As NewsBusters has been reporting, many in the media have done their darnedest to avoid connecting the Boston Marathon bombers to radical Islam.
On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, host Candy Crowley actually apologized for doing so (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CANDY CROWLEY: Let me just, let me put it a different way, and that is that first of all we know that both the CIA and the FBI were told by Russia, their counterparts, “You got to look at this guy, we think he's been radicalized. We think he’s a terrorist.” Then we have the fact that up came these, at some point after a trip to Russia and before it, up came Islamic videos, or, I’m sorry, terrorist videos on his website. And people think, well, wait, we had his name. At least one department, Homeland Security I believe, knew he'd either come or gone to Russia. And he's putting up, you know, in praise of terrorism. Why in the world didn't anybody think, oh, wait, this is a danger sign?
What’s really funny is that on Saturday at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, President Obama joked about CNN covering “all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate.”
One of the most common bias strategies at CNN is what they choose not to report.
With that in mind, it sure was fascinating seeing Crowley – on the so-called most trusted name in news! – apologize on air for actually telling the truth.
(HT NB reader Concerned Citizen)