Or any of the other eleven pictures currently outraging the perpetually outraged terrorists in the Middle East.
I don't have to ask who's side they're on. They let me know on a daily basis. This so called "news" network refuses to show the Danish cartoons "out of respect" for muslims, but they obviously have no problem insulting and slandering the US military on a daily basis. This so called "news" network, who allowed Saddam Hussein to dictate what they reported out of Iraq, should change it's name to the Cable Opinion Network. Any claim of objectivity coming from CNN is a fucking joke, and to be honest CON is a much better description of what they currently do. They might as well have their anchors report the news with a "Free Saddam Now!" t-shirt. Or a burkha, since they don't want to offend any muslims by showing this:
Somebody better tell Christine Aramparumpapum or whatever the fuck her name is that showing her face offends the very same muslims she's trying not to offend by not showing those Danish cartoons! Cover up, Christy! You wouldn't want any of those camel-humping sand fleas currently displaying their barbarianism to get upset at you! Now show those years old Abu Ghraib photos again, before somebody thinks that you might actually be on America's side!
No, rather than showing a cartoon, what has the press been harping about? VP Cheney's hunting accident. Bravo, media! As Tony Blankly puts is rather well:
In the absence of any pressing news these days -- other than Iran's nuclear weapons development crisis, the election of Hamas terrorists in Palestine, ongoing worldwide Muslim riots and killing in reaction to a cartoon, Al Gore's near sedition while speaking in Saudi Arabia, the turning over of our East Coast ports to be managed by a United Arab Emirates firm, the criminal leaking of vital NSA secrets to the New York Times, Mexican military incursions across our southern border, the Iraqi crisis, Congress's refusal to deal with the developing financial collapse of Social Security and Medicare, inter alia -- the White House press corp has exploded in righteous fury over the question of the vice president's little shooting party last weekend.
If you haven't seen the media in full meltdown mode, Michelle Malkin has a small transcript.
Peacock Network News correspondent David Gregory, whose self-absorption rivals the leading brand of paper towels, threw a snit fit over the 18-hour delay in public disclosure of the incident. His exchange on Monday with White House press secretary Scott McClellan was a walking advertisement for beta blockers.
McClellan: "David, hold on, the cameras aren't on right now. You can do this later."
Gregory: "Don't accuse me of trying to pose to the cameras. Don't be a jerk to me personally when I'm asking you a serious question."
McClellan: "You don't have to yell."
Gregory: "I will yell! If you want to use that podium to try to take shots at me personally, which I don't appreciate, then I will raise my voice, because that's wrong!"
McClellan: "Calm down, Dave, calm down."
Gregory: "I'll calm down when I feel like calming down!"
Funny thing is, I can't recall the mainstream media melting down over the 30-hour delay Â? presided over by Hillary Clinton, according to internal records Â? in releasing the late White House counsel Vincent Foster's suicide note to authorities and her own husband. Can you?
That's right. They can't show any cartoons, but they can show pictures of Abu Grabass and throw temper tantrums over not being notified RIGHTFUCKINGNOW about a hunting accident. Personally, I'm at the point where I could have a "hunting accident" with half the White House press corps and walk away smiling. I wish somebody would have told those self-absorbed fucknuts "Listen, you stupid shitty little genital warts - Cheney had better things to do than talk to a group of narcissistic asscannons. Shut the fuck up and we'll tell you WHEN we want to tell you. If you don't like it, get the fuck out." I'd pay my entire paycheck to see Scott McClellan say that, I really would. And if Helen Thomas had a heart attack from it and died on the spot, I'd give up my pay for a YEAR.
To me, the national press is mostly one big fucking joke. And they're proving my thesis on a daily basis. Hell, they're already putting on clown suits. I think the reason the press is going after Cheney so hard is because they know we've figured out that they're nothing but a fucking joke, and they're doing what they can to distract us from that fact.
Fuck 'em. If half the papers went out of business tomorrow, I wouldn't shed a fucking tear. Maybe if the entrenched socialist shit suckers were removed, we could have REAL press reporting the news.
But for now, we're stuck with CON. Cable Opinion Network. I'm keeping that phrase. It fits.
UPDATE: Ooooo, this is good! Analog Kid has a link to this post, which is a written equivilent of whipping out your johnson and smacking someone in the face with it.
And not in a good way.
When the reporters and editors said they would die before giving up their First Amendment rights, that was bravado. Only empty phrases. They only meant that they reserved the right to mock your religion if they were sure that, while you might be upset, and you might say you would kill them, you wouldn't really do it. They can stand up to angry words with no problem.
But when it came the time that there was an actual chance that they might really die or be hurt in defense of their First Amendment rights, that's different, that's serious. they showed that their principles were only to be upheld when it was easy and cheap.
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