Thursday, April 05, 2007

CNN can't get it right...repeatedly

Nancy Pelosi is going to be here in two weeks as the keynote speaker for the Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner, so this is a good opportunity to set the record straight.

From Jane Hamsher's article at Fire Dog Lake:
For much of the past week, CNN and its White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux have offered a steady stream of inaccurate and incomplete coverage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) trip to the Middle East and her April 3 meeting with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

Please join Media Matters for America in demanding that CNN and Malveaux stop misinforming viewers about Pelosi's trip and present all the facts. CNN's contact information can be found in our "Take Action!" sidebar on the right.

Since April 2, Malveaux has wrongly and repeatedly claimed that Pelosi had no "standing" and was not acting in an "official capacity," has attacked the trip as "political theater" and a "political stunt," and has parroted the Bush administration's attacks on Pelosi for going to Syria while ignoring the fact that a Republican-led delegation met with Assad on April 1. Most recently, Malveaux asked whether Pelosi's trip was a "big wet kiss to President Al-Assad."

Other CNN personalities have joined in as well. Lou Dobbs devoted an entire segment to "Pelosi's bad trip," while the April 3 edition of Anderson Cooper 360 featured a segment on Pelosi's trip titled "Talking to Terrorists."

After several days of inaccurate, one-sided coverage, it's time to tell CNN enough is enough. It's time to take action.

Contact CNN, Malveaux, and Dobbs — and be sure to tell your friends. Take Action!

Contact information:

One CNN Center, Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30303-5366
Phone: 404-827-1500
Fax: 404-827-1906

When contacting the media, please be polite and professional. Express your specific concerns regarding that particular news report or commentary, and be sure to indicate exactly what you would like the media outlet to do differently in the future.


Bergs said...

just an fyi.

I have been trying that fax number for CNN for the last 17 hours, with no pick up on the other end.

If anyone has another number, let me know.

vagabondblogger said...

I got my e-mail from Media Matters this AM and quoted it in a few Egyptian blogs as comments, since they were wondering where this visit from Pelosi was going. Obviously, it's brought out another round of condemnation from all the nut cases. Btw, I would like to point out that Assad is an eye doctor, met his wife in London (she's a doc too); his brother was the prodigal son destined to take over Syria, but unfortunately died in a plane accident, which left this Assad, who, it is said, took over reluctantly. Assad is said to be "very western", but my guess is, given the circumstances, he's beween a rock and a hard place in Middle East politics right now.