Brit Hume On Eason Jordan

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    Can CNN afford NOT to respond? They are in a catch up game already, biggest joke on net: "CNN, The Most Busted Name In News"

    http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/003790.php

     
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    I believe that the American Experiiment has created - not surprisingly - a uniquely American mindset. It's not disrespect for authority, by any means. Rather, we have a healthy lack of awe for monarchy in any of it's forms. We're all just folks, you know?

    The Old Media, through a monopoly on access, set themselves up as the unelected, unaccountable feudal lords of political discourse. And, in the absence of competition - and aglow in their fatal arrogance - they must have truly believed that America felt the reverence for them that they felt for themselves. They forgot who they were dealing with.

    To put it simply and plainly, the blogospherre makes me proud to be an American. It is America in action - a rebellious spirit that would make our founding fathers proud. And, of course, the great American equalizer is the irreverent wisecrack.

    "CNN - the most busted name in news". That just makes my heart sing!
     
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    MM think you are onto something there. The MSM for many years accepted the title of the 'Fourth Estate' as the unofficial branch of US democracy. There have been times this was true. But the amasing of power seems to have blinded them of understanding what has happened to the other branches when they spun out of control, often toppled by the 4th estate. (Think Watergate, McCarthyism, etc.).
     
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    Agreed, Kathianne. Arrogance. Blinding, fatal arrogance.
     
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    "CNN--THE MOST BUSTED NAME IN NEWS" How descriptive and apropos! Fits that network like a glove.
     
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    I'm convinced we're going to see more of this, Adam's Apple. Learning from one's mistakes requires humility - the ability to say to oneself, "I'm wrong". Nobody in the whole alphabet soup of a mainstream media possesses that quality.

    This highly entertaining circus will continue.
     

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