CNN Jumps the Shark
by mnicholson0220, Wed Mar 19, 2008 at 04:03:56 PM EDT
Today on "The Situation Room" CNN moved out of the realm of simple bias and into the realm of Rush Limbaugh.
Commentators were three men and one woman: Wolf Blitzer, Jack Cafferty, some third guy I don't know, and a woman whose name escapes me. The topic was the MI revote and the fact that Hillary supports it, has claimed that not doing it would be an affront to the rights of MI voters, and has called on Obama to "do the right thing."
So ... what was the content of the ensuing discussion by CNN commentators?
Hillary will do anything to win.
Hillary is disingenuous (parroting a talking point Obama had given in his interview with Anderson Cooper earlier today).
Hillary is engaging in "unseemly whining".
A laundry list of misogynist ad hominem attacks. The lone woman (who I suspect is actually an Obama supporter based on things she's said on CNN before) tried to jump in with an objective view, that both campaigns will of course argue for whatever is best for their candidate. She was dismissed by the men, who went back to savaging Hillary.
It was truly a Rush Limbaugh moment. So ... I have two questions for the mydd crowd:
1) Does anyone know where I can quickly get the video of that segment? It played at 3:40 pm Pacific Time here on the West Coast. Frankly I'm concerned that if I order the official one it will have been redacted.
2) Anyone up for a "viewers' strike"?