In Florida, 25-year-old Casey Anthony was found not guilty for the murder of her daughter, little Caylee Anthony, whose body was found dumped in the woods in 2008. Days after the jury’s decision, the mainstream media was still devoting round-the-clock coverage to the case. Some networks didn’t even cut away to the launch of the final space shuttle, in the same state as the courtroom—so engrossed were correspondents in analyzing quotes from an anonymous alternate juror.
Media Matters, a left-leaning watchdog of the press has purchased air time on CNN to criticize the network for not reigning in Lou Dobbs.
The racist blowhard and CNN talking head keeps blathering on about whether or not President Obama was born in the United States. Dobbs has always been an idiot, but this is the most negative press he's gotten in a while. Media Matters consistently criticizes CNN for not keeping a tighter leash on Dobbs.
CNN appears unwilling to do that, but the network is plenty happy to take Media Matters' money, in exchange for some heavy-handed criticism.