July 24, 2010

CNN Anchors Calls For Bloggers to be Held to Higher Standard Than Themselves

CNN's Kyra Phillips and John Roberts aren't happy with Andrew Breitbart's exposure of Shirley Sherrod. They're of the opinion that the excerpt of the video he promoted unfairly labelled her a racist (Phillips and Roberts didn't apparently have a problem with their colleague Andreson Cooper, who filmed a segment with Sherrod that proved she is racist).

Because of this incident Phillips and Roberts think that bloggers should be regulated.

The last I checked, bloggers were subject to the same libel and defamation laws that news outlets were, and neither anchor has established why bloggers should be held to a higher standard than they themselves are.

That this call for censorship comes from the very network that concealed torture and murder for a ratings advantage? Beyond belief.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 24, 2010 09:32 AM

It's interesting that the MSM suddenly has a problem with anonymity. Does this mean they'll stop quoting anonymous sources now?

Posted by: RightKlik at July 24, 2010 10:12 AM

It's especially astounding that these people suggest the gatekeeper for blogs be...

the media.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at July 24, 2010 10:55 AM

Neither did they have any problem promoting for weeks, John Lewis' accusation he heard a racial epithet on the day he walked in front of those protesting before the final Obamacare vote.

No impartial evidence, just one man's accusation who had a vested interest and/or bias in promoting it.

Posted by: Dusty at July 24, 2010 11:36 AM

Where was all this scrutiny when Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, Bush, etc....were taken out of context?

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at July 24, 2010 08:40 PM

you know CNN has totally lost it when the Glens Greenwald are slamming them for her statement.

Posted by: JP at July 24, 2010 11:10 PM