[Warning: Link contains Hannity]
So how’s CNN handling it’s falling star’s latest turn to
conspiracism? For the most part, by distancing itself. The network has
beenquick topoint out to media reporters that Dobbs’ more egregious statements have come on his radio show, which is not affiliated with CNN.
asked a network spokeswoman whether it’s CNN’s position that there is a
question about Obama’s eligibility to be president. “No, CNN has fully
investigated the issue and found no basis for the questions about the
president’s birthplace,” she responded.
network would continue to allow Dobbs to present the birthers’ theories
on air, the spokeswoman pointed to an earlier statement, which reads,
“On CNN, Lou is an independent reporter who covers stories that people
are talking about, and often showcases issues that aren’t being covered
by the mainstream media.”
Fuck mepurple, if CNN isn’t the mainstream media, what is? If Lou Dobbs is covering it on CNN, it is about as mainstream as you can get without a Thomas Kinkade painting and a soundtrack by fucking Celine Dion. In fact, the way you know a topic is DEAD is that it comes up on CNN. So suddenly Lou Dobbs is “edgy” and “out there” and the choice of a new generation? Hipster, please.
This is the weakest possible dodge to get around having to say something like, “We have no control over Lou Dobbs because he’s a brand name, not a person, and therefore weaklings like, you know, HIS BOSSES cannot say to him, ‘Stop making us look like tinfoil-encrusted nitwits, you overstuffed sausage casing’ without causing a starfucking hissyfit. What can we say, people around here don’t work for anybody but themselves. We just throw shit on the air without any kind of standards whatsoever because that’s what Fox did for years and it worked, if by ‘worked’ you mean made a few people shitloads of money. So there you have it. We arethe news equivalent of fingerpainting. Eat it with a smile, motherfuckers.”