Remember back during the Clinton years how we referred to CNN as the Clinton News Network because of its blatant bias in favor of the only president of the United States to have ever been accused of sexual assault? Not once, not twice, but three times by three different women (Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and Juanita Broderick)? Well, apparently the bias is as bad as ever.
When the story hit the blogs last week that CNN had flashed a big 'X' over the face of Vice President Cheney during a live speech, the network excused it as "a switching error." I gave them the benefit of the doubt. I guess I shouldn't have.
Matt Drudge has a follow-on report:
CNN OPERATOR FIRED AFTER SUGGESTING 'X' OVER CHENEY WAS 'FREE SPEECH'What a miserable pack of weasels.
A CNN switchboard operator was fired over the holiday -- after the operator claimed the 'X' placed over Vice President's Dick Cheney's face was "free speech!"
"We did it just to make a point. Tell them to stop lying, Bush and Cheney," the CNN operator said to a caller. "Bring our soldiers home."
"Was it not freedom of speech? Yes or No?" the CNN operator explained.
"If you don't like it, don't watch." (link)
Update Monday November 28, 5:15 am: I received an email that advises that CNN was also known as the Chicken Noodle Network. FYI ...