Fake But Accurate on CNN.
Here is the video of Jill Zimon on CNN. You may not have heard of Jill but she is a very nice person who looks dazzling on TV. She is also a committed Democrat, feminist, and activist within the party.
Jill Miller Zimon
Exposes CNN’s Liberal Bias.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the studio. CNN cast Jill as the “moderate” in a discussion featuring a conservative, liberal, and “moderate.” The little secret remained hidden that Jill is a proud liberal which makes for fake TV and another phony debate at CNN revealing their liberal bias.
To the liberal media, two against one qualifies as a balanced perspective. Add the Democrat announcer into the picture, and they are presenting three Democrats and one Republican for public consumption.
Shame on CNN for intentionally misleading the public once again. Why Jill would participate in such a sham will remain a mystery. Knowing Jill, we assume that the fake portrayal is not her fault and that she has vehemently protested the error.
Among other things, Zimon uses her role as the assumed “independent” to promote the discredited New York Times story on John McCain. Jill glowingly discusses Obama, Clinton, Ralph Nader, and talks a little too much about Dennis Kucinich. She does it all in her usually articulate manner, but the real question is why is she in the wrong frame?
You can read more from Jill at WritesLikeSheTalks.com.
Update: Received email indicating that CNN knew about Jill before putting her on as the “moderate.” As as upstanding blogger, Jill revealed herself to the producers which means that nobody can give CNN the benefit of the doubt about faking out the public.
Hey there -
Yup – I bent over backwards to tell them that I lean left but I don’t
write a ton of partisan stuff. They read my blog – and on and on –
we talked a lot about it. But I also blog regularly at The Moderate
Voice and I was on the show representing TMV – where, again, I don’t
write partisan stuff – that’s not my deal and you know it – why –
McCain – you know very well that you have me on RightPundits because
of my oh-so moderate and thoughtful approach! Now don’t you be
disingenuous my good man.
email reprinted by permission.
The reason this is so bad is that the public will listen to the “moderate” voice more than the partisans. They also associate moderate with independent. As a result, Jill got more airtime than either of the party hacks and her sham identification means she was given the benefit of the doubt as a non-partisan.
And she used that time as the good Democrat to attack John McCain who in reality has great appeal to real moderates and independents. This is why Jill’s participation in this sham is intellectually disappointing, but I recognize that CNN is the real problem here. Nobody should be shocked to find liberal bias at CNN anymore.