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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Why does CNN engage in violent rhetoric on a regular basis?

Palin's moose-hunting episode on her reality show enraged People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and now, she's square in the crosshairs of big time Hollywood producer, Aaron Sorkin," reported A.J. Hammer of CNN's Headline News on December 8.

"Companies like MasterCard are in the crosshairs for cutting ties with WikiLeaks," said CNN Kiran Chetry in a December 9 report.

"Thousands of people living in areas that are in the crosshairs have been told to evacuate," Chetry said in a December 21 report on flooding in California.

"He's in their crosshairs," said a guest in a December 21 CNN discussion of suspects in a missing-person case.

"This will be the first time your food will be actually in the crosshairs of the FDA," business reporter Christine Romans said on December 22.

"The U.S. commander in the East has Haqqani in his crosshairs," CNN's Barbara Starr reported on December 28, referring to an Afghan warlord.

"We know that health care reform is in the crosshairs again," CNN's Joe Johns reported on January 3.

Seven uses of "crosshairs" in just the month before the Tucson attacks, and just one of them referring to an actual wartime situation. And one reference to Sarah Palin herself as being in "crosshairs."

And not just Palin. On September 14, Mark Preston, CNN's senior political editor, referred to another controversial politician, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, as being "in the crosshairs." "Michelle Bachmann is raising lots of money, raising her national profile," Preston said on September 14. "She is in the crosshairs of Democrats as well."

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  • 9 years ago
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    It is amazing that people are taking this question seriously. It is obvious you are being facetious to point out the hypocrisy of CNN in criticizing Palin's crosshair symbols. They call it hateful rhetoric when conservatives do it but ignore it when they do it. And when they do try to curb such language themselves they just highlight how foolish it is to take metaphors literally.

    What about that hate monger wolf Blitzer? The Situation Room? That's where you plan wars.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Just a stupid repetition, some phrases get overused.

    Just look at all the little kids who hear the term progressive at the dinner table and come on here acting all knowledgeable. Or the ones that think the big issue whether you're a liberal or a conservative.

    All just repeating the nonsense they hear on the news, without even stopping to think about who's trying to manipulate their thinking. What a bunch of sheep.

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  • dahm
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    3 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    Just like Fox. Just like Obama, just like Palin, just like Beck?

    Lets face it, we have to change more than just one side.

    Pushing the blame to one side is akin to endorsing it for the other side.

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  • 9 years ago

    Why do you care? I thought words didn't matter.

    If violent rhetoric is a problem, I'd worry about the biggest offenders, not CNN.

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  • Tara
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    because when the media does it, it becomes concerned journalism, when the right does it, it is hate speech and cause incidents to happen

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Honestly? Your going to attck CNN now?

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  • pznbob
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Progressives feel their dictates & the law is for the little people, they feel like they are above all that.

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  • RADA
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Because its not considered "violent rhetoric" when its being spewed by a liberal.....

    ... only conservatives, or anyone that doesn't agree with their liberal mantra engages in "violent rhetoric"

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Are you trying to defend free speech

    or just point and say "They did it first!!"?

    Source(s): Free Speech Activist
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