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OWEN: CNN’s violent trash talk
Politically correct network takes aim at itself
Question of the Day
Will Wolf Blitzer apologize for the next reporter who dares to utter the sentence, “John A. Boehner attacked the Obama administration today”? That’s just getting out of hand. We don’t need that kind of violent talk.
CNN’s hypersensitivity to any words perceived as violent renders it neutered.
Why report on anything violent? We know there are copycat crimes, so wouldn’t it just add to the violence in the country if we reported on school shootings? Isn’t making heroes of men and women who killed people in war irresponsible? After all, they’re using the dreaded cross hairs to kill, sometimes dozens of people at a time.
CNN is losing the ratings race, and John King’s comment is a perfect example of why. It has become ridiculous. How can anyone take a network seriously with that kind of political correctness run amok?
Ultimately, what CNN is doing is talking down to its ever-dwindling audience. It’s patronizing and condescending to think people can’t grasp figures of speech.
The only ones who aren’t grasping this are the people at CNN.
John King should be fired.
Oh, the invective.
Tricia Owen is a freelance writer in Atlanta.
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