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Did CNN ever feature interviews with Tea Party Leaders Targeted by IRS?

Toward the end of my workout tonight, I caught CNN trumpeting its “exclusive” interview with one of New York Democrat Anthony Weiner’s “sexting” partners.  They even featured the story on their website:

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(Screen capture at 6:58 PM PST, 9:58 EST/GayPatriot blog time.)

Do wonder if the network ever interviewed leaders of Tea Party groups targetted by the IRS? And featured them so prominently.

(FYI, I don’t know the answer to the above question, but, in all the hours that I have spent watching CNN while it plays of the TV monitors at my gym, can’t recall seeing a single such interview.)

Of Shiny Objects & Squirrels (American Media in the Obama Era)

Perhaps inspired by having to watch over an hour of CNN while doing cardio on a day when I was reading David Freddoso’s Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama, I decided to create this new category.

Despite recent revelations in the IRS/Tea Party scandal, Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper were more interested in rehashing the Zimmerman trail, replaying footage of a train wreck in Spain and talking about the sexual escapades of a New York Democrat.  None made any mention of Obama appointee, William Wilkins, the IRS Chief Counsel or his meeting with the president at the White House on April 23, 2012.

And it wasn’t just this and  other scandals swirling about the Obama administration. The president delivered a much-anticipated speech on the economy yesterday. And CNN, at least when I was watching, gave short (if any) shrift to that. Just one day after Obama made his remarks.

Guess they just got distracted by the footage of the train crash and the salacious nature of the Democratic mayoral candidate’s latest indiscretion.

In 2011, Obama Saw Detroit “Coming Back”

Well, if it weren’t for the pressing stories about Anthony Weiner, that kid in the UK, maybe someone outside the conservative media might wonder why in a 2011 Labor Day speech in the erstwhile Motor City, President Obama saw a “city that’s coming back.”  As Michael Barone reported yesterday in the Washington Examiner:

National Journal’s Major Garrett has an excellent column today looking back on President Obama’s 2011 Labor Day speech in Detroit. “This is a city that has been to heck and back,” Obama said then. “And while there are still a lot of challenges here, I see a city that’s coming back.” Noting that Obama cited the “advanced battery industry taking root here in Michigan,” Garrett points out that the battery firm in question, A123 Systems, received $249 million in Energy Department grants–and is now bankrupt. And of course so is the city of Detroit.

In matters economical, this man’s powers of prognostication aren’t particularly strong.