“Let’s not pretend they’re a news network the way CNN is,” she says, flattering the impartial, hard-news sensibility of an outfit that’s recently taken to fact-checking comedy skits on behalf of His Holiness. In fact, here’s what was airing on the “nonpartisan” cable news channel this morning before and after this miserable hack’s appearance:
All morning, CNN has been intermittently running a promo for Anderson Cooper 360, a show that has long billed itself as a classic straight news program with an investigative front man who digs “beyond the headlines” with “many points of view, so you can make up your own mind.” The new promo, by contrast, consists of a woman’s voice, pitching Cooper’s show as, essentially, a liberal alternative to Fox News: “I’m a lifelong Democrat,” she says, “and that’s why I watch Anderson Cooper.” Hmmm. The voice goes on to say that Cooper is the person she can turn to hold “right wing” conservatives accountable. Cooper is not exactly aiming for the political middle ground here.
A guy known for making “teabagging” jokes about conservatives appeals to Democrats? Go figure. Meanwhile, not a word is breathed here about the nightly backrubs that The One gets from Olbermann and Maddow on MSNBC, despite Dunn practically begging for a question in that vein by whining about Fox being aligned with one of the two major parties. Good work, Kurtz.
The clip of Chris Wallace calling them a bunch of crybabies is obligatory in any post about the most media-worshiped president since JFK whining about his coverage, but we’ve used it twice in just the past five days. So below, to administer the coup de grace, you’ll find a new one featuring our favorite liberal. Take it away, KP.