Friday, April 09, 2010

Pathetic: Dems Freaking Out Over CNN Deficit Program

I got an email today from a group working on a CNN program airing Saturday and rebroadcast Sunday and didn't give it much thought until I noticed some whining over it tonight. From the mail:
You may have heard about the award-winning documentary I.O.U.S.A. — it opened America's eyes to the consequences of our nation's debt and the need for our government to show more fiscal responsibility. That's why I thought you and your readers might be interested to know that the world premiere of I.O.U.S.A. Solutions, a follow-up special by the producers of I.O.U.S.A. premiering on CNN this weekend.

This special will focus on solutions to the fiscal crisis and it will feature new footage from the producers of I.O.U.S.A. and a panel discussion with experts from a variety of viewpoints, spanning across generations.

Watch the World Premiere of I.O.U.S.A.: Solutions on CNN
Saturday, April 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m. EST or Sunday, April 11, 3:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Featured Panelists Include:
•Peter G. Peterson, Founder and Chairman, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
•David Walker, President & CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
•Sen. Bill Bradley
•Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
•Amy Holmes, political contributor for CNN
•Joe Johns, CNN Congressional Correspondent
•Diane Lim Rodgers, Chief Economist, Concord Coalition
•Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer and columnist for
Seems fairly innocuous and includes a bunch of CNN personalities and former Democrat Senator Bill Bradley, so I took that as probably meaning it would have a Democrat slant.

But according to some bedwetters, this is turning CNN into FoxNews II.

How ominous.

This guy is absolutely hysterical.
Is this how "the most trusted name in news" should cover the debates on retirement security, job creation and fighting poverty?

We have just one day to get CNN to balance it's programming.

Whose voices will be shut out this weekend?

The nation's leading economists who are urging our government to use deficits today to invest in long-term prosperity – such as Paul Krugman, James Galbraith and Dean Baker.

The fiscal experts who have repeatedly said Social Security is sound and broader health care reform will protect Medicare.

All of you who voted for an active government to invest in our future.

While you are kept silent, who does CNN give the microphone to?

A multimillionaire Wall Street mogul who wants our government to slash investments while millions are losing their jobs. This guy had no problem taking tax cuts for the wealthy that caused our deficit problems – and his Wall St buddies crashed the economy.
We are in the midst of a great debate over the direction America should take.

"The most trusted name in news" should be the place where we have the debate, not where one opinion is deemed to be absolute truth.

We already have a cable news network that does that. We don't need another unfair, unbalanced channel
Good grief, people, get a grip. A couple hours of programming on a Saturday afternoon in the spring isn't likely to get many viewers to begin with. But these loons flip out because of one guy in the program while overlooking the fact you have a former Democrat presidential contender along with a slew of CNN personalities. And they make the fantastic leap of saying CNN is becoming a clone of Fox News? How childish.

These people won't be content until they control 100% of the programming on every television channel. There's no room for differing opinions, only rigid thought, one-way programming and conformity. They claim we're "the midst of a great debate" yet want to silence people in the debate.

Here's a suggestion for these twits: Don't watch.

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