Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Deliberate Mistakes or Ineptitude?

I am continually amazed at the lack of compassion - or is it outright stupidity - of the "news networks" on television lately. I don't watch TV that much, except for the Saints games and the Olympics. But I get emails that cover things that I missed from eschewing television. (is that good grammar?). Here's what went down lately:

CNN mistakenly aired a map of India's Punjab province today after mentioning that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley had been confirmed to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Governor Haley's parents are both from Punjab and raised Haley as a Sikh.

"It was a mistake," a CNN spokesperson told POLITICO.

CNN played an excerpt from Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young" after a segment Monday on the shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconson, prompting a familiar apology from the network.

Last week CNN played Pink's "Stupid Girls" ahead of a segment about Sarah Palin.

"We aired a song from a guest’s playlist on the morning show following a three-minute commercial break and before a segment on presidential politics, unrelated to the Wisconsin shooting," the network said in a statement today. "Given the news of the day, this was regrettable and we apologize to our viewers.”

And here is what the FAUX News Network - Lord please get rid of these assclowns - Fox News host Gregg Jarrett asked a nephew of one of the victims, "Have there been any prior acts of violence against members of the temple? Any anti-Semitic acts?"

Anti-Semitism is discrimination directed toward Jewish people, not Sikhs. Representatives of Fox News did not respond to a request for comment regarding the error.

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