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Monday, July 03, 2017

If Trump were Hussein, CNN would do his bidding

Rather than enjoy the holiday weekend, the sourpusses at CNN went bonkers on Sunday with an over-the-top and way-too-serious reaction to a presidential joke tweet.

They know better. These cockwombles want us to think the president mad.

But ours is a sane country that remembers -- oh boy do we remember -- how the Cowardly News Network hopped in bed with a real threat and danger to the lives of journalists: Saddam Hussein.

Trump took a clip of him body slamming Vince McMahon in one of those Wrestlemania things, and replaced McMahon's face with the CNN logo.

It was all in good fun, just like the original event. In a later Wrestlemania, Trump shaved McMahon's head. Theirs was a fake feud. As president, Trump hired McMahon's wife to a Cabinet-level post.

The rednecks in America get the joke.

No one is in any danger.

But, if they were in danger, CNN would button its lips.

Remember?

On April 11, 2003, CNN executive Eason Jordan wrote:
Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Baghdad to lobby the government to keep CNN's Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders. Each time I visited, I became more distressed by what I saw and heard -- awful things that could not be reported because doing so would have jeopardized the lives of Iraqis, particularly those on our Baghdad staff.
For example, in the mid-1990's one of our Iraqi cameramen was abducted. For weeks he was beaten and subjected to electroshock torture in the basement of a secret police headquarters because he refused to confirm the government's ludicrous suspicion that I was the Central Intelligence Agency's Iraq station chief. CNN had been in Baghdad long enough to know that telling the world about the torture of one of its employees would almost certainly have gotten him killed and put his family and co-workers at grave risk.
Working for a foreign news organization provided Iraqi citizens no protection. The secret police terrorized Iraqis working for international press services who were courageous enough to try to provide accurate reporting. Some vanished, never to be heard from again. Others disappeared and then surfaced later with whispered tales of being hauled off and tortured in unimaginable ways. Obviously, other news organizations were in the same bind we were when it came to reporting on their own workers.
We also had to worry that our reporting might endanger Iraqis not on our payroll. I knew that CNN could not report that Saddam Hussein's eldest son, Uday, told me in 1995 that he intended to assassinate two of his brothers-in-law who had defected and also the man giving them asylum, King Hussein of Jordan. If we had gone with the story, I was sure he would have responded by killing the Iraqi translator who was the only other participant in the meeting. After all, secret police thugs brutalized even senior officials of the Information Ministry, just to keep them in line (one such official has long been missing all his fingernails).
And on and on and on.

It sickens me.

The word I have searched for since reading this 14 years ago is accomplice.




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9 comments:

  1. Ok, so they said nothing and let people get tortured and killed, because if they had said something, people might have gotten tortured and killed? And their silence stopped the torture and killing?

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  2. President Trump just retweeted a gif someone on reddit did. Think about that.

    CNN goes absolutely bezzonkers over it.

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  3. Who was the sissy ass who was complaining because a French woman took his chair in the bunker? It was that POS Arnett, but he was there too.

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    1. oops, copy editor needed. wasn't that POS Arnett.

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  4. Don, you may remember what I had to say about CNN while my son was on the frontlines in Iraq. Assholes!

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  5. CNN knows Trump is not going to kill or torture them, he's just gonna let CNN blow what may be left of its credibility to smithereens.

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  6. And while every parrot in the pet shop is talking about the joke video, Trump is no doubt getting something big and significant done on the quiet.

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    1. Any thing that has the communists especially FNN running around like chickens with their heads cut off is a worthy accomplishment.
      If only he could train them to roll over and play dead.

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  7. Cockwombles. I am DEFINITELY stealing that one, Big D! Hahahaha!!

    Dan Rather was once a respected journalist, but now he is just a cockwomble.

    Hahahaha!!! Happy Independence Day, all! Grill em til ya thrill em!

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