CNN has got itself in another stupid situation. If you haven't heard it's regarding a GIF that apparently the President retweeted (retwatted). Well, Kirstin Powers put her thoughts out on this:
So, let's take a look at what Powers describes as "racist", "misogynistic", and "homophobic", shall we?
Do you think Ms. Power's description is apt? I don't. Either way, it's an opinion.
Let's follow Ms. Powers train of thought, shall we? No right to anonymity? So, CNN's reporting from anonymous sources comes to end or do Ms. Power's rules apply only to others? I guess we'll see how long it takes for CNN to out all of those sources that have been wrong time after time lately.
Further, Chinese dissidents, you no longer have the right to anonymity, CNN has spoken.
Now, those of you thinking that I'm pointing this out as some political thing - I must point out that my criticism of what CNN has become goes back quite a ways. I've even posted about their state-sponsored news stories and putting Nancy Grace on the air at this site before.
It occurred to me just a short while ago that CNN's latest issue is that the powers-that-be there see the network as a moral authority instead of a news agency. Think about it, how else could someone posting a GIF on the internet even be considered newsworthy? How else could anyone that considers himself a news anchor go on and on about if we don't all share a toilet, we're immoral? How else would making fun of people's haircuts - and inadvertently cancer patients - make it to the airwaves? How else could a grown man upon the election of an old white man over an old white woman (who's husband probably slept with every female intern he ever had) go on and on about a "white-lash" in an extraordinarily emotive way? How else do you explain the following:
If CNN wishes to be taken seriously, then the emotive bullshit needs to end. You're not a church, you're not the pope, you're not supposed to be a moral authority. You're supposed to report on the news, preferably, the serious stuff.