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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:24 AM
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"American Mullahs and the Cult of Fear: Network News as Counter-Reality"
Certainly, it wasn't what I expected to hear from a CNN news anchor. But there it was - striking honesty about the news.

Arms waving for emphasis, the host of the CNN morning show passionately complains about the Bush administration's unwillingness to accept the science of global warming. The host says it is "a fear of science." "In fact," says the host, "the members of the Bush administration are like American Mullahs." The host thinks for a moment, perhaps amused by the comparison. "Yes," the host repeats, "like American Mullahs."

But the criticism doesn't stop there. Leaning forward on elbows, the host talks about the whole CNN network and its cowardice to report the honest news about global warming. "Look," the host says with disgust, "only now can CNN finally say the science is sound - finally." Not knowing what else to say, the host throws hands up, resigned, then looks down and has a bite of salad.

I am sitting at an adjoining table in the Brooklyn Diner on 7th avenue in New York City, not far from CNN's New York offices. I'm eating a $16 dollar plate of short pasta covered in a thick layer of mozzarella cheese. The CNN host is eating a light salad with vinaigrette dressing. I am trying not to listen to the conversation, but the tables are close, and the CNN host, sitting almost at my shoulder, is not shy about sharing opinions with a companion at a good volume.

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0719-22.htm
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:10 PM
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:18 PM
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2. I thought the headline was
"American Mullets and the Culture of Fear"

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:21 PM
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3. That is bad stuff too
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:05 PM
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:19 PM
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5. This is a good article, folks
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