CNN has been caught by the Chicago Tribune coordinating with the office of Rahm Emanuel on their production of a documentary series in order to show the Chicago Mayor “as the star he really is..”
Yes, this is how CNN actually put it in emails obtained by the Tribune. Sound a little.. biased?
I’m sick of Democrats and the lib media crying about Fox News – whom at least tries to give both sides of the story – being an extension of the GOP, all the while sneaking around doing their best to prop up The Left.
Here they are again, caught red-handed with a supposed “unvarnished look” at the city of Chicago, when they were really just doing a sales job, trying to make the Godfather Emanuel look as good as possible –
Hat tip Bill Ruthhart, Chicago Tribune:
If it seemed as though some scenes of CNN’s documentary series “Chicagoland” were coordinated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Hall and the show’s producers, that’s because they were.
More than 700 emails reviewed by the Tribune reveal that the production team worked hand in hand with the mayor’s advisers to develop storylines, arrange specific camera shots and review news releases officially announcing the show.
(See email samples)
Producers asked the mayor’s office to help them set up key interactions in what the cable network has billed as a nonscripted eight-part series, including Emanuel’s visits with the school principal who emerged as a star of the show, emails show.
City Hall’s frequent correspondence with the producers illustrates how senior aides to a mayor known for shaping his media image managed how their boss would be portrayed on CNN to a prime time national audience.
The production team for the series, whose final episode aired Thursday night, told Emanuel’s staff that particular scenes would present the mayor in a positive light, with one of the producers expressing a desire to showcase the mayor “as the star that he really is.”
Wow – “The star he really is?” Yes, just ask the folks on the South Side getting their asses shot up everyday..
Robert Redford and CNN must be proud of the journalistic and documentary standards they’re setting for themselves with this fine piece of work, eh?
Next time you hear some idiot on the left complain about Fox News, ask them for the name of a single producer at CNN who is a conservative, or a single conservative commentator. Then hold your breath.
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