Friday, October 5, 2012

Leave It To CNN to Uncover the Big Story of the Debate

At break this morning [Thursday] at work I watched CNN in the break room. Being still excited from Mitt Romney's tour de force performance in the presidential debate, I wanted to see how this media outlet would spin Romney's big night.  On CNN's "Newsroom" Carol Costello was host and she came up with the biggest story that others had missed about the debate. And the big important story coming out of the debate...drum roll please.....Romney wanted to defund PBS and fire Big Bird.

Yes, Carol Costello seemed crest fallen that the mean Mitt Romney didn't want the federal government [American tax payers] to chip in and pay Big Bird's salary.  After an introduction on how all the country is a buzz over the issue of Big Bird, Costello had on the CEO of PBS, Paula Kerger, for a five minute interview. I thought we were watching two people who had just came out of a funeral.  The seriousness and somber mood that was emoted from the two ladies was almost laughable [if you didn't realize they were actually serious].

But it gets even better [or worse].  Next Carol Costello said they would turn to the Republican side of the debate with the next guest, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart from Florida.  Ah, fair and balanced, I thought. We finally would get to hear a Republican on how great Romney's debate performance was.  I was getting interested now.   You will not believe what I am about to say.  Every single question Costello asked the great congressman was about Romney wanting to cut PBS federal funding and the potential affect it might have on Big Bird. There was not one question about Romney's total take down of the sitting president. No question about the issues of the debate on jobs, health care, etc. There was no question on the reason for Barack Obama's weak performance. There were only questions about the defunding of PBS.

You could tell Diaz-Balart was truly stunned.  With exasperation he finally said to Carol Costello, "is this the best you can come up with, is this the best you can come up with?"  He called out Carol and CNN on their being in the tank for Obama. With great Republicans like Diaz-Balart the MSM can't get away with their one sided Obama sycophant mode anymore.   Carol Costello, seemed offended and taken aback by the congressman's blunt statement.  She stammered, "it's not me, it's not me, it is what the people all over FaceBook are talking about. This is their issue not mine. I am just expressing what the people out there are talking about.    Really, Carol?  This is the big issue that is being talked about on the social network?  I don't think so.

After Costello said, it wasn't her making the statement but she was reflecting what was on FaceBook, the congressman came back again, "millions of Americans are suffering and out of work and you want to talk about this?  [he didn't say it, but you knew he was thinking sheesh!]  With Diaz-Balart refusing to play CNN's game and Carol Costello having no different questions, she abruptly ended the interview awkwardly.

Bravo, Rep Diaz-Balart!   Thanks for calling out the MSM for the worthless group they are.


Anonymous said...

I am so glad you braved watching CNN. I would never had known that. Seriously, I am so thankful for that Florida Rep. to set the CNN host in her place. Stupidville.

Krissy in ATX

Big Mike said...

Thanks Krissy! Yes God Bless Mario-Balart!