CNN and the Enemy
Moments ago, a CNN newsreader referred to Jose Padilla’s “ordeal,” and to the “woes” of those detained at Gitmo. This is the language of implicit injustice, and whoever is writing copy for the talking head is an agenda journalist of the first order. I wonder if he, she, or they think Daniel Pearl underwent an ordeal and suffered woes, and if so, how to distinguish between his ordeal and woes and those of terrorists. Or does language fail CNN copy writers when it comes time to judge the justly imprisoned from the innocent?