CNN is auctioning off a hummer used by their correspondents in Iraq with the proceeds to go to “the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that provides temporary residence for families of patients receiving major medical care at military and Veterans Administration centers.” The hummer went through a make over courtesy of TLC show “Overhaulin.’ The show’s co-host stated their motivation was “to commemorate the journalists who risked their lives, and in some cases, gave their lives to tell the story of the war.”
But wingnut bloggerGateway Pundit attempts to connect the CNN hummer story with CNN’s “sniper video” and speculates “maybe CNN thinks” the former is a way to “make up” for the latter. He concludes by asking…
It’s a bit strange that just last month CNN was showing terrorist propaganda film of US soldiers being shot by snipers. Now, suddenly CNN decided to support the troops.
If the Pundit had read thelink he provides he would have found in that story a link for a video (see below) on Overhaulin’s makeover of the hummer which is dated October 12. The “sniper video” aired on CNN about a week later onOctober 18. The timing doesn’t support the humvee makeover occurring “suddenly” in response to the “sniper video” response.
Think whatever you may of either CNN story but connecting the 2 in the way Gateway Pundit has is just sloppy, silly and stupid. I’m sure if Gateway Pundit works hiswonderous reasoning he could connect whatever topic of the day to some CNN Iraq coverage too…well at least in his mind.