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DaveSZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:58 AM
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When CNN provided real news:
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 09:14 AM by DaveSZ
I came across this old CNN article about Richard Scaife, and it makes me realize how shitty CNN has become with the corporate buyout.

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/04/27/scaife.profil... /


Who Is Richard Mellon Scaife?
He's very rich and very partisan, but is he behind an anti-Clinton conspiracy?
By Brooks Jackson/CNN

WASHINGTON (April 27) -- Who is Richard Scaife? He's a 65-year-old billionaire Republican wielding power from the shadows.

According to President Bill Clinton's allies, he's the main money man behind a right-wing anti-Clinton conspiracy, attacking with his money. Former White House counsel Lanny Davis argues, "He's using it to destroy a president of the United States."

If it's a conspiracy, it's a pretty open one. Scaife's tax-exempt foundations disclose their grants on the Web. Among them: $2.4 million over several years to American Spectator to pay for anti-Clinton reporting, even a private eye to dig up dirt. And millions more went to other anti-Clinton groups.

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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:09 AM
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1. Now they do a lot of 'theology' -- Yesterday 'Cracking Davinci's Code'
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 09:10 AM by lostnfound
was given free PR -- a discussion on a new book out that presents the Christian view attacking the bestselling 'The Davinci Code' novel.

It's bizarre how much airtime they gave to 'The Passion' movie, also.

CNN seems to serving the religious right, 'Armageddon, bring it on!' vision very well these days.

US Christian fundamentalists are driving Bush's Middle East policy http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1195...

http://www.theocracywatch.org/christian_recon_planet_we...
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:13 AM
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2. CNN was a real news source before they went commercial
Think back. When CNN began there were no commercials. They actually reported news back then.

Don

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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:13 AM
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4. Before Ted lost it to Time
That's when it went downhill in a hurry.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:12 AM
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3. Notice: Brooks Jackson no longer there.
Nor any other serious journalists.
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