Malpractice (UPDATED)

on Thursday, April 16, 2009

It just keeps getting better. My post yesterday on Susan Roesgen's shamefully biased CNN coverage of yesterday's tea-parties showcased Roesgen criticizing a man with an Obama/Hitler sign and vehemently checked him by saying that the sign was "offensive" and that the president deserves more respect.

Ah, but apparently President X/Hitler signs are only "offensive" if they make fun of the messianic Obama:

In video posted by Paul Chesser from yesterday's CNN broadcast, Roesgen harassed a man who had a sign in which Obama was portrayed as a fascist with a Hitler mustache. "Why be so hard on the President of the United States though with such an offensive message?" an indignant Roesgen hollered.

Yet back in 2006, when she was covering protests against the Bush administration's response to Katrina, she jokingly referred to this photo of a man wearing a mask with devil horns and a Hitler mustache as a Bush "look-alike."
It's almost like they aren't even trying to hide their bias anymore. Meanwhile the executives at CNN are wondering why they're last place in the ratings.

UPDATE: My brother writes to add another example of the media's hypocritical special treatment of The Leader from butt-boy himself, Keith Olbermann.

In 2006 Olbermann made a special comment on how Bush had killed Habeas Corpus in America, adding that Bush had evily "succeeded where no one has before".

Yet Obama himself plans to violate Habeas Corpus in his dealing with the Somali pirates.

When Bush did it, Olbermann devoted an entire 15-minute special comment on how horrible of a man Bush was for doing so. Who here thinks Olby will do the same for Obama?