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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:17 PM
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CNN shows its bias -- AGAIN
Just grabbed this screenshot about 1:30 MST (1/21/2009). Notice the tickler headlines I enclosed in the small red rectange. Guess yesterday's activities haven't sunk in for CNN yet. Sheesh. What a bunch of maroons.

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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:20 PM
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1. Eh, looks like a stock search string to me
No Bias, it's just a tag on popular articles.

And technically, he does get to keep the "president" title, at least casually. Formal use is, of course, Former President Bush
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:20 PM
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2. yep
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sweetpotato Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:28 PM
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4. The title stays
I don't mind the *former* used to indicate a no longer sitting president. I was upset, however, when President Clinton was referred to as *ex-President.* (I heard this a few years ago on some newsy channel)

Almost like Vanessa Williams - the ex-Miss America.
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:30 PM
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5. I knew * got to keep the title; that wasn't the problem
It was just that they DIDN'T say "President Barack Obama" or "President Obama."
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sweetpotato Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:06 PM
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14. Sorry
I was replying to the poster who mentioned that formally, the title is Former President. I was mentioning that it wasn't so great to hear President Clinton referred to , some time ago, as Ex President which implies that he was removed from office before his term ran out.

I, too, am underwhelmed at the people who write these crawls and captions.

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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:23 PM
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12. The real problem is the missing "President" before Obama.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 04:24 PM by damntexdem
You're right.
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TTUBatfan2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:31 PM
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6. The problem isn't with Bush's title...
It's with the lack of a title in front of Obama's name. If you're going to have "President" in front of Bush's name, then you damn well should have it front of the CURRENT President's name.
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:33 PM
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7. 'Zactly what I meant. eom
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:35 PM
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8. It's been a day
I guaran-freaking-tee you there are far, far more articles on CNN with the "President Bush" tag, than ones with the "President Obama" tag. Eight years worth of articles vs. one day? Yeah, sorry, it might be a while before "President Obama" makes it to the top of the queries list on CNN.

Nothing personal, just statistics.
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:39 PM
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9. LOL. Well I guess there's that
But it feels as if it's an entirely new world after yesterday, and it seems today as if NO MEDIA OUTLET should recognize that * idiot from yesterday forward. Like all the networks should erase any mention of him or something. Oh, well. Wishful thinking again ...
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:46 PM
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11. I feel differently...
I think we should slather the nation with big posters of Shrub, and always keep him in circulation.

I certainly wouldn't want people, y'know, growing complacent and forgetting what their idiotic "I'd have a beer with him!" standards brought our nation...
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:35 PM
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13. Must have been written by Nora O'Donnell. (Listen to her some time.)
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:22 PM
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3. in a day of threads and dumb threads, this goes near the top of the dumb column
Its a search topic listing.
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:44 PM
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10. Thank you.
Those are search strings that the users have entered. This has absolutely nothing to do with bias whatsoever. It's completely automated.
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