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Saturday, December 31, 2016
Why, Yes, CNS, We Are Sick Of (Your) Censored News

As part of the Media Research Center's year-end fundraising campaign, its "news" division,, has been displaying a pop-up message asking readers, "Sick of censored news?"

Now that you mention it, CNS, we are -- but our problem is that CNS is the news outlet that has been doing the censoring. Let's review some of the examples we've caught over the years, shall we?

  • CNS covered a House hearing on abortion by heavily quoting only anti-abortion statements and censored most statements from the other side.
  • CNS censored the fact that a poll it touted feating results friendly to anti-abortion activists was condicted by an anti-abortion group and a right-wing polling firm run by Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
  • CNS censored a statement by President Obama on persecuted Christmas because it contracted its partian agenda of attacking Obama for purportedly not caring enough about Christians.
  • CNS attacked Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer's criticism of Senate Republicans obstructing President Obama's final Supreme Court pick but censored the fact that Schumer's suggestion of a similar obstruction to a potential Bush pick, but censored the fact that Schumer was speaking hypothetically and that Repubicans attacked Schumer's suggestion just as Shumer criticized Republicans' obstruction.
  • CNS touted a Republican congressman's denouncing of the purported findings in the Center for Medical Progress' misleadingly edited attack videos on Planned Parenthood, but censored the fact that the congressman knew about the videos weeks before he spoke out about them.
  • CNS censored the Josh Duggar sex scandal when it first broke, later covering the scandal involving the right-wing-friendly family only when the story became too big to ignore. 
  • CNS censored flaws in a study attacking immigrants to the U.S, then censored arguably racist statements by one of the study's co-authors.
  • CNS touted the Benghazi movie "13 Hours," but censored the fact that the film tanked at the box office.

Too bad CNS isn't so sick of censored news that it can be moved to do anything about its own.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:26 AM EST

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