Crocodile tears … The New York Times editorial board, which CNN claims is separate from the “newsroom,” offered a correction to its editorial that blamed Sarah Palin for the Gabby Giffords shooting. As CNN’s Oliver Darcy shows, the apology is half-hearted, and the writers continued to blame Palin for heating up the rhetoric. Is an apology really an apology when it doesn’t really apologize?
CNN honcho doesn’t like pressure … Despite Darcy’s media criticism, and the full-time employment of Brian Stelter, CNN honcho Jeff Zucker really doesn’t like it when people call out his coverage, especially politicians. The HuffPost outlines how he “Calls Politicians’ Attacks On The Media ‘Shameful’ And ‘Dangerous.’” He said it is “shameful” that political types “cause a frenzy against something guaranteed in the Constitution.” Um, Zuck – can I call you Zuck? – it isn’t the fact that CNN exists that is drawing these criticisms; it is that you lie.
Will Palin sue the Times? … Via Twitter, Sarah Palin said that she is talking to counsel regarding possible defamation committed by the Times editorial board. The Washington Examiner reported on the development yesterday. It is often hard for public figures to sue for defamation, but in egregious cases they are sometimes successful.
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