CNN suppresses its own award-winning doc on human rights abuses in Bahrain; has commercial ties to the regime


29 Responses to “CNN suppresses its own award-winning doc on human rights abuses in Bahrain; has commercial ties to the regime”

  1. Frank Xavior says:

    shit like this literally make me nauseous.

    • Brainspore says:

      Actually the literal term is “nauseated” unless you’re the thing causing nausea. (Nauseous : Nauseated :: Poisonous : Poisoned)

      Also: *barf*

      • Macgruder says:

        Wrong.  Oxford English Dictionary:nauseous |ˈnôSHəs, -ZHəs, -ēəs|adjective1 affected with nausea; inclined to vomit: “a rancid, cloying odor that made him nauseous.”

  2. Marko Raos says:

    No! Shocking! I’m truly flabbergasted by this development.

    • mindysan33 says:

      I  know right… who would have thunk that privatized media outlets who produce “news” would be such a big old bucket of fail in reporting actually news?  Count me shocked too.

  3. Anthony I says:

    I’m surprised that CNN did it at all. 

  4. eldueno says:

    CNN is not one of my favorite sources of news. In fact, its not a source of news for me. 

    Will FOX cover the Democratic convention?  If so, why? It is so biased that I can’t stand it even out of election season with its name calling, stupid remarks about poor people and people of color.

    • mindysan33 says:

      And this has what to do with CNN’s fail how? I don’t think either should be a news source…. for anyone.

    • Boundegar says:

      I hope they cover it.  Daily Kos will be that much more entertaining!

    • Rindan says:

      Question: Would Ghangis Khan would rape the women and kill the men?

      Yes, Ghangis Khan is an asshole.  That doesn’t mean that Charles Manson is a good guy just because he only killed a few people.  Your “question” has absolutely nothing to do with CNN being a flaming piece of shit.  FoxNews being a flaming piece of shit doesn’t magically give CNN the right to be a flaming piece of shit.  
      Not to imply that FoxNews has any ethics or would behave any differently, but if I could pick between a news station that is openly and transparently hostile to a particular political party or one that quietly dumps award winning journalism on a massively important worlds news story in the trash and tries to cover it up, I’ll take the partisan blowhard douche bags.

      The conventions are non-news story.  They are scripted events that have nothing to do with reality.  The mother-fucking-Arab-Spring on the other hand is going to effect your grand children.  CNN should be strung up on a metaphorical pole for this.

    • B E Pratt says:

       Wait. CNN covers news? News to me.

  5. t3kna2007 says:

    Today I Learned: Glenn Greenwald has moved to the Guardian.  It’s nice to know where to find him; I’ve been wondering why he was no longer in my Salon feed.

  6. angusm says:

    “Censored News Network”?

  7. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    In my opinion CNN has sold out.  What CNN does in no longer journalism but junk reporting.   Money wins over principles, over morals and over doing the right thing.  

  8. strangefriend says:

    Click here if you want to let CNN know what you think of their suppression of  Amber Lyon’s story.

  9. teapot says:

    Protip: CNNNN is twice as good a news source as CNN

    PS – You know why Bahrain’s protests were so effectively crushed without the vocal condemnation of US politicians? Probably had something to do with this:

    America is no less evil than the Bahrain government when it continues to benefit from the regime’s brutal crackdowns on protestors.

  10. Stephan says:

    The current U.S. Government supports the regime in Bahrain and the violent suppression of dissent. Who cares about CNN?

  11. Amelia_G says:


    Ali Abdulemam, who ran the busy BahrainOnline discussion portal (public sphere!) single-handedly for so long, is amazing. So is Nabil R. of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. I’ll be interested to follow their doings in future; thank you for the information.

  12. Cowicide says:

    Thank you, Cory.

  13. jonathanhawkins says:

    Please read CNN’s response to Glenn Greenwald’s highly misleading piece 

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Please identify your affiliation.

      • jonathanhawkins says:

        I work for CNN International.  I think it’s important that both sides of this story are told.

        • Third_Eye says:

          What is the story. Please address the below.


          I have worked in enough Corporate messaging environments to know about the “Programming Decision BS” that the article is referring. 

          The last time some crap came like open was when Farenheit 911 was about to be released. Fearing a political fallout and hostile treatment instead of favored treatment by Jeb Bush and conservative politicians reg Disney properties in Florida, Walt Disney Company went extra ordinary steps to write off the 6M dollar investment its Miramax subsidiary made in making the movie. Also Disney feared it would jeopardize Saudi investment in the company. 

          So is CNNi willing to sell the documentary to anyone willing to sponsor 100-300K USD  the whole production costed?

          So tell us this. Will CNNi detail the affiliation with the Baharini Government or Royal family or cohorts? And how about answering the relationships other governments or lobbyists representing them in the US?

        • Neat, Jonathan. You gonna reply to his rebuttal, too? Because I think it’s pretty damn convincing, and makes CNNi look pretty awful. Or it is not worth the trouble now that you’ve been outed?

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