The Command Post
April 15, 2003
CNN: Saddam Yes, USA No

The US restarted Iraqi TV last Thursday with Arabic-subtitled evening newscasts from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and PBS. CNN refused to participate. "As an independent, global news organization, we did not think it was appropriate to participate in a U.S. government transmission," spokeswoman Christa Robinson said. (Washington Post).

But on at least one occasion, CNN offered Saddam Hussein a full hour on their worldwide network--with no interruption or commercials--to coincide with President Clinton's inauguration. (Washington Times).

Conclusion? CNN only has problems with U.S. government transmissions.

Posted By Clyde at April 15, 2003 08:45 PM | TrackBack
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