CNN's Situation Room Blog Update Showcases NewsBusters

<img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="right" src="/media/2005-10-14-CNNTSRnb.jpg" />Just before 5pm EDT Friday, during <i>The Situation Room</i>'s review of blog postings, CNN's Jacki Schechner recited examples of blog sites critical of the media's hyping of the so-called “staged” live tele-conference Thursday between President Bush and soldiers in Iraq. With a shot of the NewsBusters posting, “<a href="http://newsbusters.org/node/2192">Shocked, Just Shocked Network Reporters Hype 'Staged' Bush Event with Troops</a>” on screen, Schechner relayed: “From NewsBusters, this is a group site that was put together to combat what they call the liberal media bias, saying there is nothing wrong with figuring out 'who should answer which question' or telling soldiers, who aren't familiar with media interviews, to 'take a breath' before answering.”<br /><br /><b>Video</b> clip: <a href="/media/2005-10-14-CNNTSRnb.rm">Real</a> or <a href="/media/2005-10-14-CNNTSRnb.wmv">Windows Media</a><br /><br /> <!--break-->

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center