Tuesday, January 6, 2009

CNN Scrubs Palin from NewsBusters Covered Criminal Politicians Story

The drama continues! After the public outcry over CNN's story that included Palin among criminals as if she were one of them, CNN removed her from their list without apology or explanation. They thought they could do it quietly, but the blogging and conservative news world is buzzing with this development.

Photo from Newsbusters. The newly scrubbed CNN article is here.

I'm so glad Warner Todd Huston exposed CNN for the cowards they are, and I'm glad CNN's original story prompted a public outrage. Imagine if no one spoke up...Palin's name would still be there and CNN would think it could get away with anything. I'm happy they were forced to have a modicum of journalistic integrity in this story, but her name should have never been there in the first place.
CNN Scrubs Palin from NewsBusters Covered Criminal Politicians Story
By Warner Todd Huston January 6, 2009 - 02:23

As most of you know, I originally posted this story on Sunday under the headline
CNN Places Sarah Palin With 2008's Criminals, Sex Addicts, and the Corrupt here at NewsBusters. It raged all day Sunday in the Blogosphere and into the night among Palin fans and center right bloggers. Greta Van Susteren even posted about it on her FoxNews blog (It garnered 4 pages of comments there, too). A quick Google of the title of my NewsBusters piece gives several pages of hits all across the web. FreeRepublic,, dozens of blogs and message boards took CNN to task for their outrageous inclusion of Sarah Palin's name among the year's worst criminal politicians.

Well by the time Monday morning arrived, CNN quietly and without explanation or apology erased Sarah Palin from the article I describe earlier.


Northern Exposer said...

I didn't even know about this til I read it here. How dare they! I mean, this beats all. And of course, "What media bias?"
I checked out NewBusters yeasterday and didn't even notice it. For shame.
Have you heard about the new John Zeigler documentary? Oooh, another bite out of the MSM.
This guy really lets A MessNBC have it.

Adrienne said...

Thank you, N.E. I've seen Palin's bit in the Zeigler documentary and I'm writing a post about it, just trying to find a way to embed video on the blog (I have no idea). I'm also working on writing something about John O'Sullivan's article in WSJ from last month. There's a lot to catch up on! :)