June 08, 2006

This is CNN

As you can see in the screen capture above, CNN appears almost disconsolent that Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in an airstrike late yesterday afternoon, lamenting with the headline, 'al-Zarqawi Betrayed.'

CNN also shows a prominent picture on the home page not of al-Zarqawi, or of celebrating Iraqis, or of President George Bush, or of Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki, or anything else of major importance to this story, but focuses instead of neighboring home destroyed in the airstrike.

It seems that CNN would like to focus on something, perhaps anything other than marking al-Zarqawi's death as a victory for the coalition, and the network that turned a blind eye to Saddam's terrorism seemed almost delighted to feature a video clip breathlessly proclaiming "(Watch how attacks turned nearby houses to heaps of cinder blocks --3:23)".

Whether more sympathy for the devil or corporate echoes of Eason Jordan disgraceful tenure, CNN seems bound and determined to tarnish any positive news coming out of Iraq, even news as big as the death of a terrorist mastermind.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 8, 2006 04:25 PM | TrackBack

It was interesting to note this morning I was listening to coverage on both Fox and CNN on XM while driving to work. Fox was exploring the short and long term political ramifications and discussing Zarqawi's death as a positive for Iraq and the region. They had Ambassador Paul Bremer on and interviewed him as well.
CNN had Nick Berg's father on, who is anti-war, anti-Bush, he was talking about how he felt, and how the Bush Administration was wrong and that Zarqawi's death would inspire the insurgents fight more and create more bloodshed.
The contrast between the two couldn't have been more clear.

Posted by: Chris at June 8, 2006 03:46 PM

Have you seen the video? There was no house near-by. The farmhouse shown in the photo was THE targeted house and the only one for for several hundred meters. I am not surprised that they would try to brign some semblance of tragedy to this glorious news.

Posted by: Rey at June 9, 2006 01:12 AM

C N N - Criminally Negligent Network

Posted by: Old Soldier at June 9, 2006 06:23 AM

Well....I'm sure we have the gps coordinates for CNN around here somewhere. Ooops...sorry....just a random thought.

Posted by: Specter at June 9, 2006 10:34 AM

You people are hilarious. You can't be serious right? Way to sensationalize a non issue!

Keep putting up straw men and knocking them down. Besides, anyone who knows anything knows that the Liberal Mainstream Media wants nothing more than for the Muslim Hordes to overrun our country, rape our women, make them wear Burkhas, and have us all face Mecca a coupla times a day.

Start talking about real issues like gay marriage. Maybe we can do something like gay internment camps or something.

Posted by: KC at June 9, 2006 04:48 PM


We knew it all along. 'Bout time somebody admitted it.

Posted by: Specter at June 9, 2006 07:42 PM