CNN is Guilty of Racial Bias - Agenda

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CNN has Done Nothing Wrong

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Fox News seems to be on their own with covering the racist death threats made by Philadelphia’s head of the Black Panther party. (King Samir Shabazz) Does CNN’s lack of coverage show a racial bias? They covered Mel Gibson.


Posted by in Politics / News on 7/14/10
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Dennis Plucinik - 7/24/10 @ 5:58 PM:
you can't compare Fox to CNN - Fox isn't news.
Dennis Plucinik - 7/24/10 @ 6:06 PM: Ally | Side B
The Boss - 7/25/10 @ 7:09 AM: Rival | Side A
With a compelling argument like this I can't argue(Sarcasm noted).

The video link you provided was added 5 days after the start date of this rivalry and the main focus of the video questions the biased coverage of this story and uses fox as a news source to raise legitimate questions about the lack of coverage. Pretty absurd that you think this is evidence of balanced coverage on this news story.
Dennis Plucinik - 7/25/10 @ 12:05 PM: Ally | Side B
The video is of a guy giving a response to Fox's argument. Seems legit.
Dennis Plucinik - 7/25/10 @ 12:06 PM: Ally | Side B
I mean back up and look at this post - you're pitting CNN against Fox? It's not even serious.
The Boss - 7/25/10 @ 8:27 PM: Rival | Side A
Fox was only mentioned in the description because they are the only ones seriously covering this news story.

While it's obvious you don't have any respect for Fox that's fine; I do. I also have some (minimal at this point) respect for CNN which is why it was so troubling when I discovered their obvious bias with the black panther case. I'm hoping you at least took the time to look at the blog post referenced in my first response as I'm not slamming CNN with a one liner like you enjoy doing with Fox; I actually support my claims with evidence (see blog post).

You have every right to dislike Fox and there are plenty of things I have seen with Fox that I don't like. One example was when they actually tried to silence guests from mentioning the Keating Scandal when McCain was running for office. The problem is that you seem to have absolute faith in CNN and other left leaning media while I have no faith in any media.

Even the shows I enjoy I question and research before I take anything they say for fact.

This particular case has corrupt and racial bias written all over it. What do you think would have happened if this was a clansman intimidating voters? Make no mistake, Black Panthers are the black equivalent to the KKK. Preach the power of one race to the other.

FYI, I'm not sure if you realize this but the guy in both videos is the same individual and Eric Holder allowed the dismissal of the case.
The Boss - 7/25/10 @ 8:31 PM: Rival | Side A
The video is weak at best. The excuse Bob Schieffer gave was embarrassing as a journalist. Sorry, if CNN can't do better than that I stand by my opinion.
Dennis Plucinik - 7/25/10 @ 8:55 PM: Ally | Side B
I'm not just giving one liners. I just don't care to go into more detail about than than to point out the absurdity of arguing Fox's legitimacy. There's more than enough evidence to convince any sound minded person that Fox news not only is deceptive but outright lies.

The fact that you say you have respect for them means you are either unaware of the lies or... something, I don't know. To be clear I don't trust any media either. I take care to research on my own until I'm either satisfied or disinterested. All I'm saying is this guy gave a response and it seems legit. What else would you expect him to say? That he was literally in a coma so he didn't know?

I'm saying you should ask reasonable questions rather than make such an accusation.
The Boss - 7/25/10 @ 9:07 PM: Rival | Side A
If they're such blatant liars please feel free to email me whenever you come across the lies; I'm all ears.
The Boss - 7/25/10 @ 9:59 PM: Rival | Side A
1.) Second video not viewable.

2.) Can't hear the audio so I'll be watching this one on the desktop soon.

3.) Fox issued an apology for production mistake.

4.) Still trying to get this video to load (No luck, just plays the 3 second intro to comedy central) but you have a problem with this one. I WAS THERE! (40 buses from TN alone 40 x 50 = 2000 and we met people from nearly every state.) and I can tell you with absolute certainty there was well over 15 thousand people so super lib Stewart is way off base.

Keep searching and feel free to leave them here publicly; that's not a problem.

I could do the same for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, etc... but effortlessy googling scandal doesn't represent truly trying to find the truth and actually checking your sources; huffington post, really?

Feel free to look at the crowd yourself: this is from the front with my limited view of the crowd. You can see the crowd grow through the series of pictures as I was one of the first people there and one of the last to leave.
Dennis Plucinik - 7/25/10 @ 10:05 PM: Ally | Side B
Those were a few of the ones I remembered. I pulled them from links I had sent via email. I didn't just effortlessly crawl Google you know I do know how to find information.

Stewart's point was that the video was doctored which was my original point that they lie - not how many people showed up.

Side A Comment

mama kaz - 7/23/10 @ 12:25 PM:
If a white person said something remotely like that it would be plastered all over the media. We have a double standard in this country that is beyond ridiculous. The only news outlet that is doing their job is Fox. They report on all the news, not just some of it. I saw firsthand how CNN and other networks manipulate the news when I attended a rally in DC last year. If they would do their job and report the news as it's happening maybe their ratings wouldn't be so low....

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The Boss - 7/15/10 @ 4:17 PM:
Here's the video's of King Samir; both voter registration and his proclamation of hating and wanting to kill Crackers, Cracker Women, and Cracker Babies. It really is appalling that this has not been covered by CNN, MSNBC, etc...

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Max - 7/15/10 @ 12:43 PM:
Just this morning CNN dedicated nearly 30 minutes bashing the tea party. Both hosts claimed to have been to many tea party gatherings and claimed they witnessed organized racism. Despite being there on behalf of CNN, neither had video or audio of the racism they claimed.

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Olivia Newton - 7/15/10 @ 9:23 AM:
I watch both networks, and I have not seen anything about the New Black Panthers on CNN. Their presence at the polling both, and subsequent remarks, should have been covered by the media.

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mama kaz - 7/14/10 @ 5:53 PM:
CNN has failed to do their job. The responsibility of media outlets is to report on what is happening in the world. They are just one of many who no longer do this. People are always saying Fox News is biased but the truth is they report on the facts. They have liberals and conservatives giving their viewpoints every day. I saw firsthand at a tea party rally at the capital just how CNN and most of the other networks skew their stories to show what they want to show. I usually don't even recognize the actual event when I see their news reports. I watch the news to be informed, not manipulated. If there had been skinheads instead of black panthers this would be all over the news.

Side A Comment

The Boss - 7/14/10 @ 2:33 PM:
See the following blog post for a more detailed look into this situation before you determine whether or not there is a racial bias at CNN.
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