Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A CNN Anderson Cooper segment which was set to demonize critics of big government and Obamacare as violent extremists backfired after radio host Alex Jones pointed out that corporate media outlets like CNN were responsible for killing over a million Iraqis as a consequence of their repeated lies about weapons of mass destruction.
Jones was invited for an interview on Friday to appear later that evening on Anderson Cooper 360, but the segment never aired, presumably because CNN program chiefs were so embarrassed at Jones’ proficiency in exposing how corporate news networks owned by the military-industrial complex were a far deadlier threat than any of the menagerie of domestic “extremists” CNN has sought to demonize in recent weeks.
Jones immediately recognized the tone of the hit piece when the interviewer began a barrage of questions attempting to discredit grassroots political movements by smearing them as dangerous radicals.
Watch the interview below, which was filmed by one of Jones’ crew. CNN’s questions are not audible because they refused to allow Jones’ cameraman access to the feed.
Asked if he was instigating some of the threats of violence seen in recent weeks in response to the passage of Obamacare, Jones stated, “Let’s be clear, I’m not like CNN and Fox promoting imaginary made up WMD’s in Iraq so that our military can go and kill a million innocent Iraqis, so no I don’t advocate for violence like the New York Times and CNN – I want to make that clear.”
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“I don’t advocate shock and awe like CNN did, OK? I don’t have the blood of a million dead people on my hands,” added Jones, “I didn’t kill a million Iraqis like those of you at CNN that pushed the lies – I’m not a murderer.”
Jones also slammed CNN for hyping violence, knowing that talking about it 24/7 would only encourage mentally unstable people to commit more violence.
He also dares to mention Anderson Cooper’s dirty little secret – the fact that he trained to be a CIA agent before pursuing a career in network news.
As the video below highlights, CNN has also been instrumental in hyping for an attack on Iran by misreporting facts about Iran’s nuclear energy program. Once again, corporate media outlets like CNN are greasing the skids for another war that experts have estimated would kill 16-20 million Iranians, while obsessing and fearmongering about ragtag groups like the Hutaree militia who haven’t killed a single person.
CNN styles itself as a liberal and progressive news network. Self-proclaimed “progressives” don’t really live up to their name when it comes to exploiting and lying about incidents in an attempt to crush the free speech of their political adversaries. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, “liberals” will pounce upon and twist any event with a crazed appetite if it serves their agenda of portraying anyone who disagrees with them as a dangerous lunatic who should be silenced through the power of the state.
In exploiting and blatantly lying about events such as the Hutaree raids, as CNN has by smearing completely unaffiliated groups, as part of an effort to chill free speech and imply that the force of the state should be used to crush dissenting views, so-called “progressives” expose themselves to be little more than authoritarian control freaks who embrace the most outdated and regressive view of freedom of speech much more in line with and in many cases worse than the neo-conservatives who attempted to portray anti-war sentiment as treason during the Bush regime.
CNN’s obsession with over inflating the threat posed by “angry Americans,” a passion shared by every other alphabet news agency, serves not only to marginalize legitimate political dissent, but it also exposes a rampaging hypocrisy at the heart of the establishment media which, while characterizing grassroots Americans as violent thugs, has acted as the primary cheerleader for every mass act of violence for at least the last 50 years.
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