Some of the lefty blogs, DailyKos and Media Matters for America in particular, are up in arms over a headline; “Dems Indicted; Clinton, Kerry Targeted”. And they’re blaming CNN for it…
Dems indicted. By the grand jury of CNN and Ken Mehlman
Whoever wrote that headline should get fired. No Democrat is being indicted. Republicans have a current monopoly in that department.
And will CNN give Dean that much play when he gives a speech about real indictments?
From Media Matters…
FoxCNN: “Dems Indicted”
Summary: CNN ran a headline on its website referring to a political attack by RNC chairman Ken Mehlman as “Dems Indicted.”
The article in question was written by the AP. The headline, which the blogs are all in a tither over, CNN believes was written by Netscape. CNN did not write the article or the headline but is catching all kinds of flack for it.
This isn’t even on CNN.com! It’s on Netscape’s News Site. CNN is getting slagged for an article that didn’t have anything to do with them. But notice the top of the page. It says Netscape News with CNN. Everyone focussed in on the “CNN” part of the banner but totally ignored the “Netscape News” part. A clear cut case of guilt by association, even if the association in this case is completely bogus! And Media Matters is still saying the article appeared on CNN.com! It never did!