Video: Hunter asks Blitzer, “Does CNN want America to win this thing?”

posted at 7:04 pm on October 23, 2006 by Allahpundit

Hunter asked Rumsfeld on Friday to disembed CNN’s reporters as punishment for airing pointless jihadi snuff. Blitzer had him on today to talk things over.

A meeting of the minds was not in the cards.

I had to cut a lot, including Blitzer’s repeated assertions that CNN didn’t show the moment where the bullet went in, as though lead piercing skin and not the network’s intent in running the segment was the objectionable element here. In any case, they did show the soldier wounded (dying?) and slumped forward. See for yourself.

Update: Michael Ware, the CNN correspondent who took the video from the jihadis, has a history. Kesher Talk remembers.

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“Does CNN want America to win this thing”? No, not really. Not if their want for America to win could be construed as an effort to bolster a war led by someone named George Bush.

Opinionnation on October 24, 2006 at 2:02 PM

Unfortunately, “these types” and “the locals” are mostly one and the same people.

honora on October 24, 2006 at 1:44 PM

… which reinforces his point that we should

retaliate in the direction of the shooter with the full of an air strike.

It will teach the locals the fearesome price of being “one and the same”.

thirteen28 on October 24, 2006 at 2:03 PM

I don’t think you have to think really hard for the answer when it comes to “questioning the patriotism of CNN.” Get real “Wolfie”……CNN sucks, end of story. I don’t watch CNN, and haven’t since the Gulf War, as they have always been basically anti-US Military. I don’t know who their main advertisers are, since I refuse to watch them…wouldn’t mind a list so I know what not to buy. You don’t have to watch them to know what they are about…there is enuff commentary about their stories and actions all over to know what they have done/said.

keldog on October 24, 2006 at 2:13 PM

You don’t have to watch them to know what they are about…


honora on October 24, 2006 at 2:17 PM

This just in………..

CNN, NPR refuse ads for Bush assassination movie

Think this little controversy had anything to do with their decision?

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BacaDog on October 24, 2006 at 3:11 PM