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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Here's What We're Up Against


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'

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." (
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What a miserable pack of weasels.

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Update Monday November 28, 5:15 am: I received an email that advises that CNN was also known as the Chicken Noodle Network. FYI ...

Now That's The Christmas Spirit!

A fight broke out at an Orlando Wal-Mart the day after Thanksgiving over a laptop computer sale:
Man Cuts in Line, Is Wrestled to Ground

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Security guards wrestled a man to the ground in a Wal-Mart after he cut in line to get laptop computers that were on sale Friday, a television station reported.

The man started arguing with people inside the store, WFTV-TV in Orlando reported. He then started fighting with the guards, the station reported. (
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A similar occurrence happened at the Wal-Mart over in Lynchburg:
Police Respond to Early-Morning Brawl at Wal-Mart

November 25, 2005 Lynchburg - Lynchburg police responded to an early-morning shopping brawl at the WalMart today. Police told the MorningLine that shoppers apparently came to blows over the limited number of bargain laptop computers that Wal-mart put out at five a.m. There were no serious injuries, and no arrests. (
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Then there's this report from a Wal-Mart in Orange City, FL:
Woman knocked unconscious, trampled in blitz at Wal-Mart

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A mob of shoppers rushing for a sale on DVD players trampled the first woman in line and knocked her unconscious as they scrambled for the shelves at a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Patricia VanLester had her eye on a $29 DVD player, but when the siren blared at 6 a.m. Friday announcing the start to the post-Thanksgiving sale, the 41-year-old was knocked to the ground by the frenzy of shoppers behind her.

"She got pushed down, and they walked over her like a herd of elephants," said VanLester's sister, Linda Ellzey. "I told them, 'Stop stepping on my sister! She's on the ground!'" (
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Perhaps Wal-Mart should come up with a new slogan. How's this sound:
"Wal-Mart - Where only the brave save."