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Friday, May 28, 2004
      ( 1:39 PM )
Media Bias? - Nah!

Once more on the cable news "good grief" monitor, we have this quote from Kelli Arena, the "Justice Correspondent" for CNN, from Wolf Blitzer's show:

[Kelli] ARENA: Neither John Kerry nor the president has said troops pulled out of Iraq any time soon. But there is some speculation that al Qaeda believes it has a better chance of winning in Iraq if John Kerry is in the White House.

BEN VENZKE, INTELCENTER: Al Qaeda feels that Bush is, even despite casualties, right or wrong for staying there is going to stay much longer than possibly what they might hope a Democratic administration would.

Both Atrios and Daily Kos have put out a call for letters. As Kos puts it:

You can communicate your thoughts to Ms. Arena personally at: kelli.arena@turner.com
You can now send your emails to Eason Jordan at Eason.Jordan@turner.com. He's CNN's chief news executive.

This isn't 2000. We're not going to take this shit lying down.

Read the letters posted by Kos commenters - this is my favorite:

Dear Kelli,
Just to let you know, there has been a lot of speculation here at Justice that the earth's core will explode if John Kerry wins. Also, intelligence indicates that an alien race of flying-super goats will take over the Earth if Kerry wins.

Please keep this off the record, but feel free to parrot it without exercising even a modicum of critical thinking.

Write your own letter. That's what being a citizen gatekeeper is about. If our media won't be responsible, then it's our job to hold their feet to the fire. Oh, and by the way, here's what John Kerry said yesterday, if you need a little meat for your letter:

So this is my message to the terrorists. As commander in chief, I will bring the full force of our nation's power to bear on finding and crushing your networks. We'll use every resource of our power to destroy you.

Liberal media, my arse.

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