Glenn Reynolds is all over the CNN story. But I really think that he and most others who have written about it are giving CNN too much credit. They assume that CNN was motivated by greed when it sold out the Iraqi people by failing to report what the network knew about the horrors of Saddam’s regime. That is, CNN prized “access” to Baghdad for commercial reasons, and therefore kept quiet and allowed itself to be turned into a propaganda outlet for the Iraqi government.
My guess is that the truth is worse. CNN is a liberal network, run by liberals for the benefit of liberalism in general and the Democratic Party in particular. (On election night 2000, CNN news executives had to hush the off-screen news room staff because their cheers whenever a state was announced for Al Gore were audible to listeners.) As liberals, the people at CNN are sympathetic to anti-American fascists. Think Castro and Arafat. I suspect that CNN’s motivation was the same as Scott Ritter’s–you remember Ritter, the former U.N. weapons inspector turned child molester. Ritter told Time Magazine last September:
“The prison in question is at the General Security Services headquarters, which was inspected by my team in Jan. 1998. It appeared to be a prison for children
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