Wednesday, August 29, 2012
“Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”
The story was first extensively reported by Talking Points Memo. And TPM editor Josh Marshall notes that CNN didn’t report on it until almost 8 a.m. this morning:
There’s a normal and correct tendency for a news outfit not to want to make itself into the story. But this goes way beyond that and puts CNN in an exquisitely awkward position. CNN has been bending over backwards of late trying to position itself as the last holy beacon of objectivity and fairness in cable news, as Fox and MSNBC play to more clearly partisan audiences. Meanwhile, they’re under almost constant assault from conservatives for alleged (and basically mythical) liberal bias.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:07 am