Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Nooooooooooo, of course CNN's not biased
CNN.com:

"America, you lost," Moussaoui stated as he left the courtroom. "I won." (Watch how Moussaoui grew up surrounded by pain -- 3:07)
I don't think the link will work because it's the javascript pop-up video thing.

But seriously? This guy was convicted for having contributed to the murder of thousands of people, he was just sentenced to life in prison, and we have just heard how he mocked out entire nation after that sentencing. And what's the immediate thought that crosses some CNN producer's mind? "Let's offer a human interest story about what a tough childhood he had."

Ugh.

3 comments:

Dave Justus said...

Moussaoui's childhood wasn't a random human interest story, it was a factor that swayed the jury. You can, I suppose, argue that it should not have, but to argue that it shouldn't have been reported on when it was a factor seems odd.

Exile said...

do you mean a liberal bias or are you suggesting that CNN has a bias toward convicted terrorists? having read some of the conservative literature on the subject I have come to understand that some believe they are one in the same.

Jenn of the Jungle said...

His "childhood" could have been mentioned for about 3 seconds. That's the point. Who cars AT ALL about his childhood.

To dedicate a whole segment to this is ludicrous. I don't care how small a role it was, he had a role in the deaths of more than 3000 people. And that, not his childhood should be what people remember, that, and the fact that the jury was obviously rigged with 9 A.C.L.U members.