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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
CNS Is Turning Into NewsBusters

Terry Jeffrey apparently thinks the "news" operation he serves as editor in chief of,, is no different than any other Media Research Center website.

Jeffrey devotes a Jan. 5 CNS "news" article to complaining about a Washington Post article critical of Catholics. That's the kind of thing that normally appears at the main MRC site or at NewsBusters, and it's rarely presented as "news."

NewsBusters, meanwhile, wrote a post (credited only to "NB Staff," which tells us that they don't want anyone to know who actually wrote it) about Jeffrey's article, failing to disclose that CNS, like NewsBusters, is an MRC operation.

This isn't the only anti-media rant presented as "news" at CNS. A Jan. 7 article by Elizabeth Harrington highlights how "Executive Producer Erik Jendresen of National Geographic Channel's upcoming television movie 'Killing Lincoln,' said John Wilkes Booth 'could be the poster child for the Tea Party.'"

This complaint did appear at NewsBusters, but written by Christian Toto and cross-posted from It seems that Harrington duplicated MRC effort in doing her own piece saying substantially the same thing.

Or is CNS abandoning any pretense of reporting "news" and turning itself into yet another MRC website devoted to whining about the "liberal media"?

UPDATE: A joke from a Jay Leno monologue is now a Jan. 8 CNS "news" article by Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr. and Eric Scheiner. Yes, it apparently took two people at CNS to transcribe a joke and turn it into a four-paragraph article.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:17 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 5:57 PM EST

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