Posts Tagged: CNN

After 650,000 Page Views, CNN Decides Atheist Mom Is Okay After All

An atheist mom's blog post on was so controversial—imagine being a mother and not teaching your child to worship Jesus—that editors nearly removed the offending material. But the Texas mom's reasons for raising her Texan child without religion "struck a chord," meaning it went viral on the Internet. Some 650,000 page views later, there was a change of heart at Maybe an atheist mom should be allowed to keep her child, after all.

This week, she gained a whole new audience and the reassurance that she's not alone. Her essay on CNN iReport, “Why I Raise My Children Without God,” drew 650,000 page views, the [...]


Let's All Become Holograms With CNN And Dance Upon The Debate Stage Together

Are you tired of gimmicky livebloggers who care more about their gimmicks than the substance of the presidential debates? Tonight, at The Awl, put all that cheap trash aside and join your night typists Choire Sicha and Ken Layne for basically a deadly earnest typewritten version of "Talk of the Nation." JK, it will be a lot of outrage about Romney's sideburns and Obama's inner sadness and Candy Crowley's journamalism. DO NOT MISS IT, and please join our "Countdown To Democracy" beginning at 7 p.m., with actual debate liveblogging commencing with the actual debate, at 9 p.m.


From the Capitol Dome: Media Malpractice in Madison

The Capitol in Madison has become Kafkaesque. On Sunday, an order that the building be cleared by 4 p.m. brought hundreds (maybe thousands) flooding into the dome in the afternoon. A good many of these protesters had taken the measure that identified them as prepared to be arrested: ACLU's phone number written on a body part, in ink.

But then, nothing happened. The night passed. Some were lulled into believing the order had come and gone, and left in the morning, confident they would be allowed entry later. This included Teaching Assistants' Association co-head Kevin Gibbons, with whom we spoke last week.



A Bargain at Twice the Price

Paying out Lou Dobbs' contract, so as to wedge that nasty loon out of the network? That cost CNN $8 million. As for you? You're clearly doing it wrong.


Anderson Cooper Against Sarah Palin's Insane Spokeswoman Meg Stapleton

I kind of take back everything bad I've ever said about Anderson Cooper (except why does he keep wearing what look to be winter-weight suits while he is on assignment in July, in Santa Barbara?) after this interview, conducted after Sarah Palin's surprising, crazy and transparent resignation as Alaska's government. Oh it is wonderful, and only gets more hilarious and maddening as it goes on. The only people crazier than Sarah Palin are the people who are willing to work for her.


Idiot People See Things In Outer Space Pictures Because They Are Dumb

COUNTRY OF DIMWITS DESERVES TO BE BOMBED. (CNN) — New photographs released by NASA have captured images of a vast stellar formation resembling a human hand reaching across space.

In fact it doesn't even look very much like a hand! Unless you are high on peyote or Jesus.


CNN Executives Carefully Reviewing Reader Submission From Atheist Mom

Look at this headline, if your faith is strong enough: "Why I Raise My Children Without God." Whoa, what is going on at Did someone forget that CNN's job is to protect God from weird blog posts by random moms in Texas? What if a child finds out there's no God? Oh don't worry, we're pretty sure Newtown took care of that, for the current generation of five-year-olds. And now our children supposedly shouldn't be narcissists? Is that even American, to not think the entire world and also an All-Powerful Deity exists solely to get you certain presents and make you a rapper on reality television someday?


Unexpected Outcomes For Tuesday's Obama-Romney Debate

Never before in American History has so much hinged on a single debate. Tomorrow, the citizens who are not watching "game three" of televised baseball will be spellbound for 90 minutes as the wounded, bleeding president and the strong, perfect challenger take pre-selected questions from a group of pre-selected voters of statistically varied age, color and gender. Literally every minute of this brutal slugfest will be a "game changer," and the potential outcomes could alter not only the small point spread between the candidates' Wednesday polling, but also the very future of humankind.

The possibilities include "one or the other candidate being perceived as the winner" to … well, [...]


Eliot Spitzer and Dim Bulb To Have Terrible Nightly CNN Show

Starting in September, love guv Eliot Spitzer is now your TV chitchat host on the CNN at 8 p.m. every night (that hour when you don't watch TV). He's been partnered with a lady. That lady is Kathleen Parker. She is not bright, basically, though she has a Pulitzer, just like Jennifer Jason Leigh did in the Hudsucker Proxy. CAREER WOMEN, what can you do, etc. I have already canceled this CNN show in my mind.


CNN Claims Billionaire No Superman

I don't know. Really?


Death, Dying, and Cannes

Someone wanna check in with all the readers, see if everything's okay? Because, wow, dark.


Cheap heroin for all!

A.M. fix indeed! I had no idea CNN was so committed to this beat. Anyway, good news for those of you who have always wanted to try heroin but have been heretofore deterred by the expense: not only is it cheap as shit these days, it's also way more pure-almost seven times as pure as the cheap skag your folks jacked up in sleazy club toilets back in the '80s! In these difficult economic times, it's good to see that "value for money" is not an illusory proposition.


Early 1990s Revival Continues With Reappearance Of Scud Missiles

The 1990s came back last night during the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, and everybody was so happy to hear about "grunge" again. What else is from the 1990s? How about the 1991 Gulf War? It seemed stupid at the time, but in retrospect it was kind of nice to have a very short American war in the Middle East, and also to win that war. Now a living memory (in the form of an inanimate piece of weaponry) is back in the news, bombing people in Syria. It's hard not to wonder if the return of the Scud missile will also mark the return of the [...]


Please Let America Be Free of Piers Morgan

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I don't mind being wrongly smeared with all this #Hackgate stuff, I'd just rather it wasn't done by liars, druggie ex-bankrupts and conmen.Wed Jul 27 11:37:54 via webPiers Morganpiersmorgan

Pretty brutal analysis of ludicrous showman hack Piers Morgan, current CNN bot, former News of the World honcho—though to be fair, it sounds like Morgan was genuinely moved by the celebrity voicemails he was forced to listen to! (Poor Paul McCartney, begging Heather Mills to come back.) The point being: "In a series of typically show-off statements, he made [...]


Poll: "Blacks Not Particularly Optimistic About Future"

"Poll: Blacks optimistic about future." Let's look at CNN's exciting new poll numbers!


CNN Poll: From Whence Comes the Phrase "Death Panels"?

Oh boy. None of the above?


CNN: The Disease Is The Cure

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