May 28, 2004

Too Far This Time

For all its good points, the folks over at CNN still don't seem to understand that they can't outfox FOX, and should perhaps try to stick with what got them their market share in the first place: not being obviously insane.

But now they're implying that Al Qaida really wants Democrats to win. Along with which, they continue to conflate the war in Iraq with the war on terra. Don't they read the New York Times over there anymore?

Go to Atrios to get their contact info and remind them as politely as you can that this kind of behavior is not endearing them to viewing audiences everywhere.

Posted by natasha at May 28, 2004 06:38 PM | Media | Technorati links |

I've been stuck with the impression that all pundits reporting to the contrary, a Bush victory will enable Al Qaeda and like minded radicals to point to his aggressive and unbeloved policies as a way of making their calls for jihad seem more urgent and necessary.

A reckless and domineering foreign policy like Bush's may increase the recruitment of terrorists and play right into AQ's hand (similar to the way Sharon's leadership might be desirable to Palestinian extremists and their supporters).

Posted by: forgetting at May 28, 2004 08:02 PM

Didn't I just hear something on Air America that one of the groups associated with AQ said they endorsed Bush because they could not possibly be up against a bigger idiot?

Anyway, who cares who the terrorists want to be our President!? The facts are we are in greater danger today due to Bush Administration policies. AQ can endorse Kerry, Bush or Ronald McDonald. I just believe that Kerry has to have a better plan than the no plan, plan of George and Co.

Posted by: Scott at May 29, 2004 01:35 AM

I believe that this theme was also played out on Nightline and on CBS news.

If the wretched simpletons who "inform" the American citizens would ever, even once do just a little research, they would know that the Spanish election was not manipulated by A.Q. They would know that the good people of Spain just decided to evict a government that had lied to them so egregiously

Posted by: grannyinsanity at May 29, 2004 07:43 AM

I heard the Air America comment. Randi Rhodes said she thought it was funny the Bush administration can't find Osama bin Laden, and yet they seem to know how he wants to vote. Can you get an absentee ballot when you're huddling in a cave?

Posted by: Travis at June 1, 2004 02:08 AM