Accuracy in Media

CNN got caught in the crosshairs when a guest on John King USA dropped the c-word  in a discussion about the candidates in the Chicago mayoral race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt9ulRezH34

“Before we go to break, I want to make a quick point. We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race just a moment ago. My friend Andy Shaw used the term ‘in the crosshairs’ in talking about the candidates. We’re trying, we’re trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend, he’s covered politics for a long time, but we’re trying to get away from that kind of language. We won’t always be perfect. So hold us accountable when we don’t meet your standards.”

Oops! Looks like someone at CNN forgot to tell Andy Shaw that he was about to enter a politically correct zone and that any usage of  a gun related word when referring to a candidate is now verboten even if you aren’t targeting  one.

I bet CNN is glad they canceled Crossfire several years ago.

h/t I Hate The Media





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