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CNN: No Comment Regarding Imran Awan News Blackout

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Search CNN.com for the phrase “Russian Meddling” and CNN will be happy to present you with dozens of recent news articles they have produced about Russia’s alleged “election hacking”.

Search CNN.com for the phrase “Imran Awan” and CNN will be happy to present you with… Nothing.

24 hours after House Democrats’ IT staffer Imran Awan was apprehended on bank fraud charges while trying to flee the country, CNN tells its readers and viewers, “Move along, nothing here to see…”

As of 8:30 am ET Wednesday, CNN had not yet produced a single report on the arrest. CNN representatives refused  to respond to widespread public allegations of an internal ban on reporting the story, which has far-reaching implications for the Democratic party. Awan was employed by former Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

 

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July 26, 2017 at 7:42 am

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What does WSOC-TV have against veterans?

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In an article entitled, “Police: 86-year-old vet charged with child sex crimes”, WSOC TV in Charlotte reports:

    “An 86-year-old Gastonia veteran is accused of indecent liberties with a 13-year-old girl.”

Why did WSOC point out–in their headline, no less–that the alleged pervert is a veteran?

What purpose could this possibly serve, other than to smear veterans as a whole?

 

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April 23, 2015 at 7:41 am

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Why Is CNN Not Reporting On The Longshoremen’s Union’s Violent Protest?

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The Associated Press reports:

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.

The New York Times adds:

Later in the day, more than 1,000 other longshoremen shut down the ports of Seattle and Tacoma by not coming to work.

So why has CNN not reported on this?

CNN does not have even one story on their entire website about this violent incident, 48 hours after it occurred.

Articles on CNN.com about Michele Bachmann, this week: 483

Articles on CNN.com about Rick Perry, this week: 839

Articles on CNN.com about the Tea Party, this week: 11,100

Articles on CNN.com about the longshoremen’s union’s violent protest, this week: 0

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September 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

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Hurricane Irene Hype: How the Media Went Overboard

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Someone has to say it: cable news was utterly swept away by the notion that Irene would turn out to be Armageddon. National news organizations morphed into local eyewitness-news operations, going wall to wall for days with dire warnings about what would turn out to be a Category 1 hurricane, the lowest possible ranking. “Cable news is scaring the crap out of me, and I WORK in cable news,” Bloomberg correspondent Lizzie O’Leary tweeted.

via Hurricane Irene Hype: How the Media Went Overboard – The Daily Beast.

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August 29, 2011 at 7:58 am

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Oh, For God’s Sake: NBC Uses Golf Telecast To Make A Political Statement

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The NBC peacock showed its true colors Sunday when the network cut the words “under God” from the pledge of allegiance.

NBC on Sunday decided to cut the words “under God” from the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance that accompanied the beginning of its coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship.

Later, after receiving a barrage of criticism, the network issued an on-air apology of sorts, admitting only that “a portion of the pledge” was omitted. They would not say on the air what words had been omitted.

It’s quite obvious that the omission—which occurred twice—was intentional.

In short, NBC producers edited The Pledge of Allegiance to specifically remove the words “under God” and broadcast it to a nationwide audience viewing the U.S. Open on a Sunday afternoon.

NBC is not sorry that they offended millions of Americans. They knew that millions of viewers would immediately recognize that “under God” had been omitted. And they knew that a large percentage of those viewers would be offended.

NBC producers chose to use a sports broadcast to further a political agenda, severely damaging their own reputation in the process.

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June 20, 2011 at 4:58 am

BBC Admits Using Fake Footage In Report Attacking Primark

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The BBC has finally—after three years—admitted to using fake footage in a program attacking clothing manufacturer Primark. The Telegraph reports:

The BBC will make an on-screen apology to fashion chain Primark after a report found it was ”more likely than not” that it included faked footage of child labour in an edition of Panorama about the firm.

The news program, “Primark: On the Rack”, was originally broadcast in June 2008.

As a Primark spokesperson said:

Millions of people have been deceived by Panorama. Viewers who watched the programme, shoppers who were then fed the lie, sourcing experts who believed the lie, teachers and pupils who viewed the programme in lessons, have all been badly let down.

Yet another news agency dispenses with the truth in their zeal to attack Evil Capitalism.

From the comments on the Telegraph article:

I remember the former BBC newsreader Richard Baker after his retirement saying that there were times during his long stint as a newsreader when he found it difficult to believe the truthfulness of the stuff he’d just read out.

The BBC will now apologize, but their original mission has been accomplished and the damage to Primark has been done.

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June 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

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Why Did Judge Lane Williamson Give A Convicted Murderer Probation?

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A Charlotte, North Carolina judge has decided that a woman who admitted to stabbing her neighbor to death in 2009 will serve no prison sentence.

After Mega Lewis was convicted of second degree murder, prosecutors asked for a prison sentence of 13 to 16 years.

But Judge Lane Williamson decided that the best result was to let Lewis go free, placing her on five years probation, receiving medication five days a week.

According to WSOC TV, Judge Williamson’s decision was influenced by the fact that members of the victim’s family said that they had forgiven Lewis for the murder.

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that convicted murderer Mega Lewis does not live in Judge Lane Williamson’s neighborhood.

If Mega Lewis came into frequent contact with Judge Williamson’s family, would he still have decided to put her back on the street?

Does Judge Williamson have a responsibility beyond the family of the murder victim? Is his decision in the best interests of the community? Or does he make a mockery of the efforts of police and prosecutors?

And if Mega Lewis kills or injures someone next year, should Judge Williamson bear any legal responsibility?

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June 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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