Why CNN Sucks

Aug 29 2012 @ 11:34am

Because it has a huge story on its hands – an insight into ugly racism among the GOP base, when two delegates (or merely attendees) threw nuts at a black camerawoman, saying "This is how we treat animals!" – and it offered the following statement:

CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.

If I were the camerawoman involved, this would not be enough. CNN has now run a small story on the incident but doesn't seem to be pushing it. Why? Because this awful notion of balance – which requires journalists to be lobotomized when assessing reality – is "on-brand". Oy.