The recent GOP presidential debate exposed CNN for what it is: a propaganda wing of the Democratic Party.
I'm not in the habit of reading the Los Angeles Times and I never heard of Tim Rutten before. (I'm guessing he writes about the media for the newspaper). But I came across an interesting column posted at the Times' Web site about the blatant partisanship displayed by CNN, the left-leaning cable news outlet.
CNN, which Rutten has dubbed the Corrupt News Network, has been showing favoritism to Democrats for years, but the recent GOP presidential debate exposed the network for what it is: a propaganda wing of the Democratic Party.
In case you've been under a rock or you get your "news" only from the left-leaning mainstream media, CNN pretended to randomly pick questioners for the debate, but it turns out many of the "citizens" who posed questions were connected to Democratic Party candidate campaigns or were known left-wing bloggers and activists.
CNN got caught with its pants down.
"This most recent debacle masquerading as a presidential debate raises serious questions about whether CNN is ethically or professionally suitable to play the political role the Democratic and Republican parties recently have conceded it," Rutten writes.
Rutten's recommended punishment for CNN's flagrant violation of journalistic ethics? Ban the network from political coverage.
"CNN has failed in its responsibilities to the political process and it's time for the leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties to take the network out of our electoral affairs." Rutten writes.
There are a few people in the media who are attempting to inform the average American about the sinister nature of the mainstream media and its hidden agenda.
Bill O'Reilly has been trying to warn the American public about the corrupt mainstream media for years and has been savagely attacked by ... you guessed it ... the corrupt mainstream media (and their left-wing allies in the blogosphere). It's refreshing to see a liberal media outlet like The Los Angeles Times publish the truth for once. O'Reilly's Web site is www.billoreilly.com
Former CBS newsman Bernard Goldberg, now a best-selling author and media critic, has made a career of exposing liberal hypocrisy in the news media. His Web site is www.bernardgoldberg.com
Read Mr. Rutten's full column at the Los Angeles Times Web site, www.latimes.com
Tony Phyrillas is a leading conservative political columnist and blogger based in Pennsylvania. He is a veteran journalist with 25 years experience as a reporter, editor and columnist for several newspapers. Phyrillas received recognition for column writing in 2010 from the Associated Press Managing Editors, in 2007 from Suburban Newspapers of America and in 2006 from the Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter. A graduate of Penn State University, Phyrillas is the city editor and political columnist for The Mercury, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper in Pottstown, Pa. In addition to The Mercury website (www.pottsmerc.com), his columns are featured on more than a dozen political websites and blogs. Phyrillas is a frequent guest (and occasional host) on talk radio and has been a panelist on the "Journalists Roundtable" public affairs TV program on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). Phyrillas was named one of the '10 Leading Greek-American Bloggers in the World' in 2007 by Odyssey: The World of Greece magazine. BlogNetNews.com ranked Phyrillas the Most Influential Political Blogger in Pennsylvania for three consecutive years (2007-2010). You can follow Phyrillas on Twitter @TonyPhyrillas