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CNN President: We Won’t Be ‘Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi
The Blaze ^ | May. 20, 2014 | Zach Noble

Posted on 05/20/2014 2:50:30 PM PDT by kingattax

Climate change and the missing Malaysian flight are important to CNN. The Obama administration’s continued evasion of serious investigation into the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, not so much.

At least that’s what Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, told a New York Times reporter at the Deadline Club’s annual awards dinner Monday night.

“We’re not going to be shamed into [Benghazi coverage] by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” Zucker said. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benrhodes; cnn; deadlineclub; demagogicparty; jaycarney; jeffzucker; libya; malaysia; memebuilding; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; susanrice
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typical marxist state media lapdogs. sickening.

anyone who has CNN on for 2 seconds should hang their head in shame.

1 posted on 05/20/2014 2:50:30 PM PDT by kingattax
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CNN President: We Won’t Can't Be ‘Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi by anything we do

Fixed it

2 posted on 05/20/2014 2:52:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kingattax

If I said what I’m thinking right now about liberals like Zucker I’d be completely banned from here.... And rightfully so.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: kingattax
I despise these maoist media punks.

From what I've heard I'm not alone.

4 posted on 05/20/2014 2:52:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kingattax

This traitor is incapable of feeling shame in the first place, as are most of CNN’s eleven viewers.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 2:53:19 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: kingattax

What’s their payback for being Obama’s poodle? He mocks them!


6 posted on 05/20/2014 2:54:07 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: kingattax
“If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

Just like Bush's National Guard dodging story. Right?

5.56mm

7 posted on 05/20/2014 2:54:12 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kingattax

If they want ratings, they will cover Benghazi. But I guess the State takes care of its own.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 2:54:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

OK then Jeff...when the story has big legs, I suppose you’ll resign..


9 posted on 05/20/2014 2:54:49 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: kingattax

Woodward and Bernstein were undoubtedly shamed into covering Watergate. I guess CNN is above all that.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 2:54:57 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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11 posted on 05/20/2014 2:55:49 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: kingattax
Since I haven't been to a doctor's office or an air terminal in almost a year, I can't name a single CNN show or on air personality.

Gee, I feel so deprived and uncool.

12 posted on 05/20/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: kingattax

Shame?

You bet your bunny you should be ashamed Zucker.

An administration lets a U.S. Ambassador and his security detail get wasted and won’t help because...it might look bad because it might end badly?

And then dissembles, vacillates and outright lies about the cause?

Beyond outrageous. Oh, and did we throw in making sure that some utterly uninvolved bystander in Los Angeles gets ARRESTED to try to pin blame on him, and deflect it from the African God-Man on Earth?

Nah. You’re Right, Zucker. No Above the Fray News Organization would EVER touch this.

Yea Right. Along with really important crap like Justin Bieber’s latest PR stunt, right?


13 posted on 05/20/2014 2:56:12 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Olog-hai

They’re covering the evac of Tripoli today!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3158304/posts?page=4

To frame the narrative that zero and thighness are/were indeed engaged in Benghazi.

Burn in hell, Zucker.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 2:56:20 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: kingattax

THESE are the people you need to be picketing and giving the “occupy” treatment to. If, for hypothetical example, Sarah Palin decided to lead an angry crowd of protestors to CNN headquarters as opposed to Washington DC, I wouldn’t blame her one bit. Bring it home to them that if they take a political side, they will be considered political operators with all the liabilities and risks that status implies.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 2:57:59 PM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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“If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

Next on CNN, President B. Hussein Obama has a bowel movement. All the details, and a special indepth report on just why it was odorless.

16 posted on 05/20/2014 2:58:14 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Regulator

BUT, they possess Ambassador Steven’s DIARY.

They WERE gonna cover it until the kidnapping unexpectedly morphed into a massacre.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 2:58:20 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: kingattax
“If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

I'm sure the few thousand people who watch CNN will appreciate it. If ratings were akin to a pulse, CNN would have been wearing a toe tag in the television morgue eons ago. The only thing keeping that sad excuse for a network alive is the consumer's lack of picking and choosing which cable stations they want to pay for. If a la carte programming were allowed, CNN would vanish in months.

To this Zucker puke, "real news value" means "doesn't hurt democrats, liberals, socialists or marxists". But I repeat myself.
18 posted on 05/20/2014 2:58:25 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: kingattax

CNN President: We Won’t Be ‘Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

That statement assumes the public believes that CNN has any shame.
I don’tthink many feel that way. As a news agency you should have been leading the charge to get to the truth about Benghazi.


19 posted on 05/20/2014 2:58:31 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: kingattax

CNN? Well, on the bright side, it is a bit better than MSNBC but that is not saying much. As for my sources of news, sometimes I watch Fox News but that is no longer so good. I also watch the new One America News Network which mysteriously appeared on my Verizon Fios cable. It appears they are hooked up with the Washington Times.

I get pretty much all of my news from conservative internet news sites.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 2:58:32 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Dr. Ursus

21 posted on 05/20/2014 2:58:42 PM PDT by Dqban22
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This would make one heck of a billboard. I wish I had money and I would do it if lawful.


22 posted on 05/20/2014 2:58:55 PM PDT by funfan
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To: CdMGuy

all people get from the ‘alphabet media’ are lefty stooges spewing propaganda.


23 posted on 05/20/2014 3:00:04 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Note to Jeff Zucker: Fake scandals don’t have four body bags. This one does and somebody screwed up and we just want to know who. IS that ok with you?
Freegards
LEX


24 posted on 05/20/2014 3:00:30 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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25 posted on 05/20/2014 3:03:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kingattax

Won’t turn that crapola on. They’re in the toilet, in other sense of the word, anyway.


26 posted on 05/20/2014 3:03:43 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Gowdy gets those clowns on record giving the military the order to stand down or countermand a rescue/ reinforcement attempt, then you got Obama and Hillary.


27 posted on 05/20/2014 3:03:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: kingattax

Zucker said. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

Are you implying that the murder of 4 Americans by muslims is somehow not of “real news value”


28 posted on 05/20/2014 3:04:00 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: kingattax

shameless


29 posted on 05/20/2014 3:04:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: kingattax

If their shi__y ratings haven’t shamed them into changing,nothing will.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 3:05:06 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: coydog
OBAMA, BENGHAZI, LIAR

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2012/11/obama-benghazi-liar.html Military men were relieved of command for wanting to save American lives in Libya, yet Obama claimed he did everything he could to save those Americans. . . He Lied

31 posted on 05/20/2014 3:05:09 PM PDT by Dqban22
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32 posted on 05/20/2014 3:05:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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Very childish, Zucker.Take your ball and go home just because you may not like the results and it hurts your party/ideology. You’d of made a good loyal nazi back in the day, ignoring and/or blinded to all the wrongs. They were democrat socialists after all.

CGato


33 posted on 05/20/2014 3:06:39 PM PDT by Conservative Gato
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To: kingattax

I won’t be ‘shamed’ into watching your piece of snot network. Unless I am at the airport, of course.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 3:07:37 PM PDT by fhayek
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...and that's why their network is going down the toilet...

Hope they enjoy the swirl as they go down the chute..

35 posted on 05/20/2014 3:07:40 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (It's far past time to make people feel the repercussions of their decisions.)
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To: kingattax

CNN STINKS.

Their too busy airing an awful show with Anthony Bourdain I watched it ONCE.

.


36 posted on 05/20/2014 3:08:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: kingattax

I think we need to take Zucker et al and air drop them into a terrorist camp.

Once there give them a radio to call for help, and let them see how it feels to be abandoned by their Messiah when the S hits the fan.


37 posted on 05/20/2014 3:08:47 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: kingattax

Good. And we won’t be shamed into boosting your crappy ratings.


38 posted on 05/20/2014 3:11:04 PM PDT by jersey117
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CNN President: We Won’t Be ‘Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

and we're not shamed for covering for Saddam.. because we're

CNN! the most busted news source

39 posted on 05/20/2014 3:11:33 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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make them all wear a shirt with a big cartoon making fun of mohammed on it....that should take care of em.


40 posted on 05/20/2014 3:12:07 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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“We’re not going to be shamed into [Benghazi coverage] by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” Zucker said. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

Perhaps...like the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 into a black hole, as postulated by your laughable excuse for a news anchor, Don Lemon? Real news value like that, Jeff?

I got yer "real news value" hangin' right heah, Jeffy. Come get it, sweetheart. (Heh, heh...heh, heh...)
41 posted on 05/20/2014 3:12:14 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: kingattax
CNN President: We Won't Be Shamed Into Covering Benghazi Practicing Journalism
42 posted on 05/20/2014 3:12:15 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: patriotspride

Out of the 250,000 that watch that network I doubt there will be any pressure.


43 posted on 05/20/2014 3:12:53 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: kingattax

They all stonewalled the Clinton/waterwater/Foster hearings UNTIL Haley Barbour was subpoenaed to testify. Then they covered it. What a disgrace.


44 posted on 05/20/2014 3:14:15 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: kingattax

CNN is only interested in covering non-news about the missing plane and ranting over Sterling. Refusal to cover Benghazi shows they are not a news station.


45 posted on 05/20/2014 3:14:35 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: kingattax

...and that’s why they’re dead last in the ratings...


46 posted on 05/20/2014 3:14:43 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: kingattax
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47 posted on 05/20/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: DocJhn; All

how about we contact CNN sponsors and assure them that unless CNN content is about things that are really important to Americans like Benghazi, don’t expect to get any of our coins


48 posted on 05/20/2014 3:16:18 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Mears

Oops,grammatical error in post #36.

“They’re” is correct.

.


49 posted on 05/20/2014 3:17:52 PM PDT by Mears
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To: kingattax

CNN wasn’t shamed into being Saddam’s sock puppet during the first Gulf War from Baghdad either.


50 posted on 05/20/2014 3:18:14 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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