Monday, September 14, 2009

What Do You Think About This?

This week's question is not likely to get as much disagreement as some in the past have had and it is not one of my more probing questions but is still kind of fun.

This is a video of CNN trying to cover the Tea Partiers in DC. The crowd gave them a nice piece of their mind, chanting "Tell the truth". Watch the video first please.

So, the question is simple this week.

One gets the impression watching the video that the on air people in this video really don't get it. They seem to not be able to see that their coverage of the news is incredibly slanted and that the issue is actually with these far right nuts who are not seeing the truth.

So: Are they really that stupid? Do they really believe that they are a fair network? Or, is this just on air posturing? What do you think?


Greywolfe said...

Personally, I'm not sure it's stupidity at all. I think that "fair" is not a consideration for many network talking heads. They have agenda driven repackaged news. Their aim is to push an agenda, not to be fair in their reporting. I will give the info-babe reporting from the march credit where it's due, she gave a MOSTLY fair report of the event. Now whether that's because she learned from her ex-compatriot's foulup at the tea party earlier this year, or the fact that she is well aware of the name Custer, I don't know, nor really does it matter. She was fair, mostly, in her reporting. Although I will say that her elitist attitudes do show through when she says that she'd heard a lot on what the people thought CNN "should report".

shoprat said...

I think they really don't have a clue of what is really going on in this country.

Sue said...

you said it THE WINGNUTS don't have a clue!!

Chuck said...

Greywolfe, actually I have to agree, she was fairly even-handed. Now the talking head in the studio was a different story.

Shoprat and Sue - I think they do, I think they don't care but it is easy to wonder if they really are this clueless

Miss T.C. Shore said...

I think they've drunk the Kool-Aid. They've swallowed the whole Obama agenda, hook, line and sinker. They can't figure out why anyone would not support everything Obama wants, unless they are .... racists ... or rednecks ... or idiots.

Consequently, when they report, they report the story as if their views are "normal" and "mainstream" and anyone who doesn't agree is a Fringe Right Wing Lunatic.

Z said...

I'm with TC on this one....I think even the reporter on the ground was doing all she could to keep a straight face and not say "CAN YOU BELIEVE THESE DOPES?"
They simply can't understand why anybody'd not be for Joe Wilson.

See what's happening?
If you support Joe Wilson, you're painted as someone who approves of being rude to a president...they forget THE POINT of LYING!!

If you criticize Obama, you're a RACIST. They ignore the point of how you hate his POLICIES.

etc etc...very Saul Alinsky, very effective....but, people are catching on.

ACORN lost funding tonight..I am SO STOKED.

MK said...

Good for those people, they know barry lies, lies all the time. They can make Wilson apologize and all that, but the people don't give a rat's ass, it's not about Wilson, it's about hussein obama and his socialist agenda.

He lied and now people know.

Chuck said...

Miss TC, and racist

Z, try to find that ACORN story on a network not called Fox

MK, they are learning