll. Topics involving Democratic misbehavior seem to be a favorite.

Seven Machos said...

I believe they can go in the cooch as well.

Hopefully not in between sanitizing.

Titus said...

Actually any misbehavior Maguro.

I love the seedy side of life.

themightypuck said...

Breitbart has a dark secret: he likes the films of the pencil mustached impresario from Baltimore.

Joanna said...

@Titus. Yes.

Trooper York said...

Who Barbara Milkulski?

themightypuck said...

@TY Brilliant!!

Fuck John Waters.

windbag said...

Tearful...worthy of derision, like Boehner was afforded, right?

murgatroyd666 said...

Jeeze, if only we'd had cellphones and the Internet back in 1969. The Lion of the Senate might have had a shorter and very different career.

For that matter, how do you think the Sixties would have turned out if Fiddle and Faddle had tweeted to their friends what they were doing? And who they were doing?

Crimso said...

'Breitbart called them out, "ok journalists put your reputations on the line and state one lie I've made, name one, go ahead." And the silence was deafening.'

That was one compelling bit of confrontation right there. Breitbart challenged them to their faces and they were forced to resent it. (Forrest to his commanding officer, Bragg: "...and if you were any part of a man I would slap your jaws and force you to resent it!")

Anybody else figure that Cordova's name would never have come up in this thread without the help of the deeply concerned Dead Julius? As my father once told me, "If you don't stir that shit, it won't stink so bad."

Crimso said...

Bragg let it slide.

richard mcenroe said...

He didn't just take it over, he got in their face like Wags Weiner at a Brownie Troop meeting...

Lem said...

@Titus. Yes.

Time to trot out my Weiner impression.

Me..

J said...

This is what a real journalist looks like.

F*ck the MSM.

Titus said...

I want to see the XXX rated picture.

Please, Andrew Breitbart, bring it out.

This would be a good pole question for Althouse. Do you want to see the XXX pic?

Titus said...

Howard Stern staff was on the scene and asked if the pic was fully erect.

Priceless.

Revenant said...

Andrew Breitbart really is one of the smartest and ballsiest people working in the news media today.

Revenant said...

Too bad that the original recipient of the unwanted tweet, Genette Cordova, had to be dragged through the cesspool.

Its getting to where a woman can't slut around with a married politician without getting her name plastered in the paper.

Gary Rosen said...

"Its getting to where a woman can't slut around with a married politician without getting her name plastered in the paper."

Great, Rev, I literally LOL'd that one!

el polacko said...

there's s reason fox is the number one news station. breitbart was there on his book tour and the reporters urged him to take the podium when weiner was late. as was said on red eye tonight, "he was the best opening act since jimi hendrix opened for the monkees". the only reason he got his apology from weiner is that he said he deserved and was there to get one. some reporter then pressed weiner on it until he said the words "i apologize to andrew breitbart"..it was a triumph for the new media via the old media.

edutcher said...

Looks like somebody hacked J.

Paco Wové said...

"Always interesting to see which threads Titus decides to troll."

If you can't derail the thread, try to gross everybody out.

Curious George said...

I'm sorry...sniff...sniff...for my actions...sniff..sniff...and hurting...sniff...sniff...the people I love...sniff...sniff.

The only thing this narcissistic douchenozzle is sorry for is that career goals just got flushed with the rest of his shit.

Christopher in MA said...

Julius - replace "Genette Cordova" with "Paula Jones" and shove your concern trolling.

pumping-irony said...

CNN, ain't that the rathole Olberman disappeared down? Or is that Currently Invisible TV? Whatever.

Mike and Sue said...

So Weiner's wife is a Muslim, raised in Saudi Arabia...and now a top functionary in the State department? Explain please.

Pogo said...

@Julius:
Remeber Carville's quote about The Other Women in Clinton's life?

"Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find."

Scott M said...

Looks like somebody hacked J.

LOL. My thoughts exactly.

Jim Treacher said...

"I was joking about Idiocracy a year ago. Not anymore."

You're a time-traveler from there.

JPF said...

Wolf Blitzer betrayed his prejudice twice. He first called the whole situation "heartbreaking," and then he mentioned how beautiful Weiner's wife is, how she's a friend, blah blah. I had to ask myself if he would had felt or said any of that for someone on the other side.

Fen said...

Yup. Lets not forget that Wolf Blitzer was just another Winston at MiniTruth.

Although, I didn't realize he was still alive and working. We should do a Spinal Tap "where are they now" segment for all our favorite JournoLists.

Clyde said...

Going to CNN for quality news coverage is like going to McDonald's for a steak.

gonetoworkbbackin5min said...

The Mrs. and I are going on three years without a TV and have suffered no ill effects. But O My we do burn up the innernets.

Scott M said...

The Mrs. and I are going on three years without a TV and have suffered no ill effects. But O My we do burn up the innernets.

If you don't have a TV, how the hell do you learn about ancient astronauts on the X-Files, er, History, Channel?

"How It's Made" is completely worth the cost of all the other 200 channels I pay cable tv for. The fact that my 7 and 3 year olds love watching that show with me, punctuated with excellent questions from the mouths of babes, proves it.

MidKnight said...

Breitbart called them out, "ok journalists put your reputations on the line and state one lie I've made, name one, go ahead." And the silence was deafening.'

That was one compelling bit of confrontation right there. Breitbart challenged them to their faces and they were forced to resent it.


I did see some mention of Breitbart - I believe on CNN - and some commenter snarked on how "Breitbart proved that there were other ways to be a narcissistic asshole" - or words to that effect.

No mention that:
a) he broke the story,
b) He stated JUST the known facts at the time,
c) He protected the name of the girl tweeted to,
d) that he drove the story while most of the press ignored it (some of the press have been honest enough to admit that the story was something they should have verified instead of going into knee-jerk anti-Breitbart:" )mode)
e) ..or of what was actually said by him including the challenge to point out any time he'd actually lied in "smearing" someone.

caplight said...

Titus said:
"This would be a good pole question for Althouse. Do you want to see the XXX pic?"

Titus, did you really mean "pole" or did you mean "poll" question?

Dave said...

Wherever liberals go, they tune in to CNN. As Weiner and his staff prepared notes for the press conference, there must have been a TV in the room showing CNN, and a staffer or two watching it. If they had seen Breitbart talking, they would have rushed out and cut off his mike within 20 seconds. Thank you CNN!

Dustin said...

I asked Garage Mahal to meet Breitbart's challenge, and name one provable lie, because he kept calling Breitbart "vile" (such a beta term!).

He replied that he hadn't seen the full video of the ACORN scandal (the full audio's been available for eons, not that we tend to see the full video of things like the Couric-Palin interview or To Catch a Predator or really any expose), and then he started calling O'Keefe a felon (which is an attempt to change the subject, not to mention a willful lie about a journalist who was convicted of a minor misdemeanor offense because he had the book thrown at him for seeking the truth about a Senator tampering with her phones).

Anyway, my point is that Garage and many like him pollute thread after thread shouting the Breitbart is a liar, that he's vile, that he's horrible. And when you ask them to name a single lie, they can't. They ask for proof he isn't a liar, and think that's clever sophistry.

What in the hell is wrong with someone like that? Why are they so sure Breitbart is evil, if they don't have any lies in mind?

I think the truth is that they know Breitbart is a journalist, and there are precious few real journalists anymore. Many of the good stories deeply implicate the left as utterly corrupt, and so the left is more scared of real journalism than anything, even war. So they just repeat and repeat the lie that Breitbart cannot be trusted, and just assert, wrongly, that this is shown by some of the very stories they know Breitbart was right about.

Thank God ACORN was exposed, finally, for what it really was. Thank God Sherrod, a high ranking government official, can't confess to being corrupt and racist in her adult dealings, on the government's behalf (via grant) and escape harsh criticism. Thank God a crook like Weiner can't coordinate a massive smear campaign to cover his use of government property to sex young women, and get away with it.

The internet has finally reached its potential.

You don't need to watch CNN. You don't really even need a TV except for entertainment. Like a radio, it's just not a great way to learn about the world.

Methadras said...

Brietbart in his natural form. You could here the leftard shilling from the journalist pool. They are pigs.

M. Simon said...

For print, WaPo is much more reliable than the NYTs, but I can't think of a tele network for her. Maybe ABC?

Al Jazeera. Seriously.

mariner said...

Mark,
Truth..we don't need no stinkin truth...MSM

Truth ... you don't need no stinkin' truth. MSM

FTFY

Jum said...

I see that a number of other commenters have already expressed their dismay that you have only at this very late date determined that CNN is not a reliably straight conduit for news. So let me put it somewhat more directly: what the hell is wrong is with you?

In all seriousness, and based on as fair a determination as I can make it, on the whole, day in day out, Fox News Channel is far more objective on any given story than any other broadcast news, network or cable. The left has used its usual tactic of a constant, drumbeat attack on the fairness and professionalism of Fox News, which is a very effective method of undermining the confidence of persons of conscience to whom truth and honesty are very important (whom I have found in my life most often to have been cultural traditionalists and political conservatives.)

But we've got to rise above the "Conservative Disease" of caring what the Democrats think about us, and go where we can more readily trust what we see and hear.

Which is not CNN.

Gary Rosen said...

"We should do a Spinal Tap "where are they now" segment for all our favorite JournoLists."

The appeal of the MSM is becoming more selective.