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Hey, Remember When CNN Was ‘The Most Trusted Name in News’?

Posted on | February 21, 2015 | 28 Comments

That was a long time ago:

Supporters of the Islamic State have taken to Twitter to mock claims the terrorist organisation is luring women into its fold using kittens and Nutella.
The original claim was made by CNN’s Newsroom anchor Carol Costello on Wednesday during a piece on how ISIS twists and manipulates its image to present living in the vast swathes of Syria and Iraq currently under the group’s control as being a pleasant experience.
The accusation was that women are falling for ISIS’ use of images and videos of cute cats to make the Sunni extremists appear less intimidating, and have been duped into thinking life under the terror is similar to the West thanks to references to eating Nutella in emoji-strewn Twitter posts.

The exact quote:

“ISIS is talking online about jars of Nutella, pictures of kittens and emojis. These three images are, in part, helping ISIS recruiters lure Westerners into their fight because they want people to believe their life on the battlefield isn’t so different than yours.”

Via Memeorandum.



28 Responses to “Hey, Remember When CNN Was ‘The Most Trusted Name in News’?”

  1. Dana
    February 21st, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

    Well, cats can be weapons of mass destruction, to furniture, drapes, carpets and a whole host of other things!

  2. richard mcenroe
    February 21st, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    But really, don’t we ALL love kittens? So aren’t we ALL really complicit in ISIS’s evil…?

  3. RKae
    February 21st, 2015 @ 5:13 pm

    They used to have the voice of Darth Vader.

    Now they have his ethics.

  4. K-Bob
    February 21st, 2015 @ 5:37 pm

    If it weren’t for airports and waiting rooms, CNN would have no audience at all.

  5. Adobe_Walls
    February 21st, 2015 @ 8:59 pm

    I can’t recall seeing CNN on in any waiting rooms for quite some time. At my wife’s back doctor’s office they won’t put any news programs on in the waiting room. They claim it’s for fear of raising blood pressure. Oddly enough the only waiting room TV I’ve seen FNC on in years is her cardiologist.

  6. Kirby McCain
    February 21st, 2015 @ 9:20 pm

    CNN seems to have a PR problem in the middle east right now. So does Obama, big surprise.

  7. K-Bob
    February 21st, 2015 @ 9:41 pm

    Heh. Our car dealership’s waiting area for repairs usually has either CNN on or the soaps.

  8. richard mcenroe
    February 21st, 2015 @ 10:19 pm

    They were supposed to make Saddam look good. They had one job. ONE job!

  9. theoldsargesays
    February 21st, 2015 @ 10:50 pm

    Likely an attempt to make customers drowsy so that when they get that repair bill…

  10. theoldsargesays
    February 21st, 2015 @ 10:51 pm

    I’m surprised we don’t also see banners praising MSNBC in that photo.

  11. ArmyAviator
    February 21st, 2015 @ 11:05 pm

    Once CNN went over to the “darkside,” and became a PROPAGANDA organ for the Clintons, they have been on the bottom of the rung regarding truthfulness and integrity. CNN to this day, as rejected the TRUTH in order to carry the democrat water of PROPAGANDA and Bull Schumer.

  12. K-Bob
    February 21st, 2015 @ 11:08 pm


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  14. get2djnow
    February 22nd, 2015 @ 1:15 am

    Major metro airport where demoncraps have the power to force you to watch. That’s why their ratings are as high as they are.

  15. Rick Caird
    February 22nd, 2015 @ 6:48 am

    Boy, is that true. One time I went into my cardiologist for a routine checkup. He had CNN on. Rich Sanchez was babbling some leftist bull. I had to take my book and go outside to wait.

  16. Quartermaster
    February 22nd, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

    This may have serious implications for all the crazy cat ladies out there. A visit from the 82nd Airborne would be no laughing matter!

  17. Robert What?
    February 22nd, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

    Must be nice for Turner to have so much money he can run CNN without worrying about viewership.

  18. richard mcenroe
    February 22nd, 2015 @ 9:06 pm

    Thanks to cable bundling, CNN still turns a pretty profit, inexplicably.

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  20. Dana
    February 23rd, 2015 @ 8:44 am

    Have you noticed? CNN has put their anchor babes — Christi Paul and stolen-from-Fox Alisyn Camarotta — in the short skirts for our viewing pleasure. Now they just need to work on getting them out from behind the anchor desks more often.

  21. Robert What?
    February 23rd, 2015 @ 9:28 am

    Thanks for clearing that up. Didn’t know that.

  22. Adobe_Walls
    February 23rd, 2015 @ 9:52 am

    Eventually they’ be priced out of that if their ratings continue to go down.

  23. Finrod Felagund
    February 23rd, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    Don’t ask me how I know, but 2014 was a pretty profitable year for Turner overall, my sources say.

  24. K-Bob
    February 23rd, 2015 @ 1:15 pm

    I haven’t been in an airport or waiting room in a while. Maybe I can try CNN with the volume on “off” and have a look.

  25. Dana
    February 23rd, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

    OK, it’s been 2 days now, and no new posts from our esteemed host; what the hell are we paying him for, anyway?

  26. JeffS
    February 23rd, 2015 @ 3:02 pm

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    February 24th, 2015 @ 5:13 pm

    As @richardmcenroe:disqus suggests, there are sources of revenue other than advertising dollars. Probably advertising dollars are the smallest part of their revenue pie. Nice to be a rich Liberal.

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