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OwlMBA
08-10-2008, 08:18 PM
Wow. Even CNN is admitting that the media's lack of coverage of such a high-profile affair stinks of a conspiracy. This guy was a Presidential candidate a few months ago and a front runner for Obama's VP a few days ago. Now he is disgraced. The guy cheats on his wife who has an incurable form of cancer. Yea, real standup guy that John Edwards. What an absolute grease ball.

Yet finding info about this in the media is almost impossible. If this was Giuliani we would hear about it 24x7.


(CNN) -- Rumors about John Edwards' love affair had been circulating for months, but it wasn't until the former Democratic presidential candidate admitted to the affair that national news organizations jumped on the story.

After the National Enquirer reported catching Edwards making a late-night visit to see his ex-mistress last month, the blogosphere exploded, asking why the mainstream media was not reporting the story.

Was it because of a condescending attitude toward a tabloid's reporting? Bias toward a Democratic candidate? Or sympathy toward Elizabeth Edwards, who is battling an incurable form of cancer?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/10/edwards.coverage/index.html

Jumpy
08-10-2008, 08:23 PM
What a surprise, from CNN. Although, I still remember the Gary Hart affair. What a moron. That was covered quite extensively.

lacarnut
08-10-2008, 08:34 PM
What a surprise, from CNN. Although, I still remember the Gary Hart affair. What a moron. That was covered quite extensively.

Anyone that invites and dares the media to catch him like Gary Hart did is a fool. Pretty boy was not that stupid.

Jumpy
08-10-2008, 08:36 PM
Anyone that invites and dares the media to catch him like Gary Hart did is a fool. Pretty boy was not that stupid.

Well yeah.. Hart was a sitting duck.

Zeus
08-10-2008, 08:40 PM
It's the SOS with the mainscreammedia. They get popped cold proof of their liberal Bias . So for the next week or so they run Faux interospectives of "Is the media bias". the following week it's back to the SOS SOS.

CNN may be out front with the "Are we being fair" charade because they are the number 1 liberal useful idiots of the media. They have to put up a false front for awhile to salvage any credibility they may have.

Eyelids
08-10-2008, 09:29 PM
This is absolutely a pathetic move out of CNN. They're basically admitting to burying a story and being part of the problem... so they make a story about it to try and get some viewers.

TV journalism is the absolute bottom of the barrell.

SaintLouieWoman
08-10-2008, 11:59 PM
This is absolutely a pathetic move out of CNN. They're basically admitting to burying a story and being part of the problem... so they make a story about it to try and get some viewers.

TV journalism is the absolute bottom of the barrell.

Have to say it's well said. They are the bottom of the barrel. The Russians are engaged in combat in Georgia and all they talk about now is the usual trivial crud. It's almost impossible to get true news anywhere. I sure can't depend on getting it with my local news rag.

ralph wiggum
08-11-2008, 12:23 AM
Obviously, CNN is just a right-wing shill organization. /end DU mode :D

Cold Warrior
08-11-2008, 06:31 AM
Obviously, CNN is just a right-wing shill organization. /end DU mode :D

As I've pointed out before, Ralph, that is something to consider. The DUmmies think that CNN is the Corporate Nazi Network while many here think it's the Commie News Network. I've always found it pretty well balanced. That is not to say they don't pile the airways with trivialities at times, but the 24 hour format encourages that and all three of them do. It is also not to say that they are perfect. Their deal with Saddam was shameful. However, on the whole, I find their coverage to be the best of the three and their world-wide coverage far superior to Fox or MSNBC. For example, Amanpour's reports from NK and their reporters' incursions into Burma (or whatever it's called these days) were both excellent.

lacarnut
08-11-2008, 09:33 AM
duplicate,,,,

lacarnut
08-11-2008, 09:35 AM
As I've pointed out before, Ralph, that is something to consider. The DUmmies think that CNN is the Corporate Nazi Network while many here think it's the Commie News Network. I've always found it pretty well balanced. That is not to say they don't pile the airways with trivialities at times, but the 24 hour format encourages that and all three of them do. It is also not to say that they are perfect. Their deal with Saddam was shameful. However, on the whole, I find their coverage to be the best of the three and their world-wide coverage far superior to Fox or MSNBC. For example, Amanpour's reports from NK and their reporters' incursions into Burma (or whatever it's called these days) were both excellent.

Fox has eaten the big 3 alive in news coverage and the rating prove it. Their coverage of Iraq is far superior to CNN.

Eyelids
08-11-2008, 02:31 PM
Fox has eaten the big 3 alive in news coverage and the rating prove it. Their coverage of Iraq is far superior to CNN.

Fox wins the ratings battles because MSNBC and CNN absolutely cannibalize the shit out of each other because they both lean left. That and liberals aren't as prone to plopping in front of the stupid box for 5 hours each night.

Rebel Yell
08-11-2008, 04:08 PM
Fox wins the ratings battles because MSNBC and CNN absolutely cannibalize the shit out of each other because they both lean left. That and liberals aren't as prone to plopping in front of the stupid box for 5 hours each night.

No, they plop in front of the stupid box you're now sitting in front of ALL DAY. That's soooo much better.

GenYConservative
08-12-2008, 03:56 AM
Fox wins the ratings battles because MSNBC and CNN absolutely cannibalize the shit out of each other because they both lean left. That and liberals aren't as prone to plopping in front of the stupid box for 5 hours each night.
No, they're more prone to plopping in front of their computer 24/7 while in their parents basement in their underwear, screaming that "BOOOOOOOOOSH" is out to get them and no one except their fellow child-rapists can be trusted with the truth. :D