Here are today’s CNN Top news items:
Team USA loses bid for fourth straight softball gold medal
NFL player’s union chief Gene Upshaw dies
Tropical Storm Fay parks off Florida
Kite-surfer who hit building improving, mom says.
Glenn Beck: Throw Democrats out of city hall
Who died and made “Glenn Beck” of world importance? At the very least, why isn’t there a democratic voice too? I don’t understand why this is allowed to happen and it annoys me deeply. I turn to CNN headlines seeking objective news, not opinion.
Why don’t I see this on CNN?
MARC McDONALD: Why Is CNN Dignifying Glenn Beck, A Bigot Who Called Cindy Sheehan A “Slut”?
So what did CNN do? It turned around and gave this right-wing asshole, Glenn Beck, his own hour-long program, so he could spew his hate speech every day to unsuspecting viewers.
We’re not talking about Fox News here. We’re talking about CNN.
Actually, most of us progressives never took CNN much more seriously than Fox News. After all, CNN pretty much serves up the same corporate pabulum as Fox News. During the build-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, CNN was every bit the jingoistic cheerleader that Fox News was.
But hiring Beck is a new low for CNN.
Actually, Beck (who often prides himself on his “outspoken” taboo-breaking style) likely had second thoughts about calling Sheehan a “slut” after he used that vile, sexist, woman-hating term on his nationally syndicated radio program on Aug. 15, 2005. A few days later, he claimed that he’d actually called Sheehan a “pimp.” … Incidentally, if Beck really is such a big supporter of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, I can’t help but wonder why he doesn’t enlist in the military himself. After all, the U.S. military these days is running short on its recruitment drives and is accepting enlistees well into their 40s. Beck (who is in his early 40s) would be welcomed with open arms at his local recruiting office. … He is truly a sick, despicable man and CNN’s desperate bid to boost its ratings will certainly backfire as repelled viewers abandon that network in droves after they’re exposed to Beck’s hate-spewing program. – beggarscanbechoosers
Here are some Beck quotes:
“Cindy Sheehan is a tragedy slut.” – Glenn Beck, August 15, 2005
“I’m thinking about killing Michael Moore…I could kill him myself, [or] I would need to hire somebody to do it,…No, I think I could. …I could just [choke his] life out.” – Glenn Beck, May 17, 2005.
“Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.” – Glenn Beck, Nov. 14, 2006, to Keith Ellison, first Muslim in the U.S. Congress.
This from Infowars:
Activists claimed that Beck’s employees admitted Secret Service were chaperoning Beck, leading to charges that Beck is being directly bankrolled and protected by the government to spew his propaganda.