Monday, December 19, 2011

CNN Taunts Rivals, O'Reilly On Clinton's Manhood, SNL's Kathie Lee & Hoda Spoof

Monday, December 19, 2011
CNN's Washington bureau chief sent a taunting message to his cable news rivals about their respective coverage of the death of Kim Jong Il on Sunday night.

The news of the North Korean leader's death broke late Sunday night -- hardly an ideal time for news organizations. Coincidentally, the death of Osama bin Laden was also announced on Sunday. However, whereas that event prompted the highest, most immediate levels of coverage from all corners of the media, Kim's death was met with a good deal less urgency.

Still, the news was big enough for Sam Feist, CNN's Washington supremo, to crow that his network had switched from sleepy Sunday night programming to breaking news coverage.
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Matthew Chapman: Christopher Hitchens: A Memory
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James Jay Carafano: New York Times Turns Blind Eye to EMP Threat
Times reporter William J. Broad recently pooh-poohed concerns about U.S. vulnerability to an electromagnetic pulse attack. It is the stuff of "science fiction," he implied. Along the way, he gets key facts wrong and omits many others that refute this view. Here are the facts.
Nigel Sheinwald: Christopher Hitchens: An Affectionate Tribute to an (Anglo) American
Christopher followed a distinguished line of talented Brits who made their home in the United States. His choice of America was conscious and decisive, and he became an American citizen in 2007. But he was also unmistakably English.

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