Wednesday, November 30, 2005

CNN: " X" Marks the Fall Guy

From today's New York Post:

Red-faced CNN just got another "X" mark — it has fired a phone operator for telling a caller the network was exercising "freedom of speech" when it put an "X" over Vice Dick President Cheney's face.
Last week, CNN was forced to broadcast a lengthy report saying the black "X," which appeared while Cheney was giving a speech on Iraq, was a "technological glitch."
CNN's latest X-rated embarrassment came via an audio file posted online by blogger Bill Quick of
The audio file features Preska Thomas, of the marketing firm Team Hollywood, calling CNN to complain about the "X" and being repeatedly interrupted.
"The point of it is, tell them to stop lying . . . Bush and Cheney . . . You tell those that you voted in to stop lying. Bring our soldiers home," the operator says on the file.
CNN spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said: "A Turner Broadcasting switchboard operator was fired . . . after we were alerted to a conversation the operator had with a caller in which the operator lost his temper and expressed his personal views."

His comments did not reflect the views of CNN." [HA! - ed.]
Thomas said she recorded her call after getting dozens of complaints from people reporting rude treatment when they called CNN about the "X."

Sweet Jebus, just where is the accountability at CNN? I'm shocked that this upstanding liberal network would allow a low-paid operator to take a fall, simply to cover up for their media biases. I fully expect someone at the top to take accountability, apologize, and proceed to resign in shame.
Isn't that what they expect from everyone else?

Here's the link to Daily Pundit - - from a disgusting day's newsroundup here:

NY Post story here:

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