CNN’s Don Lemon is quickly becoming the source of all of the “best” theories about what happened to the missing Flight 370.
Lemon’s new tactic is to solicit any random and wild theory from his viewers and then put them to a panel of guests. He did this on Wednesday night, which led to him asking Mary Schiavo, the former inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation, whether a black hole or Bermuda Triangle could have taken the plane. Also, another Twitter follower had said the whole thing was like an episode of “Lost.”
“I know it’s preposterous,” he said, before completely negating that statement by asking Schiavo, “is it preposterous, Mary?”
Schiavo had an extremely delightful answer:
“A small black hole would suck in our entire universe, so we know it’s not that. A Bermuda Triangle is often weather, and ‘Lost’ is a TV show.”
Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn made a shocking admission Sunday that she gets her breaking news from her network’s competitor.
“If I do want to know about news, I turn to CNN because it is 24/7!” Ashburn said candidly.
Also, they have these people called “reporters”. Maybe Fox should hire a couple of those.
While female pleasure in music is nothing new, the shift that has appeared is largely based around an absence of the man: take for example Janet Jackson’s Take Care, where she sings: “I’ll lay here and take care of it ‘til you come home to me.” For Jackson, masturbation is a bookmark. The Divinyls’ I Touch Myself - a pro-masturbation anthem if ever there was one - contains the line: “I’d get down on my knees, I’d do anything for you.” When it came out in 1990 it was intrepid. But the song is just as much about giving pleasure as getting it.
In a 2011 interview with CNN, Kathleen Hanna, feminist leader of Bikini Kill and now the Julie Ruin, questioned the purpose of Katy Perry’s sexual presentation on Perry’s 2008 debut single I Kissed a Girl. “The whole thing is like, ‘I kissed a girl so my boyfriend could masturbate about it later,’ said Hanna. “It’s disgusting. It’s exactly every male fantasy of fake lesbian porn.”
St Vincent, Cyrus and Minaj don’t fight for the right to pleasure, they just do it and they do it themselves. Until this point, most lyrics on the subject of female masturbation have undermined and corrected the illusion that pleasure can’t be DIY. Now the message is that pleasure still exists when pleasure is self-serving.
The fact that any major news outlet would still treat Frank Taaffe as an “expert” after being exposed for what he is, in this day and age ought to be seen as very troubling. Its even worse given the fact that this is CNN, we’re talking about, not “Fox News.” David Neiwert has more.
Frank Taaffe, a self-styled “expert” who appeared on a number of talk programs on CNN and its Headline News subsidiary to offer his views on racially charged criminal trials, has recently emerged as an entrenched figure in the far-right white supremacist movement. While one of his frequent hosts, Nancy Grace, recently grilled him about his views, the network has neither backed away from using Frank Taaffe nor explained why it has done so at all, particularly without making his background clear to viewers.
Taaffe’s white supremacist background was first exposed last August by Mariah Blake in a thorough piece for Mother Jones, after Taaffe had appeared on a number of CNN programs defending his friend George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. At the time, CNN made no explanation for using Taaffe as an “expert”, but after Zimmerman’s trial ended in acquittal, Taaffe stopped appearing.
When another racially charged Florida case came along, this time involving a white man, Michael Dunn, who gunned down a young black man after a verbal confrontation at a gas station over “thug music,” Taaffe returned to CNN to discuss the cases, particularly Headline News’ Dr. Drew and Nancy Grace programs.
Aitazaz Hassan Bangash is definitely a hero, and I hope he is honored for sacrificing his life to save the lives of others.
(CNN) — A 14-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero in Pakistan for tackling a suicide bomber — dying at the main gate of his school and saving schoolmates gathered for their morning assembly.
Ninth-grader Aitazaz Hassan Bangash was on his way to the Ibrahimzai School on Monday in the Hangu district of northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province when the bomber, dressed in a school uniform, asked him where the school was, the teen’s cousin told CNN.
The news network most recently known for employing Erick Erickson and Dana Loesch in order to have “balance” actually compared President Obama’s reaction to the botched rollout of the ACA to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s trials and tribulations.
Further evidence of how CNN is Ted Baxterizing itself on a daily basis.
It’s a sad coda to the already fairly pathetic shutdown tale. During the vote that ended the crisis, a stenographer grabbed a microphone and ranted about Freemason control of the United States while staffers pulled her away.
“He will not be mocked,” she said. “The greatest deception here, is that this is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been … the Constitution would not have been written by Free Masons and go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ.”
Video of the incident (from CNN):
At 1:45 pm, CNN’s John King, citing a Boston law enforcement source, announces something he probably regrets now:
“I’ve just been told that an arrest has been made. We know they have identified a suspect based on surveillance video and they were then taking the further steps in the investigation. Just in to us and again, Fran Townsend has a second source and this is from one of her sources that an arrest has been made in this investigation. A dramatic shift.”
Yes, John King, dramatic indeed. Now that CNN has everyone’s attention, Fran Townsend backs up King’s Boston source with a federal source claiming an arrest had been made. Fran also adds this unconfirmed hunch…