Saturday, September 25, 2010

CNN's Cafferty includes O'Donnell in his latest attack on Gov. Palin

At leftist, pro-Obama CNN, the PDS-afflicted Jack Cafferty's Sarah Palin obsession has not abated. Cafferty is CNN's curmudgeon-in-residence, and we expect him to snap any day now and go into full Howard Beale mode. NewsBuster Matthew Balan reports that Beale... er, Cafferty has expanded his Zone of Hatred to include not just Sarah Palin, but Christine O'Donnell as well:
On Wednesday's Situation Room, CNN's Jack Cafferty revisited his anti-Sarah Palin obsession and somewhat predictably, grouped U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell with the former Alaska governor, stating it "feels like Sarah Palin all over again....O'Donnell has some big question marks on her resume, just like...Palin." Most of the viewer e-mails Cafferty read bashed the two politicians.

The commentator devoted his 5 pm Eastern hour commentary to the two Republican women. After his "feels like Sarah Palin all over again" line, Cafferty recounted O'Donnell's emergence on the national political scene, and wasted little time in outlining her negative similarities to Palin: "Suddenly, everybody can't seem to get enough of her. This is despite the fact that O'Donnell has some big question marks on her resume, just like Sarah Palin. She's come under fire for allegedly misusing campaign funds for personal expenses-just like Sarah Palin."


Cafferty concluded the segment with his "Question of the Hour" on the two women: "So here's the question: why do people like Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell attract so much attention? Go to, and please enlighten me, because I don't have a clue." Unsurprisingly, only two of the viewer replies which he read just before the top of the 6 pm Eastern hour could be characterized as leaning neutral, with the rest going in full liberal rage mode against the politicians. The CNN personality, along with anchor Wolf Blitzer, also made light of O'Donnell's witchcraft remarks after he concluded reading the replies.


The CNN commentator has targeted Sarah Palin since the autumn of 2008, devoting 35% of his Cafferty Files segments over a month period to bashing the former governor. Since then, Cafferty has derided Palin as "lame" and referred to her as "Caribou Barbie." Just over two months ago, he hypothesized that the Republican's popularity was a good omen for Democrats: "If anything could overcome the increasingly sour view of the Obama presidency, it might be this. Why, the Democrats should be positively euphoric."
Matthew Balan's full NewsBusters blog post is here.

- JP

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