CNN's 'Right On The Edge' Helps Fox Spotlight Right Wing Ambush 'Journalists'


By now everyone has heard about James O'Keefe and his attempt to "punk" CNN reporter Abbie Boudreau. That special aired over the weekend and it basically glorified a bunch of right wing wingnut ambush "journalists" with friendly interviews and no perspective from anyone being harmed by their actions. The special completely glossed over what happened with James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles and their doctored tapes of ACORN employees. They showed the two of them in their pimp and prostitute outfits without mentioning that they weren't wearing those clothes when they entered the ACORN offices.

The special featured Andrew Breitbart, James O'Keefe, Hannah Giles, Lila Rose, Jason Mattera and Ryan Sorba, many of whom you would have never heard of if you weren't watching Fox News. The show featured a series of softball with the group that were about as hard-hitting as you might expect when watching the Oprah Winfrey Show.

I would imagine that it would have been all favorable coverage of them had it not been for the stunt O'Keefe tried to pull on Boudreau. The show basically glorified the type of crap Bill O'Reilly has been doing for ages now and treated it as some new form of journalism that's going to keep the "mainstream" media honest.

All they did is lend some very undeserved credibility to Andrew Breitbart and his minions who have a terrible history with ambushing politicians or anyone else they decide to scapegoat for the week and then putting out highly edited videos later. That's not journalism. CNN should really be ashamed of themselves for this horrid piece of "investigative journalism."

You can read the entire transcript here.

The clip above is a bit from the end of the special. Apparently James O'Keefe is going to be featured in a music video and thinks he's Michael Jackson reincarnated.

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