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CNN Bigwig: Progressives "Don't Get Worked Up About Anything" - Courts O'Reilly Clone Glenn Beck

Reported by Marie Therese - January 18, 2006

ACTION ALERT! Progressives - call CNN Now!

CNN has already hired admitted gambler and racially insensitive conservative Bill Bennett and just this morning it was announced on TV Newser that the cable channel has also signed a contract with conservative J. C. Watts. Additionally, in a move to become FOX News Jr., Variety has announced that CNN is about to ink a deal with rabidly conservative radio personality Glenn Beck. Here are a few of Mr. Beck's more charming quotations (source: MoveOn.org):

On families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: "[T]his is horrible to say, and I wonder if I'm alone in this—you know, it took me about a year to start hating the 9-11 victims' families? Took me about a year."

On Hurricane Katrina survivors who remained in New Orleans: "And that's all we're hearing about, are the people in New Orleans. Those are the only ones that we're seeing on television are the scumbags...It's just a small percentage of those who were left in New Orleans, or who decided to stay in New Orleans, and they're getting all the attention."

Talking to a caller who claimed to have tortured prisoners in U.S. custody: "I've got to tell you, I appreciate your service ... Good for you. Good for—I mean, good for you...I have to tell you, when all is said and done, I'm glad people like you are on our side."

On filmmaker Michael Moore: "Hang on, let me just tell you what I'm thinking. I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out—is this wrong?"

On the father of Nick Berg, American civilian executed in Iraq: "The want to be a better person today than I was yesterday says he's a dad, he's grieving, but I don't buy that. I'm sorry, I don't buy it. I think he is grieving, but I think he's a scumbag as well. I don't like this guy at all."

CNN's President says that progressives don't get excited about anything. Let's prove him wrong!

Contact CNN and register your disapproval of their short-sighted rejection of the progressive voice. Let them know that, if they're going to pay conservatives to mouth off, they should also pay some high-profile, in-your-face progressives to be the defenders of our side of the issues!

Here's the information:

CNN in New York City
(212) 275-7800 (Ask for the Comment Line)

Calling is the best way to go.

But if you can't call or if the switchboard is closed, you can e-mail CNN using their webform:

http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form1.html?39

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