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OXFORD, MS.--I just got this text message on my cell phone--the Obama campaign is urging people to watch the first presidential debate tonight on CNN. Why did the Obama campaign want to endorse one outlet when so many are showing the debate here at the University of Mississippi?

"Watch Barack Obama debate John McCain tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on CNN," the message said. Also, remind friends to register to vote at VoteforChange.com. Please forward this message.

The Obama campaign has a giant list of text message numbers, gleaned in part from the run-up to the announcement of Barack Obama's running mate; Obama's team bolstered their lists by saying they would break the vice presidential pick news first via text message.

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Lynn, I read about this particular blog on Greta Wire. Thank you for posting this information.

I would respond to your (probably rhetorical) question asking Why the Obama campaign would endorse one outlet.... with the following:

Because CNN has an abundance of pro-Obama political analysts; so the Obama camp knows they can count on a 'review' of how he did which will be much better than he would get on an outlet with less biased analysts.

Since when is Senator Obama in the business of telling anyone what TV network to watch? I don’t know if it is unethical, I do believe it is unseemly. There is no way I will watch this debate or any news show on CNN.

BTW, Greta says Hi.

Dot Koller
Kathleen, GA 31047

Proof that CNN is in bed with the Obama folks.

Greta sent me to say Hello

It is by Allah that all things are possible. The Honorable Barack Obama shall be the next leader of America. Our children will be taught respect, our women will once again know the honor of serving her home.

Amazing!! I suppose they gave him the questions in exchange for his endorsement of CNN?

I learned about this on Gretawire. Thank goodness she gives us such great sites to visit.

I never expected anything different from Obama. It's just another nail in other stations coffins for trying to push Obama down our throat.

I am watching the debate on Fox News . . . Greta sent me.

And you call this journalism????

Considering how strongly CNN has advocated for Senator Obama this election season, it's no wonder he wants to return the favor. He probably also wants his supporters to hear a favorable review of his performance.

I wonder if MSNBC will feel slighted, they have after all practically ruined their reputations with their pro-Obama bias. Perhaps their coverage of Obama's convention speech even managed to embarrass the Obama team, and that's why CNN is viewed as a safer alternative for pro-Obama spin.

I got the same message but it has since been followed up with a new message urging you to watch on any of the major networks or cable.

Watch CNN No WAY They are so biased. I stopped
watching them 2 years ago!!!

Are we surprised? watching CNN is like watching the democrats demonize the McCain/Palin ticket

I can watch CNN for about 5 minutes at a time because that's all the propoganda that I can take. Then I switch over to FOX

Is CNN afraid to be frank with Obama like they were afraid to be frank with Sadam. What's wrong? Afraid of being banned from the Obama love fest

CNN is heavily biased toward Obama. When CNN has to keep pointing out how many times they have ran negative news on Obama because so many are e mailing them about their being on Obamas side theres a problem. We should be able to get the news and not 10 people after each story telling us what to believe. We can make up our own minds and I will never trust CNN.

Are you serious. Switching to Fox News for no propaganda is a sign Republicans are lost. I imagine you switching the channel back and forth from FOX to the Home Shopping Network thinking you are really getting quality stuff just like your Hannity and Colmes, Geraldo Rivera, Bill O Reilly news professionals. Only 1 more minute to go, we are almost sold out, get your George Foreman Grill, call now! Keep following the herd to the pasture Republicans, keep talking about old Ronny Reagan, because Nixon and Bush aren't the four more years you thought you were cheering for, keep giving your money and your mind to Swift Boat politics and entertainment media. Keep blaming the left wing Sadam loving, socialistic palin hating, threat to your entitlement and backwards education. While your watching FOX and eating potato chips the integrity of our nation is being erased and the future of our prosperity is in the hands of China. Way to live up to your principles Republicans, conservatives blinded by your own greed and stupidity. Go and vote for Mccain and buy your self a brand new hat rack while supplies last.

I would never watch anythingelse on CNN, and any other Obama network. This was not responsible journalism. I would prefer to watch FOX or Glen Beck. They are not on Obama's payroll!

CNN? Thought they went off the air because they had no viewers. Not even listed on my TV.

cnn use to be the place to watch the news many year ago.not anymore.It literality make me sick to watch them.Doom and gloom, every thing is bad.The economy,the stock market high gas prizes,unenplyment.It sound like Bill clinton campaign.Scare us into voting for them.
Obama is doing the same thing.All that negativity can not be good for the country, at this time

Greta said I would find evidence on your site about Obama and CNN's connection. The only good thing on CNN is Lou Dobbs, and that's all. I can't stand the rest of their programming.

A liberal friend signed me up for the text messages as a joke.

I took the text message to mean, "watch it on CNN and then they will tell you what to think about it." I cannot believe this is not getting more traction in the general media.

Doesn't anyone here realize that FOX is ridiculously biased to conservatives? Mr. O'Riley and Greta are the biggest jokes on TV.

Oh yes...because we all know Fox is unbiased. Right?

Re: Campbell Brown and the rest of the media clowns

Quote - Joyce of NC wrote:

Campbell Brown- Ditto the above. I'm so glad to see that someone else is saying the things I've been thinking. Some in the media are saying that Palin was "shrill" last night. Campbell Brown DEFINES the word "Shrill" and Soledad O'Brien defines the word "mean." They're both rude AND mean. Hafferty is disgusting. They are all a disgrace not only to journalism, but to themselves. I never watch their reports. I've been tuning in to them, though, over the past week to see what the other side is saying and knew I'd be sick about their lop-sided coverage of Sarah Palin. But then I took heart last night after Palin's speech. The liberal press was almost speechless. That was a real kick. I say - Go Sarah! Posted by Joyce of NC.


To Joyce of NC:

Joyce, you hit the nail on the head! Governor Palin gave the left-wing-liberal media the medicine that they needed! It was about time that someone - an accomplished and intelligent woman like Palin - replied in "kind" to the "24 hour tabloid news circus"! And, the best is yet to come!!

To the above list of utterly rude and mean spirited left-wing-liberal media clowns - Campbell Brown, Soledad O'Brien, Zack Hafferty led by Jon Klein = Clown president of CNN, I suggest that they enroll in a "Swiss finishing school" to brush up in good manners! Their disgusting behavior only shows their character and non-existent moral values.

It would be a great omission if to the above list we did not include another rude and obnoxious left-wing-liberal clown - Keith Olberman of MSNBC!! Keith Olberman defines the word "idiot"!

To all media clowns: Get used to it as the best is yet to come!!

Sarah Palin, tu est intelligent...tu est magnifique!!!


P.S. If anyone can think of any more names of media clowns please keep posting them...They all need to be exposed - once and for all. They did the same thing to Clinton - enough is enough - we will not just sit and watch "news for dummies" by clowns like all of the above!

Source:

http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/2008/08/29/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-sarah-palin.html

CNN is the fascist product of what is crippling America today. They support a man and give him coverage like Germany was told how wonderful Hitler was. He got the youth vote and the propaganda began. The brain washing, the hype the euphoria. No difference, except we are talking about the greatest, democratic country in the world, or it once was. Men and women are dying as we speak, so CNN can tell us to vote for a man like Obama, has done nothing for the poor, the blacks or main street. He owes so many people in Chicago with his corrupt dealings and you are not only supporting this man, but aiding and abetting people to vote for him by your one-sided slant of your coverage, The demise of the American Journalist is very evident on CNN. He is a manufactured product of our day and the people who love this country have to endure this. May God forgive you, because the youth are to be forgiven for their iconic hysteria, but Wolf, Anderson Cooper and the ilk have a higher price to pay. And so will we if this idol gets in. After watching your coverage last night I had to literally turn over because the blatant bias was chilling to see.

Fox isn't propaganda?

What takes so long to post our comments? We submitted comments hours ago and yet there has been NO comments posted since yesterday. I very much doubt that there have not been other people besides me submitting comments. Perhaps the subject is annoying to some and try to kill it???!!!

FOX NEWS ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY CHALLENGED!
STUCK ON STUPID NEWS PEOPLE!
THEY ARE SO FAR TO THE RIGHT THEY WALK WITH A
LEAN!
I FEEL SORRY FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE THEY HAVE WORK-
ING FOR THEM, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO WORK ON
TELEVISION EVER AGAIN!
YOU LAY WITH DOGS YOU GET FLEES!
THE RICH GUYS LIKE HANNITY, O'REILLY, AND THE
REST WHO MAKE MORE MONEY ON THE RADIO DON'T CARE
ABOUT AMERICA, THEY JUST START TROUBLE FOR THE
SAKE OF STARTING TROUBLE!
THEY MUST LIVE VERY SHALLOW LIVES!
IF MURDOCK EVER GOES OUT OF BUSINESS, THESE
PEOPLE WILL BE IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE!

solve our money and tax problems,what if we go back to tax imports goods into american,to keep jobs here and keep money on american soil, its not rocket science.

im canadian, but am really hooked on the american election, i am completely blown away by c.n.n. and how much they favor obama. It really is criminal, can't something be done about that? It really is unfair as they are manipulating people into voting for obama. Im completely floored that they are allowed to do this.

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