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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Communist News Network Part #2

I am updating and bumping a post originally written about a year ago. It is easy to get riled up over something, vent and then promptly forget about it, so it isn't a bad idea to remind people of the original outrage now and then.

They original post was about CNN, (Communist News Network) and their showing a sniper video, admittedly obtained from a terrorist group, showing a sniper shooting our troops, publicly and purposely promoting enemy propaganda and calling it "news".

They followed that up with offering that video, for money, on their OnDemand channel (link has the screen shots of that offer).

Below the original post you will find a list, compiled by a reader, Tony Sutherland, of CNN's recent advertisers. This is something that should not be allowed to be forgotten, hence this update and bumping.

Original post from October of 2006:

Communist News Network equals CNN. I could and probably should just leave it there, but I am not going to.

I am sure by now everyone has heard about or even seen the video CNN aired with the sniper shooting a soldier. I am late on posting about this, because actually, I could do nothing but sputter incoherently when I first saw it, and since, every time I started this post, all I wanted to do is rant and rave and rail against CNN. So I waited until I could think before posting about this.

I always knew CNN was biased, you could tell by just about all of their coverage. To me though, there is a difference between reporting the news and actively, deliberately engaging in enemy propaganda, in effect, advertising for the terrorists.

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Friday to remove CNN reporters embedded with U.S. combat troops, saying the network’s broadcast of a video showing insurgent snipers targeting U.S. soldiers was tantamount to airing an enemy propaganda film.

The tape, which came to the network through contact with an insurgent leader, was aired Wednesday night on “Anderson Cooper 360” and repeated Thursday.

In a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., wrote: “CNN has now served as the publicist for an enemy propaganda film featuring the killing of an American soldier.”

The letter was also signed by San Diego-area Republican congressmen Darrell Issa and Brian Bilbray.

“This is nothing short of a terrorist snuff film,” Bilbray said at a press conference in San Diego.

I agree, CNN should not be embedded with our soldiers. Personally, I can honestly say I will never watch CNN again, ever. I never watched it much, but now, I will never turn the station on. I do not think anybody that gives a damn about our soldiers lives should watch any show that network airs. Air America suffering bankruptcy, NYT with a 39% drop in revenue, NBC having to drop 700 employees, this is what happens when a network doesn't report the news, but HELPS THE TERRORISTS. CNN should suffer the same fate as Air America.

In browsing, I ran across quite a few excellent pieces, one stood out. It was on Wide Awake Cafe, and she says:

While my husband was stationed in Somalia he witnessed firsthand, CNN officials providing hand made signs (written in English by someone who was literate) to Somalis who were (supposedly) protesting the presence of American troops in Somalia.

My husband was appalled by the made-for-tv rally. He watched as each Somali was directed where to stand during the anti-American protest. The CNN officials knew that American military officers and troops were watching what they were doing. They simply didn’t care. This was before the internet and cell phones were as popular as they are now.

The protests my husband witnessed in Somalia and Americans in the states watched on television believing it to be the sentiments of the Somali people, was truly an anti-American rally because the officials at CNN who produced the protests were anti-American, plain and simple. But they were also deceitful and cunning.

Our military, our soldiers deserve better than this. If no one but the far left watches CNN, then it will die the same death the rest of the far left media is, slowly, painfully for them. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

My Related Post, Media Helps al-Qaeda, written on October 1, 2006, could have been talking about this very instance.

CNN, the Communist News Network.

Others posting: Yankeemom, The Astute Blogger, Hot Air, Church and State, EU Referendum, The Nose on your Face, The Random Yak, NewsBusters, Power Pundit, Michelle Malkin, Bits Blog, CJR Daily. Many Many More, too many to list here are posting on this.

Now, Tony Sutherland ran across that older piece recently and as we all did at the time, he got understandably upset, and took the time to compile a list of advertisers that still advertise on this enemy propaganda spreading network.

From Tony

This is an updated and short list of advertising on CNN Saturday, October 06, 2007

When emailing these companies urging them not to advertise on CNN and telling them that they are a part of a very personal decision to boycott products it may be best to not give them any political reasoning or any certain things about CNN that upset you. As deserved as you are to have your opinion it may fog your/our attempts into political debate. A short ½ paragraph that you can easily cut and paste to each of the links below takes very little time. If you wish to personalize each email that is even better. Any effort will have an effect. Please email me at if you would like updated lists as it is always growing. Thank you for your efforts and support and most of all thanks to Susan for her gallant work and creative resources she gives us.

Tony Sutherland



Conoco Phillips

Progressive Insurance


Johnson and Johnson

Geico Insurance

Quaker Oat Mill (and parent company)


Cox Cable

Betty Crocker

McKesson Corp.

Edward Jones Investments


Video Professor

Thanks to Tony for doing the legwork and providing us with these contact methods.

We should not let ourselves forget when a media organization, any media organization, helps our enemies deliberately and tries to pass it off as news.

Make no mistake, when a terrorists hands you a video and asks you to play it and that video is of a terror group killing one of our soldiers, that is not news, that is deliberately becoming an outlet to spread enemy propaganda.

Purposely and deliberately trying to help our enemies in a time of war.

Isn't there a name for that?

[Update] Tony updates us with more advertisers from CNN:

Here is an additional list of advertisers that have advertised on CNN specifically Oct. 13th, 2007. I would like to mention that CNN Advertising Sales Associates use a tool that is used as a media audit. These are tools that are used to show advertiser’s demographics,

audience numbers and many different formats concerning times that audiences are watching any certain television program in every market nationally and internationally. What needs to be mentioned about these tools of the advertising trade is that the information that is presented to potential paying companies is from 6 to 12 months old depending on the time frame of such surveys. If you have ever gotten a call and answered what you drive, where you drive it and what radio station you listen to on your way to work this would be a sample of one of these media audits (not to be confused with any brand name called Media Audit). Companies acquire these tools of the trade at 10’s or even 100’s of thousands of dollars every 6 months. It may be important to get a better and more recent rating report of CNN as audiences are declining at an exponential rate. I am working on this over the next 2 weeks. Anyone who may run across certain estimations would be invited to help me as information is closely guarded and not given away for nothing in most cases.

Please email these companies and tell them of your personal decision to boycott any product or service than supports CNN.

Tony Sutherland.



Home Depot

Liberty Mutual

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Dr. Scholl’s

General Mills

Circuit City

CVS Pharmacy