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Journalism 101 via DaTechGuy Feb 13th 2017

As I read CNN rushing to spin away the Tweet from Anderson Cooper’s twitter account concerning the president I can’t but help but remember another day when a major figure of the left who initially claimed Hacking?

You might recall when the story first broke the MSM claimed hacking and to a man attacked Andrew Breitbart for suggesting the Anthony Weiner had not in fact been hacked and all kinds of elaborate theories of how this hacking came out.

The problem of course was, as noted by an interesting fellow in the NY Post and elsewhere, that people all understood that the difference between a direct message and a public tweet was a single character nevertheless some interesting theories came out

For the tweet to have come from Patroitusa76 AND deleted by Weiner in the sequence

1. Patriot76USA He (she) would have needed to know about the Yfrog tweet vulnerability/feature

2. … would have had to have the exact code necessary to exploit that vulnerability/feature

3. … would have had to have access of a picture that Anthony Weiner will not deny is his…stuff

4 and over a memorial day weekend Anthony Weiner would have to be monitoring his twitter account, notice it at once and delete it within seconds.

For the tweet to have come from Rep Weiner he would have had to :

1. … hit the wrong character when sending a tweet.

2. … realize it and delete it

Which one would seem more likely?

As we all remember occam’s razor and Andrew Breitbart ended up winning the day

Now this business of Anderson’s Cooper’s tweet shown here

is, in my opinion a much smaller story.   Partly because it’s not a few years ago when the MSM still kept up even a small facade that they are not, as Glenn Reynolds describes them as “Democrats with bylines” but mostly because given the open animus between the MSM/Left in general and CNN in particular the idea that either Mr. Cooper or his assistant in a self-righteous fit of pique and rage might have violated journalistic standards concerning Donald Trump is entirely believable and would have been accepted, if critiqued by people in general.

But for CNN to claim this after an “investigation”

That some random fellow found the phone of Anderson Cooper’s assistant and sent that tweet bends Occam’s razor to the breaking point.

This is what I don’t get here. If Cooper just came out and said:

My assistant accidentally sent that tweet from my account that he was logged into rather than his account that he thought he was tweeting from, and while I apologize for that mistake I’m not going to fire him over a mistake that anyone could have made and that given this controversy he’s unlikely to repeat anytime soon.

…a few voices might have jabbed him over it and while the White House (and the president on twitter) might have given him some grief, most people, particularly those who use twitter with multiple accounts would understand how that could have happened, accepted it and let it go.

Instead we have a news organization that has just spent a weeks recovering from blown stories putting out a story that strains credibility thus turning a minor story of a liberal media hack going off on Trump to a much more newsworthy story: Did a CNN “investigation” cover up an inappropriate tweet by a staff member to protect their weekday primetime anchor?.

Given their daily attacks on the president’s truthfullnes one would think that this would not be a position a news organization would want to be in but THIS IS CNN.

And they wonder why they are considered fake news.

Maybe it’s something in the water?

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Apparently by Mr. Cohen standards all of the people who lived in those days were cowards and bigots. Jimmy Carter must have been a coward and a bigot, Reagan, Clinton, Johnson. FDR and yes even JFK and RFK must have been the worst kind of bigots. JFK junior must have been one, Sam Rayburn, Barbara Jordan, Earl Warren and Martin Luther King bigots all.

DaTechGuy 12/23/2008

Tuesday I was watching CNN and watched Anderson Cooper question the Attorney General of Florida and saw absolutely berate the Attorney General of Florida for daring to condemn the attacks in Orlando while opposing Gay Marriage in the Courts and then continued to press the issue even to the point of invoking the hotline for family of victims to get info

But Cooper still was not done, asking Bondi about a hotline she has been mentioning on television which allows family members and spouses of the deceased victims to get information.”Had there been no gay marriage, no same-sex marriage, you do realize that spouses, there would be no spouses, that boyfriends and girlfriends of the dead would not be able to get information and would not be able to visit in the hospital here. Isn’t there a sick irony in that?” Cooper asked.

I sat and watching this interrogation and was sickened.

Apparently to Mr. Cooper and his allies, unless you are completely down with the Gay Agenda, unless you completely embrace gay marriage, gay adoption, bankrupting any business who have religious objections to providing wedding cakes you can not be sincere in objecting to the mass murder of americans in america who are gay.

This attitude might explain why I haven’t seen this story on CNN

Chick-fil-A employees broke the company’s ban on working Sundays in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando.

Employees at several local Chick-fil-A restaurants showed up to work on Sunday, hours after the deadly attack at a gay nightclub that killed 49 people and injured 53 others, to prepare meals and give them out to people waiting in line to donate blood,Fox 5 Atlanta reports.

Obviously Mr. Cooper can see through these dirty Christians who are only pretending to care.

I find Mr. Cooper’s questions and implications insulting and hateful, if such questions had been directed toward a different group that has traditionally opposed the gay agenda, say a Black Church, I suspect he would have already apologized.

But the Florida Aty general is a White republican and likely a Christian so that’s a completely different story.

I submit and suggest that Anderson Cooper owes every single believing Christian in America an apology and that CNN should suspend him until he makes such an apology.

I also submit and suggest I will die of old age before such an apology is forthcoming.


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