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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)
Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:24 PM
Spitfire of ATJ (28,786 posts)
18. Right after 9/11 Wolf Blitzer was all Terror All of the Time.
EVERY story was about terrorism with a cavalcade of stars and lesser fear mongers from "Security Services". One was even showing off his company's latest executive parachute. Anyway, there would be some story somewhere and "Cry Wolf" was on the case, telling his audience to see a terror connection even if there was none because that was the ONLY way for us to be safe is to IMAGINE the worse. A few hours of his show and you would be convinced there were al Qaeda cells EVERYWHERE. Suddenly a gang shooting in LA was considered to be linked by 12 degrees of Kevin Bacon to 9/11. The funniest one was when he had some sheriff on after a bank robbery. Wolf was trying to claim that one of the ways this vast fictional terror network that only he was reporting on was partly funded by robbing banks. The sheriff laughed in his face. He flat out popped the bubble and said this had nothing to do with terrorism. Wolf said, "Well IF it was, what would be the procedure?". The sheriff wasn't taking the bait and said it wasn't. Wolf then accused him of not knowing the procedure and that got him to talk about contacting the new Homeland Security and the FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force and Wolf thanked him and got rid of him quick and then echoed that crap like it was actually happening.
He would go into every break with, "Stay tuned to CNN for all of your security needs" as he made you feel as insecure as possible.
When people say, "CNN isn't that bad" I remind them that a lot of regulars on FOX "News" were former CNN workers. Lou Dobbs, Greta Van Susteren, Bill Hemmer, and of course, Glenn Beck.
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Right after 9/11 Wolf Blitzer was all Terror All of the Time.
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