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Why Is CNN Partnering With Tea Party Express?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CNN Sellout, Tea Party, Republican Debate, Media Corruption, Media Propaganda, ALEC, Koch Brothers, Journalistic Integrity, Talking Points, Ministry of Truth, Conditioning the Proles, Doublethink, Corporate Fascism )

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Action Alert: CNN Throws a Tea Party: "Tonight's Republican debate: CNN's event is actually a co-production of sorts with the far-right Tea Party Express, raising serious questions about a journalistic [integrity] [and corporate/political partnership]."

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Sea C (4)
Monday September 12, 2011, 3:04 pm
Fair Blog:

"As CNN explained the relationship (9/8/11):

CNN and the Tea Party Express, along with more than 100 local Tea Party groups from every state across the country, will team up Monday, September 12, to present a first-of-its-kind debate from the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.

CNN and Tea Party ExpressThe CNN statement adds:

In addition to questions from [CNN's Wolf] Blitzer, audience members inside the debate hall, made up in part by members from Tea Party groups in 31 states and the District of Columbia, will be invited to ask questions directly to the candidates. Questions will also be taken live from Tea Party members at debate watch parties in Phoenix, Arizona; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Portsmouth, Virginia.

There were earlier indications that the event would be structured to cater to the Tea Party's ideological agenda. The Associated Press (6/14/11) reported that, according to CNN, "topics for the debate will be tailored for the interests of this political insurgent movement." When the partnership was announced, CNN political director Sam Feist (Daily Kos, 12/17/10) called the Tea Party movement 'a fascinating, diverse grassroots force.'"

Sea C (4)
Monday September 12, 2011, 3:07 pm
Ask CNN why it has decided to [FURTHER] damage its credibility by partnering with the Tea Party Express for tonight's Republican debate.

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Dandelion G (381)
Monday September 12, 2011, 4:36 pm
Oh you better believe I'm contacting them. I am suffering with a cold so was doing a little more TV watching than normal, so flipped over to CNN and there was this big push for the Tea Party. If I wasn't sick enough to begin with. Jerks. They have lost me as a viewer, was getting tired of them on other things, but this did it for me. Why don't they just climb in bed with Fox News......Why any National News would give these people such llimelight after the crap concerning the debt ceiling, that caused our rating to go down, and it was said it was due to the inflexible Tea Party members.....this is no news channel, they are becoming dangerous as well.

Sea C (4)
Monday September 12, 2011, 5:57 pm
Thank you for your comment, Dandelion. Remember Cenk Uygur and MSNBC? :

"Uygur said that, in April, MSNBC president Phil Griffin called him in for a talk. Griffin . . . told him that 'people in Washington' were concerned with his tone on the show. ''Outsiders are cool, but we're the establishment,' Griffin said, according to Uygur, who said he was also told to book more Republicans on the show."

It directly correlates to what has happened to our Major Media. And, it is only growing. If we speak out in outrage, does that make us unpatriotic? If so, how does it come to pass that those of us who stand up in/for truth firmly, but peacefully, become labeled in the most degrading terms yet, the predominantly front-grouped/manipulated tea party marionette sheep (with talking points that would finish off the country and everything positive ever accomplished if implemented) become acceptable and rational focuses of balance?

We know the answer.

Kamila A (141)
Monday September 12, 2011, 8:41 pm
isn't CNN owned by Murdoch?

William K (308)
Monday September 12, 2011, 9:12 pm
Fox is owned by Murdoch. CNN just wants to outfox Fox. "Damn they get a lot of money from the Republicans and Koch Brothers! Oh look! We're biased and not credible too! Pleasepleaseplease give us some moneeeeey!"

Sea C (4)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 5:05 am
When Did CNN Become a Shill for GOP Extremism and the Tea Party?

"CNN . . . last night decided to become a maker, not a chronicler, of news. When the cable news network decided to partner with the Tea Party Express for a debate among the Republican presidential candidates, it cast aside any ethical concerns a news organization might have about direct involvement in elections and active engagement in altering the dynamics of a political party."

'[A] bit of unintentional video after the debate had ended" : "Wolf Blitzer approached Rick Perry, saying he hoped they could 'get together soon.' Then Blitzer patted Perry on the shoulder. 'You did an excellent job tonight.'"

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 5:19 am
Noted, Ty

Carol H (229)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 5:40 am
noted, thanks Wind!

Dandelion G (381)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 1:43 pm
Well darn, I'm use to the name calling. I was a dirty hippie communist back in the day I was standing up against the VietNam war. I was a woman wanting to be a man when I stood up for Women's Rights. I was Un-Patriotic, stupid and wanted my Country to collapse when I was protesting and joined the Anti-Nukes. One of my fellow white Unitarian Universalist was killed when he was trying to help the blacks during the Civil Rights era. So, what does that tell you....I'm use to name calling and have never felt in a long time that my Country has been heading in the right direction. Name calling and even death, goes with the territory when you stand up FOR Truth.

Sea C (4)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 4:31 pm
CNN Panders to the Tea Party

"So, while CNN would surely recoil from a suggestion that it co-sponsor a Democratic debate with, say,, the 'No Bias, No Bull' network saw no problem in associating its journalistic credibility with the far-right Tea Party."

Welcome to Tea Party rule in America

"But the most shocking moment of the debate came when moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Libertarian Ron Paul if a 30-year-old who didn't have health insurance was in dire need of medical care - should our nation just let him die. As Paul stumbled to answer - the crowd yelled out 'Yes!' calling for people without health insurance to be left to die."

Dandelion G (381)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 7:12 am
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Dandelion G (381)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 7:14 am
To your question.....Remember Cenk Uygur and MSNBC?

I do recall that, and while it was all going down. In fact Keith Olbermann had him on Current to go over that. As we know, Keith Olbermann use to be with MSNBC too.
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