CNN 'Salutes' Trent Lott's Return to Leadership

November 15th, 2006 11:54 AM

This morning CNN reports on its Web site that Mississippi Senator Trent Lott has been elected GOP whip, the No. 2 spot in the next Congress.

Included on the site was a photograph of Senator Lott with an upraised arm, mildly reminiscent of a Nazi salute. Surely a more flattering picture was available.

CNN doesn't waste any time in getting to the really relevant part of the story. In the very first sentence, it mentions Mr. Lott was "ousted from the top Senate Republican leadership job four years ago because of remarks considered racially insensitive."

This sort of petty bias is what we've come to expect from CNN, which still audaciously claims it's "the most trusted name in news."