April 30th, 2008

CNN Pushes Envelope of Self-Blindness

by Philip Baruth

CNN currently running this breathless and breathtakingly circular come-on: “How Obama Can Get Beyond Reverend Wright.” What, in other words, can Barack Obama possibly do to make our newsdesk here at CNN cease covering Jeremiah Wright as a desperate way of boosting our flagging ratings? Tune us in and find out.

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Late Update, Thursday, 10:34 am:

In case you thought we were being overly pessimistic or dismissive of CNN’s journalistic integrity, the network makes its circular stance doubly clear today: “Can Obama Close the Door on Wright?”

At CNN? Never in a million freaking years, apparently.