2009-10-12 CNN Leaves It There

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<hide> <let name=data index=Date>2009-10-12</let> <let name=data index=Author>Jon Stewart</let> <let name=data index=Source>The Daily Show</let> <let name=data index=Topics>\videos\comedic commentary\mainstream media\CNN\fallacy of moderation</let> <let name=data index=URL>http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-12-2009/cnn-leaves-it-there</let> <let name=data index=Title>CNN Leaves It There</let> <let name=data index=TitlePlain>CNN Leaves It There</let> <let name=data index=Text>Stewart highlights CNN's tendency to juxtapose a reasonable viewpoint with an unreasonable one and then "leave it there", leaving the viewer with the impression that both viewpoints are equally valid.

He also points out their tendency to do "fact-checking" only when it doesn't really matter, i.e. in this case "fact-checking" a Saturday Night Live sketch satirizing Barack Obama.</let>

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