Posts Tagged CNN

CNN: Tea Parties Not As Bad As We Said

After over a year of marginalizing and demonizing Tea Parties, CNN has tried something completely and totally radical: they sent a reporter to some.

Yes, I’m shocked and astounded as well.

And the verdict? Why, those Tea Parties aren’t nearly as bad as stereotypes that CNN has ruthlessly promoted and propagated might lead one to believe. Read the rest of this entry »


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CNN’s Anderson Cooper Loses Jeapordy Match Against Cheech Marin

Just for the lulz, I suspect, I shall post this. From Newsbusters:

Although he did far better than his colleagues Wolf Blitzer and Soledad O’Brien, CNN’s Anderson Cooper actually lost to famed pot smoker Cheech Marin on Celebrity Jeopary Thursday.

“That’s right, I lost to Cheech Marin,” Cooper told his 360 viewers last night.

“Cheech of ‘Cheech and Chong’ fame, pot-smoking star of blunt-burning films like ‘Up in Smoke,’ ‘Next Smoke’ and ‘Still Smoking,'” the CNN host continued.

“He not only beat me; he crushed me” (video embedded below the fold with transcript and commentary):

I’m not sure if it actually says anything about the intelligence of Anderson Cooper, but it certainly says a lot about the tendency to underestimate the intelligence of people who smoke pot.

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Lawsuits Fight Government DNA Database

Reason Magizine mentions a story on parents who are fighting efforts by some states to keep newborn DNA records on file. The tests are done to detect genetic defects in newborns.

The genetic tests are done without the parents’ consent, and some states then keep the DNA profiles for years. State laws vary on length of time the samples are kept, from just a few days in many states; to Indiana and New Jersey’s oddly specific 23-year cutoff; to California and Florida, which keep the DNA “indefinitely.”

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CNN Poll Says 52% Don’t Want 2nd Obama Term

The Minority Report points to a new CNN poll which indicates that 52% of Americans do not believe that President Obama deserves to be re-elected. The question and answer were buried deep in the report.

While President Barack Obama is not up for re-election this November, he will be in 2012 if he decides to run for a second term. According to the poll, 44 percent of registered voters say Obama deserves re-election, with 52 percent saying the president does not deserve a second term in office. The survey also indicates that 49 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama’s doing as president, with half of the public disapproving of his job in the White House.

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Clinton Released from Hospital

Former President Bill Clinton was released from the hospital after having two stents placed in his heart. I’m not a big fan of either his politics or his treatment of women, but he was the President of the United States, and I’m glad he’s doing well.

Here’s an aspect of the story that the mainstream media and the Left won’t mention, though. In how many other countries could someone have chest pain, undergo heart surgery, and then be released, all in two days, even counting the fact that person is a high level politician?

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Facebook Pulls Prisoner-Run Intimidation Pages

I’m all for free speech, and the UK isn’t neccessarily so, but I also recognize that website have terms of service agreements, and that a website such as Facebook doesn’t constitite a protected public forum, since the server is private property. I also have no problem with Facebook deleting groups that prisoners are using to intimidate their victims. Read the rest of this entry »

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Earthquake Hits Northern Illinois

3.8 Magnitude quake hits northern Illinois. CNN has the story.

The quake was originally reported as having a magnitude of 4.3, but the USGS later downgraded it to magnitude 3.8. It hit just before 4 a.m. CT (5 a.m. ET), with an epicenter about 3 miles underground. The USGS pinpointed the quake between the towns of Virgil and Sycamore, Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »

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